This is the specialism that studies and treats illnesses affecting the blood, such as anaemia, coagulation disorders and malignant illnesses such as leukaemia, for both outpatients and inpatients. It controls treatments such as anticoagulants taken orally and, through the blood bank, blood and derivative transfusions (red blood cells/erythrocyte concentrates, plasma, platelets).
Family and Community Medicine is a specialism that co-ordinates all the health problems of the patient and his/her family group, from a more psycho-social than technical point of view, getting involved with the patient and managing all the resources available so as to save the patient time and avoid unnecessary inconvenience, as well as helping him/her to understand the context of the illness, from a personal, family and social point of view. The family doctor tries to learn about the patient?s surroundings and discovers the risk factors, on which basis each meting will serve as an ideal opportunity to apply measures for prevention and promoting health, as well as appropriate healthcare information and education. The doctor also assists families in resolving seemingly innocuous problems, which could present health risks.
This superspecialty of Cardiology carries out many kinds of intracardiac studies to diagnose the disease with precision and its effects on the heart. It covers all cardiac pathology, such as congenital and valvular diseases and, above all, common coronary disease. It also involves therapeutic treatments of these diseases with simple local anesthetic. This includes Coronary Angioplasty (dilation of the arteries) by various mechanisms: balloon, conventional or the latest generation (pharmacological) of Stent. It treats certain valvular and/or congenital diseases like intracardiac communications which cause short circuits, cerebral embolism and many other disorders.
Oncology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of tumorous illnesses (cancer), using all available means in diagnosing and subsequently treating each condition appropriately (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy). This area also covers palliative care for patients suffering from cancers in advanced stages.
Patients with pathologies or ailments linked to renal function and organisation, or the possible repercussions thereof, can attend HOSPITEN Centres. They will be treated by our specialists, who will administer specific treatment, including those cases where treatment ? such as haemodialysis - must be substituted for renal function; this is available in the Haemodialysis Unit (Dialysis Club).