Imagen Dr. Víctor Valentí Azcárate, Departamento de Cirugía General y Digestiva

meet Dr. Víctor Valentí Azcárate

General and Digestive Surgery Specialist
Codirector of the Obesity Area
Area of Expertise: Obesity Surgery

training andProfessional Career

Graduated (2000) and was awarded his doctorate (2006) in Medicine from the University of Navarra.

He worked as a Clinical Fellow in Gastroesophageal Surgery at Ealing and St Mary ́s Hospital, Imperial College of London, January-December 2007. 

He was a Visiting Observer Surgery in the Foregut Department of the University Hospital of Southern California, Los Angeles in June 2008.

He was also a Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Clinical Fellow at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College of London, January-February, 2012.

Since 2006, he has worked as a specialist in the General and Digestive Surgery Department at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

Research Areas:
  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Oncological Surgery
  • Benign Oesophageal Pathologies: gastroesophageal reflux and Barrett's oesophagus

  • Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – clinical and experimental research
  • Esophagogastric Oncological Surgery
  • Esophagogastric Benign Pathologies
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

La Clínica está acreditada como Centro de Excelencia por la Federación Internacional para la Cirugía Bariátrica, institución de mayor prestigio mundial en esta área. Miguel Ángel y Blanca fueron intervenidos de cirugía de la obesidad en la Clínica Universidad de Navarra y cuentan cómo les ha cambiado la vida desde entonces.


As an educator

Surgery Professor at the University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine Research

As a researcher

He has written or collaborated in the publication of over 50 scientific articles in specialised magazines and book chapters.

To date, he has given 75 presentations and videoconferences at national and international meetings relating to his speciality.

In 2012, he received a grant from the Spanish Association of Surgeons for Surgery (AEC)  In 2013, he was awarded a Scholarship Award by the International Federation of Specialists Surgical Obesity (IFSO)

  • Spanish Association of Surgeons (AEC)
  • Spanish Association of Obesity Surgery (SECO)
  • International Federation of Surgical Obesity (IFSO)
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland 
  • Speaker for the Obesity Surgery Section of the Spanish Association of Surgeons 

Patients who undergo the operation are generally satisfied by the many health benefits it offers and the improvements in their quality of life".



The Clínica is the spanish private hospital with the greatest technological equipment in one single center.

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