Medical director Dr. Jaume Gelonch Romeu. Gastroenterologist Surgeon

With the most
advanced surgery

The team of surgeons in the Costa Brava Hospital are ready to put the most advanced surgical procedures at your service.

Besides common surgery, we provide you the latest laparoscopic techniques that allow us to operate the patient without virtually no scars post-procedure. We can treat a wide variety of diseases of the digestive tract and other organs:

  • · Bile ducts (cholecystectomy)
  • · Small intestine infections
  • · Esophagus (hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux)
  • · Stomach
  • · Colon (inflammatory disease, benign and malignant tumors)
  • · Rectum and anus
  • · Inguinal, umbilical and femoral hernia
  • · Thyroid gland

For the surgical treatment of other pathologies, you can consult the following specialties: Traumatology and orthopedic surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology.

The usage of minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) in procedures such as hiatal hernia, cholecystectomy or colon / rectum surgery it allows for better functional results and a quicker patient recovery.

We work as a team, collaboration with other hospital departments such as oncology, radiology or pathological anatomy. That implies constant updating that enables us to choose the most suitable techniques for each patient with individualized treatments.

Minimally invasive surgery

Also known as video surgery, this procedure can be performed thanks to a special camera and surgical equipment to operate through some tiny holes, avoiding the classic incision. This surgery has obvious benefits: a shorter hospital stay, minimal issues in the postoperative period, lower risk of infection and, of course, the cosmetic benefit of only having minor incisions.

The procedures done with minimally invasive surgery are as follows:

Abdominal surgery

  • · Bile ducts surgery (cholecystectomy)
  • · Hiatal hernia surgery
  • · Appendix surgery (appendectomy)
  • · Laparoscopy colon surgery

  • Urogenital system surgery
  • · Prostate surgery (transurethral resection of the prostate, TURP)
  • · Bladder surgery (transurethral resection of the bladder, TURB)
  • · Cystoscopy (urinary tract exam)
  • Gynecological surgery
  • · Assisted hysterectomy
  • · Annexes surgery
  • · Tubal ligation
  • · Exploratory laparoscopy
  • · Exploratory hysteroscopy
  • · Injury and septum resection
  • · Endometrial ablation
  • · Urinary incontinence correction using suburethral slings

Minor surgery

  • These minor procedures are focused on some skin injuries and subcutaneous tissue:
  • · Cysts
  • · Lipomas
  • · Nevus
  • · Warts
  • These procedures are done with local anesthesia, so there is no need to stay in hospital: you will return home after the procedure on the same day, after a short post-operatory examination period.

Vascular surgery

We offer venous surgery, without hospital stay, for varicose vein treatment. This problem affects 1 out of 10 people and may result in serious health complications in the long run.

Surgical techniques for varicose veins treatment


The procedure of choice for varicose veins treatment is the HCAVI technique (hemodynamic cure of the ambulatory venous insufficiency), especially suitable for people that needs to be back at work quickly, sick elderly people or people with a specific medical record.

Prior to the surgery is mandatory to make a Doppler-ultrasound of the venous system on the legs so we can proceed to mark any varicose veins that needs treatment. The procedure lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes and it is done with local anesthesia, so the patient can walk away from the hospital and proceed their regular life from the same day or the following day. This is the main difference with other techniques, which require long recovery periods.


This is another procedure used to treat mid to big, very localized varicose veins. Before starting the operation, the vascular specialist uses a Doppler-ultrasound scan as a guide. After that, they can mark all the vein routes that need extraction. Using local anesthesia, they perform tiny incisions that do not require stitches. This is an ambulatory procedure that requires 1 to 3 days of recovery before resuming normal daily activities.

Non-surgical varicose veins treatment

In case of more superficial varicose and spider veins:

  • · Sclerosis
  • · Sclerosis with microfoam

Related information

Anesthesia and resuscitation clinic


The surgery team has an integrated operating room with state-of-the-art technology.


Dr. Jaume Gelonch Romeu. Director of the Surgery Clinic and Minimally Invasive Surgery specialist.

As a director of the General Surgery department of the Costa Brava Hospital, doctor Gelonch coordinates a team of 9 specialists with plenty...

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