Dr. Jesús  Lafuente

Dr. Jesús Lafuente

Address: Viladomat 288 Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Gender: Male

Type of Professional: Neurosurgeon

Associated Healthcare Provider: Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor (Sagrat Cor University Hospital)

Languages Spoken: English, German, Italian, Spanish

About the Doctor / Professional

Dr. Jesús Lafuente, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS Glas, PhD, is the head of Neurosurgery service at the Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor in Barcelona, Spain and the Director of the Spine unit at Hospital del Mar. 

After completing his medical training at Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Lafuente moved to the UK where he completed his Neurosurgical residency and internships at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen's Square, London, UK as well as spent one year as Spinal Fellow completing his PhD thesis. 

Dr. Lafuente has extensive training and experience in all aspects of Neurosurgery in the UK and Spain. He was an International consultant for the Medtronic company for 4 years, to assist and support surgeons with the Bryan disc implantation technique (first effective cervical arthroplasty).

He has conducted more than 45 training courses on Bryan's Cervical Disc Implant in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has authored 19 publications, 7 book chapters, 3 editorial letters and 160 personal presentations and is a current reviewer at the National Spanish Neurosurgical journal, Acta Neurochirurgica, World Neurosurgery and the European spine journal. 

Dr. Lafuente's special interests include Skull base neurosurgery, Chiari and Syringomyelia, Spinal deformity, Spinal tumors, Degenerative disease and performing surgeries in developing countries.

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Organizer of multiple surgical missions from 2009 to 2019 in several African countries: Republic of Mali, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania