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Milan, Italy

Ospedale San Raffaele Turro

Ospedale San Raffaele Turro clinic of the Gruppo San Donato holding has been recognized as one of the best clinics in 2022 in Italy. Urology, psychiatric diseases and infectious diseases are treated here particularly effectively.

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About San Raffaele Turro

Ospedale San Raffaele Turro is one of the best hospitals in Italy according to the American magazine Newsweek and marketing research agency Statista.

San Raffaele Turro is one of the structural units of the San Raffaele network. The hospital consists of 7 buildings and is the scientific center of the University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

Through the use of the latest technologies in diagnostics and innovative treatment methods, the San Raffaele Turro Clinic offers patients advanced solutions and an individual approach.

Advantages of San Raffaele Turro
Specialization of the Hospital
Leading Specialists

Advantages of San Raffaele Turro

Ospedale San Raffaele Turro is a research and development center with treatment, research and teaching practices in the medical fields of urology, psychiatry and infectious diseases. It is considered one of the best centers where various diseases are studied and treated, and innovative methods of treatment are being developed.
Interdisciplinary Approach
At San Raffaele Turro Hospital, different doctors use their experience and skills to provide quality medical care to the patient.
Advanced Therapies in Psychiatry and Neurology
San Raffaele Turro's best doctors provide patients with an individual approach in treatment and during the rehabilitation period.
Diagnostics, Treatment, and Research of Infectious Diseases
Physicians and researchers at the San Raffaele Turro Hospital are collaborating to develop innovative diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, in particular for infections caused by HIV and hepatitis. The institution is also a reference point for tropical medicine, travel and migration.
High Tech
San Raffaele Turro uses advanced technologies, from surgical robotic units to modern diagnostic and radiation therapy devices. This allows diagnosing diseases at the earliest stages and choose an individual treatment.

Specialization of the Hospital

San Raffaele Turro Hospital consists of highly specialized departments which provide treatment and conduct research in accordance with the highest international standards. The hospital is equipped with the latest generation of medical equipment, which allows for high-precision diagnostics and treatment at the highest level.
Department of Infectious Diseases
Sleep Disorders Department
Center for Eating Disorders
Center for Mood Disorders
Department of General Psychiatry
Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
TURRO Diagnostic Radiology

Department of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Infectious Diseases of the San Raffaele Turro Hospital specializes in diagnostics, prevention and treatment such diseases as:

  • HIV infection;
  • primary and secondary immunodeficiency;
  • hepatitis;
  • infections of the central nervous system;
  • cardiovascular infections;
  • mycobacterial infections/tuberculosis;
  • bone and soft tissue infections;
  • fungal infections;
  • parasitosis;
  • tropical diseases.
In addition, the following services are available to patients in the department:

  • vaccination service for patients of high-risk groups;
  • services of endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • liver elastography service (Fibroscan);
  • counseling service for HIV-positive people (psychologist services);
  • odontostomatology, implantology services.

In the Department of Infectious Diseases, special attention is paid to the search for therapeutic strategies and innovative methods for the diagnostics and treatment of:

  • HIV infections;
  • viral hepatitis, bacterial and parasitic infections;
  • endocarditis/vascular infections;
  • infections in immunocompromised patients.
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Sleep Disorders Department

The department of the San Raffaele Turro Clinic deals with sleep problems, pathologies that change the structure of sleep and have symptoms that are often underestimated by the patient. It is one of the reference centers of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine (AIMS) and one of the European centers recognized by the European Sleep Research Society.

The center is staffed by multidisciplinary teams of neurologists, psychologists and technicians, both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The most modern equipment, including portable equipment, is installed here, which allows you to control sleep disorders right at the patient's home, as well as in the laboratory.
The department specializes in the treatment of:
  • insomnia;
  • sleep apnea;
  • narcolepsy;
  • sleepwalking;
  • nocturnal enuresis;
  • restless leg syndrome.
  • video polygraph;
  • nocturnal cardiorespiratory monitoring;
  • actigraph.
Research of sleep disorders
Doctors and psychologists of the center are constantly conducting clinical research in the field of respiratory sleep disorders, so cutting-edge care for patients in guaratnteed here. In particular, specialists conducted genetic studies to more accurately diagnose nocturnal epilepsy of the frontal lobes and restless legs syndrome. In addition, the center is involved in several international studies on sleep disorders that may indicate neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Lewy bodies dementia.
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Center for Eating Disorders

The Center for Eating Disorders (CDA) of the San Raffaele Turro deals with the treatment of pathologies associated with eating behavior, such as:
  • anorexia nervosa;
  • bulimia;
  • excess weight;
  • compulsive overeating.
The center uses an interdisciplinary approach where various specialists (psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, rehabilitation specialists, nurses) collaborate in a complex to create an individual program adapted to the specific needs of the patient.

The main methods of treating pathologies are:
  • individual and group cognitive-behavioral therapy;
  • relaxation techniques and respiratory therapy;
  • cognitive rehabilitation;
  • psychomotor rehabilitation;
  • nutrition advice;
  • live psychoeducation in the field of nutrition in the didactic kitchen of the hospital ("Culinary School in San Raffaele");
  • artistic professional activity.

The path of patients with eating disorders:
Care Intensity Organization
The main goal of the center is continuous monitoring of the patient's condition at all stages of treatment, as well as periodic checks to prevent relapses after recovery.
Comprehensive Ambulatory Macroactivity (CAM)
The CAM department plays a key role in providing treatment for eating disorders that require a long course (on average, 5 consecutive months), as well as social, family and work disruptions caused by the disease.

The CAM Operations Department provides a total of 20 daily visits with moderate-intensity rehabilitation programs between outpatient care and hospitalization with individual programs according to the patient's diagnosis.
Inpatient Department
This is the first stage in which diagnostics and treatment of less complex situations are carried out. With a multidisciplinary approach and in line with national and international guidelines for the treatment of eating disorders (DCA), state-of-the-art treatment methods are used.
This is the highest intensity level of care, aimed at the most difficult clinical conditions. It is carried out in a unit specifically designed for the treatment of eating disorders. For the highest level of intensity therapy (CAM and hospitalization), a detailed therapeutic plan is drawn up:

  • standardization of treatment and diagnostic methods, with programs on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder;
  • multidisciplinary interventions (psychoeducational, psychological, psychiatric, internal and nutritional);
  • verification of achieved rehabilitation goals with the participation of all medical personnel;
  • continuous testing of the influence of the therapeutic program on the quality of daily life.
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Center for Mood Disorders

It is the center for diagnostics and treatment of mood disorders at the San Raffaele Turro Hospital. It treats a wide range of patients with complex clinical pictures or those who are resistant to more traditional treatments.

Innovative somatic and chronobiological treatments, which are still not widely used in other countries, makes this center unique in Italy.

In particular, over the past few years, research conducted at the hospital has invented new therapeutic methods.
Main Types of Pathologies
  • major depressive disorder;
  • bipolar disorder;
  • persistent depressive disorder.
Therapeutic Methods
  • pharmacological therapy;
  • total sleep deprivation (TSD);
  • light therapy (LT);
  • TSD and LT for persistent depression (unipolar and bipolar);
  • somatic therapy (TMS — transcranial magnetic stimulation, tDCS — transcranial direct current stimulation, ECT — electroconvulsive therapy).
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Department of General Psychiatry

The department has extensive experience in the field of clinical psychiatry. Patients from all over the country who have a complex clinical picture and resistance to traditional pharmacological methods are treated here.

For each patient, an individual hospitalization plan is drawn up for diagnostics, structuring of pharmacological therapeutic programs and the possible completion of rehabilitation.

In addition to this, the department interacts with other clinic facilities such as the outpatient clinic and CAM (Comprehensive Ambulatory Macroactivity) to continue treatment after discharge.

A team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychologists and psychiatric rehabilitation specialists performs individual rehabilitation programs based on the individual psychopathological, functional and cognitive characteristics of the patient.

Main Types of Pathologies
  • psychosis;
  • mood disorders;
  • various forms of cognitive impairment;
  • pathological addictions;
  • anxiety and adjustment disorders;
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder;
  • personality disorders.
Rehabilitation Activities
  • psychoeducational methods;
  • cognitive behavioral techniques;
  • resocialization and employment measures;
  • specific neurocognitive remedy for functional disorders.
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Operative Urology Department of Ospedale San Raffaele Turro emerged as a center of development and clinical use of new technologies for the treatment of pathologies of the genitourinary system.

High qualification of doctors and surgeons of the Department of Urology is confirmed by numerous international records on the use of laparoscopic methods in urological interventions such as radical prostatectomy and bladder reconstruction.

All operating theaters are equipped with state-of-the-art 3D digital technology to support procedures of this complexity.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for minimally invasive surgical solutions, the latest generation of the Da Vinci robotic system is used.
Main Types of Pathologies
  • major urological cancers (kidneys, prostate, bladder, genitals);
  • BPH;
  • urinary stones;
  • pathology of the adrenal glands;
  • pathology of the pyeloureteral joint and malformations of the urinary tract;
  • urinary incontinence;
  • prostatitis;
  • andrological pathologies (erectile deficiency, recursive penis, male infertility, etc.)
Treatment Methods
  • minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic);
  • minimally invasive endourological methods for the treatment of urinary stones;
  • endoscopic laser access for the treatment of prostate hypertrophy;
  • focal therapy for the treatment of kidney and prostate cancer;
  • andrological rehabilitation;
  • biopsy of the prostate using the FUSION method.

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

The activity of the department of the San Raffaele Turro Clinic is aimed at the diagnostics and psychotherapeutic treatment of mental disorders in adults and adolescents. In recent decades, the most common disorders that are diagnosed in adults and adolescents are:
  • identity disorders;
  • social reactions (such as narcissism);
  • behavior in the area of pathological impulsivity/aggression (such as antisocial).
Alcohol and drug addiction is also treated in a specialized department.
All activities of the center are based on standardized and worldwide recognized diagnostic protocols.

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TURRO Diagnostic Radiology

In the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the San Raffaele Turro Hospital, radiological examinations can be performed both in the hospital and on an outpatient basis. The hospital performs:
  • urological diagnostics;
  • treatment by ablation of neoplasms of the kidneys;
  • diagnostics of infectious diseases associated with HIV;
  • diagnostics of thyroid pathologies;
  • diagnostics of female pelvic organs (gynecological diagnostics);
  • ultrasound examination of the musculoskeletal system.
Radiological Research
  • magnetic resonance (MRI);
  • computed tomography (CT);
  • basic neuroradiological studies (RX, CT);
  • ultrasound of the abdominal organs and superficial organs;
  • ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system;
  • intracavitary ultrasound (transrectal, transvaginal);
  • conventional and digital radiology (Rx);
  • orthopantomography;
  • biopsy under ultrasound guidance;
  • computerized bone mineralometry (MOC).
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Leading Specialists

Highly qualified doctors provide patients with a comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of various diseases. For each patient, an individual treatment plan is drawn up based on the results of the examination. Your stay in the clinic will be as comfortable as possible, thanks to a carefully thought-out infrastructure.
Dr. med. Gianpiero Cardone

Specialization: radiology

Languages: English, Italian

Prof. Luigi Ferini Strambi

Specialization: neurology, sleep medicine

Languages: English, Italian, French

Prof. Cristina Anna Colombo

Specialization: psychiatry, mood disorders

Languages: English, Italian

Prof. Roberto Cavallaro

Specialization: psychiatry, psychotic disorders

Languages: Italian, English

Prof. Cesare Maffei

Specialization: clinical psychology and psychotherapy

Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Prof. Antonella Castagna

Specialization: infectious diseases

Languages: English, French, Italian

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