Hospital San Roque Maspalomas

Las Palmas, Spain

Las Palmas, Spain



Hospital San Roque Maspalomas forms part of the Hospitales San Roque Group, which was founded in 1920. The groups has 2 additional branches located in the Canary Islands - Hospital San Roque Las Palmas and Diagnostic Center Lanzarote.

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas is 25,000m2 in size, provides 24 hours emergency care with 18 emergency units, and is equipped with 6 operating theaters, 8 special unit beds, 149 hospital beds, and 10 hemodialysis units.

The hospital has a variety of departments, which include plastic and cosmetic surgery, reproductive medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, gynecology, urology, general surgery, bariatric surgery, and orthopedic medicine.

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas is experienced in treating both national and international patients, with almost 15,000 international patients being treated at the hospital in the last 2 years. The hospital provides different types of patient rooms which includes double standard superior rooms, high-standard rooms, junior suites, and royal suites. Each of the different room types includes air conditioning, a bathroom with a shower, a reclining armchair, international TV channels, as well as a private telephone with an outside line, WiFi connection, and special dietary requests are accepted.


Hospital San Roque Maspalomas is located 37 km away from Gran Canaria Airport, which can be reached by car or by bus, in the main tourist area Maspalomas-Meloneras, very close to the Dunes of Maspalomas Nature Preserve.

The Botanical Park of Maspalomas is located 4 km away from the hospital and Playa De San Augustin beach is also located nearby, just 8 km away.

Palmitos Park, a popular attraction, is a park which is 49 acres in size and has botanical gardens with a butterfly house and has live dolphin shows, is located 12 km away from the hospital.


ISO 9001

Languages spoken

Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish


Online doctor consultation
Interpreter services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Foreign currency exchange office
Religious facilities
Mobility accessible rooms


68 procedures across 14 specialties


(3 procedures)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy
See 2 types of Cholecystectomy:
Open Cholecystectomy
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy
See 2 types of Colonoscopy:
Colonoscopy with Biopsy


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  • A gastroscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a specialist uses a small camera to view the digestive tract (the gullet, stomach and duodenum). The camera (gastroscope) is a narrow flexible fibre-optic tube which is inserted through the mouth or nose.

  • 1 - 2 days

>General Surgery

(3 procedures)

Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

  • Learn more about Hernia Repair
See 2 types of Hernia Repair:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Surgery

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

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  • A mastectomy is performed to treat or prevent breast cancer, by surgically removing one or both breasts.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients will need at least one follow up appointment after surgery to have the surgical drains removed.

  • Learn more about Mastectomy


(14 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

  • Learn more about Cataract Surgery
See 2 types of Cataract Surgery:
Cataract Surgery with Monofocal Lens Implant
Cataract Surgery with Multifocal Lens Implant

Chalazion Treatment

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Corneal Cross-linking (CXL)

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  • Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a procedure performed to treat patients with keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes the cornea to weaken and become thinner, and the shape of the cornea may also change as it pushes forward, becoming somewhat cone-shaped. The disease can cause problems with vision, such as astigmatism.

  • 2 - 8 days

    Patients usually need to attend a follow-up appointment one week after the surgery.

  • Learn more about Corneal Cross-linking (CXL)


(3 procedures)


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  • A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus (womb). It is performed to treat a variety of different conditions, heavy periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids (benign tumors), endometriosis, and chronic pelvic pain. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed in women above the age of 40.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    Patients will likely need several weeks before they are fit to travel following a hysterectomy.

  • Learn more about Hysterectomy
See 1 type of Hysterectomy procedures:
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Ovarian Cyst Removal

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  • Ovarian cyst removal is a surgical procedure performed to remove large, cancerous or painful cysts from the ovaries. An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that can form on the ovaries.

  • Learn more about Ovarian Cyst Removal

Ovarian Tumor Removal

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(2 procedures)

Cardiology Consultation

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Coronary Angioplasty

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See 1 type of Coronary Angioplasty procedures:
Bare Metal Stents (BMS)

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(7 procedures)


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Decortication of Vocal Cords

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(9 procedures)

Bunion Surgery

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  • Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed to re-align a deformed joint which has formed in the foot. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe which causes the bone and tissue located around the joint to become misaligned and to stick out.

  • 2 weeks
  • Learn more about Bunion Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

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  • Carpal tunnel surgery, which may also be referred to as carpal tunnel release, is a procedure performed to relieve pain and symptoms caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which causes numbness and tingling in the hands or arms. The condition occurs when the nerve in the hand becomes compressed.

  • 1 weeks

    Patients may require a follow-up appointment to get stitches removed. If patients need to fly sooner, this should be discussed with the surgeon.

  • Learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Hip Replacement

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  • A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

    Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Hip Replacement

>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(13 procedures)

Breast Implants

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  • In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.

  • Learn more about Breast Implants

Breast Lift

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  • A breast lift procedure, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift and tighten sagging breasts (also called breast ptosis). The surgery is generally sought after by women have gone through pregnancy, have had breast implants removed, or have lost a lot of weight, which has resulted in the sagging of the breasts.

  • 1 weeks

    The surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days before travelling.

  • Learn more about Breast Lift

Breast Reduction

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  • A breast reduction procedure, also referred to as a mammoplasty, involves surgically removing fat and glandular tissue from the breast, to reduce the size and reshape the breast.

  • 1 weeks

    The plastic surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days for healing to begin, but it can vary for each case.

  • Learn more about Breast Reduction

>Spinal Surgery

(4 procedures)


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  • A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pressure from the spinal cord. The surgery involves removing part of the lamina, which is a vertebral bone, and in some cases part of the ligament. Part of the bone or ligaments can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which causes weakness and numbness in the arms and legs.

  • 2 weeks

    Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.

  • Learn more about Laminectomy

Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment

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  • Spinal discs are connected to the vertebrae in the spine, separating each of the vertebrae and acting as a cushion to absorb shock and protect the vertebrae and nerves. The discs have a soft interior filled with a gel-like fluid, which is covered with a harder exterior. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, occurs when the disc's exterior becomes damaged which enables the soft interior to push its way out of the disc. This applies pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which can cause pain in the back, neck, legs, arms, or buttocks.

  • Learn more about Spinal Disc Herniation Treatment

Spinal Fusion Surgery

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  • Spinal fusion surgery is performed to prevent friction between 2 or more vertebrae, by fusing them together with a bone graft or synthetic material. By preventing friction between the vertebrae, it can relieve back pain and pressure put on surrounding nerves.

  • 5 - 8 days
  • Learn more about Spinal Fusion Surgery


(5 procedures)

Hydrocele Testis Treatment

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  • A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure which involves removing all or part of the prostate gland. The surgery is performed to treat prostate cancer or to treat conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis, which affect the urinary system.

  • 1 - 3 weeks
  • Learn more about Prostatectomy

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

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>Vascular Medicine

(2 procedures)

Femoral Artery Bypass Surgery

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Stent Insertion

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>Bariatric Surgery

(1 procedure)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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(1 procedure)

Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

  • Learn more about Breast Cancer Treatment

>Reproductive Medicine

(1 procedure)

Artificial Insemination

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  • Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.

  • 5 - 7 days
  • Learn more about Artificial Insemination

More about available treatments at Hospital San Roque Maspalomas

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas has a variety of deparments which includes which includes plastic and cosmetic surgery, reproductive medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, gynecology, urology, general surgery, bariatric surgery, and orthopedic medicine.

The hospital uses some of the latest technologies and techniques such as Intracel technology which is a new technology used for facial rejuvenation, Vistabel, Botox, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Biostimulation, fractional laser treatments which use CO2 lasers, radiofrequency, Fresenius Medical Care (4008 Hemodialysis Machine S), and Helixona (Model FX class).

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas is specialized in performing 3D laparoscopy procedures, which is a minimally invasive alternative to performing open surgery, allowing the surgeon to insert instruments through small incisions using a camera to guide them and make repairs of internal organs.



Dr. Pedro Betancor Leon, a renowned doctor both nationally and internationally, is the medical director of the hospital. The hospital provides regular training for their staff, to ensure that they are up to date with the latest techniques and technologies.

Hospital San Roque Maspalomas is also a center of research, currently conducting research in the fields of nuclear medicine, traumatology, cardiology, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Pedro Betancor Leon

  • Specializes in internal medicine
  • Graduated from Cadiz University with his medical degree
  • Completed his studies of internal medicine at Hospital Gregorio Maranon, in Madrid
  • Medical director of Hospital San Roque Maspalomas
  • Founder of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Former lecturer at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Professor at University of Oviedo
  • In 2010, awarded the Golden Medal Prize
  • Named Honorary Citizen of the island of Gran Canaria
Internal Medicine

Dr. José Antonio Ramírez Felipe

  • Specializes in general and gastrointestinal surgery
  • Graduated from the University of La Laguna in Spain in 1974
  • Head of the general and gastrointestinal department at Hospital San Roque Maspalomas since 2013
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Obesity Surgery (SECO), the Spanish Association of Surgery, and the Canarian Society of Surgery
  • Has attended a variety of national congresses and conferences related to his specialty
  • Has also worked as a university professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Dr. Cristina Matos Mascareno

  • Specializes in orthopedic and trauma surgery
  • Head of the orthopedic and trauma department at the hospital


  • Overall satisfaction


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  • Disappointing
    Patient name hidden Spain Orthopedics Consultation

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    April 2017

    The actual appointment was very good but the follow up was awful. I had a wrong diagnosis then a very different one to what I expected. I am still waiting for my information to be returned.

    Patient name hidden Spain Orthopedics Consultation
  • A good experience overall
    Lena and Jan-Erik Sweden Plastic Surgery Consultation

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    March 2016

    We didn't do the surgery because the hospital has still not present a English version of "Blefaroplastia" .
    We have been promised this several times but nothing happens.

    Lena & Jan-Erik Hegårdh

    Lena and Jan-Erik , Sweden Plastic Surgery Consultation