General Surgery


Clinical activity

The General Surgery Unit performs over a thousand major and medium surgery operations each year. It is considered a national centre of reference for the surgical treatment of numerous types of neoplasms, including pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, colorectal, stomach, oesophagus, and thyroid tumours.

Alongside the highly specialised surgical procedures, interventions are performed every day for the most common surgical diseases: inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, and gallbladder stones . 30 percent of these operations are performed in a day-surgery regime, with the patient's discharge during the day.

The use of minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic surgery, ensures a significant increase in surgical precision, a reduction in the invasiveness of the operation and minor post-operative complications.

The Operating Unit carries out over 4,500 appointments every year and has the following clinics:

    • General surgery outpatient clinic
    • Hepato-biliary surgery and pancreas surgery clinic

Research fields

  • Integrated multimodal treatment of pancreatic tumours
  • Markers and prognostic factors of periampullary tumours
  • Complementary neoadjuvant treatment of rectal tumours
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Clinical and research collaboration

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA)
  • M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (USA)
  • Teikyo University, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
  • General surgery department, Nagoya University (Japan)
  • University of Bologna, Milan and Verona
  • University of Hamburg (Germany)