Founder and Medical Director of the Serrate & Ribal Institute of Urology and the Centro Internacional de Litotricia.
A pioneer in several key areas related to the treatment of urological and andrological pathologies. He introduced endoscopic prostate surgery and the treatment of kidney stones using shock waves, which led to the creation of the Centro Internacional de Litotricia.
He carried out the first surgical medical treatment for male impotence. He also developed and patented the first penile prosthesis in Spain.
Alongside the Institute of Radiation Oncology, he began to use minimally invasive techniques to treat cancerous prostate tumours through Brachytherapy—which involves the insertion of radioactive implants—and prostate cryoablation.
He is currently using different types of new generation lasers for vaporisation and prostate ablation, as well as for the treatment of renal lithiasis.
Clinical and Surgical Head of Urology at the Bellvitge University Hospital for 15 years. Head of the Kidney Transplant and Oncological Surgery Unit.
Graduate and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, with training at the Professional School of Urology of the Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona under professor J.M. Gil - Vernet.
Specialist in General Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, with training at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Emergency surgery resident at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.
Member of the Spanish Association of Urology.
Member of the European Association of Urology.
Member of the Catalan Association of Urology.
Member of the Catalan Association of Surgeons.
Active participation in international congresses and urological training courses, most notably the 1992 Urology Congress of the American/Spanish Confederation with Dr Ruiz Marcellán and Dr Alcover García.
Articles published in scientific journals and contributions to academic books, most notably the translation and Spanish version of the Manual of Urology by J.Cibert, F.Bedós and Jq. Cibert.
aim of training doctors from South America. 15 Bolivian doctors were placed in different primary care level hospitals in Barcelona—Hospital Clínic, Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Bellvitge University Hospital and the Puigvert Foundation—to complete their training as specialists in different urological branches over the course of two months.
This training scholarship for Bolivian doctors was organised by the Serrate Foundation in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for Ibero-American Cooperation and the Echevarne Foundation.