ARTERIAL PATHOLOGIES

  • Carotid and TSA pathology
  • Pathology of the thoracic aorta and the abdominal thorax
  • Pathology of the abdominal aorta and the iliac zone
  • Pathology of the lower limbs

In all operations, particular care and attention is paid to the concept of mini-invasiveness, most importantly for quicker recovery but also for better aesthetic impact of the surgery. The concept of mini-invasiveness means:

  • surgical incisions that are as small as possible
  • endovascular treatments alone or combined with traditional surgery
  • treatment of aneurisms of the abdominal aorta through the “hand assisted” laparoscopic technique, for which our Operative Unit is proud to be one of just a few centres in Europe that practice it.

VENOUS PATHOLOGY

The surgical treatment of phlebopathies (e.g., safenectomies or flebectomies) is practiced as a Day Hospital procedure (with 1 night stay on the ward) or as an outpatient (early morning operation with evening discharge).

Our operative unit is also equipped for carrying out subfascia endoscopic ligatures of incontinent perforating veins known as SEPS.

 

MEDULLARY NEUROSTIMULATION

Medullary neurostimulation is a branch of vascular surgery aimed mainly at treating pain and other conditions caused by arterial failure of the lower limbs that cannot be treated by conventional reconstructive surgery, or for treating some vasospastic forms of the limbs.

 

OPERATION CASE HISTORIES

(REF. PRODUCT STANDARD – from 2002 to 2009)

 

Type of operationNumberAverage stay in days

P.O. Ref. Year 2009

Carotid TEA15613.2
AAA (Open Surgery)2597.4
AAA (Endovascular)1193.2
AAA (Laparoscopy)366.5
TAA/TAAA1710.3
Femoral TEA2694.1
Peripheral by pass1667.3
Safenectomy/Phlebectomy/SEPS26131.1
Iliac/peripheral PTA8762.5
PTA TSA1013.1
Visceral PTA232.2
Other (angiographies, SCS, Fogarty, excl. endoleak, etc.)686

The rates of morbidity and mortality linked with the operations listed above are, for all types of procedures carried out in our Operative Unit, MUCH lower than those indicated in the literature for the definition of a centre of excellence in vascular surgery.