Dr. Delgado Diaz wins the European Awards in Medicine ’19

The doctor, specialized in proctology, focuses on the importance of food in order to best address the problems of the digestive system. She is currently head of the team at the Hospital Quirón Ruber San Camilo in Madrid.

She received her doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and specialized in General and Digestive System Surgery at the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid. He also excels in thyroid gland surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a technique for approaching the inside of the abdomen with minimal incisions. This operation offers great advantages for both doctors and patients, since the surgeon can operate with good vision and safety and, in turn, the patient feels less pain and will have a better recovery. Laparoscopy is especially indicated for gallbladder, reflux, colon and rectal surgery.


The doctor also performs hemorrhoidectomy with diode laser. It is an effective and complete technique that can be performed under sedation with local infiltration or regional anesthesia. It is usually used in those patients in whom neither dietary measures nor other medical treatments have worked.

Food intolerances

Dr. Delgado’s latest studies focus on the analysis of food intolerances and their influence on the development of digestive diseases or lesions in the ano-rectal canal. “Patients are often misdiagnosed with problems such as irritable bowel disease, hiatal hernia, gastritis caused by helicobacter bacteria, fibromyalgia, gynecological candidiasis, tension headaches,” explains the doctor. In these cases, patients undergo treatments that do not solve their problems, and even worsen them, because the symptom or complication is treated and the cause of the problem is not sought.

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The most common symptoms are gas, bloating and abdominal noises, heartburn, constipation and diarrhea… they are often hereditary and in many cases associated with autoimmune diseases, such as hypothyroidism. The diagnosis of the foods causing the malabsorption or intolerance allows the appropriate treatment to be indicated with excellent results. Even in patients who inevitably require surgery, food control helps to achieve excellent immediate and long-term results.

In addition to all the experience Dr. Delgado Díaz has, there is her contribution to teaching and her work as a surgeon in the jungle of Guatemala, developing health education programs in surgery, gynecology and obstetrics in the Mayan population.