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Dr. Rafael Castejón Huete


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Dr. Rafael Castejón Huete

Digestive Surgery General

Dr. Rafael Castejón Huete expert in:

  • Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery)
  • Hiatus hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Surgery for colon and rectal cancer

Why is he a first-class specialist?


Dr. Rafael Castejón Huete is a general surgeon expert in Bariatric Surgery and Laparoscopic General Surgery with an experience of more than 30 years. He has been a pioneer in the beginnings of laparoscopy in Spain since 1991 (laparoscopic cholecystectomies, hiatal hernias, colorectal cancer, etc.) with a accumulated experience of more than 7,500 laparoscopic surgical interventions. At the moment he is active as a coordinator at Clínica Santa Elena, Department of Surgery and Digestive in the units of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.


Professional experience

More than 30 years of experience
Team Leader in the Bariatric and Laparoscopic Advanced Surgery and Digestive Surgery Unit of the Santa Elena Hospital (Madrid) (current)
Chief Clinical Officer of the General Surgery and Digestive System Service of the Infanta Elena de Valdemoro Hospital (2009-2010)
Deputy Doctor of General Surgery and Digestive System of the Hospital del Escorial of Madrid (2004-2009)
Deputy Physician of the Medical-Surgical Unit of the Digestive System. Clínica del Valle, Clínica Santa Elena, Clínica de San Camilo, Venerable Third Order, Clínica Nuevo Parque and Hospital San Rafael de Madrid (2000-2013)
Deputy Physician of the Digestive Laparoscopic Surgery Unit of the Nª Sª Clinic of Loreto and Virgen de la Paloma Clinic of Madrid (assistance and teacher of advanced laparoscopic techniques) (1990-2001)
4-1995). Adjunct Doctor of General Surgery (F.E.A.) Optional Specialist in the Area of General Surgery (1992-1993)
Deputy Doctor of General and Digestive System Surgery. 



Member of the Teaching Commission. Hospital del Escorial (2004-2009)
Internship monitor in “Master in Emergency Medicine” of the Complutense University of Madrid, (1998-2000).
Monitor and speaker in Experimental Microsurgery Courses of the Spanish Association of Microsurgery (1997-1984).


Outstanding academic achievements

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid
Bachelor’s degree at the Autonomous University of Madrid obtained through Thesina entitled “Clinical review and current criteria in the surgical treatment of hepatic hydatidosis”
Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid through the presentation of the Doctoral Thesis entitled “Controntions to the study of the rejection of experimental heterotopic heart transplant” with the qualification of “Aptat Cum Laude”
Specialist in General and Digestive System Surgery
Master’s Degree in Health Management


Publications and conferences

Attendance at more than 60 congresses and surgery courses related to laparoscopic digestive and bariatric surgery, nationally and internationally.
Numerous papers and publications on the specialty nationally and internationally.


Member of private medical associations

Member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC)
Member of the Spanish Society of Obesity Surgery (SECO)
Member of the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Member of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)