Institut Guttmann

Sant Joan de Déu
Barcelona Children’s Hospital

The Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the oldest pediatric hospitals in Europe, the first facility was built in 1867. Today, it is one of the leading university hospitals in Europe for childhood and adolescence, as well as for maternity and fetal medicine.

It offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approachto complex health care for pregnant women and children from birth to 18 years of age. At the same time, it takes special care of the human side, a trait that is clearly seen in the support it offers to children and their families.


Our development is based on our high level of experience and specialization in pediatric and maternal care, research and teaching, the quality of our procedures, the focus of attention on the life of children and their families. According to all international indicators of quality and results, the SJD Hospital has a leadership position in various specialties.

These characteristics have attracted patients from Europe, the Middle East, China and other Asian countries, Latin America and Africa. Discover our specialties and procedures most in demand abroad:


Oncology and Hematology

CAR-T cell therapy for leukemia, immunotherapy for neuroblastoma; intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma, etc….


Epilepsy surgery, thermal laser ablation (Visualase®), brain tumors, cranial malformations, etc …


Epilepsy refractory to pharmacological treatment (joint unit with Neurosurgery), neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders and immunological disorders that affect the nervous system.

Cardiology and cardiac surgery

Neonatal heart malformations, arrhythmias, complex heart surgery

Orthopedic surgery

Correction of limb malformations and deformities, bone tumors and dysplasias, spinal surgery (scoliosis), brachial plexus surgery.


Congenital glaucoma, congenital cataracts, retinopathies and especially tumors (retinoblastoma) and gene therapy, for example for congenital amaurosis (Luxturna®)

Fetal Medicine and Maternal Health

Medicina fetal y salud materna


Bone marrow transplant and living donor kidney transplant

Rare diseases

Undiagnosed genetic-based syndromes

You can learn about all other specialties and procedures on our website:

The hospital is among the Top five pediatric centers in Europe, in number of patients treated and specialization: we attend annually more than 25,000 hospital admissions, 200,000 outpatient consultations and 115,000 emergencies. Each year the hospital performs more than 14,000 surgeries and around 4,000 deliveries.
The SJD Hospital is associated with the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Barcelona, ​​being the best-known hospital alliance in Spain and one of the international benchmarks for highly specialized hospital care, teaching and research.

It has been accredited in 14 European Reference Networks (ERN) for rare diseases of the 23 that have been implemented for all ages, with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment, as well as offering the highest quality of care. Among them, we highlight the accreditations for oncology, epilepsy, heart disease, neuromuscular and neurological diseases, inherited metabolic disorders, skin disorders, endocrinology and inherited cancer syndromes.
The hospital is the pediatric center of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. We offer more than 300 postgraduate programs in pediatrics and maternal health, with more than 12,000 attendees (see our educational website).

In addition, SJD Hospital is developing pioneering research in Oncology and Hematology (Immunotherapy in Neuroblastoma and DIPG; Viral Oncolytic Therapies in Retinoblastoma, Cell Therapy CAR-T in leukemias), Genetic Therapies for Rare Diseases (such as San Filippo’s Disease), metabolic diseases, adult disorders of fetal origin, oncology and infectious diseases). We have developed a highly internationally recognized Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit that currently conducts more than 200 studies in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry.
The center is an active member of the International Network of Health-Promoting Hospitals and Health Services, as well as a founder of the European Children’s Hospital Organization (ECHO).
The hospital has an International Patient Department specifically dedicated to serving international patients, which allows us to offer a fluid care process for children and their families. We have our own staff who can attend in Spanish, English, Arabic, French, Russian and Chinese.

Pº de Sant Joan de Déu, 2
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat (Barcelona)

Phone number: +34 93 280 40 00

View website

Send your inquiry to the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital

New Field

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!