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 such diseases as urogenital cancers, benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder stones, nodular adrenal disease, stenosis of the pelvic joint, urinary incontinence and urethral pathologies.
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. The team performs focal therapy for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma and prostate cancer, the procedure having numerous advantages, linked to the destruction of the specific areas affected by the tumor, while preserving tissues and functions of organs and glands.
The team is a global leader in urological surgery, having conducted 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 a renal tumor, 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 Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) technique 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, while minimizing blood loss, pain and postoperative hospitalization length. The team also performs diagnostic procedures, such as prostate biopsies with the fusion of images obtained with the MRI and the ultrasound.