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Department of urology, andrology and urogenital reconstruction

Prof. Dr. Torremade Barreda Josep
urology, andrology

About the department

The department of urology, andrology and urogenital reconstruction at Teknon Medical Center Barcelona treats diseases affecting the urinary system of both sexes and any pathological changes in the male reproductive system. The most common tumour in men over 50 is prostate cancer, so the department has a multidisciplinary prostate cancer unit. The department specialists work following the European guidelines for urology and pursue two main goals: to cure the disease and optimize urinary retention and sexual potency after treatment. Patients are offered several treatment options, including surgery, radiation therapy, and localized treatment. Particular attention is paid to the rehabilitation process after radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy.

The department's key focus is diagnosing and treating pathologies associated with andrology, urogenital reconstructive medicine, and reproductive and sexual medicine. The medical team offers an interdisciplinary approach led by professionals with years of experience proficient with the latest generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. The department employs doctors specializing in urology and andrology and a team of psychologists specializing in sexual therapy to provide comprehensive care for men's health.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cancer and other diseases of the prostate
  • Cystitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Kidney stones
  • Inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • Impotence and erectile dysfunction
  • Testosterone deficiency and hypoactive sex drive

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Prostate-specific antigen blood test (PSA)
  • X-ray or computed tomography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Prostate sonography (produces black-and-white images of the prostate)
  • Renal angiography (an imaging test used to study the blood vessels in kidneys)
  • Cystoscopy (to look inside the bladder using a thin camera)
  • Kidney biopsy 

Treatment: 

  • Medical treatment 
  • Antibiotic therapy 
  • Penis prosthesis 
  • Shock wave lithotripsy 
  • Cryoablation for cancer 
  • Laser therapy 
  • Sexual and couple therapy 
  • Urology reconstruction 
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Microsurgical treatment of varicocele
  • Radical prostatectomy 
  • Penile surgery
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2006 Degree in Medicine  (University of Barcelona) 
  • 2006 - 2012 Specialist via MIR in Urology  - Bellvitge University Hospital (Hospitalet de Llobregat) 
  • 2011 Diploma in Business Sciences  (Open University of Barcelona) 
  • 2014 Master in Clinical Andrology  (Autonomous University of Barcelona) 
  • 2012 Fellow of the European Board of Urology  (Brussels - UEMS) 
  • 2014 Fellow of the European Committee on Sexual Medicine  (Istanbul - UEMS) 
  • 2016 Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine  of the University of Barcelona with the qualification of “excellent cum laude”  

Experience

  • 2007 - 2012 Resident Internal Medicine in Urology, Bellvitge University Hospital
  • 2012 - 2021 Assistant Physician of the Urology Service of  Bellvitge University Hospital 
  • 2015 - 2018 Director of IXMA: Institute of Andrology and Male Sexuality, QuironSalud Group
  • 2015 - 2021 Head of the Andrology Unit at Bellvitge University Hospital  
  • since 2021 Head of the Andrology Unit of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
  • CIRIT Award (Interdepartmental Commission for Research and Technological Innovation) of the Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Prize for the best clinical poster of the XIV Symposium of the Catalan Society of Urology for the work “Hematuria by hydroxycobalamin (vitamin B12)”
  • Prize for the best oral communication of the 18th National Congress of Andrology, Sexual and Reproductive Medicine for the work "Surgical manoeuvres in the urgent treatment of ischemic priapism."
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