Why Barcelona

Barcelona, safe and affordable medical destination

Once you’ve decided to go abroad for medical care, the next important step is choosing the right destination. As a destination, Barcelona is one of the best, there’s no where better or safer.

There are a number of factors which make Barcelona an ideal place to receive medical treatment and care. Firstly, as a country, Spain boasts some of the highest health indicators in the world, with the average life expectancy being 82 years (a dozen years higher than the global average) with residents in Catalonia living even longer! Infant and maternal mortality rates an important indicator of the standard of care available, are among the lowest in Europe.

Spain also has a surplus of experienced medical professionals, with 10 percent more doctors per capita than the overall European average. Furthermore, Barcelona is home to some of the best hospitals in Europe with highly trained and multi disciplined medical teams. Hospitals and specialists accross all fields are recognised internationaly for their commitment to research and innovation and medical advancements.

With a multilingual, multicultural workforce, international visitors to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona are warmly welcomed and professionaly catered for.
The cost of living in Spain is among the lowest in Western Europe which means healthcare costs are also relatively low. Savings on treatment and related costs are past on to the patient making quality treamtent abroad more affordable.


Aside from being one of the most highly regarded cities in the world for medical standards, research  and advancements, receiving treatment in Barcelona will also give you the opportunity of a lifetime to enjoy one of the most accommodating and beautiful cities in the world.

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Going to a foreign country for medical treatment is an important decision, and not one to be taken lightly. You’ll want to discuss this with your home physician, your family, and your health insurance company, but if you are determined to receive treatment abroad, Barcelona can guarentee you quality treatment and care at a very competitive price.


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  • Motion Preservation Spinal surgery
    “Excellent treatment and services. Thank you.”
    Mike Martin / London - United Kingdom
  • Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine
    "A few years ago I started having leg and back pain, and an MRI scan found arthritis in my lumbar spine.  Last year the pain grew so great that I contacted Barcelona Back Institute. The treatment and exercises prescribed to me really helped and now I'm virtually pain free."
    George Hart / London - United Kingdom
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
    "The doctors' encouragement, patience and affection, were transformed into energy for my recovery to become a reality."
    Cristina Colorado / Barcelona - Spain
  • Motion Preservation Spinal surgery
    “The first day that I was in the ICU, the care given as fantastic! On the day I was in my private room, the nurses were very friendly. The doctors are remarkable too, they explained everything very clearly! Keep up the good work! My personal thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital."
    Pavel Ushakov / St. Petersburg - Russia
  • Dyamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine “I was fortunate to meet Dr. Oliver, who took decisive action and decided to treat me by putting a dynamic stabilization system into my vertebra. Following this my recovery has been very rapid”
    Olwen / Dublin - Ireland