Plastic, Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery

The Plastic, Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Teaching Unit is led by the Plastic Surgery and Burns Department, who work in a team with General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Neurosurgery. The unit also participates in plastic surgery services in other public and private hospitals.


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Training itinerary for plastic, aesthetic and restorative surgery

Contact with the teaching unit

First-year residents rotate through the Burn Unit, Traumatology, General Surgery and the ICU of the Traumatology Hospital. There are three months of rotation in each service. During the second year, rotations are carried out by the different subunits of the Service (Breast Reconstruction, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Burns, Tumor Unit, General Plastic Surgery). On the fourth or fifth year, rotation to other hospitals is facilitated based on personal interest, and in the fifth year, a rotation is made through Cosmetic Surgery.

The Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), has its own animal facilities where students can practice microsurgery. Students may also study in the Burns Unit and take part in national and international publications and presentations.

Why specialise at Vall d’Hebron?

  • Because we are leading centre throughout the National Healthcare System of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Andorra for surgery for burns patients and external ear reconstruction.
  • Because we are the creators of the Telecremats project, which allows remote consultations so that patients do not have to travel to a health centre, and which also supports professionals working in the unit.
  • Because we are experts in Catalonia in the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa.
  • Because we have a Face and limb transplant programme and the Facial Traumatology Treatment Unit.
  • Because we have a unit for surgical treatment of facial paralysis and another for pressure sores in patients with spinal cord injuries.
  • Because we have a Cutaneous Tumour Unit.
  • Because we have a unit dedicated to treatment of morbid obesity sequela.
  • Because we have a Paediatric Plastic Surgery Unit, and in particular, a unit for treatment of paediatric vascular defects.
  • Because we have a breast and lower limb reconstructive microsurgery unit.
  • Because we treat serious cutaneous disease in the Exfoliative Dermatitis Treatment Unit (Lyell’s syndrome).
  • Because we offer round-the-clock care, with shifts on duty 24 hours a day (consultant and resident).
  • Because we oversee our residents’ surgical training so that they can take part in committees dealing with vascular defects, cutaneous tumours, septic patients, breast pathology and epidermolysis bullosa.
  • Because residents take part in monthly morbidity and mortality sessions, and weekly single-specialisation and literature review sessions.
  • Because we enable attendance at conferences and courses in the specialisation.
  • Because we enable residents to undertake rotations at external national and international centres.
  • Because we offer the chance to follow doctorate, postgraduate and doctoral thesis courses.
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