University Hospital Coruña
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It is one of the largest and most renowned medical centers in Spain and the largest in Galicia. On an area of over 50,000 square meters, it has over 30 clinics, 140 research laboratories, 1,500 rooms, over 50 operating rooms, 2,000 beds and over 7,000 employees. Coruña University Hospital is revolutionizing the medical field in diagnostic procedures and treatment of various pathologies. Coruña University Hospital is a complex of four hospitals: University Hospital Coruña founded in 1972, Teresa Herrera Hospital founded in 1985, Hospital Marítimo de Oza, and Lago Abente Hospital.
A pioneer in transplantation methodology
Medical Center Coruña hosted the first heart, kidney and liver transplants in Galicia and is a reference center in the treatment of haemophilia and spine injuries. Innovative approaches to complex procedures have given a leading role to this hospital as an innovative medical center in Europe.
The most advanced medical center in Span
The most advanced medical center in Spain in many medical specialties including Thoracic Surgery. The director of Thoracic Surgery Department is Prof. Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas, who revolutionized thoracic surgery and invented the uniportal VATS technique.
Dr. Diego Gonzalez RIVAS
Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas is no. 1 in the world in the field of thoracic surgery and a pioneer in performing uniportal lobectomy, through his work revolutionized this field. He has published numerous studies on this procedure in most specialty journals. This revolutionary intervention requires a single incision surgery of 2.5 cm, with discharge in the next day. He is the chief of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery departments of four hospitals in Spain (Hospital Coruña, Public USP Hospital San Rafael Medical Center and Modelo).
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