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Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre Hospital

Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre Hospital

Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre Hospital is located on Calle Valle de la Ballestera, Valencia, in the Campanar area. 

Founded in 1993, the hospital delivers comprehensive and quality care and ranks among the most prestigious private healthcare centres in Spain. It offers all medical and surgical specialities and has cutting-edge technology to meet the unique needs of each discipline.

Special services 

  • Nuclear Medicine Unit
  • Coloproctology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit
  • Child, Foetal Cardiology and Paediatric Haemodynamics Unit

The centre has an A&E Department operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, which integrates all the available specialities.

In Valencia, only we offer: Angiology and vascular surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, maxillofacial surgery and psychiatry emergencies, conventional radiology room within the A&E Department itself, 24-hour on-call cardiac haemodynamics physician and 24-hour on-call digestive endoscopy physician.

The hospital fully refurbished 96 of its 258 rooms in 2017. These refurbishments are part of a master plan of works that will reform all hospital rooms over the next few years as well as several services to renovate the wards and provide higher-quality care to patients. In addition, the hospital has parking with enough spaces for all patients.

Nuclear Medicine Unit

In 2000, Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre Hospital acquired the first PET scanner in the Region of Valencia and one of the first in Europe. Since 2016, it has been accredited for trials and audited by the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EARM).

It is accredited by the Ministry of Health for training nuclear medicine specialists. In addition, the hospital was the first European centre (2014) to make the drug needed to visualise amyloid deposits in the brain outside of clinical trials, representing a significant advance in controlling Alzheimer’s disease.

Coloproctology Unit and Digestive Endoscopy Unit​

The Coloproctology Unit at Vithas Valencia 9 de Octubre Hospital (European Centre for Colorectal Surgery) is accredited as an Advanced Unit by the Spanish Association of Coloproctology — the only private hospital with this prestigious certification in Spain. The members of the unit are specialist coloproctology surgeons certified by the European Union (European Board) and authorities in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of colorectal problems.

This unit works closely with the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, which has an endoscopic ultrasound that allows for not only normal endoscopic vision, but also vision via ultrasound of the entire environment, which helps and facilitates diagnosis. We also perform therapeutic endoscopy both to treat some lesions permanently and to alleviate others, thereby improving our patients’ quality of life and prognosis.

Child, Foetal Cardiology and Paediatric Haemodynamics Unit

The Child and Foetal Cardiology Unit assesses children and foetuses with suspected heart disease. The unit has modern ultrasound equipment for performing cardiac studies on foetuses and children.

Most of the tests needed to arrive at an accurate and reliable diagnosis (electrocardiogram and echocardiography) are carried out in the consulting room itself and on the same day in order to detect or rule out heart disease, especially in infants and young children.

The Paediatric Sports Cardiology Unit is devoted to ruling out cardiovascular conditions in child athletes that appear healthy or are asymptomatic.

Our unit has all the necessary technology for screening and monitoring athletes (either healthy or with a known previous condition), including Holter equipment for assessing and monitoring arrhythmia and conventional ergometers/ergo-spirometers for cardiorespiratory functional assessments.

In Paediatric Haemodynamics, we also treat children with congenital heart disease using cardiac catheterisation in the haemodynamics rooms. Our staff’s expertise and experience along with the Haemodynamics Unit’s advanced facilities and equipment (angiocardiography equipment for obtaining high-quality images of the heart and vessels, polygraphy systems for monitoring patients and recording heart ventricle pressure, paediatric anaesthesia equipment to ensure child patients feel comfortable and safe during heart catherisation procedures, etc.) allow us to solve an endless number of heart diseases that, otherwise, would have to be resolved with open​ surgery.

Technological equipment

  • 2 CT scanners (one low dose) and 4 high-field MRIs
  • 1 SPECT/CT scanner and 1 PET/CT scanner
  • 1 gamma camera and haemodynamics room
  • Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)
  • Digital and 3D mammograms
  • Densitometers and Echobronchoscope
  • Fibroscan
  • Echoendoscope
  • 3D and 4D ultrasound scanners