Sexual Medicine, Fertility, Urology and Andrology in Seville and Canary Isl.
Doctor-Natalio-Cruz

dr. natalio cruz

Head of the Andromedi Andrological Service

Natalio Cruz is a recipient of the Extraordinary Bachelor’s Degree Award from the University of Córdoba, a Specialist in Urology with his MIR Training done at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville, and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Seville.

He has over 20 years of experience in Urology, Andrology, Genital Reconstructive Surgery, and Sexual Medicine. Since 1992, he has focused more on these domains, having acquired expert training at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid, the Puigvert Foundation in Barcelona and Boston University Medical Center (USA) among others. . Until 2016, he served as the Head of the Andrology Unit at the Urology Department of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital. A position he left to focus on his work in the private domain which included being the Head of Andrology at the NISA Sevilla Aljarafe Hospital and other Reproduction Units. In addition to serving as Head of the Andrology Service of Clínica de Fátima, some of his other notable roles include; National Andrology Coordinator of the Spanish Association of Urology (AEU) between 2012-2016, former Secretary-General of the ESSM (European Society for Sexual Medicine) and member of several International Committees of Sexual Medicine such as the Educational Committee of the European Society and the International Society for Sexual Medicine. He has also maintained continuous scientific, teaching, and research activity.

Extended curriculum

Education

Natalio Cruz studied Medicine and Surgery at the University of Cordoba, where he graduated in 1985. He was an intern student of Surgery at the Reina Sofía Hospital in Córdoba between 1983 and 84, and an internal student by the opposition in the Chair of Psychiatry from 1984 to 1985.

- Bachelor thesis with which he also earned the Extraordinary Degree Award from the University of Córdoba in 1986.

- Specialist in Urology through MIR Training at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville in 1992.

- Degree in Doctor of Medicine from the University of Seville through a doctoral thesis (Cum Laude qualification) in 1995.

- Assistant doctor of the Andrology Unit of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital since 1992.

- Trained in Pediatric Urology at La Paz Children's Hospital in Madrid in 1992.

- Trained in Andrology by Rotation at the Puigvert Foundation in Barcelona in 1998.

- Trained in Microsurgery in Infertility and Erectile Dysfunction at the Center for Sexual Medicine with Prof. Dr Irwin Goldstein. Boston University Medical Center.

- Trained in Laparoscopy in Urology Department of Urology. Boston University Medical Center. Boston (USA). 2003.

Assistance Activity

- Urologist. Assistant doctor of the Andrology Unit at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital since 1992.

- Head of the Andrology Unit in the Urology Department of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital since 2004

- Head of Andrology in different Reproduction Units: Ginemed, Masvida (formerly CEHISPRA), etc. since its foundation.

- Head of the Andrology Service at Clínica de Fátima.

- Head of Andrology at the NISA Sevilla Aljarafe Hospital

- More than 20 years of experience in Andrology, Genital Reconstructive Surgery and Sexual Medicine

Scientific Activity

- Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Association of Andrology (ASESA) for 8 years.

- National Andrology Coordinator of the Spanish Association of Urology (AEU) 2012-2016.

- Former Secretary-General of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (Executive Committee, European Society for Sexual Medicine, ESSM).

- Member of the European Educational Committee of the European Society of Sexual Medicine (Educational Committee, European Society for Sexual Medicine, ESSM).

- President of the Scientific Committee of the National Congress of ASESA in La Coruña.

- Participant as Speaker in more than 200 national and international events, conferences, round tables, and conferences.

- Author or co-author of multiple scientific publications.

- Author of the first Treaty of Andrology and Sexual Medicine, published in 2012.


He is a reviewer of international scientific journals:

- Journal of Sexual Medicine.

- Urologia Internationalis.

- Andrology.


Member of the following scientific societies:

- International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM).

- European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM).

- European Urological Association (EAU).

- Spanish Association of Urology.

- Spanish Association of Andrology and Sexual Medicine (ASESA in Spanish).

- Andalusian Association of Urology (AAU).

Research activity

- Member of the Ethical Committee of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital for 8 years.

- A leading researcher in more than 30 multicentre research projects and international clinical trials.

- University Expert’s Degree in Clinical Trials from the University of Seville.

Teaching Experience

- Professor of 2 University Masters from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Seville.

- Professor in numerous doctorate and postgraduate courses.

- Member of doctoral theses evaluation boards.

- Organizer and director of the Spanish Association of Urology’s Training Courses.

- Organizer and director of Dispute and Development courses in Andrology (CDC).

- Professor in the preparatory courses for obtaining the “FELLOW OF THE EUROPEAN BOARD OF SEXUAL MEDICINE” granted by the European Multidisciplinary Committee for Sexual Medicine.



This consultation work would not be possible without a coordinating multidisciplinary team composed of professionals from very different areas and specialties.

Assisted reproduction

We work in collaboration with different Clinics and Assisted Reproduction Centers, such as GINEMED or MASVIDA, where procedures related to Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, ICSI, Optical Magnification, Vitrification, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), etc. are carried out. Sometimes, these clinics serve as the locations where sperm extraction procedures, testicular biopsies and cryopreservation (freezing) of samples are performed.

Radiology

We have the support of radiological centers and image tests such as the facilities of the Private Medical Clinic of Colón15 in Seville, the NISA Sevilla Aljarafe Hospital, CEMEDI, Resolana or the Medical Imaging Cabinet, where we perform ultrasound scans, testicular and penile Doppler, X-rays, CT, Resonances, etc.

Surgery

Surgical procedures can be performed, depending on the equipment needed, patient preferences and availability of operating rooms in the different clinics of our city. Examples are the operating rooms of the Colón15 Clinic, Infanta Luisa, Hospital NISA Sevilla Aljarafe, etc.

Anestesiology

We have a large team of highly-qualified and effective anesthetists, specially trained in non-invasive techniques such as sedation, analgesia, general, regional, and spinal blockages, laryngeal mask, etc. All these techniques ensure the absence of pain during the procedure with maximum safety for the patient, as well as minimal risks and complications.

Laboratory

The Clinical Analysis and Microbiology laboratories of both the Echevarne and the NISA Sevilla Aljarafe Hospital enable us to obtain quick results in most of the necessary procedures. Thanks to the consultation laboratories with training studies, specialized in Semen Analysis (seminogram), we also have REM, DNA fragmentation, etc. at our disposal, as well as sophisticated study tests like Genetic Studies, Karyotyping, Meiosis Study, FISH, Y Microdeletions, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.

Psicology

In addition to the personal care provided in the consultation, we connect our patients with a preselected team of trusted psychologists, sexologists, or therapists whenever required. We know how difficult choosing a professional can be when you have such a problem, and we try to link each case to the perfect person, seeking maximum empathy based on experience and results with other patients.

Other professionals

We always remember the important role played by professionals with less obvious but equally important work in our practice such as Nurses (ATS), physiotherapists, teams of administrative assistants, computer specialists, etc. Medical consultation would be impossible without their work.

Dra. Blanca Madurga

Dra. Blanca Madurga

Functional, Feminine and Urodynamic Urology
DR. J. MANUEL JIMÉNEZ

DR. J. MANUEL JIMÉNEZ

Doctor specializing in Reproduction and Fertility
Dr. Pablo Gilabert

Dr. Pablo Gilabert

Doctor specializing in Urological and Pediatric Anesthesiology
DR. JAIME BACHILLER

DR. JAIME BACHILLER

Doctor specializing in Prostatic Surgery
DR. GIULIO GARAFFA

DR. GIULIO GARAFFA

Doctor specializing in Penile Surgery
DR. FRANCISCO CABELLO

DR. FRANCISCO CABELLO

Psicologist y Sexology expert
DRA. ELENA MARTÍNEZ VALLE

DRA. ELENA MARTÍNEZ VALLE

Doctor specializing in Male Cosmetic Surgery
FRANCISCO BARCIA

FRANCISCO BARCIA

Nurse specializing in Urology and Andrology
ELENA MARISCAL

ELENA MARISCAL

Nurse specializing in Urology and Andrology
ALICIA VILLEGAS

ALICIA VILLEGAS

Customer care - Reception

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