Its founder, Dr. Royo-Salvador, discovered a new disease, the Filum Disease, and how to diagnose and treat it. In order to spread their knowledge to the entire international scientific community, Dr. Royo and his team work incessantly in the development of their studies and publications. This allowed the Institut Chiari de Barcelona to be awarded the national and international R&D accreditation for research by ACIE since 2011.
The Institut Chiari de Barcelona is the only accredited and authorized centre for the application of an exclusive health method, the Filum System®. It consists of 16 protocols created for the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions related to the Filum Disease, to guarantee quality and excellence in medical and surgical practice.
The neurosurgeons at the Institut Chiari de Barcelona are experts in the conditions related to the Filum Disease, like Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I, Idiopathic Scoliosis and Idiopathic Syringomyelia, Basilar Invagination, Odontoid Retroflexion and Brainstem Kinking. They boast a solid education and an extensive professional experience acquired in different countries. In addition, they are fully qualified to perform a pioneering treatment based on more than 40 years of research and medical practice.
In 1975, Dr. Miguel B. Royo-Salvador (founder of the Institut Chiari de Barcelona) began his research, initially focussing on the cause of Idiopathic Syringomyelia, followed by the cause of Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I and later on by the one of Idiopathic Scoliosis and related conditions. The treatment that the Institut Chiari de Barcelona currently provides to patients is the result of more than four decades of extensive work carried out by Dr. Royo and his team.
The professionals of the Institut Chiari de Barcelona are professors at the Filum Academy. They provide highly specialized training to doctors and other health professionals interested in learning and obtaining accreditation for the application of the Filum System® method.
In the postoperative check-ups after the application of the Filum System® treatment, the Institut Chiari’s medical team observed the improvement of symptoms and signs in the majority of patients, with a general satisfaction index of 94.2%.
The multidisciplinary team at the Institut Chiari de Barcelona helps patients to get organized at distance, by providing a first preliminary review of their case and all the logistics information to travel to Barcelona. Furthermore, after the treatment, the Institut offers the medical team support with postoperative check-ups and complementary tests.
Due to its excellent results, the Institut Chiari de Barcelona receives patients from more than 76 countries. Therefore, the Institute relies on a multilingual and multidisciplinary team of people as mediators between doctors and patients, and as medical translators and interpreters in 16 languages.
At the Institut Chiari de Barcelona, the patient is the protagonist. Careful listening to and respecting his/her needs are core values of the service provided by the Institute. The medical consultations are personalized, with detailed explanations, extensive instrumental examinations and detailed periodic postsurgical check-ups.
The doctors at the Institut Chiari de Barcelona constantly adapt the Filum System® method to the needs of each patient, personalizing the treatments and the different types of surgical interventions. This way, thanks to the parallel evolution of clinical practice and research, the method can keep developing.
In addition to the Arnold Chiari Syndrome Type I, Idiopathic Syringomyelia and Idiopathic Scoliosis, the Institut Chiari de Barcelona treats all the associated conditions as well, such as disc herniations and protrusions, spinal canal stenosis, fibromyalgia and others.
The Filum System® method eliminates the cause of the Filum Disease and halts the progression of Arnold Chiari Syndrome Type I, Idiopathic Syringomyelia and Idiopathic Scoliosis (in addition to the other related conditions).
The method developed and applied by the Institut Chiari de Barcelona (Filum System®) applies minimally invasive surgical techniques through cutting-edge technologies and instrumentation. This allows reducing the mortality and serious complication rate to 0%. In addition, for the standard treatment, the surgical time has been reduced from 4 hours to 45 minutes, the hospitalisation from 1 week to 1 night, and anaesthesia from general to local in most procedures.
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