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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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

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Profesionales trabajando en una cirugía en los quirófanos del Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

In the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital Pediatric Surgery Department, we treat all kinds of surgery-requiring diseases using the most innovative, minimally invasive Pediatric Surgery techniques.

We treat children and adolescents with all kinds of diseases requiring surgery (malformative, infectious, traumatic, inflammatory or oncological in origin) and in all areas (general, gastric, thoracic, urological, plastic or maxillofacial). Our offering features a wide range of procedures, from the simplest outpatient procedures, to the most complex of surgeries.

The SJD has an excellent prenatal diagnosis programme, which enables us to take the most suitable treatment path possible for various congenital diseases, including fetal therapy, intrapartum surgery and postnatal surgery.

Over the years, our service offering has stood out for the development and implementation of various new procedures, especially within the field of minimally invasive surgery. The ultimate goal of these innovative techniques is to attain the best clinical results possible while being as minimally invasive as possible, thereby ensuring faster recovery and reintegration of the patient and their family back into their normal routine.


Our Plastic Surgery Unit is recognised by the Ministry of Health as a CSUR reference service on a national level, in particular, for ear pinna reconstruction surgery (microtia).

Why the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital?

We are a leading facility in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), both nationally and internationally

We stand out for our development and implementation of several new minimally invasive procedures in pediatric applications, primarily laparoscopy and thoracoscopy procedures.

Treatments adapted to the needs of the patient and their family

As well as working towards technical excellence, we also work hard to make the surgical process the least traumatic possible for the patient and their family members.

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Our business


Surgeries per year


Endoscope-assisted surgery


Outpatient surgeries (without admission)

Specialisms and services

Related Units

Diseases we treat

Gastro-oesophageal and hiatus hernia reflux
Chrohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Hirschsprung's disease
Ano-rectal malformation (ARM)
Intestinal duplications (oesophageal, gastric, duodenal, intestinal)
Esophageal achalasia
Pulmonary malformations
Thoracic wall deformities
Hyperhydrosis (sweaty palms)
Serious ventricular arrhythmias
Genital surgery
Cleft lip and palate
Breast malformation
Gastric volvulus
Intestinal malrotation
Meckel’s diverticulum
Vesicoureteral reflux
Spontaneous pneumothorax
Pleural empyema
Lung abscess
Oesophageal duplication
Oesophageal atresia
Tracheoesophageal fistula
Abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis and omphalocele)
Meconium disorders (blockage, ileus, peritonitis)
Necrotising enterocolitis
Nephroblastoma (Wilms’ Tumour)
Germ cell tumours
Thyroid tumours
Congenital cysts
Spleen cystectomy
Adhesiolysis (post-operative flanges)
Treat nonpalpable testis
Urachal remnant diseases
Cysts and ovarian tumours

Treatments we offer

Digestive paediatric surgery
Paediatric chest surgery
Foetal surgery
Oncological surgery
Genital surgery
Breast surgery
Maxillofacial surgery
General and outpatient surgery
Feeding gastronomy
Thoracoscopic pulmonary resections (lobectomy and segmentectomy)
Laparoscopic intestinal resections
Laparoscopic intestinal resections and reconstructions with ileo-anal reservoir
Orthopaedic corset
Open surgery (Ravitch-Welch)
Placing of a retro sternal bar (Nuss)
Thoracoscopic sympathectomy
Thorascopic sympathetic cardiac denervation
Oesophageal replacement
Amputation of solid tumours
Thoracic and abdominal
Mandibular and facial distractions
Orthognathic surgery

Complex operations thanks to our smart surgical wing

The surgical block at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital


‘Most times, performing surgery on the child is the best way for us to reach a quick and decisive solution’

Jordi Prat Ortells
Paediatric surgeon
Laura Saura García
Pediatric surgeon
Pedro Palazón Bellver
Paediatric surgeon
Miguel Bejarano Serrano
Paediatric surgeon
Ramon Badosa Pascual
Social worker

Patient stories

Conjoined twin girls are successfully separated at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital
A new achievement for SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital announced at Abu Dhabi conference
Half of the surgeries performed at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital are highly complex thanks to its "smart" surgical wing
"At Sant Joan de Déu they have cured Daniel of a lung malformation that put his life at risk"
“An oesophageal replacement have made it possible for Naia to have a normal life now”


The Surgery Department carries out research within the framework of two SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital research groups:

  • Research group into the Molecular Biology of childhood cancer.
  • Research group into adult diseases of fetal origin or with origins in early life.

Planning surgery with 3D technology

This transversal Department, which coordinates with various surgical specialisms, is an active participant in the 3D Unit at the SJD. Its activity revolves around 3D printing and surgical planning, with various materials being tested and trialled in the surgical environment. We perform simulations to allow surgeons to practice complex surgeries beforehand, thereby reducing both time in the operating theatre and post-operative patient hospitalisation.


The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a university hospital affiliated with the University of Barcelona. We share our knowledge and train professionals so that they can go on to specialise in high-complexity medicine. Since 2004, our facility has been one of three Spanish hospitals in Europe certified by the UEMS (Union of European Medical Specialists) to train Pediatric Surgery specialists.

Undergraduate degree in Pediatric Surgery

Theoretical and practical teaching of Pediatrics students undertaking their degree in Medicine at the University of Barcelona.

Postgraduate education

We are an accredited institution in Spain for our training of specialists in Pediatric Surgery via the Specialised Healthcare Education Programme (MIR Programme) Have a look at our open spots and find out more information about the MIR in Pediatric Surgery.

We are one of only three facilities in Spain that is accredited by the European Board of Pediatric Surgery from the UEMS (Union of European Medical Specialists) to provide postgraduate education to those wishing to specialise in Pediatric Surgery.

Surgical simulation programme

We are involved in the DARWIN simulation programme at the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital for internal professional training.


Specialisation course in providing comprehensive care to patients with cleft malformations, with live interventions.