Dr. Miguel Ángel López Costea

Director of the Centre of Advanced and Robotic Urology at Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital.
Clinical area

Dr. Miguel Ángel López Costea has worked at different prestigious hospitals. He is currently Head of the Urology Unit at Quriónsalud Barcelona Hospital. His team performs different laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical techniques, which enable them to resolve a large number of oncological and restorative processes, such as prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, urolithiasis (stones) or urinary tract malformations. Furthermore, the team performs minimally invasive surgery to be able to treat previously inoperable patients.

Professional experience
  • 1989-present. Specialist at the Department of Urology, Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) by competitive examination.
  • 1989-2000. Member of the Transplant Coordination Team at HUB.
  • 1989-2002. Member of the Lithiasis and Endourology Unit, Department of Urology at HUB.
  • 1989-present. Member of the Kidney Extraction and Transplantation Team at HUB.
  • 1998-present. Member of the Urological Oncology Unit at HUB.
  • 2000-present. Coordinator of the Kidney Oncology Division, Department of Urology at HUB.
  • 2002-present. Member of the Laparoscopic Surgery Unit, Department of Urology at HUB.
  • 1992-present. Member of the Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital Faculty.
Membership in scientific societies
  • Member of the European Association of Urology and Society of Robotic Surgery.
Research and teaching
  • Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Science, University of Barcelona (2004 - present).
  • Organiser and Professor of the Experimental and Clinical Laparoscopic Surgery course, which takes place biannually at the Animal Facility of the University of Barcelona and Bellvitge University Hospital ​(2005 - present).
  • Mentor of Resident Doctors at the Department of Urology, Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) (1995 - 2004).
  • Author and co-author of 130 presentations and papers to national and international congresses.
  • 37 articles published in national and international specialised journals.
  • Author and co-author of various textbook chapters on the speciality.
Stay in foreign centers
  • Bellvitge University Hospital (HUB) (1995 - 2004).
  • Surgical rotations on robotic and laparoscopic surgery at Saint Augustin Clinic in Bordeaux (Prof. R. Gaston).
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English