The Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor in Barcelona has successfully performed the first procedure for Pectus Excavatum through Taulinoplastia. Dr. Laureano Molins along with his team, Dr. Juan J. Fibla and Dr. Jorge Hernández, has been responsible for operating on an 18 year-old patient affected by Pectus Excavatum. This has been the first surgery in Catalonia in 2017.

Dr. Laureano Molins

Doctor Laureano Molins head of thoracic surgery service in Sagrat Cor Hospital and Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, and great expert in Pectus Excavatum surgery through the Nuss procedure, is starting to point to Taulinoplastia for this condition treatment “to achieve similar good results and less possibility of complications”.

Dr. Molins has pointed out that “the procedure has gone very well and the patient is evolving very favourably, with little pain and well controlled, with medical discharge in 48 hours. We assess in high regards the simplicity of this technique and the fact that the patient shows a faster recovery. It is a minimally invasive technique, and therefore nearly painless”.

Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor

The Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, where the Pectus Excavatum surgery treatment has been conducted through the Taulinoplastia technique, is part of the Xarxa Hospitalària d’Utilització Pública (XHUP) since 15 July 1985, year of creation of this important Catalan healthcare network. This hospital centre, founded during the sixties and seventies, offers all medical-surgical specialities, some of the more significant of which are thoracic surgery, heart surgery, neurosurgery, orthoplastic surgery and oncology, among others. It has a prestigious team of experts, a valuable research and educational vocation and a management model based on a solid quality commitment.

Thanks to the quality of its medical team, the centre is accredited as university teaching hospital by the medical faculty of the Universitat de Barcelona and for the specialists training (MIR) by the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. It also has agreements with other universities abroad for undergraduate and graduate training plans.

Fabricado y desarrollado en Cataluña

Taulinoplastia, established in Spain and France, soon to be commercialized in UK, and in registration process in Colombia and Mexico, has its origins in Catalonia. The Taulinoplastia has been developed by a partnership between the Fundación Parc Taulí of Sabadell and the company Ventura Medical Technologies, specialized body in high-level innovative medical products.

In the coming months, more Pectus Excavatum interventions will be performed in the Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor as well as other centres as Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, which will be conducted by Dr. Laureano Molins; in Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya, with Dr. García Paricio; in Hospital Vall d’Hebron directed by Dr. Manuel López, head of paediatric surgery service; in Hôpital Nord-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Étienne, with Dr. Olivier Tiffet, head of thoracic surgery, in charge, and also in other centres in Spain.