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10-07-2020

"I would recommend ADR surgery without hesitation,” states Damián Negrón

Damián Negrón had been suffering from cervical and lumbar pain due to degenerative disc disease in both areas for years. He needed a solution, but the options in the US were very invasive and not convincing. In addition, as a Johovah’s Witness, he had specific needs that have to be discussed and agreed beforehand with doctors. He therefore sought other alternatives and decided to travel to Spain to undergo an artificial disc replacement (ADR) surgery at Instituto Clavel.

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19-06-2020

Undergoing surgery during the pandemic: Luis Pareja talks about his trip from the Dominican Republic to Spain

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to put many plans on hold; but if there is something that cannot wait, that is health. We talked to Luis Pareja, a resident of the Dominican Republic who did not hesitate to travel to Spain to get rid of his low back pain at Instituto Clavel.  

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09-06-2020

Spine surgery during the COVID-19 crisis: the experience of an Italian patient at Instituto Clavel

The COVID-19 crisis forced us to postpone many personal and professional events. However, we know that pathologies need to be treated without delay, that’s why we’ve adopted measures to ensure both our team and the patient are safe and our operation rooms have been available since April 27th. Meet Daniele Valenti, an Italian patient who came from Italy for a lumbar microdiscectomy at Instituto Clavel Barcelona.

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15-05-2020

Brain abscess: causes, symptoms and treatments

A brain abscess is an infection that is generally severe and requires hospital admission until it is resolved. In this post, the experts in neurosurgery from Instituto Clavel, tell you why this disease occurs, what its symptoms are and the most effective treatments.

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15-04-2020

What is involved in a brain biopsy?

Brain biopsy is a procedure in which a fragment of tissue is taken for analysis in order to make a diagnosis. In this post, the experts in neurosurgery at the Instituto Clavel, tell you all about this procedure.

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01-12-2019

Everything you need to know about disc replacement surgery

Disc replacement surgery, or ADR, is a procedure in which a damaged or unhealthy disc is replace by an artificial disc implant. Here at Instituto Clavel we would like you to know all about this surgery, including its advantages and risks. 

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