Xanit International Hospital is the leading private hospital on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmádena, approximately 15 minutes drive from Malaga Airport and 20 minutes from Marbella. The hospital has 122 rooms distributed over 3 floors, 11 of which are suites.
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We provide complete bariatric surgical care and have the expertise to manage the most challenging and complex conditions. Our team includes surgeons, dietitians, nurses and clinical coordinators. We offer comprehensive evaluations before surgery and follow-up care after surgery.The hospital has a work force made up of over 650 trained professionals including 250 highly skilled physicians who are renowned both nationally and internationally for their expertise. These highly qualified professionals enable us to deliver an excellent standard of healthcare and to offer the most up-to-date diagnostic treatments and therapies available. Quality, safety, comfort and satisfaction are the principles that Xanit International Hospital´s philosophy is based upon.Xanit International Hospital offers comprehensive care in a variety of fields, including but not limited to : orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, reconstructive surgery, pediatric surgery, cosmetic surgery, and bariatric surgery, assisted reproduction, gynecology, pediatric surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, medical checks, vascular surgery, digestive surgery, urology and oncology.Xanit is a leader in healthcare, and is recognized for :
- The hospital’s outstanding Cardiology Institute.
- The Orthopedic and Traumatology Unit
Quality, safety, satisfaction and comfort are the principles that underpin the philosophy of our hospital :Our excellence is based on a quality care program, protocolised work and standards.The hospital incorporates processes which rely on different committees. Committees bring together all professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of a disease. They periodically meet to discuss new cases, and optimize patients’ treatment.Vithas Xanit International Hospital is JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited.Xanit is an internationally recognised hospital, with staffs peaking 15 languages.40% of the patients are from foreign countries. On the basis of specific protocols, the "International Patients Services" Department works in coordination with the different areas of the hospital. It is responsible for managing information requests and speeding up procedures. It provides a personalized service to our international patients.
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Dr. Miguel SUCH
Head of Cardiac Surgery ServicesContact Clinic
Academic Qualifications : • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Seville University (1976). • PhD Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, Valencia University (1986). • Lecturer in Cardiovascular Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Malaga University (2011). • European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Netherlands, 2002).
Consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at La Fe Hospital in Valencia (1980). Areas of expertise
Surgery of the aorta.Reparative surgery of the mitral, aortic and tricuspid valves.Combined valvular and coronary surgery.Valve replacement using mechanical and biological prostheses without using stents and homografts.Coronary surgery with or without CEC.Surgery for aneurysms. Surgery for arrhythmia. Professional Experience
Intern physician at the Macarena Hospital in Seville. Cardiology Services, Coronary Care Unit and Cardiovascular Surgery (1976).Consultant for the Cardiovascular Surgery Service at La Fe Hospital Valencia. (1980-1987).Area Consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at the Carlos Haya and Virgen de la Victoria Hospitals (1987-2010).Head of Cardiac Surgery at the Virgen de la Victoria Hospital of Malaga (since 2010).Visiting lecturer at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (USA, 1988). Publications
Fernández B, Durán AC, Fernández-Gallego T, Fernández MC, Such M, et al. Bicuspid aortic valves with different spatial orientations of the leaflets are distinct etiological entities. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;54(24):2312-2318. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.07.044 Melero JM, Rodriguez I, Such M, Porras C, Olalla E. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with mechanical mitral prosthesis. Ann Thorac Surg 1999 68: 255 -257 DOI: 10.1016 /S0003-4975 (99)00496-8. Montijano A, Espinosa S, Melero JM, Such M. Delayed mitral regurgitation following transmyocardial revascularization with CO2 laser. Eur. J. Cardiothoracic. Surg. 2000 Oct; 18(4): 498 -499 DOI: 10.1016 /S1010-7940 (00)00530-3 Melero JM, Porras C, M, Olalla E, Alonso J. Severe stenosis of anastomoses by using the symmetry aortic connector system. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Nov 78 (5) 1831-3 Cited in PubMed: PMID 15511489 Sanz M, Such M, Rafecas FJ, Martin G, Santos M. Staphylococcus epidermis infections in acute myeloblastic leukaemia patients fitted with Hickman catheter box. The Lancet. 1983, 322 1191-1192, DOI: 10.1016 /S0140-6736 (83)91234-5. Other achievements
Founder and President of the Andalusian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery.Founder and President of the Andalusian Foundation for Cardiovascular Surgery.Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Society for Cardiovascular Surgery.Founder of the Surgery and Heart FoundationPrize awarded by the Santander Bank for the research project on "Effect of the antiarrhythmic drugs and calcium antagonists in ventricular defibrillation in an experimental model based on the extracorporeal circulation. Possible role of synchronization in the defibrillation of the organized ventricular fibrillation" (Madrid, 1985).Prize for the best short conference: "experimental assessment of the internal cardiac massage during ventricular fibrillation as a technique for cardiac resuscitation" presented to the III Meeting of the Valencian Society of Cardiology. Benicasim (May, 1986).Cormedica Prize for the short conference: "Determination of Troponin I in cardiac surgery under extracorporeal movement (Seville, 1997).Luis Castillon Prize for the best short conference: "myocardial revascularization surgery with arterial graft" presented at the VI Congress of the Andalusian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (Cordoba, 2001).Luis Castillon Prize for the best short conference: "A comparative study of permeability of venous grafts using manual and mechanical proximal anastomosis" presented at the VII Congress of the Andalusian Society for Cardiovascular Surgery (Malaga, 2003).Prize for the best article published in the Spanish Journal of Cardiology in 2010.
Dr. Angel CILVETI
Head of Department of OphtalmologyContact Clinic
Academic Qualifications • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine at Malaga University (1981). • Doctor of Medicine from Malaga University (1984).
Consultant of Family and Community Medicine, at the Carlos Haya Hospital, Malaga (1987- 1989).Consultant of Ophthalmology at the Virgen de la Victoria University Teaching Hospital, Malaga (1992- 1995). Areas of expertise
Disorders of the retina, medical and surgical.Retinal surgery using extra-scleral procedures.Vitrectomy for the resolution of retinal detachment, treatment of diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes, macular holes, etc. Professional Experience
Consultant of Ophtlamology at Virgen de la Victoria University Teaching Hospital (since1995)Hospital Consultant for Emergencies and Critical-Intensive Care in the Department of Ophthalmology (1992-1995).Hospital Consultant in the Intensive Care Unit (1990-1992).Since 1992, member of the Ophthalmology Services, at the Medical-Surgical Retina and Ocular Diabetes Unit. Publications
Cilveti A, Lapeira M, Garcia Campos JM. Systemic with Fibrinolysis in acute occlusion of the central artery of the retina. Archives of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, 2000; Vol 75, 287-290. Escolar JL, Cilveti A, Pinzón JL, Ramirez G, Ruiz-Escalante J. Endothelial dysfunction in diabetic antipathy. Vascular endothelial growth factor. Endocrinology and nutrition, 2001; Vol 48, 7.198 -201. Escolar JL, Cilveti A, Pinzón JL. Physical Activity and diabetic retinopathy. Endocrinology and nutrition, 2005; Vol 52, 3.99 -104. Andrade RJ, González FJ, Vázquez L, Cilvetti A, Camargo R, Garcia-Cortes M, et al. Vascular ophthalmological side effects associated with antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C are related to vascular endothelial growth factor levels. Antiviral Therapy, 2006; 11: 491 -498 Aranda P, Cilveti A, Fernández García JC, Lapeira M, Martinez MD, Frutos M. Long term outcomes of a therapeutic regime based on ultra-high deuces of Candesartan on Diabetic Retinopathy. Journal of clinical hypertension 2010; vol. 12, Suppl I, A94. Other Achievements
University teaching experience:
Lecturer in practical training at the Department of Human Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine, Malaga University (1981-1983).Theoretical and practical teaching of Ophthalmology at the Faculty of Medicine, Malaga University (since 1991).Lecturer in practical training at the Department of Human Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine, Malaga University (1983-1985).Collaborating Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy in the Faculty of Medicine, Malaga University (1986-1987).Lecturer in the subjects of Anatomy I and II at the Faculty of Medicine, Malaga University (1981-1987).
Dr. Alberto CUEVAS
Head of Odontology DepartmentContact Clinic
Academic Qualifications • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malaga (1985). • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from Malaga University (1995). • Master's Degree in Implantology. Barcelona University 2004
Doctor of Dentistry from UNIBE (1987). Areas of expertise:
Master’s Degree in Dental Aesthetics, USA (1988).Master’s Degree in Orthodontics, Madrid (1989).Postgraduate Course in Dental Prosthesis, Liverpool (1991).Master's Degree in Maxillofacial Orthopaedics (Madrid, 1994).Master in Oral Surgery and Implantology from the International University of Catalonia (2002).Master in Senior Business Management at the International Institute of San Telmo (2010-2011). Professional Experience
Odontologist for the Andalusian Health Service (1988-1998).Lecturer-Tutor for the practical training of dental hygienists at the I. E. S. Sta. Barbara (from 1999 to present).Lecturer on the Master's Degree in Periodontics and Implantology at the International University of Catalonia (1998-2006).Dental Trainer CAD-CAM systems in England, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Spain (1991-2013).Visiting Lecturer at the Post -Graduate course in Aesthetic Dentistry from Seville University.Visiting lecturer the Master's Degree in Oral Surgery, Periodontics and implant Dentistry at Malaga University (2010-2012).Visiting Lecturer at IESO Madrid (2012).Medical Director of the Cuevas Queipo Malaga Clinic (from 1988 to present). Publications
Cuevas, A. Effectiveness of the mandibular advancement device in sleep apnoea. Dental Gazette March 2013 245: 120 -7Cuevas, A. Comparative study of two non-surgical methods in the treatment of chronic moderate periodontitis of adults. Review of the technique of complete oral disinfection. MLG 2010 Commalaga 125: 36 -40Cuevas, A. Dental Aesthetics assisted by computer. Dental Gazette SEP 1996 70 76 -80Granados E, Queipo de Llano T, Cuevas, A, Oral habits in Pedodontics. Atypical deglutition, oral breathing and thumb sucking. MLG Comalaga 2012 May 136: 34 -7Cuevas,A. Dental treatment of the diabetic patient. Rev. And. Dentistry and Stomatology. Oct 1995 Vol 5 (4): 166 -171 Other Achievements
Vocal Member of the Board of Governors of the Malaga College of Dentists and Stomatologists (1994-2001).President of the Spanish Society of Computerised Restorative Dentistry (SEORI) and in Spain, of the International Society of Computerized Dentistry (ISCD) (1991-2006)."City of Malaga" Research Award given by the Malaga College of Dentists (2007).Member of the Granada Royal Academy of Medicine."City of Malaga" Research Award given by the Malaga College of Dentists (2009).Prize for the best scientific essay 2010 given by the Malaga College of Physicians.Medal of Merit awarded by the Malaga College of Dentists and Stomatologists (2013).
Dr. Norberto GANDARA
Head of Digestive System SurgeryContact Clinic
Academic Qualifications • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Zaragoza University (1981). • Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid (1999).
Consultant in General and Digestive System Surgery. 12 de 0ctubre Hospital of Madrid (1986). Areas of expertise
Esophagectomy, gastrectomy, hiatal hernia repair/fundoplication.Gastric derivations, cholecystectomy in Mirizzi syndrome, cholecystoduodenal and cholecystocolonic fistulas.Choledocholithotomy, choledocoduodenal derivation.Distal Pancreatectomy, splenectomy, liver resections in previous segments.Right, left, and transverse hemicolectomy.Low anterior resection of the rectum.Coloanal anastomosis.Abdomino-perineal amputation. Subtotal colectomy.Panproctocolectomy/ ileo-anal pouch Professional Experience
Consultant in General Surgery for Health Care needs at the San Pedro de Alcántara Hospital in Cáceres (1987).Acting Head Consultant in General Surgery at the San Pedro de Alcántara Hospital in Caceres, by appointment of the Medical Board (1991).Associate Doctor of the Costa del Sol Hospital (1993-1996).Area Director for Integrated Surgical Management at the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella (since1996). Publications
Gándara N. Hepatic transplant in receptors of over 60 years. Actualization in Surgery of the digestive tract. Madrid, 1999.Gándara N. Current status of liver transplantation in alcoholic cirrhosis. Update on Surgery of the digestive tract Madrid, 1999.Gándara N. Primary omental torsion: preoperative diagnosis through abdominal ultrasound". Rev. ESP. Enferm. Dig. 1998 90 5 373 -379Gándara N. choledocholithiasis. Treatment of 103 cases. Andalusian surgery. Vol. III, No. 8. 1992Gándara N. The intestinal resections in acute mesenteric ischemia. In: Moreno-González E, ed. Update on Surgery of the digestive tract vol VI. Madrid: Jarpyo: 1990 Oct; 7-14 : Other Achievements
Prize awarded for the short conference in Coloproctology entitled: "A comparative study of the results obtained in the cancer of the middle third of the rectum with low anterior resection and Abdomino-perineal amputation". XXX Extraordinary National Meeting of the SEPD (Granada, June 1986. Prize for the second best surgical video entitled: "Transhiatal Esophagectomy and immediate gastroplasty in cancer of the middle third of the oesophagus" (SECIR II Congress) Cáceres, October 1990).Prize for best film entitled "Treatment of carcinoma of colon splenic through extended resection ". V Meeting of surgery and VII International Seminar of General Surgery. Spanish Association of surgeons. (Elche, Alicante, November 1985.Hollister Award for the best short conference in coloproctology entitled "instrumental anastomosis in rectal surgery. Study of 96 patients". XXX Extraordinary National Meeting of the SEPD (Granada, June 1985.Prize awarded by the City of Valencia for the short conference "liver resections. Analysis of our experience in 77 cases", in the framework of the XII Spanish-French congress on Gastroenterology. (Valencia, November 1983).Member of the International College of Surgeons.Founding Partner of the Extremadura Surgery Society.Full Member of the Extremadura Society for Intensive Care Medicine and Coronary Care Units.Member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons, the Andalusian Association of Surgeons, the Spanish Society of digestive pathologies and the Spanish Association for the study of the liver.
Dr. Francisco GIRALDO
Head of Plastic and comsetic Surgery DepartmentContact Clinic
Academic Qualifications • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Cordoba University (1986). • Doctor of Medicine from Malaga University (1994).
Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Regional Malaga Hospital (1988-1992). Areas of expertise
Endoscopy in plastic surgeryFacial and corporal rejuvenation Professional Experience
Consultant in Plastic Surgery at the Regional Hospital of Malaga (1993-2008).Lecturer and tutor for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Carlos Haya Hospital Complex in Málaga (1993-1997). Publications
Giraldo F, Gaspar D, González C, Bengoechea M, Ferrón M. Treatment of vaginal agenesis with vulvoperineal fasciocutaneous flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1994 Jan;93(1):131-8; discussion 139-40. Cited in PubMed; PMID 8278468. Giraldo F. Vulvoperineal Fasciocutaneous Flap for Vaginal Reconstruction. In B. Strauch, L.O. Vasconez, and E.J. Hall-Findlay. 2nd Ed. Grabb´s Encyclopedia of Flaps. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 1998; 1461-65. Giraldo F, González C, Soriguer F, Ruíz de Adana S, Esteva I, et al. Feminizing genitoplasty of a transsexual man-to-woman and complete neovaginal reconstruction of superficial perineal neurovascular pedicle flaps. Ibero- Latin-American Plastic Surgery. 1998; 24:267-276.Giraldo F. Reconstruction upon oncologic surgery of complex and extense midfacial defects with free flaps. Ibero- Latin-American Plastic Surgery 2000; 26: 336 -338 Giraldo F, Cagigal L, De Haro F, González C. T Central wedge nymphectomy with a 90-degree Z-plasty for aesthetic reduction of the labia minora (Letter, Reply). Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2005; 115: 2145 Other Achievements
Extended studies scholarship (BAE). File 01/20283. Health Institute Carlos III (2001). Amsterdam Open University Hospital. Surgery for Gender Identity Disorders. Period: 1st May- 15th June, 2002. Reviewer of articles for the magazine: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (USA): since August 2000 (Plast Reconstr Surg 2002 January; 109(1):390-392.Reviewer of articles for the magazine: IberoLatinoamericana (Hispano-American): since September 2000.Main researcher of the project: Recognition of the Research and Technological Development Group. Malaga Group of Vaginoplasties and Perineal Anatomy.1999. Financing entity: Education and Health Department, Junta de Andalucía Regional Government.Main researcher of the project: Anatomy study of the masculine perineal region and clinical surgery applications to the design of vaginoplasty techniques for the gender dysphoria syndrome (1998). Financing entity. Ministry of Health and Consumption. Health Research Fund from the Social Security (FIS), at the Carlos III Health Institute.First Regional Award for Medical Residents. V Meeting of the Andalusian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Cordoba, 29-30 November 1991. Scientific shore conference: “Study of the feet dorsum vascular system in 20 specimens: micro-surgical application in plastic surgery”. Member of the Andalusian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE).Member of the Spanish Society of Microsurgery (AEM).Member of the European Society for Male Genital Surgery (ESMGS). Member of the A.S.P.S. (American Society of Plastic Surgery).Founding member and active member of the Gender Identity Disorder Unit (UTIG), as consultant of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Antonio NARVAEZ
Head of Orthopedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sport Medicine DepartmentContact Clinic
Academic Qualifications • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Malaga University (1986).
• Consultant in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the Clinico University Hospital in Malaga. 1994• Training at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. University of Oxford. Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre 1996. Anecy shoulder surgery 2011 y 2013. La Charité, Berlín (2013).
Areas of expertise:
• Professional experience in Traumatology Surgery in the Accident and Emergency Department. Experience in the Arthroscopic Surgery Unit. Articular prosthesis surgery. • Arthroscopic surgery for small and big joints, prosthesis surgery, sports surgery, Traumatology and upper extremities surgery.
Area Consultant at the Costa del Sol Hospital (1994-2006). Consultant tutor at FREMAP Costa del Sol (since 2006).Head of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery at “Helicópteros Sanitarios” (since 2000).Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sports Medicine at Xanit International Hospital (since 2010). Publications
Narváez, Cara del Rosal JA. Rodriguez-Argaiz F, Diaz-Martin A, Perea-Milla E. et al. Results of the Subacromial Decompression by Arthroscopy. Rev Ortop Traumatol. 2004 48 95 -9 Queipo de Llano, E, Narvaez-Jiménez A, Guerado E; Aguilera L. Long follow-up results of Treatment of Congenital Dislocation of Hip (CDH) in Children. Rev. Chir. Orthop. 1993 79 165Narváez-Jiménez, Cara del Rosal JA, Aguilar-Garcia F. Bilateral Injury of the cuadricipital tendon. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 1997; 41(1): 31 -33Cara JA, Narváez A, Bertrand ML, Guerado E Acute atraumatic compartiment syndrome in the leg. International Orthopaedics 23:61-62.1999.Cara JA, Narváez, Dela Varga V. Median nerve neuropathy from and old-lunate dislocation. Acta Orthopaedica Belgium. Springer-Verlag. 1999 1 issue P 61 -62 DOI: 10.1007 /S002640050306. Other Achievements
Public financing for the research project: "Lligamentoplasty of the anterior cruciate ligament as day hospital. Cost-effectiveness" main investigator.Member of the Spanish Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.Member of the Andalusian Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.
Dr. Rafael TRUJILLO
Process Coordinator _ Oncologic InstituteContact Clinic
Academic qualification : Degree in medicine and surgery from the university of malaga in 1992
specialist degree in medical oncology: date of completion – march 1999
Areas of expertise
• masters degree in clinical research from the university of seville. completed a two year phd in neurosciences at the university of malaga. this was completed in july 1994 with outstanding achievement.
• position as a specialist in medical oncology obtained from the andalucian health service for work in the public sector.
• position as specialist in the medical oncology unit at the punta de europa hospital in algeciras from november 1999 – january 2004.
• position in the medical oncology department at the virgin de la victoria hospital in malaga, from june 2005 – november 2007.
• position as specialist in the oncology unit at the costa del sol hospital in marbella, from november 2007 – november 2008.
• prognostic value and response to chemotherapy of immunohistochemical phenotypes (ip) of 141 operable breast cancer patients (pts) included in phase iii trials of adjuvant therapyrafael trujillo1, e gallego2, a márquez1, r ribelles1, d perez1, c quero1, a medina1, l vicioso2, a rueda1 e alba1, 1 virgen de la victoria university hospital, medical oncology department, malaga, spain, virgen de la victoria university hospital, pathology department, malaga, spain.
• carabantes f, benavides m, cobo m, trujillo r, breton jj, paredes g, tisaire jl. phase i/ii study of paclitaxel and escalating doses of mitoxantrone in metastatic breast cancer. ii internacional symposium of changes in the treatment of breast cancer, madrid 1st - 2nd of june 1997 (pags.: 203-204).
• carabantes f, benavides m, cobo m, hebrero ml, trujillo r, gomez d, de la gandara i, breton jj, paredes g. phase i/ii trial of continuous infusion vinorelbine for advanced non small cell lung cancer (nsclc). 34th a.s.c.o. proceedings. los angeles 16-19 of may 1998 (abstr.:#1846)
investigative clinical work participating with cooperative groups for oncological research.
Participated as a teacher in the following curses:
• doctorate curse in medical pathology at the university of malaga. oncological genetic counselling during the period 2006 – 2008.
• x days in accident & emergency. organised by the emergency department at the virgin de la victoria university hospital in malaga, april 2006. talk: ‘’control of symptoms in oncological patient’’.
• teacher on the first curse for continuous medical training – geicam, madrid during the period 2006 – 2008.
What to See
Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. Málaga is an entreatingly modern, historic city. The crisp air fills your heart and makes you stand tall — as it’s an atmosphere with swagger. Visit the historic city centre for a charming day filled with Gothic cathedral, traditional buildings, narrow pedestrian streets and some of the best tapas bars in the world. Málaga is one of southern Spain’s most hospitable and happening cities.
What to Savor
Málaga is now considered the food hub of southern Spain. Andalucía produces half of the world's olive oil. Andalucian food is held together by the grinding tastes of olive oil, wine, wheat, Saffron, coriander and rice. You’ll never savor your dinner more than in Málaga. Made with many Spanish cooking traditions, enhanced by the edible riches of the two seas – Mediterranean and Atlantic – every taste appeals to your palette.
Where to Stay
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