• 19 JUN 19
    The most frequent health risks in summer and how to prevent them

    The most frequent health risks in summer and how to prevent them

    Summer and good weather arrive … and also holidays for many people! In these months you take advantage of more free time to go to the beach, spend more time outdoors, etc… However, arrival of high temperatures, intense sun, and use of air conditioning devices, swimming pools, etc… can also pose certain risks to our health if we do not take some precautions.

    In this article we remember what are some of the most common risks to our health at this time and what precautions we can take to prevent and avoid them.


    If we find ourselves in warm areas during the summer, as for example on the Costa del Sol, temperatures during the day can be very high, worsening the thermal sensation due to humidity, and prolonged exposure to the sun, especially in those more vulnerable people such as the elderly, children, the chronically ill, etc., and especially if we are not used to it. In these circumstances suffer a heat stroke can become one of the largest and most dangerous risks to our health.

    To avoid this, the most important thing is to stay well hydrated throughout the day, as well as avoid prolonged exposure to the sun or in places where heat accumulates, especially during the middle of the day.

    Here you will find more information on how to prevent heat stroke.

    Risks to our skin due to overexposure to the sun

    Overexposure of our skin to intense sun for long periods can have very serious consequences for our health. Not only can it cause annoying skin burns, but it can also cause, in the medium and long term, the appearance of problems as serious as skin cancer.

    Therefore, it is really important to take the necessary precautions to prevent it, such as not exposing ourselves too much time directly to the sun, always using adequate sun protection and avoiding, as far as possible, exposing ourselves in the central hours of the day, when the sun is more intense.

    And we must not forget that we must take precautions, not only when we are on the beach, but also when we do any other outdoor activity or sport if we are exposed to the sun during it.

    In this other article you will find more information about how to prevent skin cancer.

    Risks to our eyes: sun, swimming pools, air conditioning…

    Most people are aware that sun exposure is a risk to our skin, but it is easy to forget that our eyes are even more vulnerable, so we must not forget to protect them properly.

    In addition, in these hot days we find other risks to our eyes, such as eye dryness or dry eye, which can be caused by dry indoor environments due to the use of air conditioning or direct exposure of our eyes to the current of air of these devices. We must also be careful when bathing and diving in pools, beaches, rivers, etc… since chlorine, sea salt or other germs can cause irritation, redness and even infections in our eyes.

    In the following article you will find more tips to protect our eye health in summer.

    Mosquito bites (especially the ‘tiger’ mosquito)

    On these dates it is common the appearance of large numbers of mosquitoes in warm areas. However, in recent years, the presence of the “tiger” mosquito has increased in the Mediterranean area, a more common species in tropical areas, larger than the common mosquito, with black and yellow stripes on its legs, and whose bite causes greater reactions than those of other mosquito species.

    The greatest risks of the tiger mosquito bite are, on the one hand, that if we are allergic it can provoke reactions like generalized urticaria or even anaphylactic shock; on the other hand, that this mosquito species can transmit tropical diseases such as Dengue or Zika. Here you will find more information on how to deal with the tiger mosquito.

    Finally, in this other article we give you some tips to prevent and treat mosquito bites.

    Emergency medical assistance available 24 hours a day

    Finally, remember that if during your stay in the Costa del Sol you need medical assistance, at Vithas Xanit International Hospital we also have an emergency service available 24 hours a day.

Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

I really appreciate and thank all the staff at Vithas Xanit International Hospital.  They certainly helped to make my stay in hospital more relaxing, and less painful than usual, in spite of my illness. I feel that I have just come out of a charming small hotel rather than a large hospital.


Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.