Dr. Andrés Varela de Ugarte has already operated on four Pectus Excavatum patients through the new extrathoracic technique: the Taulinoplastia

During this month of June, Dr. Andrés Varela has performed four surgeries in Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Madrid): two male and two female patients suffering from Pectus Excavatum have been operated on with the Pectus Up Surgery Kit, developed by Ventura Medical Technologies.

This is the first time that this innovative surgical technique named Taulinoplastia is used in this hospital in Madrid. Dr. Bernardo Núñez, coordinator of the Pediatric Surgery Service in hospital Parc Taulí in Sabadell (Barcelona) where the first Taulinoplastia was performed, attended the Hospital Puerte de Hierro to take part in Dr. Varela’s both interventions, as well as he goes to other hospitals to train professionals having patients interested in this new technique.

In view of the good results achieved in the two first surgeries, Dr. Varela scheduled two more patients having requested a surgery with the Pectus Up for being minimally invasive and carrying a lower risk of complications.

With these four interventions, there are now six patients operated on with good results in the community of Madrid, demonstrating the trust built up by the Taulinoplastia in among the most renowned surgeons specialized in thoracic surgery.

Dr. Andrés Varela

Dr. Varela is head of the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplant Service in Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Madrid) and head of Thoracic Surgery Service in Hospital Quirónsalud Madrid, accumulating in 30 of professional experience in this field.

As well, he is a thoracic surgery associate lecturer in Surgery Department from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. His research experience has developed mainly in lung transplant field as well as in oncologic thoracic surgery, with 13 research projects and six directed doctoral thesis.

He is also member of the main scientific societies in the specialty, such as ISHLT, ESHLT, ESTS, SEPAR, Neumomadrid… and usual reviewer for high yield journals as the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Archivos de Bronconeumología.

He has over 200 scientific national and international publications, and with more than 230 communications in specialized congresses, as well as 27 book chapters, 127 lectures or moderations in conferences and meetings.

Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda

This hospital belongs to the public network of the Madrid community, an assistant, educational and research referral both locally and internationally, acknowledged by society and scientific community, and fitted with state of the art technology equipment.

It is attached to the Universidad Autónoma, along with Hospital La Paz and Fundación Jiménez Díaz, training specialist doctors, nurses and health care professionals. It also has a longstanding research experience in experimental surgery, biochemistry, immunology and experimental endocrinology fields. One of the most relevant activities is the organ and tissue transplants.