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About me

Doctor Ramón Cantero is a Graduate in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Specialist in General and Digestive System Surgery.

During his professional career he has introduced numerous innovative techniques in the field of coloproctology and is the Spanish doctor with most experience in minimally invasive transanal endoscopic surgery through single-port device. In this sense he is notable for being a pioneer at an international level in this type of single-port surgery for the treatment of rectum injuries, a procedure which he implemented in 2009 at the Infanta Sofía Hospital, and in 2013 at La Paz University Hospital.

Another notable technique in which he has also been a pioneer, is the treatment of haemorrhoids through Doppler guided haemmorrhoidal dearterialisation.

His training has included several stays abroad in centres such as the Coloproctology Department of the Academical Hospital Maastricht; the Coloproctology Department of Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Florida; and the Colorectal Surgery Department of Barnes Hospital at the University of Washington.

He has carried out research work in different fields such as carcinogenesis (colorectal and anal cancer), laparoscopic surgery, and especially in the area of proctology (faecal incontinence, minimally invasive treatment of anal fistula, pelvic floor and study of quality of life after haemmorrhoid surgery).

He currently leads two lines of research on colorectal surgery. The first of these is based on the isolation and cultivation of stem cells, both in colon and rectal cancer, in order to obtain therapies that are personalised for patients. In this way, each patient will respond to a specific chemotherapy. The second deals with the use of immunotherapy pharmaceuticals in order to investigate whether they can block the creation of hepatic metastasis in colorectal cancer.

From a clinical point of view, he has published Works on the prevention of surgical wounds with negative pressure therapy, and currently participates in studies with stem cells for the treatment of anal fistula in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and research on the influence of vitamin D on colorectal cancer as a preventive factor.

He collaborates as a proofreader of scientific publications at an international level (British Journal of Surgery, Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology and Techniques in Coloproctology) and a national level (Cirugía Española and the Agencia Laín Entralgo (Healthcare Technology Evaluation Unit).

Curriculum Vitae

Training, Degrees and Honours

  • Graduate in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1991)
  • Doctor of Medicine with an Extraordinary Prize, Complutense University of Madrid (1997)
  • Specialist in General and Digestive System Surgery as a Resident Medical Intern, San Carlos Hospital Clinic (1993-1997)
  • Stay at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts (1995)
  • Stay at the Academical Hospital Maastricht, Coloproctology Department (1997)
  • Stay at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Florida (1998)
  • Stay at the department of Colorectal Surgery of Barnes Hospital of the University of Washington (1998)
  • Accredited by the European Board of Surgery-Coloproctology (EBSQ-c)

Professional Career

  • 2013 – present, La Paz University Hospital
  • 2008 – 2013, Infanta Sofía University Hospital
  • 1993 – 2008, San Carlos Hospital Clinic


  • 2014- present Associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid
  • 2001 – 2008, Associate professor at the Complutense University of Madrid

Publications, conferences and seminars

  • Author of 70 National and international publications
  • Author of over 200 lectures at National and International Conferences
  • Over 30 speeches by invitation at National and International Conferences
  • Proofreader of scientific publications at an international level (British Journal of Surgery, Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology Techniques in Coloproctology)
  • National scientific publications (Cirugía Española, Agencial Laín Entralgo-Unidad de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias)

Belongs to

  • American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • Spanish Association of Surgeons
  • Spanish Coloproctology Association
  • Spanish Pelvic Floor Group (secretary)

R&D Projects

Doctor Cantero is currently carrying out two lines of research:

  • Isolation and cultivation of stem cells in colon and rectal cancer in order to obtain personalised therapy in each patient.
  • Immunotherapy pharmaceuticals to block hepatic metastasis in colorectal cancer.


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