Andrology

Pioneering, integrative and multidisciplinary approach to men's sexual and reproductive health
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Specialised units

Unique and genuine approach to andrology

We provide care with an advanced integrative and multidisciplinary approach in addressing male sexual and reproductive health, both for the individual and his partner. Founded in 1970, our trailblazing Andrology Department in Spain and the world contributed to the creation of the International Society of Andrology (ISA) and has been working since then on the development of andrology as a specialty halfway between urology and reproductive medicine. In recent years, we have adapted our medical care services to the needs of a society that is increasingly aware of the importance of caring for men's urogenital, sexual and reproductive health, as is the case with women's health, hence demanding more specialised care.

Director of the Andrology Department: Dr Eduard Ruiz Castañé

Unidades de Andrology

Promoting men's health

We have always maintained a teaching and research vocation, with outstanding contributions to the treatment of sexual dysfunctions, the implantation of the first penile prostheses, microsurgery of the seminal tract, advanced studies for the diagnosis of meiotic and genetic alterations causing male infertility, diagnostic imaging techniques and endocrinological research into the pathologies causing testicular dysfunction.

Male HPV vaccination programme

The Fundació Puigvert has been working for years to raise public awareness about the impact of the Papillomavirus (HPV) on the population, as well as the short, medium and long-term beneficial effects of vaccination against HPV on global health. Thus, and to provide care to a large part of the population that has not been vaccinated by the public health system, as of 2022 we have been promoting a male HPV vaccination programme for boys, youngsters and adults.

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First public sperm bank in Spain

The Andrology Department of the Fundació Puigvert created the first public sperm bank in Spain in 1986 with a dual purpose: to respond to the reproductive problems of couples through the Assisted Reproduction Programme (PRA) and to investigate the causes of male infertility.

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1986

Creation of the first public sperm bank in Spain

1990
2000

Creation of the first specialised Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) unit

2012

Groundbreaking study identifying genetic markers to predict male fertility

2020

Groundbreaking study: identification of five new genes linked to azoospermia, a disorder that causes the most severe male infertility

2022

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for males

2023
3300
Andrological studies / year
1400
Male fertility studies / year
10000
Sexual and reproductive health check-ups / year
70
Penile prosthesis / year

Nuestros campos de especialización

La Fundació Puigvert es uno de los centros hospitalarios del mundo occidental con el volumen más alto de actividad asistencial especializada y tiene una de las plataformas tecnológicas propias más amplias e innovadoras.

Andrology

We provide care with an advanced, integrative and multidisciplinary approach in the study, diagnosis and treatment of male sexual and reproductive health, both for the patient and his partner. Founded in 1970, our trailblazing Andrology Department in Spain and the world offers a unique and genuine approach to this specialty.

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Reproductive medicine

We provide a multidisciplinary approach to using cutting-edge techniques of artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation.

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Nephrology

We provide groundbreaking care of clinical excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of any kidney disorder, including orphan kidney diseases. Apart from being the first Nephrology Department in Spain, which was established in 1955, the Fundació Puigvert was a trailblazing hospital in promoting a living donor kidney transplant programme.

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Servicios Asistenciales Transversales

La Fundació Puigvert dispone de un Servicio de Laboratorio propio, así como servicios de Urgencias 24/7, Anestesiología, Radiodiagnóstico, Enfermería Especializada, Psicología Clínica, Documentación Médica y  Farmacia Hospitalaria, que tienen como misión el soporte a la asistencia integral, efectiva y humana en nuestras áreas de especialización, así como promocionar el desarrollo, el conocimiento científico y la docencia.

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Urology

We provide comprehensive urological care with a 360º approach. Founded as an institution that was almost exclusively devoted to urology, we boast more than half a century of experience and have a first-class medical team as well as cutting-edge technology for the diagnosis and treatment of all urogenital disorders.

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700
Human team
20
Specialised units
6.000
Surgeries/year
20.000
Emergencies /year

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