-Doctor in Medicine from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
- Specialist in General and Digestive Surgery from University of Oviedo.
- I have over 35 years’ experience in public and private hospitals in Spain.
- I was Head of the Digestive and General Surgery Section at the Ourense University Hospital Complex, and Head of the Mammary Pathology Unit, with particular interest in the surgical treatment of breast cancer and all types of surgical removal of tumors related to the digestive tract.
- I carry out an average of 230 interventions a year, using laparoscopy or open surgery.
- Member of the Spanish Society of Surgeons.
- Member of the Spanish Society for Senology and Mammary Pathology.
- Member of the Galician Surgical Society.
This is the surgery that repairs a hernia in the abdominal wall of the groin. A hernia is tissue that protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. The intestines can protrude through this weakened area. During the repair of a hernia, the protruding tissue is pushed back into place. The abdominal wall is strengthened and held by stitches and, sometime, a mesh. This surgery is carried out with either general or intradural anesthesia. It can also be done by using a laparoscope (keyhole surgery) or open surgery, depending on the patient’s condition and the pathology itself. It requires one day’s stay in hospital and at least 5 days’ stay in the city.
This is the surgery that repairs an umbilical hernia. An umbilical hernia is a sack (bag) formed by the stomach’s internal lining (abdominal cavity) making its way through a hole in the abdominal wall at the height of the navel. General or intradural anesthesia can be used. It can be carried out using keyhole or open surgery, depending on the patient’s condition and the hernia itself. It requires one day’s stay in hospital and a recommended stay in the city of 5 days.
This consists of the removal of the gall bladder. Although there are exceptions, this type of surgery is now done by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery), which improves and reduces the post-operative period. This operation is advisable when there is pain or other symptoms caused by gallstones. We use general anesthetic so that the patient neither feels nor perceives anything during the operation. It requires one day’s stay in hospital and a recommended stay in the city of 5 days.
This involves total or partial removal of the thyroid gland, and is appropriate for patients who suffer from disorders that are functional (hyperthyroidism), neoplastic (tumors) or inflammatory (Hashimoto thyroiditis). The thyroidectomy can be partial or whole, depending on the condition of the pathology. General anesthetic is used for this surgery. A stay of at least 7 days is recommended.