The Dra. Beatriz Pérez González is a leading specialist in gynecology, reproduction and obstetrics in Barcelona. It has 25 years dedicated to the health of women, 12,000 patients and more than 3,000 deliveries and surgical interventions guarantee it. It offers its patients a quality medicine, which is only achieved with training, rigor and applying the most advanced medical protocols. It also recognizes his extensive experience in the use of laparoscopy (non-invasive surgery) in the field of gynecological surgery. It is also a pioneer in the surgical practice of the sentinel lymph node.
"I like to make gynecological visits that go beyond the review related to the female reproductive system," he explains.. "In many cases, I am the only specialist that women visit on a regular basis throughout their lives. This gives me the valuable opportunity to detect many health problems, treat them on time and / or refer them to other professionals. "
In addition, the Dra. belongs to the Weekly Breast Cancer Committee of the Corachán Clinic and offers personalized attention where respect, trust and professional ethics predominate. Ginecología Doctoras Pérez offers its patients a magnificent space equipped with all the technological means, measures for the disabled (accesses and bathrooms), with well-maintained waiting rooms, very well connected and with wide visiting hours (from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ). The Dra. She is also a specialist in the control of pregnancy and childbirth, breast cancer, laparoscopic surgery, urinary incontinence and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).. We talk to her to discover some characteristics of this disease:
- 99.9% of cervical cancers are produced by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) .
-HPV is transmitted through sexual contact and affects the genital or anal area. It is spread by rubbing, that is, by contact with mucous membranes.
-It is very easy to transmit: it is estimated that four out of five people will contract it at some point in their lives.
-Because the HPV , in general, does not produce symptoms, you can acquire the virus and transmit it to the couple without knowing it. It affects both men and women, but in women it is more serious. It is estimated that the average time between the spread of the virus and the evolution to cancer is 5 to 8 years if it is not diagnosed and treated.
-In women, the way to detect the precancerous process caused by HPV is cytology ( Papanicolaou ). That is why it is advisable to perform the test at least every 2 years.
-Although the use of condoms does not protect completely, it should be used whenever the penis is inside the vagina so that the risk of infection is almost non-existent.
-The vaccine prevents the spread of the most frequent strains.
-Although you already have the virus, women should be vaccinated equally since the vaccine helps to eliminate it. If it does not eliminate it, it stops infecting, and if there is a precancerous lesion, it does not progress.
-The men can also benefit from the vaccine to avoid genital warts (very frequent and difficult to treat) and not to transmit the papillomavirus to their partners.
The Dra. Pérez is convinced that prevention is the fundamental tool in the fight against cervical cancer. For this reason, he recommends going to the gynecologist in a routine way and getting vaccinated.