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SJD Barcelona Children´s Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Un paciente con implante coclear tratado en el Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

At the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) department we treat all disorders related with the ear, nose and throat (airway).

Nowadays, all types of hearing loss can be suitably treated. We have a team of professionals who are experts in the diagnosis of hearing loss (deafness) and the indication of the best treatment for each case. We have extensive experience in ear surgery and the application of cutting-edge technologies.

We also have extensive experience in the treatment of disorders related with the airway (the upper section of the respiratory tract; i.e., nose, paranasal sinuses, throat, larynx and trachea). With regard to we have the best technology available for dealing with any type of problem all obstruction, either congenital or acquired.

We are also experts in the most common illnesses that discipline, such as, earache, tonsillitis, sinusitis and sleep apnoea.

Accreditations

Since 26 December 2008, the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has been a reference centre (CSUR) appointed by the Ministry of Health for reconstruction of the external ear, through our Microtia Comprehensive Functional Unit (UFIM).

Why SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

Wide experience

We have a neonatal and infant hearing evaluation unit where we carry out functional hearing tests, which allow us to make an accurate diagnosis and indicate the most appropriate treatment for each case.

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Hearing enhancement treatment with hearing aids

We are the only centre in Catalonia in the public hospitals network to offer paediatric cochlear implants.

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Indicators

14.000

Pacients per year

1.600

Surgical interventions per year

Specialities and services

Pathologies we treat

Hearing impairment
Hearing aids
Microtia (malformation of the ear)
Chronic otitis media
Cholesteatoma
Ear drum perforation
Otosclerosis
Middle ear malformations
Sinusitis (nasal obstruction)
Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome
Dysphonia
Laryngotracheal obstruction
Dysphagia and aspirations

Tests and treatments we perform

Aetiologic diagnosis of deafness
Middle-ear surgery

Our professionals

We are a reference centre in infant otorhinolaryngology

Maria Antonia Claveria Puig
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Pedro López Caño
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Sara Cardelus Vidal
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Josep Lacima Vidal
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Águeda Díaz Anadon
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
María Paulina Cárdenas Escalante
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Maurizio Levorato
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Natàlia Coll Alsina
Phonoaudiologist
Antonio Veneri
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Ricardo Bartel Arensburg
Paediatric otorhinolaryngologist
Núria Dináres
Paediatric nurse

Research

The Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Department at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is involved in a number of studies and lines of research:

  • Participation in the multicentre clinical genetic research group on Usher Syndrome.
  • Participation in the line of research into reconstructive microtia treatment with cartilage.
  • Participation in research studies relating to intraoperative measurements for cochlear implants (intraoperative monitoring).
  • Participation in the study on Delphi social policy and the rights of deaf citizens in Spain.
  • Clinical study project in infant patients with implants using functional magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Clinical analysis study in patients with Cytomegalovirus and hearing loss.
  • Ongoing online training project about infant hearing loss.
  • A multicenter, randomized, double-blind clinical trial to assess the efficacy and safety of ciprofloxacin 0.3% plus fluocinolone acetonide 0.025% otic solution in the treatment of acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in poediatric patients. Start and end dates: 2011 - 2014.

Teaching

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a university hospital affiliated with the University of Barcelona, and so we share our knowledge and train professionals to specialise in high-complexity medicine.

Some of the courses provided by professionals in the Otorhinolaryngology Department are:

  • International courses in Surgery on the paediatric airway at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.
  • International courses in surgical treatment of sleep apnoeas in children at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.
  • Teaching in Infant oOorhinolaryngology for continuous training for paediatrics specialists.
  • Teaching in the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital Nursing School.
  • Master's Degree in Language Pathologies from the UAB Chair of Psychology (theoretical and practical).
  • Master's Degree in Neuropaediatrics, by the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital (theory training).
  • Training courses in newborn hearing screening for interdisciplinary maternity teams.