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Welcome to Istituto Auxologico Italiano!

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Milan, Italy

With more than 55 years of research and treatment activity, the Istituto Auxologico Italiano is one of the top and widespread facilities in Italyofferinginnovative surgeries and advancedrehabilitation for international patients and Italians alike. Certified research Institute Italy Milan

The collaboration with international hospitals and research centers worldwide has pushed the Auxologic Institute at the forefront of health care in Italy and Europe.

Our History:
over 55 years of activity and 10 specialty facilities

Research focused:
the level of health care is enhanced by the research we perform

Real experience:
our numbers are transparent and available

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The satisfaction of our patients is important!

We are a patient-centric organization.

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Treatments at Istituto Auxologico Italiano

Advanced Innovative Treatments for Chronic Diseases in ItalyFocusing on:

  • research
  • prevention
  • diagnosis
  • treatment
  • rehabilitation

of:         

  • cardiovascular
  • neurological
  • endocrine
  • metabolic
  • immunological diseases

The Italian institute is also performing top procedures, using:

  • open surgery
  • minimally invasive surgery
  • robotic surgery.

Genetics of cardiovascular, neurological and endocrine diseases are among the treatment fields of the top health centers in Italy, under the common goal of excellence of the Italian Institute for Auxology, as well as prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of rare genetic diseases and chromosomal alterations.

Treatments in Italy:

Cardiology

Neurology

Endocrinology

Metabolic Disorders

Orthopedics

Traumatology

Ophthalmology

Urology

General Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Angiology Surgery

Neurological Rehabilitation

Cardio-Rehabilitation

Geriatrics Medicine

Anti Aging

Geriatrics Rehabilitation

Cardiovascular Medicine

Obesity Rehabilitation

Complex Diagnostics

Health Check-up


Top Research and Treatment Center in Italy

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Combining Scientific Research
&
Caring For The Patient

Nowadays, it is impossible to separate patient care from the diseases causes research and the effective methods of diagnosis and therapies. Diseases and illnesses are becoming more complex and depend upon many factors like genetic, environmental, and behavioral.

Istituto Auxologico Italiano is among the few such research centers where the study of the complexity of diseases is being carried out with excellence, supported by the Italian Ministry of Health.

Research Areas

Research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of:

  • Endocrine Metabolic Diseases
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Neurological Diseases

Top Cardiac Surgeons in Italy

Istituto Auxologico Italiano approaches these illnesses by multi-disciplinary and integrated medicine, thanks to its contributions from basic and applied experimental research specialized laboratories:

  • Genetic, molecular and cellular research
  • Sophisticated biomedical equipment for illness prevention and diagnosis
  • Modern hospital facilities for treating the acute and rehabilitation phases.

Diseases in focus:

  • Cardiovascular diseases (Heart attack, stroke, cadiac disorders, arrhythmias, hypertension, artherosclerosis, peripheral arterial diseases)

  • Neurological diseases (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -ALS, Parkinson, Alzheimer, Multiple Sclerosis, Vascular Dementia)

  • Endocrine & metabolic diseases (Diabetes, Severe Obesity, Pituitary and Adrenal disorders, Diseases of the Thyroid, Osteoporosis, Growth Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia)

  • Autoimmune Diseases (Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Phospholipid Antibody syndromes, Systemic Sclerosis)

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  • Genetic Diseases (Mental Retardation, Down syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Genetic Cardiac arrhythmias)

  • Aging Diseases (Atherothrombotic, neurodegenerative, immunological, respiratory, urological, osteoarticular, diabetes and its complications, frailty syndrome in the elderly.)

  • Rehabilitation therapies in the neurological, cardiovascular, orthopedic, nutritional and respiratory fields.

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Auxologic Hospitals:

  • San Luca Hospital
  • San Michele Hospital
  • Capitanio surgery and neuro-rehabilitation center
  • Ageing research and treatment center
  • San Carlo diagnostic and research center
  • Meda diagnostic and research center
  • Pioltello diagnostic center
  • Biomedical and technology reasearch center
  • San Giuseppe Hospital
  • Villa Caramora diagnostic and research center

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San Luca Hospital - Milan

Top Hospital in Italy - San Luca Center

Since its establishment in 1990, the teaching hospital has been in collaboration with the top medical Universities of Milan.

Hospital focus:
Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrine-Metabolic diseases and Immunology.

Medical care units:
Coronary Care Unit and Stroke Unit, Cardiac interventional room and cardiac rehabilitation Unit and a wide spectrum of outpatient services.

  • European Hypertension Excellence Centre.
  • Dino Ferrari Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases.
  • Emergency for cardiac and neurological diseases.
  • Cardiac interventional room.
  • Stroke Unit performing thrombolysis procedures.
  • 3 tesla
  • High capacity MRI for neuroimaging and spectrography.

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San Michele Hospital - Milan

Top Treatment and research Center Italy Milan San Michele

The top care hospital has been established in 1970 and it is now a day Hospital and Outpatient Clinic for different medical specialities.

Hospital focus:

  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment technologies.
  • Management and treatment of Diabetes
  • Severe Obesity
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone diseases.
  • Health Check-up
  • Therapies for adult and child obesity.
  • High capacity MRI.

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Capitanio surgery and neuro-rehabilitation center - Milan

Capitanio Neuro Rehabilitation Center Milan Italy

Founded in 1950, the hospital is comprised of two units:

The surgery unit focuses on robotic surgery, minimally invasive and new surgical procedures. The Rehabilitation centre provides complete care management.

Features:

  • New and updated surgery rooms
  • Intensive care unit with 4 beds
  • Da Vinci Robot and laser instruments

The neuro rehabilitative center also includes a teaching center, specifically  designated for the University of Milan and acknowledged by the European Board of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Features: Technologies, safety, comfort, privacy.

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Aging research & treatment center - Milan

Aging Research and Treatment Center Milan Italy

Multidisciplinary intensive rehabilitation for the elderly, established in 2007.

Features:

  • Virtual reality in rehabilitation with full immersive care Teaching Hospital in collaboration with the University of Milan.
  • Focused on diseases of the elderly.
  • Outpatient services
  • Short-term hospitalization
  • Intensive rehabilitation
  • Long-term hospitalization for chronic diseases.
  • Modern Nursing Home integrated with hospital services
  • Special programmes for cognitive deficit disorders.

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San Carlo diagnostic & research center - Milan

San Carlo Diagnostic and Research Center Italy Milan

The Istituto Auxologico Italiano combines research and clinical care through a large network of outpatient diagnostic centres, such as San Carlo Center, established in 2009.

Features:

  • Doctors in charge of the outpatient clinic can also attend the patients in case of hospitalization.
  • Clinical and Research Centre for Arrhythmia
  • Outpatient Services
  • Advanced diagnostic technologies.

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Meda diagnostic and research centre - Meda City (Milan Area)

meda Diagnostic and Research Center Italy

Operating since 2007 on more than 1,200 sq.m., the center is taking advantage of the latest Imaging technology, having  complex last generation equipment within the facility, such as: MRI, CT, mammography, Digitized X-Ray, Digitized echography.

Features:

  • A wide range of specialized services
  • Diagnostic Activities and Post-hospitalization
  • Hypertension Excellence Centre Diagnosis and treatment of all common cardiovascular risk factors
  • Dental services
  • Cardiovascular Research Centre in collaboration with the University of Milan-Bicocca.

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Pioltello diagnostic center- Pioltello (13km east of Milan)

Pioltello Diagnostic Center Italy

More than 2,000 sq.m. of operative surface, functional since 2012, in the eastern area of Milan, Italy - the treatment center is also housing the latest in imaginge equipment.

Features:

  • Specialized services
  • Post-hospitalization care
  • Epidemiological Research
  • 26 visiting rooms
  • 10 imaging rooms
  • 2 endoscopic rooms
  • 6 blood sampling sites

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Biomedical & technology research center - Cusano Milanino (13km N of Milan)

Biomedical and Technology Research Center Milan Italy

Ever since 2003, the center has been at the forefront of advanced research in cardiovascular genetics, metabolic and endocrine diseases, neurological diseases, immunology and mental retardation.

Features:

  • Basic and genetic research centre
  • Molecular diagnosis laboratory
  • 7,000 sq.m. of operative surface
  • More than 150 specialists (physicians, biologists, technicians)
  • Advanced technologies in genetic research (i.e. MiSeq and HIScan SQ for massive genome sequencing)
  • Molecular diagnosis for common & rare diseases
  • Cytogenetics for prenatal and postnatal diagnosis.

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San Giuseppe Hospital - Piancavallo-Oggebbio (Verbania)

San Giuseppe Hospital Italy

With a tradition in healthcare since its establishment in 1958, the San Giuseppe Hospital is now a Teaching Hospital in collaboration with the University of Turin and “Piemonte Orientale”.

Focus:

  • Research, management, treatment & rehabilitation of severe obesity
  • Research, management, treatment & rehabilitation of neurological diseases.

Features:

  • Advanced technologies for neurological diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation (electronic & confocal microscope, gait analysis, equitest, virtual reality application)
  • Personalized management of severe obesity
  • Multidisciplinary approach
  • Advanced diagnostic technologies (genetic and molecular tests, computerized analysis of calorie intake).

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Villa Caramora Diagnostic & Research - Verbania

Caramora Research and Diagnostic Center Italy

Screening, diagnosis and follow-up of patients from the San Giuseppe Hospital established in the year 2000.

Features:

  • Research Centre.
  • Congress Centre: Conferences, Continuing Medical Education, Health Education Events.
  • Statistical and Epidemiological Research.
  • Neurological and Rehabilitation Research.

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VOLUME OF ACTIVITIES per year


SURGERY 
No. of Operations 
Orthopaedics
2.563
Urology
1.141
Ophthalmology
3.085
General Surgery
747
Vascular Surgery
684
Other Surgery
55
Haemodynamic/Electrophysiology
1250
TOTAL
9.525


REHABILITATION
No. of Days 
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
24.313
Neurological Rehabilitation
29.493
Cardiological Rehabilitation
26.906
Pulmonary rehabilitation
18.282
Metabolic/Nutritional Rehabilitation
53.019
TOTAL
152.013




INTENSIVE CARE
No. of Patients 
Coronary Unit 
378
Stroke Unit
192
TOTAL
570


DOCTORS' ADMISSIONS
No. of Patients 
Cardiology
624
Neurology
966
Medicine/Endocrinology
2010
Immunology/Rheumatology
284
TOTAL
3.884


DIAGNOSTICS
No. of Treatments 
Outpatient specialist visits 
530.041
Diagnostic imaging 
392.663
Laboratory tests
2.818.311
TOTAL
3.741.015

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Cardiology Treatments & Surgeries

All cardiovascular diseases, with particular focus on:

  • Arterial hypertension
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Post-ischemic, idiopathic and valvular Heart Failure
  • Tachiarrythmias
  • Valvular heart Disease
  • Center for Syncope with multidisciplinary approach (cardio &  neuro)
  • Rare genetic heart diseases (dilatative, hypertrophic and arrhythmic cardiomyopathies)
  • High Altitude Medicine and Travel Medicine
  • Sleep Related Breathing and Cardiovascular Disorders (Snoring, Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea)
  • Stress Related Cardiomyopathies

Innovative Cardiology Techniques & ProceduresInnovative Cardiac Surgery in Italy

  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Transcatheter ablation of ventricular and atrial arrhythmias with radiofrequency or cryoablation through:
    • endocardic approach
    • epicardic approach
    • conventional/3D mapping
  • Pacemaker
  • Implantable defibrillators
  • Implantable Loop recorders
  • Possibility of remote control of implantable devices (High Tech Telemedicine)
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT and CRT-D)
  • Sonographic optimization of the site of implant and pacing intervals. Remote control of implantable devices
  • Transthoracic & transoesophageal Doppler ECG (2D/3D)
  • TDI (Tissue Doppler Imaging)
  • Transcranial Doppler for the diagnosis of Patent Foramen Ovale;
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Echo Doppler evaluation of renal arteries and abdominal aorta;
  • 24 h ambulatory BP monitoring through non invasive intermittent and beat-to-beat (Portapres) techniques, 24-48h HOLTER ECG Monitoring
  • Remote transtelephonic monitoring with home care for hypertension, arrhythmias and heart failure
  • Full Video-Polysomnography and Cardiorespiratory monitoring during sleep
  • Conventional and cardio-pulmonary stress test, evaluation of baroreceptor and chemoreceptor reflexes
  • Innovative techniques for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

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Neurology Treatments & SurgeriesNeurology Research and Treatments in Italy

  • Acute/Chronic Cerebrovascular Diseases
  • Degenerative Dementias
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Frontotemporal dementia
    • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Parkinson's disease/parkinsonism
  • Huntington's disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Myopathies/Myasthenia Gravis
  • Sleep disorders.

Innovative Neurology Techniques
& Procedures

  • CSF Markers
  • Genetic Markers
  • Neurophysiology clinic & study of sleep
    • polysomnography
    • video polysomnography
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Evaluation of cognitive activities
  • Neuro-ophthalmological evaluation
  • Treatments with Botulinum Toxin
  • Extra and intracranial Doppler
  • Structural and functional Neuroradiology
  • Muscle, nerve, and and skin biopsy
  • Repetitive magnetic stimulation (rTMS).

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Endocrinology & Metabolic Disorders

Endocrine diseasesObesity Solutions and Research Italy

  • Thyroid, parathyroid & adrenal diseases
  • Hypogonadism
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Growth deficiency/Pubertal delay/hypopituitarism
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Hereditary Endocrine Tumours
    • MEN 1/MEN2
    • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
    • FIPA
    • Pheochromocytomas
    • Pparagangliomas.

Obesity and diabetes

  • Eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia).
  • Adult and childhood obesity.
  • Autoimmune and non-autoimmune diabetes mellitus.

Bone Metabolism

  • Idiopathic, secondary and postmenopausal osteoporosis.
  • Bone metabolism disorders in children and in kidney failure.
  • Paget's disease of bone.
  • Osteomalacias, deficiency and genetic rickets.

Innovative Metabolic Techniques & Procedures:

  • Percutaneous ethanol injection for cystic thyroid nodules
  • Genetic analysis with the Next Generation Sequencing.
  • 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI 3T) for early diagnosis of neuroendocrine lesions
  • Software for height-weight growth pattern analysis
  • Air Plethysmography.
  • Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy (in collaboration with Neuro-ophthalmology)
  • Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for obesity and eating disorders.
  • Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Modulation System for the treatment of neuropathies and diabetic ulcers
  • Molecular diagnosis of genetic bone diseases
  • Evaluation of intestinal calcium absorption by cold tracer
  • Bone biopsy with quantitative histomorphometric evaluation.

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Orthopedics & Traumatology

Advanced Orthopedic Surgery in Italy

  • Primary arthroplasty inosteoarthritis (hip/knee/shoulder/ankle)
  • Revision arthroplasty with bone graft & biotechnologies
  • General trauma
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee/hip/shoulder/ankle
  • Ligamentous reconstructions
  • Treatment of condral defects
  • Forefoot surgery.

Innovative Orthopedic Techniques & Procedures

  • Hip arthroplasty without pain and physiotherapy
  • Minimally invasive total and partial knee arthroplasty
  • Minimally invasive anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Minimal revision surgery
  • Advanced arthroscopic techniques with application of stem cells, growth factors and scaffolds in condral, ligamentous and tendinous pathology
  • Percutaneous forefoot surgery
  • Correction of misalignments of the lower limbs.

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Ophtalmology/Eye Care

Anterior/Crystalline Segment:

  • Cornea Transplant (all techniques)
  • Cross-Linking
  • Correcting refractive defects (Femtolaser)

Cataract:

  • Microincision
  • Astigmatism
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia

Retina:

  • Macular Pucker
  • Macular Hole
  • Diabetes
  • Retinal Detachment

Glaucoma:

  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • Trabeculectomy
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Ophthalmoplastic surgery:

  • Blepharochalasis
  • Entropion – Ectropion
  • Endoscopy of Lacrimal Ducts

Neuro-ophthalmology

All Diagnostic Procedures

Innovative Eye Surgery Techniques & Procedures:

  • Revolutionary Femtolaser technique and latest technology to correct refractive defects and cataract
  • Micro-incision for cataract surgery
  • Minimally invasive Surgery 23, 25, 27 Gauge for Retina Surgery.

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Urology

  • Prostatic neoplasms
  • Bladder/urothelial neoplasms
  • Renal neoplasms
  • Testicular neoplasms
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Andrologic disorders
  • Adrenal disorders requiring surgery
  • Male and female urinary incontinence
  • Urogynecology
  • Malformations
  • Neuro-urodynamics.

Innovative Urology Techniques & Procedures

  • Main urological surgical disorders for malignant/functional neoplasms (malformation/genitourinary prolapse/incontinence)by:
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Robotic surgery (DaVinci)  
  • Endourologic laser treatment of Prostatic hypertrophy
  • Endourologic laser treatment of urinary lithiasis
  • Cryoablation treatment of renal neoplasms
  • Minimally invasive Surgery of recurring bladder neoplasms
  • Minimally invasive Urogynecological surgery
  • Sacral neuromodulation implant
  • Andrology and prosthetic surgery
  • Andrological rehabilitation
  • Urinary incontinence rehabilitation.     

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General, Vascular-Angiology Surgery

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of the peripheral arteries
  • Aneurysm of the splanchnic vessels
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Stenosis of the kidney’s arteries & splanchnic vessels
  • Atherosclerosis Obliterans & Diabetic Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Varicose veins of the lower limbs
  • Acute and chronic venous thrombosis of the lower limbs
  • Gastric and colorectal neoplasms
  • Pneumothorax and pulmonary nodules
  • Cholelithiasis and biliary tract diseases
  • Inguino-crural and incisional hernias
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Proctology.   

Innovative Surgery Techniques & Procedures

  • Carotid surgery in cervical plexus anesthesia with cerebral function monitoring and transcervical skin oximetry
  • Carotid stenting by using a new generation stent and filter or flow reversal cerebral protection systems
  • Treatment of aortic aneurysms:
    • traditional surgery
    • endovascular treatment by endoprosthesis
    • stent multilayer implant
    • Treatment of iliac aneurysms and visceral vessels by flow modulating stent multilayer implant.
  • Endovascular treatment of peripheral artery lesions:
    • by using drug eluting balloons (DEB)
    • peripheral mechanical thrombosuction.
    • Peripheral revascularization surgery for ischemia of the lower limbs.
  • Treatment of diabetic foot
  • Radical & minimally invasive endovascular treatment of varicose veins in the lower limbs with an IV radio-frequency ablation technique.
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery of the upper and lower GI tract
  • Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery
  • Thoraco-abdominal robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopy for inguinal and incisional hernias
  • Rectal Mucoprolapsectomy sec. Longo/STARR.
  • Digestive endoscopy, endoscopic mucosectomy for Tis, gastric Endobag, Endobarrier, ESD

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Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Stroke
  • After-effects of brain and spinal cord surgery
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Inflammatory & degenerative diseases of the Nervous System
  • After-effects of orthopaedic surgery
  • Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonism
  • Spino-cerebellar ataxias
  • Myopathies
  • Aphasias and other neurocognitive disorders.

Advanced Techniques/Procedures

  • Balance assessment and rehabilitation through dynamic posturography and sensory conflicts.
  • Brain transcranial stimulation with direct current (tDCS) or repetitive magnetic stimulation (rTMS).
  • Training of bladder continence through:
    • neuromodulation (percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, PTNS)
    • biofeedback (BFB)
    • electrostimulation
    • intravescical botulinic toxin 
  • Novel exercise techniques for recovery of gait & balance:
    • forced-use
    • split-belt treadmill training
    • functional electrical stimulation
    • EMG-assisted electrostimulation
    • dynamic EMG biofeedback
  • Treatment of spasticity and focal dystonias with botulinum toxin
  • “Virtual Reality” motor-cognitive techniques
  • Customized rehab programs for Parkinson's disease
  • Neuropsychological evaluation & training for cognitive disorders
  • Psychological evaluation & psychological counseling.

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Cardiological Rehabilitation

  • After Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • After Coronary angioplasty
  • After Aorto-coronary by-pass
  • Chronic ischemic heart disease
  • After aortic & mitral valve replacements and/or plastics
  • Ischaemic & secondary heart failure to dilated cardiomyopathy.

Innovative Cardio Rehabilitation Techniques & Procedures

  • Personalized physical training with automatic load control software (Watts) based on the training heart rate.
  • Continuous telemetry control of the heart rate and arrhythmias.
  • Non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Respiratory training with bio feedback system (Resp@Rate).
  • Multidisciplinary approach in close collaboration with physiotherapist, psychologist, dietitian, professional nurse, internist.
  • Functional evaluation of heart failure patient with cardiopulmonary ergometry.

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Geriatrics & Cardiovascular Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Rehabilitation of patients affected by respiratory diseases
  • Rehabilitation of patients after orthopedic joint replacements
  • Rehabilitation of older adults with chronic diseases and/or frailty.

Geriatric Care Procedures

  • Cardiopulmonary stress test withoxygen consumptioncalculation
  • Walking test with oxygen saturation assessment
  • Spirometry including determination of lung volumes
  • Cardiac and vascular ultrasound
  • ECG and blood pressure monitoring
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Music Therapy
  • Novel rehabilitation technologies which integrate virtual reality with movement and strength analysis - a 4-wall automatic virtual environment cave was developed in order tospecificallymimic various environments of daily life.

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Obesity Rehabilitation

  • Child & adolescent obesity
  • Syndromic obesity (eg. Prader-Willi)
  • Cardiopathy of the obese
  • Respiratory insufficiency also in association with:
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • bronchial asthma 
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS).
  • Orthopedic and neuromuscoloskeletal disorders correlated with obesity
  • Endocrinopathies associated with obesity (diabetes mellitus type 2, also complicated by vascular ulcers)
  • Disability associated with obesity and/or hypokinetic disorders
  • Eating Disorders associated with obesity:
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Binge Eating
    • and others
  • Nutritional rehabilitation post-bariatric surgery.

Innovative Obesity Rehabilitation Techniques & Procedures

  • Nutrition counselling based on a specific nursing programme for an associated pathology, with nutritional rehabilitation groups
  • Analysis of body composition:
    • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
    • BodPod
    • Body Impedance Assessment (BIA)
    • Analysis of  the basal metabolism with portable and fixed instruments
  • Evaluation of respiratory mechanics during exercise by optoelettronic plethysmography
  • Multidisciplinary rehabilitation based on an analysis of the gait, posture, and muscular force
  • Reconditioning to physical force in the different obesity related pathologies (cardio-pulmonary and orthopaedic)
  • Adaptation and optimisation of mechanical ventilation
  • Non-invasive cardiological diagnostic procedures:
    • echocardiography
    • ergometric testing
    • Holter dynamic ECG
    • photoacoustic (PA) monitoring
  • Family psychological therapy in child obesity
  • Motivation to change, cognitive-behavioural therapies and last generation brief strategic therapies
  • Social Counselling.

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Complex Diagnostics & Check-up

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Diagnosis of respiratory diseases, of the central and peripheral nervous system
  • Osteoarticular diseases (Digital Radiology, low dose Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT)
  • High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRTC),
  • Cardiovascular diseases - Magnetic Resonance imaging of the Heart, Coronary Computed Tomography (TC), Cine MR imaging
  • Metabolic and endocrine diseases - (Ultrasonography, Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT), Magnetic Resonance (MR), Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAB))
  • Cancer diagnostics - staging and follow up (Ultrasonography, Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT), Magnetic Resonance (MR), EcoColor Doppler Digital Mammography, Ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology examination).

Innovative Diagnosis Techniques and Procedures

  • High Field Magnetic Resonance (dynamic and functional tests), Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) (dynamic tests with low dose protocols), Ultrasonography with multi-frequency probes.
  • Digital Mammograph with the possibility of tomosynthesis and mammography software with contrast medium.
  • Laboratory Diagnosis
  • Integrated laboratory diagnostics, syndromes from constitutional and acquired chromosomal abnormalities, syndromic obesity, rare genetic diseases of neurological interest, collagen diseases and arrhythmias of genetic origin, genetics of hypogonadism and of hypothyroidism, common genetic diseases.
  • Innovative Techniques/Procedures:
  • Electrochemiluminescence, infrared spectrometry,
  • Array-CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridisation) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs-Array, FISH, Sanger direct sequencing, Massive Sequencing (Next Generation Sequencing - NGS), Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA), Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Flow Cytometry.

Check-up, Prevention & Early Diagnosis

  • Sleep medicine
  • Metabolism and lifestyle
  • Cardiovascular
  • Gastroenterological
  • Urological
  • Targeted check-up by age
  • Personalized Check-up.

Apparatus & Procedures:

  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis
  • Breath test
  • Mapping
  • Videodermoscopy
  • Polysomnography
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digestive Endoscopy
  • Bone Density Scan (BDS)
  • Questionnaires for assessment of the psycho-emotional state. 

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Payment options

We offer a number of payment methods for your convenience:

  • Wire Transfer (including major credit card companies)
  • Direct Payment at the Hospital (including traveler's cheques)
  • Insurance (including coordonation with insurer)

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Cardiology Specialists and Research in Italy

Cardiology Specialists:

  • Prof. Gianfranco Parati
  • Prof. Peter Schwartz
  • Dott. Mario Facchini
  • Dott. Giovanni Battista Perego

International Collaboration:

  • Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Gdansk Medical University, Gdansk, Poland
  • Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
  • Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland

Cardiology Research:

  • Hypertension
  • Pathophysiology, genetics, diagnosis, therapy and Blood Pressure tele-monitoring in patients with Hypertension (European Society of Hypertension Excellence Center)
  • Heart failure
  • Pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and home tele-monitoring of heart failure patients
  • Genetic Arrhythmias
  • Pathophysiology and therapy of genetic cardiac arrhythmias
  • Sleep and sleep related breathing disorders
  • Diagnosis and therapy of sleep-related cardiorespiratory diseases
  • Impairment of autonomic cardiovascular regulation
  • Cardiovascular effects of hypobaric hypoxia exposure and gravitational stress
  • Effects of High Altitude, Commercial Air Travelling and Space Flights

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Neurology Specialists and Research in Italy

Neurology Specialists:

  • Prof. Vincenzo Silani
  • Prof. Alessandro Mauro

Research Topics

  • Genotypic Characterization.
  • Genome Sequencing.
  • Stem Cells (iPSCs derived from Patients' skin fibroblasts).
  • Pharmacogenomics.
  • Computerised instrumental analysis of movement and gait.
  • Microstructure of normal and pathologic sleep.
  • Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Nanotechnologies applied to innovative vectors for drugs delivery in the Nervous System.

International collaboration & Reference Centres

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Neurology, Worcester, MA 01605
  • MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Neuroscience (PO55) London SE5 8AF
  • University of Ulm, Department of Neurology, Ulm 89081, Germany
  • University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Neurology, 3508 GA Utrecht, Netherlands

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Endocrinology & Metabolic Disorders

Endocrinology Metabolic Specialists Italy

  • Prof. Luca Persani
  • Dott.ssa Cecilia Invitti
  • Dott. Sergio Ortolani
  • Dott. Massimo Scacchi
  • Dott. Sartorio

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Development of new therapies for resistant endocrine neoplasias, osteoporosis and diabetes.
  • Study of genetic and epigenetic causal mechanisms of thyroid diseases, pubertal defects and early menopause.
  • Studies on genotypic and phenotypic variants of osteogenesis imperfecta.
  • Genetic obesity.
  • Transcriptome of human adipose deposits with microarray technologies (gene expression, methylation, Genome Wide Association studies).
  • Database for growth syndrome and rare diseases.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND REFERENCE CENTRES

  • Dept. of Endocrinology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL.
  • Dept. of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • COST action of the EC (code BM1105: GnRH network).
  • Dept. of Pediatrics/Genetics, University of Chicago, USA.
  • Genetics Unit, Shriners Hospital for Children and McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Dept. of Endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA.
  • Dept. of Bone Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, CH.
  • Department of Youth Health Care, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
  • Department of Nutrition, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Section of Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Section for Pediatrics, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway.
  • Laboratoire d’Histodynamique Osseuse, Faculté de Médecine Laennec, Lyon, France.

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Orthopedics Specialists and Research Italy

  • Prof. Marco D'Imporzano
  • Dr. Benito Vanni Petrachi
  • Dr. Antonello Nava

Research Topics

  • Minimally invasive arthroplasty.
  • Knee arthroplasty.
  • Minimal revision surgery.
  • Condral defects.
  • Graft improvement with stem cells and growth factors.

International Collaboration & Reference Centres

  • International study group (producer) of the minima hip stem.
  • International study group of Depuy Attune knee arthroplasty.
  • Tornier study group for shoulder surgery.
  • Geistlich application for condral defects.

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Ophtalmology/Eye Care

Lasik Specialists Ophtalmology Experts Italy

  • Dr. Fulvio Bergamini

Research Topics

Evaluation of vascular, structural and functional retina and choroid aspects in vascular and degenerative pathologies of the Central Nervous System by SD-OCT, electrophysiological tests and non-conventional vascular imaging methods; identification of reproducible biomarkers able to favour early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of these pathologies.

Measurement of oxygen saturation and blood supply indices by Polysomnography Dynamics in patients with acute and chronic vascular optic neuropathies.

Structural and functional quantitative evaluation of the degree of retrograde degeneration of the anterior afferent visual system by ERG, PERG, PEV and SD-OCT in patients with cerebral ischemic lesion affecting the visual pathways or the primary visual cortex; evaluation of the interaction of these parameters with the reorganisation of multisensory processing in the neuropsychological rehabilitation of the hemianopic visual field defect.

International Collaboration & Reference Centres

  • Beaumont Hospital Retina Associated di Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
  • Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Urology

Urology Specialists in Italy

  • Prof. Patrizio Rigatti
  • Dott. Andrea Cestari

Research Topics

  • Robotic radical prostatectomy.
  • Robotic radical cystectomy.
  • Robotic Single Site surgery.
  • Minimally invasive surgery of the kidney.
  • Use of different lasers in the treatment of Prostatic Hypertrophy.
  • Surgery on the metastases of urologic neoplasms.

International Collaboration & Reference Centres

  • European Society of Urotechnology (ESUT).
  • Italian Endourological Association (IEA).
  • European Registry of Renal Cryoablation (EURECA).
  • Referral Centre for Urologic Robotic Surgery (Intuitive).
  • Referral Centre for Renal Cryoablation (Galil).
  • Referral Centre for Urologic Laparoscopic Surgery (Storz).

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General, Vascular-Angiology Surgery

General Vascular and Angiology Surgery Specialists in Italy

  • Dr. Andrea Formiga
  • Dr. Renato Casana

Research Topics

Carotid surgery and carotid stenting: Techniques compared in the context of the multicentre randomised “Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial” ACST-2.

Treatment of refractory arterial hypertension and heart failure by carotid sinus stimulator implant (Baroreflex Activation Therapy).

Peripheral arterial disease with particular interest in the endovascular treatment and the use of new stents and drug eluting balloons (DEB) – Effects of Risveratrol on the intimal hyperplasia in the experimental animal model.

Venous disorder of the lower limbs with particular interest in the new minimally invasive endovascular therapy methods (radio-frequency technique) - Monocentric randomised comparative study between the standard and endovascular technique.

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Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine

Neurology Rehabilitation Specialists in Italy

  • Prof. Luigi Tesio
  • Prof. Alessandro Mauro

Research Topics

  • Neuromechanics. Control of gait, posture,balance and voluntary movements , through the study of the motion of body segments (electromyography, kinematics, dynamics) and of the body centre of gravity.
  • Brain mapping of muscles through neuronavigation; study of mental effort during force generation.
  • Testing and rehabilitation of manual ability
  • Outcome assessment and psychometrics. Development and validation of quantitative questionnaires through Rasch analysis. Statistics and trial designs in rehabilitation medicine.
  • Development of tracer systems and instrumental evaluation of movement disorders (“Computer Vision” and “Body Sensor Networks” techniques), also applicable to Tele-rehabilitation platforms combined with “Virtual Reality” techniques.
  • Study of biological factors which influence neuroplasticity.

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Cardiological Rehabilitation

Cardiologic Rehabilitation Experts Italy

  • Dr. Mario Facchini

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Modulation of autonomic control of circulation induced by rehabilitation (R).
  • Effects of Rehabilitation on the left ventricular diastolic function.
  • Long-term effects of intensive Rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (heart attack).
  • Effects of Rehabilitation on the contraction pattern of the left ventricular after heart attack.
  • Effects of respiratory Rehabilitation in persons with heart failure.
  • Effectiveness of Rehabilitation in elderly patients aged > 75 years.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND REFERENCE CENTRES

  • GICR (Gruppo Italiano Cardiologia Riabilitativa - Italian Group for Rehabilitative Cardiology).
  • EACPR (European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation).

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Geriatrics and Cardiovascular Medicine - Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Dott Marco Stramba Badiale

Research Topics

  • Cardiovascular risk in menopausal women.
  • Virtual reality and frailty in the elderly.
  • Cognitive impairment in the elderly.
  • Ambient Assisted Living for active ageing.
  • Music therapy and depression in the elderly.
  • Rehabilitation after hip and knee replacement in older adults.

International Collaboration & Reference Centres

European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing of the European Commission.

Programme of Community Action in the Field of Public Health (European Commission) “EUROHEART: European Heart Health Strategy” on women and cardiovascular disease.

European Gender Medicine Network (EUGENMED) funded by the European Commission (FP7-Health-2013-Innovation).

Research Project NoBits (Nostalgia Bits) in the Elderly funded by the European Commission (Programme AAL - Ambient Assisted Living).

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Obesity Rehabilitation

Obesity Rehabilitation Specialists in Italy

  • Dr. Paolo Capodaglio
  • Dr. Luca Gondoni
  • Dr. Alberto Antonio Salvadori
  • Dr. Amelia Brunani
  • Dr. Alessandro Sartorio
  • Prof. Enrico Molinari

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Genetics of obesity.
  • Body composition analysis (development of population-specific formulas).
  • Basal metabolism calculation (development of population-specific formulas).
  • Study of the systolic and diastolic function of the left ventricle, study of the physiological exercise in obese persons.
  • Non-invasive ventilotherapy in the rehabilitation of seriously obese persons with concomitant pulmonary diseases.
  • Individualized protocols (duration and load) for motor rehabilitation aimed at the recovery of disabilities and re-employment.
  • Biomechanical and physiological determinants of the obese patient's disability.
  • Obesity and sleep disorders: effects of long-term ventilatory treatment.
  • The stigma of obesity.
  • Psychology and psychopathology of obese persons.
  • Telepsychology to treat obese persons and Eating Disorders.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND REFERENCE CENTRES

  • CNR Milan, Milan Polytechnic.
  • La Sapienza University, Rome.
  • University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and University of Londrina, Brazil.
  • Florida University, USA.
  • Department of Physiology, University of Fribourg, CH.
  • Exercise Physiology, Institute of Human Movement Sciences, University of Zurich, CH.
  • Physiologie et Medicine Experimentale du Coeur et du Muscle, Université Montpellier, France.
  • Department of Nutrition, Federal University of Sao Paulo, UNIFESP, Brazil.
  • Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, CH.
  • Section of Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Motor Sciences Unit. University of Lausanne (CH).
  • Catholic University of Milan, ITALY.
  • Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, Yale University, USA.
  • Cancer Prevention Research Center, University of Rhode Island, USA.
  • School of Psychology, University of South Australia.
  • Centre for Eating Disorders Research, University of Ottawa, CANADA.
  • Neurology, Public Health and Disability Unit - Neurological Institute C. Besta IRCCS Foundation, Milan, Italy.

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Diagnostics

Imaging:

Research Topics:

  • 3 Tesla Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Translational Research Project with ministerial approval:
  • Cerebrovascular diseases.
  • Degenerative brain diseases.
  • Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Hormone dependent diseases.

Laboratory Diagnostics

Research topics:

Autoimmune Diseases, Syndromic and non-syndromic mental retardation, Complex genetic diseases, Rare Genetic Diseases, Neurodegenerative diseases, Genetics of Autism

International Collaboration And Reference Centres

  • Università Statale degli Studi di Milano, University of Milan – Bicocca.
  • European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN),
  • Cytogenetic European Quality Assessment (CEQA),
  • Euro Rett Network,
  • Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Trails (GIANT) Consortium
  • European Angelman Association.

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