Monthly Archives: April 2017


Bichectomy, Have you heard of it?

By | 2018-05-21T08:14:09+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bichectomy (or Bichat fat pad removal) is an outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia that sharpens midface features, allowing for much more defined cheekbones and helping to recover a much younger appearance. Bichat fat pads, also known as buccal fat pads, were first described in 1732 by Lorenz Heister, a german surgeon who initially named them “glandula molaris” suggesting a glandular function. It was not until 1802 that french anatomist Xavier Bichat cast light on their real origin and [...]

Meet Our Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Specialist: Dr. Juan Ambrosioni

By | 2018-05-21T08:14:20+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Juan Ambrosioni is a MD, PhD, Infectious disease and Travel Medicine specialist at Turó Park Medical Center. Dr. Abrosioni obtained his medical degree in 2001 and Infectious Diseases Specialty in 2006 from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s also Master of Infectious Diseases of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Ambrosioni has been consultant for infectious Diseases at the Geneva University Hospital between 2008-2013, joining the Hospital Clinic, Barcelona of the University of Barcelona in 2014. Infectious Diseases [...]

Meet Our Esthetic Dentist: Dr. Allan Smelt

By | 2018-05-21T08:14:31+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Allan Smelt is the Esthetic Dental specialist at Turó Park Medical Center. Born and educated in Holland, Dr. Smelt has been a dentist since 1988. After opening his first office in Amsterdam, he decided to move to Barcelona in 1992. He provided his services at various dental clinics until opening his own office in 1995. He specializes in Aesthetic Dentistry, and Prosthetic Dentistry through a degree from the University of Amsterdam, and in Periodontics and Dental Implants through [...]

Meet Our Children’s and General Dentist: Patricia Filippi

By | 2018-05-21T08:14:40+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dra. Patricia Filippi is the dentist for children and adults at Turo Park Medical Center. Dra. FIlippi obtained her dental degree from the University of Barcelona with a postgraduate degree in prosthetics and occlusion.  She is dedicated to providing general dental care to both children and adults, with equal enthusiasm. She is an experienced doctor in treating Gum Disease, Esthetic Dentistry, and Occlusal Rehabilitation with Fixed and Removable Prosthesis, Crowns, Bridges and Veneers. She recently obtained the renowned Orthopanea [...]

Meet Our Maxilofacial and Esthetic Facial Surgeon: Dr. Alejandro Mazarro

By | 2018-05-21T08:14:51+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Alejandro Mazarro is a Maxilofacial and Esthetic Facial Surgeon at Turó Park Medical Center. He obtained his Medical degree in Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona), and completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital, where he developed his skills in oral surgery, facial traumatology, head and neck oncology and salivary gland disorders. During his training as a specialist, he experienced a genuine interest in the study and treatment of facial disharmonies, and carried out [...]

Meet Our Lingual Orthodontist Specialist and Founder Dr. Madeleine Smit

By | 2018-05-21T08:15:05+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Madeleine Smit  is the Lingual Orthodontist Specialist and the Founder of Turó Park Medical Center. Dr. Smit obtained her specialty in Orthodontics at the University of Barcelona in 2008 after 6 years of general dental training at King’s College London. In 2015 she obtained her clinical masters in lingual orthodontics at the University of Paris (University Diderot Paris 7 in collaboration with the University of Hannover, Germany). Dr. Smit is an International Member of [...]

Meet Our Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist: Dr. Eduardo Lehrer

By | 2018-05-21T08:15:15+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally from Venezuela, Dr. Eduardo Lehrer is the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist at Turó Park Medical Center. Dr. Lehrer completed his medical education at Venezuela’s Central University and came to Barcelona to complete a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Hospital Clínic. During this period, Dr. Lehrer gained experience in general ENT – head and neck surgery in the same hospital; pediatric otolaryngology in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and Hospital Vall d’Hebron; and [...]

Meet Our Pediatritian: Dra. María Dolores Terradas

By | 2018-05-21T08:15:26+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dra. María Dolores Terradas is the pediatitian at Turo Park Medical Center. Dra. Terradas graduated in Medicine in Barcelona in 1986, and obtained the specialty in Pediatrics in 1992. She continued her training with a two years Fellowship program in Pediatric Intensive Care in Houston, and one-year Registrar program at the New Children’s Hospital in Sydney. She has worked in the Emergency Room of several Hospitals in Catalonia as well as several outpatient clinics, both in the public and private [...]

Meet Our Speech Therapist: Dra. Sofia Zelou

By | 2018-05-21T08:15:35+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dra. Sofia Zelou is the Speech Therapist at Turó Park Medical Center. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree at the University of Speech Language Therapy of Greece , Sofia obtained a Master in “Neurologopedia” (“The Speech Language Therapy after brain damages”) from Barcelona’s Hospital Santa Creu and Sant Pau. She treats speech, language and voice disorders and is specialized in language, speech and swallowing disorders due to brain damages or neurological injuries, syndromes and neurodegenerative diseases. Sofia works both [...]

A Brand New Medical Center in The Heart of Barcelona

By | 2018-05-21T08:15:51+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

On January 19th 2017, Turó Park Medical Center opened it’s doors. Founded by Dr. Madeleine Smit, a Dutch native relocated in Barcelona, this private medical center has a specific focus on foreign patients (expats, tourists, business travelers). The international team consists of more than 10 medical and health specialists: (General Medicine, Paediatrics, Invisible orthodontics for adults and children, Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, Dentistry, Speech Therapy, Dermatology, Facial Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Specialist, Cardiology, Gynaecology, Dental [...]