Milan, Italy

Humanitas Research Hospital (Istituto Clinico Humanitas)

The clinic specialises in the treatment of oncological cardiological, neurological and orthopaedic diseases. Doctors successfully combine treatment with scientific research, exchange experience and invite specialists from the USA and Germany, Belgium and Denmark for internships. More than 50% of foreign patients who come to Italy are sent here for therapy.

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Istituto Clinico Humanitas Network

Humanitas consists of 5 hospitals and 18 medical centres throughout Italy. Its doctors constantly increase the level of their knowledge with the help of the scientific basis and wide opportunities.

It is worth being treated in Italy, because medicine is accompanied by scientific research here, sometimes ahead of Germany. Especially when it comes to paediatric orthopaedics. It is interesting that Italian football players of the Major League undergo diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation in the departments of the clinic.

Humanitas Research Hospital comprises:

111 operating rooms

It is possible to perform many surgeries at the same time, which reduces the number of queues.

75,000 surgeries annually

Professional approach to work.

1,700 doctors and professors

They will be glad to help international patients.

Advantages of the Humanitas Research Hospital

Treatment in Italy is a benefit and comfort. The doctors here form a large team of professionals who are passionate about their work, creative scientists and know firsthand what it means to save a human life.
  • Attention to every patients
    Italian doctors are known for their attentive and caring attitude towards the patient. They take care of not only Italian citizens, but also foreign patients with no less attention. That is why many choose Italy for therapy, treatment of cancer and other diseases.
  • High level of medicine
    Tight cooperation with the world's cancer centres allows us to successfully provide such complex services as bone marrow transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, the latest chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Vast experience and interdisciplinary skills
    allow organising treatment using an individual approach according to the pathology. At a reasonable price, the patient receives special treatment and therapy using innovative technologies.

Istituto Clinico Humanitas: International Awards and Achievements

Cancer Centre of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Cancer Center is formed by a team of professionals, interdisciplinary skills and experience in individualised therapy, the latest scientific research. In oncology, together with traditional methods, immunotherapy is successfully used. The clinic produces its own effective medications.

There is a department that focuses on the treatment of the rarest types of cancer, including NET (neuroendocrine tumors). It is important that specialists are able to diagnose and treat diseases that CIS oncologists have not even heard of, which means that the chances of recovery increase significantly.

During diagnostics, a multidisciplinary approach is used: a whole team of professionals works on a specific case, choosing the best individual method of therapy, taking into account the associated problems and pathologies. It may include: a surgeon, an oncologist, a radiologist, a pathologist, a nuclear medicine specialist, an anesthesiologist — and this is not a complete list of specialists.

It's worth mentioning that Italian doctors also treat cancer of the hepatobiliary system. Neither Germany nor the USA took on such a case.

Recommended Oncologists:

  • Martha Scorsetti

    Medical Doctor

    Specialisation: lung cancer, tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and brain, complex treatment with ionizing radiation and chemotherapy and special methods of therapy.

  • Armando Santoro

    Director of the Cancer Center

    Specialisation: medical oncology and hematology, treatment of hematological malignancies.

  • Marco Alloisio

    Head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery

    Qualification: surgical oncology. Performed over 10,000 surgeries as Chief Surgeon, over 4,000 major cases.

  • Guido Torcili

    Fellow of the Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Cancer Research

    Qualification: liver diseases, hepatocellular carcinomas, metastatic diseases, tumors of the biliary tract.

Orthopaedic Centre of the Humanitas Research Hospital

Using minimally invasive surgery, the Orthopaedic Centre provides treatment of diseases at a level exceeding their German colleagues. At the same time, the prices here are much lower. Highly professional hip prosthetics, knee and hand surgery are performed here. More than 1,600 knee and hip replacement surgeries are done here annually.

There is also a unit for the treatment of spastic cerebral palsy in children, a center for sports orthopedics.

Orthopedic specialists treat Perthes disease in young children. This unique therapy is carried out only here, specialists from other countries do not risk taking it.

In addition, Alexander Kirienko, as a student of Ilizarov, has been using his method of osteosynthesis for more than 30 years. The doctor has more than 3,500 surgeries performed.

Recommended Orthopedists:

  • Enrico Arnaldi

    Head of the Department of Reconstructive Orthopedics of the Knee Joint, Medical Doctor

    Qualification: orthopedics of the knee joint, shoulder pathologies.

  • Guido Grappiolo

    Head of the Surgical Department, Medical Doctor

    Specialisation: orthopedics and prosthetics of the hip joint, orthopedics, biomechanics and physiopathology.

  • Maurilio Marcacci

    Head of the Knee Reconstruction Center,


    Qualifications: joint replacement and treatment of infections, surgical and biological treatment of cartilage defects.

  • Alessandro Castagna

    Head of the Department of Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedics, Professor

    Qualifications: shoulder pathology, shoulder and elbow orthopedics, arthrosis.

Humanitas Neurosurgery Department

The areas of work of the Neurosurgical Centre are neurotraumatology, neurooncology, surgery of the peripheral nervous system, spinal neurosurgery, and others.

It is is considered to be a leader not only in Italy but in Europe as well. More than 1,700 surgeries of various etiologies are performed here annually. They heal rachitomy and spinal stenosis, angiomatosis of the fallopian tubes, spondylolisthesis.

The Centre has the necessary equipment to perform surgeries at the highest professional level. The O-Arm neuronavigation system with simultaneous CT scanning allows you to visualize the spine and the manipulations performed on it directly during the operation. That is, it allows you to conduct the most accurate study in real time, specifies the place of the operated zone to millimetre. This reduces the time of the intervention, reduces the risk of bleeding and the need for re-manipulation, and most importantly, guarantees high accuracy in the installation of prostheses.

Recommended Neurosurgeons of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas

  • Alberto Albanese

    Head of the Surgical Department, professor

    Specialisation: diseases of the central nervous system, movement disorders, Parkinson's disease.

  • Giovanna Cerina

    Specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, medical doctor

    Specialisation: neurological rehabilitation

  • Delia Cannizzaro

    Specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, medical doctor

    Qualification: specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation

  • Giulio Mayra

    Official surgeon of the Vatican, Head of the Department of craniocerebral neurosurgery

    Qualification: neurology, craniocerebral surgery

Cardiological Centre at the Humanitas Research Hospital

Cardiological Centre is equipped at the highest level. It includes clinical and interventional cardiology, a thrombosis center, a department for vascular surgery, complex vein surgery, electrophysiology, and much more. The department uses the latest generation of robots for the treatment of arrhythmia (stereotaxis), the most modern innovative treatment methods (artificial hearts, transapical valve replacement).

Recommended Cardiac Surgeons of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas

  • Pietro Maria Ferrara

    Anesthesiologist and resuscitator, doctor

    Specialisation: cardio anesthesia, intensive care, mechanical ventilation, anesthesia, echocardiography.

  • Maria Cristina Soriano Rodrigo

    Surgeon, intensive care anesthesiologist

    Specialisation: anesthesia and cardiosurgical intensive care, ocular surface surgery.

  • Paolo Francesco Tosi

    Leading Cardiologist

    Qualification: anesthesia and cardiac surgery. Intensive therapy. Hemodynamics, vascular surgery.

  • Professor Gianluigi Condorelli

    Professor of Cardiology

    Qualification: heart failure; complex cardiovascular diseases (arterial hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus).

Ophthalmological Centre at the Humanitas Research Hospital

Carries out diagnostics, therapy and surgery in the daytime and inpatient mode. In the treatment of cataracts, artificial crystal implantation techniques are used, as well as ultrasonic phacoemulsification. Retinal pathology, secondary cataract, corneal transplantation and glaucoma, as well as congenital, childhood and paralytic strabismus are treated.

Recommended Opthalmologists of the Istituto Clinico Humanitas

  • Paolo Vinciguerra

    Head of the Surgical Department of Ophthalmology, professor

    Specialisation: refractive surgery for correcting visual defects, cataract, retinal and maculopathic surgery.

  • Carlo Castellani

    Assistant referent for strabismus pathology doctor

    Specialisation: strabismus, pediatric ophthalmology, cataract, eye ultrasound.

  • Alessandrо di Maria

    Ophthalmologist and Orbital-Palpebro-Lacrimal Surgeon

    Qualification: ocular surface surgery; ophthalmoplasty.

  • Marco Graminha

    Referent for cataract surgery, doctor

    Qualification: general ophthalmology. Glaucoma, cataract.

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