Scientific and clinical activities of the Department of General and Digestive Surgery, which collaborates with Humanitas University, focus on research and treatment of hepatobiliary, pancreatic and colorectal diseases, both malignant and benign. The team performs over 650 surgeries and sees over 3000 patients annually.
The active sections that are part of the Department include:
- General Surgery and Day Surgery
- Emergency Surgery
The Department applies minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques for the treatment of neoplastic diseases of the liver and the pancreas. For instance, in certain cases, it is now possible to opt for a laparoscopic approach in liver resections, as opposed to the traditional one, with obvious advantages in the postoperative course.
There are also laparoscopic treatment techniques for interstitial and non-interstitial conditions (specifically, radiofrequency ablation, in which the Department has the largest experience in Italy) in cancer patients not eligible for surgical resection.