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University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona

University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

User ScoreTotal ReviewsRatingPrice RangeMedia FilesCertificatesFounded InBedsPatientsDepartmentsOwnershipClinical trialsIs University HospitalAge GroupClinic TypeType of CareSizeOnline Consultations
97%15919.9/10$$$$396186730622500037 medical unitsState hospitalConduct clinical trialsYesKidsGeneralInpatient, OutpatientMediumYes


Size & Capacity

Medium, 306 beds

Clinic type


Type of care

Inpatient, Outpatient

Age group


4.1 on Google

The data collected based on 1,591 patient reviews on Google


Features & Facts

Unique device for ophthalmology
Try GazeLab, an all-in-one ophthalmological device for measuring ocular motility developed by the University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona doctors in collaboration with BCN Innova.
Worldwide partnership & with EU organizations
The University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona collaborates closely with the European Children’s Hospitals Organisation (ECHO), the Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Participate in research and clinical trials
In collaboration with the Research Institute of San Juan de Deu and the Research Foundation, the hospital helps to join hundreds of researchers focusing on infections, kids' diseases, fetal diseases, and fetal cancer.
Artificial placenta for premature babies
Neonatologists here developed an artificial placenta that can help increase premature babies' survival rate of less than 1,000g and plan to implement the method widely.
Holders of the biggest tumors’ bank
The University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona is the biggest Spanish pediatric tumor bank. They have gathered tumor samples (4,200+ for now) for the past 15 years to boost research efficiency and provide new treatment options.

About the clinic

University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona is Spain's leading worldwide multidisciplinary hospital. The clinic opened in 1867 and proposed services for solving the most complicated cases of children's diseases and primary treatment of children and pregnant women. Also, the University Pediatric Hospital conducts pediatric clinical research the most in Spain. The medical center collaborates with the Institute of Neuromedicine, the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona, ​​and the Center of Engineering Biomedicine of the Polytechnic University. All parts of this cooperation are focal points at various stages of biomarker, treatment, and drug research and development to cover the entire research process. As a result, the hospital has 28 European accreditations and numerous awards for high-quality medical discoveries. Annually, the University Pediatric Clinic in Barcelona treats 200,000 children and accepts more than 3,200 deliveries. The hospital's modern "baby-friendly" building is designed for 306 beds, 134 outpatient wards, and 13 operating rooms. Hospital Sant Joan de Deu was one of the first in the world to eliminate visiting hours and restrictions for pediatric patients. Parents can be close to their children in almost any part of the hospital.  Thanks to advanced glasses, children can watch their favorite 3D movies during MRIs, and dogs are sometimes brought in to help with post-operative rehabilitation. The walls of the premises are painted in various children's illustrations and bright colors that children like so much. Since 2013, hospital-based BCNatal has offered a high level of subspecialty clinical care for obstetricians, gynecologists, neonatologists, and other specialists in pediatric and adult medicine and surgery.  The clinic is a pioneer in fetal surgery and has one of the world's most complete experiences in this field.  The oncology department is a new impetus for the work and development of intercontinental cooperation projects, thanks to specialists who treat all known oncological diseases in children. The Barcelona Children's Hospital is the first center in Europe to test treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, transplant two kidneys from the same donor to two identical twin children, and implant a bionic arm into a child. Real international stars work in the hospital. One of them is Brugada, who described the heart syndrome of the same name. His experience has made him a world leader in radiofrequency ablation, having performed more than 30,000 such procedures with outstanding results. It is difficult to find similar hospital analogs worldwide because science and treatment are harmoniously combined to treat all children's diseases effectively. The endless achievements of the University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona are challenging to list at once. All elements are thought out as much as possible for children and their parents, and the entire staff of the hospital is aimed at obtaining the best solutions in the treatment and rehabilitation of the most challenging and rare diseases.

Primary focus

atrial fibrillation
idiopathic arthritis
brugada syndrome
ventricular tachycardia
resynchronization therapy
systemic sclerosis
pediatric gastroenterology
inflammatory bowel
pediatric epilepsy
left ventricular
cerebrospinal fluid
heart failure
heart rhythm
catheter ablation
rett syndrome
radiofrequency ablation
vertical transmission
hivinfected children
left atrial
inborn errors metabolism
juvenile scleroderma
antiretroviral therapy
urea cycle disorders
friedreichs ataxia
pulmonary vein isolation
sleep disorders

Departments & Doctors

Pediatric arrhythmology
Prof. Dr. Josep Brugada Terradellas

pediatric arrhythmology, cardiology, sport cardiology

Pediatric cardiology, cardiosurgery
Dr. Jose Maria Caffarena Calvar

pediatric cardiology and cardio surgery

Child abuse
Pediatric allergology, immunology
Dr. Laia Alsina Manrique de Lara, Ph.D.

pediatric allergy and clinical immunology

Pediatric surgery
Prof. Dr. Xavier Tarrado Castellarnau

pediatric thoracic and digestive surgery, minimally invasive surgery


Extra services

Language Assistance
Visa Support
Travel Assistance
Stay Arrangements


Pg. de Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Barcelona, Spain


Is pediatric neuroblastoma therapy available at the University Hospital Sant Joan de Deu?

The clinic offers the most modern treatment of pediatric neuroblastoma in the country. By investigating anti-GD2 antibody immunotherapy in high-risk patients, an incredible success rate of over 90% was achieved without requiring further transplantation or high-dose chemotherapy.

Should I choose the clinic for the treatment of intrauterine diseases?

Real surgical geniuses have developed a unique 3D mapping of a placenta using ultrasound and MRI to determine the best access to the fetus. Thanks to the endoscope and 3D navigation, doctors can perform effective operations on the fetus without the risk of terminating the pregnancy.

What is the success rate of bone marrow transplants in kids at the hospital?

The clinic offers various types of transplantation with a high level of success: almost 100% survival rate for autologous transplants or from a related donor and 70-80% for transplants from an unrelated donor. Such indicators are high compared to international ones and testify to high professionalism.

Can I apply for surgical treatment of epilepsy?

The hospital delivers a broad range of surgical services through functional neuroimaging and intracranial electrodes. Doctors perform focal removal, parietal-temporal-occipital hemispherectomy, callosotomy, laser ablation, and vagus stimulation without unnecessary trauma and minor complications.

What is the rating of the clinic?

University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona is rated as 9.90 by AiroMedical.

What do patients say about University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona?

The clinic has 1,591 feedbacks at other places. The UserScore of the hospital is 97%.

What is the primary focus of the hospital?

The medical center is an expert at children, ablation, fibrillation, atrial fibrillation, and pediatric.

What is the overall experience of the facility?

University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona has been operating since 1867. It has accumulated over 157 years of clinical background.

Where can I see the hospital's work, interior space, and exterior?

Does the clinic have certification or recognition?

What is the structure of the hospital?

Where is the clinic located?

The address of the facility is Pg. de Sant Joan de Déu 2 08950, Barcelona, Spain.

Does the hospital offer online consultations?

Yes, University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona performs virtual appointments and offers a second medical opinion service.

What age range of patients can be admitted to the clinic?

The hospital accepts only kids.

What type of stay is offered at University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona?

The clinic offers both inpatient and outpatient services, so you can be hospitalized (if indicated).

University Pediatric Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Barcelona
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