Doctors


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General Surgery and Digestive Health Doctors

José Ramírez Felipe

Hospitales San Roque Maspalomas

Expertise: General and Gastrointestinal surgery – Endoscopic surgery – Laparoscopic surgery – Weight-loss or bariatric surgery

Languages: Spanish – English

Treatments: Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Ramirez is currently Head of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Hospital San Roque Maspalomas. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Universidad de la Laguna (Tenerife) in 1974. He then specialised in General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB, 1980) and subsequently Digestive System and Bariatric Surgery (UAB, 1982). He has spent most of his career carrying out endoscopic and bariatric surgery, initially at Hospital Nuestra Sra. del Pino in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and subsequently at Hospital Universitario Dr. Negrín (Gran Canaria) where he also held the post of Medical Director of the hospital and later Head of General and Gastronintestinal Surgery.
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Digestive System Doctors

María Lorente Arencibia

Hospital Vithas Santa Catalina

Expertise: Upper and lower endoscopies for diagnostic, therapeutic and screening purposes. Cross-referral responses.

Languages: Spanish-English

Treatments: Executive or Sports Health Check

Dr. Lorente is a Digestive System specialist who is currently carrying out upper and lower gastronintestinal endoscopies at Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria for diagnostic, therapeutic and screening purposes. In addition, she also works at the Clínica Santa Catalina in the same capacity. She has participated in various medical congresses in this field, including conferences organised by the Canarian Society of Gastrointestinal Pathology during which she presented “Portal Vein Thrombosis, a retrospective study (2009), “Partial obstruction of the intestine secondary to ileal carcinoid tumour” (2009) and “Results of mass screening for colorectal cancer in the southern area of Gran Canaria” (2011).
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Cardiology Doctors

José Medina Gil

Hospital Vithas Santa Catalina

Expertise: Echocardiography – Stress echo – Ergometry – Cardiac rehabilitation – Haemodynamics at the Paediatric Cardiology Unit - Electrophysiology and arrhythmia at the Congenital Heart Disease Unit – Cardiac imaging

Languages: Spanish – English – Italian

Treatments: Executive or Sports Health Check

Dr. Medina is currently a specialist in cardiology at Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria (HUIGC) and at specialist outpatient centre CAE Prudencio Guzmán – both in Gran Canaria. Furthermore, he is in the process of finishing a PhD in Internal Medicine (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). During his medical training, he has attended numerous congresses and conferences, having participated as a speaker at the Regional Congress of Cardiology with studies such as “Atrial paralysis in patients with previous atrial fibrillation,” “Evolution of patients with atrial flutter who have undergone radiofrequency ablation” and “Coronarography and angioplasty via radial access: initial experience and learning curve at HUIGC.”
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Vascular Surgery Doctors

Pedro Airam Betancor Heredia

Hospital Perpetuo Socorro

Expertise: Angiology and Vascular Surgery – Open Surgery, endovascular and non-invasive vascular diagnosis via Doppler

Languages: English

Dr. Betancor works as a specialist in the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Unit at various hospitals and clinics, namely Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular-Materno Infantil de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Hospital Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Clínica Roca-Hospiten (San Agustín), at the medical speciality centre of Hospiten Vecindario and at Centro Integral Médico Especializado in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He obtained his degree in Medicine and Surgery from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 2006 and has attended numerous congresses and symposiums over the years, participating as a speaker on several occasions. Dr. Betancor is currently in the process of writing his PhD thesis in hospital management.
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