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Santiago Dexeus was born in Barcelona into a family of doctors. His paternal grandfather, whom he did not know, a municipal doctor and his father Santiago Dexeus Font, as well as his brother José María ten years older than him, gynecologists. We can say that Dexeus is the last name par excellence when it comes to the women's health in Spain.

His father's example of work, his dedication to the women's health care and later his brother, determined his dedication to gynecology.

At number 21 of the Avenida del Tibidabo in Barcelona is located the Salvador Andreu Tower, architect's work Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia with noucentista style.

Here, in 1935, the eminent doctor from Barcelona Santiago Dexeus y Font, a pioneer of gynecological and obstetric care in Spain, opened his Mater Clinic.

Now you can find the Health and Social Consortium of Catalonia in this exclusive property in Barcelona

Image of the Dexeus clinic, open from 1934 to 1973 on Avenida del Dr. Andreu 175

His professional beginning begins in the Provincial Maternity of which his father was director, dedicating himself to his specialty. It was his father in 1941 who inaugurated the Mater Clinic with the aim of guaranteeing the health of the women who died in childbirth and decrease the mortality rate associated with bleeding during it. He also introduced the anesthesia during labor.

The generosity of his brother José María Dexeus, freeing him from the burden of care, allowed Santiago to improve and expand his surgical knowledge in Oncologic surgery, outside our country, to offer on their return decisive surgical procedures in the oncological area.

Likewise, Santiago Dexeus promoted the practice of Via/ Villi and cytology for diagnosis precocious of cervical cancer, and introduced and disseminated in Spain the use of methods contraceptives.

The increase in gynecological and obstetric activity and the novel and complicated surgical procedures led to Jose Maria and Santiago Dexeus to prepare the transfer to a new clinic that had the appropriate resources at the time. Two days before the death of Santiago Dexeus Font, the Dexeus Institute in the Paseo de la Bonanova that he never got to know.

Later it became a University Institute after Santiago Dexeus obtained the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Autonomous University from Barcelona, then adding the teaching work and the preparation of the MIRs.

Being Santiago head of the Department of the Dexeus University Institute, the procedures that culminated in the birth in Spain of the first test tube baby, as it was called then. Likewise, new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as laparoscopy and hysteroscopy less invasive for women's health and with lower morbidity than classical surgical procedures.

Teamwork, scientific work, the implementation of Dexeus protocols and courses that attracted gynecologists from the national and international level were encouraged. Santiago Dexeus He was from 1992 to 2002 President of the National Commission of the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology and being a Member of the National Commission of Assisted Reproduction (2003) he managed to have Human reproduction accepted and legislated in Spain together with Marcelo Palacios, president of the Commission National Bioethics.

Dr. Santiago Dexeus and Dr. Damian Dexeus

In 2009 : Santiago Dexeus is separated from the Dexeus Institute and begins with great effort and enthusiasm with his son Damian Dexeus also a gynecologist, who voluntarily leaves the Dexeus Institute to work alongside his father. Both embark on a new journey at the Tres Torres Clinic to move to annex facilities in Vía Augusta creating a new team of comprehensive care for women, Women's CD in Barcelona together with him Dr Francisco Carmona and his team in which they continue to offer science, teaching and work at the service of women's health.

It is that year 2009, in an interview on ABC in which he says the phrase

I'm a workaholic and proposals to detox don't appeal to me

This attitude towards life is what allows him to promote new medical projects always oriented towards women's integral health and their care. Nowadays his curriculum vitae occupies 142 pages between titles, publications, scientific activities and, of course, a professional experience that began when he obtained with outstanding the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona, ​​he received the Extraordinary Prize of Doctorate in Madrid, and after completing his training in Manchester, Switzerland, Paris and Florence he returned to Barcelona. He is also one of the 4 Spaniards named from the Honorary Member of the American College of Surgeons.

Santiago Dexeus has a own file on Wikipedia in multiple languages.

Medical societies

Dr. Dexeus has held positions of relevance in the main national and international gynecological medical societies:

  • President of the National Commission of Obstetrics and Gynecologist (1992-2002).
  • Spanish Society of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (1991-1993).
  • Founding partner of the Spanish Society of Oncology
  • Full member of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO),
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia and of the Royal European Academy of Doctors.
  • Member of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)
  • Founding member of the International Academy of Cytology
  • President of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy (IFCPC, 2005-2007)
  • President of the European Federation of Colposcopy (2007-2010)
  • Honorary President of the European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO).

References of Dr. Santiago Dexeus

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RAMC.CAT Dexeus i Trias de Bes, Santiago - Reial Acadèmia de Medicina de Catalunya . Santiago Dexeus i Trias de Bes Dr. Santiago Dexeus receives a heartfelt tribute in Barcelona . His wife, Lola Ojeda, organized a dinner last Friday on the occasion of his retirement. An appointment that brought together various personalities of Catalan society Excm. Mr. Dr. Santiago Dexeus Trias de Bes | Royal European Academy of Doctors . Academic Emeritus Science
GALERIAMETGES.CAT METGES CATALANS | SANTIAGO DEXEUS I FONT . Santiago Dexeus (Spain) - INTERNATIONAL BIOETHICS SOCIETY * . Santiago Dexeus i Trias de Bes, with more than 60 years of experience as a promoter of women's health, is a renowned gynecologist who, ac Santiago Dexeus Archives | Women 360º Congress . Santiago Dexeus congratulates National Geographic on its 125 years . Santiago Dexeus, gynecologist. Santiago Dexeus congratulates National Geographic on its 125 years . Gynecologist Santiago Dexeus congratulates National Geographic magazine for its 125 years of experience and its enormous contribution to research, discoveries and culture. The eminent gynecologist explains that since he read the first magazine in high school, he became a reference and intellectual stimulus. Santiago Dexeus Font | Royal Academy of History . Dexeus Font, Santiago (5.V.1897 - 17.V.1973) CyA [4th] Pag 09-05 Santiago Dexeus Trias de Bes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Santiago Dexeus Trias de Bes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . Santiago Dexeus - Wikipédia . Santiago Dexeus, Carrer Major de Sarria, Barcelona, ​​March 1996. Sèrie "La ciutat de la gent" . Santiago Dexeus, Carrer Major de Sarria, Barcelona, ​​March 1996. Sèrie "La ciutat de la gent" - Horsfield, Craigie Santiago Dexeus, Instructor | coursera . Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics is the Scientific Director of the Women's Health Institute Barcelona. During his long medical career, he has contributed to Spanish gynecology a series of scientific milestones that were pioneers at the time ...

Political career

A little-known facet of Dr. Dexeus is his political career. In 1983 he ran for election for the Democratic and Social Party (CDS) in the Senate candidacy, although he was not finally elected. He made talks and colloquia at universities and other institutions, he has also carried out analysis work on the relationship between science and politics.

He has been present in lectures and courses, collaborations such as in «The Spanish political transition. The Pujol years ». Testimonials for history. by Ángel Font (2003) and the presentation 'Political life from science, ethics and culture, at the Forum-Deusto and also held in Pontevedra in 1990.

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