Dr. Pablo Clavel Laria | Valenia Health Services
Robotic surgery, neuronavigation and brain tumor surgery
Brief info

Neurosurgeon and Director of the Instituto Clavel. Specialist in general spine surgery, lumbar anterior approach, cervical microdiscectomy.

Neurosurgeon and director of the Instituto Clavel.

After several years working in both public and private hospitals, in 2011 dr. Clavel decided to launch the Instituto Clavel, which has become a renowned center for spine surgery. His main motivation was the desire to create a high-quality professional project that would provide my patients with the best medical care.

Since then, dr. Clavel have been able to work alonside a united team of highly qualified professionals, always focused on finding the best solutions for spinal and skull pathologies, in which they are specialists. One of the values that defines them is how they treat the patient, which they consider fundamental in their profession.

The Instituto Clavel has also allowed him to create the Fundación Clavel, a project that fulfills the desire to bring help to those who need it most. They carry out frequent missions to developing countries like Ethiopia, and among the goals is to train doctors in those countries so they can do spinal and brain operations on their own.


  • Surgeon in the Spine Unit, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona (2005-2011)
  • Attending physician and Surgeon, in the Skull Base Unit, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona (2003- 2007)
  • Attending physician,  Hospital Mutua de Terrassa (2002-2003)
  • Attending physician, Hospital Can Ruti, Badalona (2001-2002)


  • Residency in Neurosurgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona (2000)
  • Degree in Medicine, University of Barcelona (1993)
  • USMLE (United States Medical Licensure Examination) parts I & II: examination required for residency in US hospitals (1993)

Pathologies treated

  • Degenerative pathology of the cervical and lumbar spine:

Herniated disc, degenerative disc disease

  • Cervical and lumbar pain
  • Tumors of the medulla and spine
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Brain tumors
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

Other Academic, Scientific, and Professional activity

  • Research and training fellowships in various hospitals and universities in the USA and Europe, including: Emory University, Atlanta; University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma; University of California, San Diego California, and the University of Padova, Italy.
  • President, Fundación Clavel – humanitarian foundation for neurosurgery in Sub-Saharan African nations.