The Department of Urology, headed by prof. Giorgio Guazzoni, performs over 2300 surgeries and sees almost 12,000 patients annually. The team works on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the urinary tract and the male reproductive system.
The team specializes in the use of modern technologies and minimally invasive techniques available in the field of urology for the treatment of specific diseases such urogenital cancers, benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder stones, nodular adrenal disease, stenosis of the pelvic joint, urinary incontinence and urethral pathology.
The team has gained considerable experience in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgeries for the treatment of major cancers of the urogenital system, kidney stones and urinary incontinence. Focal therapy is performed for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer and has many advantages which are linked to the destruction of the specific areas affected by the tumor, preserving tissues and functions of organs and glands.
The team possesses numerous excellences: the first laparoscopic removal of the adrenal gland in Europe, the first laparoscopic removal of the prostate gland in Italy, the first laparoscopic cryoablation intervention for renal tumors, the first brachytherapy intervention for prostate cancer, the first laparoscopic seminal-sparing cystectomy for bladder cancer and the first operation in the world of laparoscopic robotic pyeloplasty, using the new platform “Single Site”.
The unit also specializes in the use of the HoLEP method for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy. The use of the Holmium laser has the advantage of solving obstruction even in cases of enlarged prostates and minimizes blood loss, pain and postoperative hospitalization. Among other diagnostic procedures performed include prostate biopsies with the fusion of images obtained by magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. Particular attention is dedicated to post-operative rehabilitation by the Andrology Unit.