My extensive experience diagnosing and treating pathologies involving cranial and spinal neurosurgery, continuing professional training in prestigious European and American scientific research centres, and scrupulous analysis of the best therapeutic strategies, in order to adapt them to every single patient, are essential elements of the profession I carry out every day with great enthusiasm.
Additionally, I am convinced that the relationship between doctor and patient is extremely important.
The many challenges people encounter in life cannot be faced without another person’s smile, patience, simple explanation, attention, reassurance and hope.
“Our instinct to seek and learn will drive us, understandably, to investigate the nature of the tools we use in our research” (Plotinus)
Neurosurgeon with private office and external collaborations
I decided to end my professional relationship with Sant’Anna Hospital in Como and practice neurosurgery both privately and in renowned clinics, which are either private or affiliated with the Italian National Health Service (INHS).
Recently, I have been practising spinal surgery on conscious patients and have focused on endoscopic spinal technique in mini-invasive microsurgery.
Study sessions of surgical anatomy
Since 2006 I have regularly attended study sessions on surgical anatomy on cadavers at internationally renowned medical centres in Lyon, Bordeaux, Barcelona, Vienna, Paris, Berlin and Palm Beach, Florida, among others, and perfected my technique in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF), Lateral and Extra Foraminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF, ELIF), Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF), and techniques of spinal microsurgery, including dynamic stabilisation and correction of spinal deformities.
International Spine Surgery Advanced Dissection Courses
Participated in courses at “International Spine Surgery Advanced Dissection”, held in different international cities.
Held role of instructor in: “Cervical Spine Surgery Advanced Dissection Course”.
Advanced Skull Base Microanatomy Workshop and Hands-on Dissection Course
Attended course: “Advanced Skull Base Microanatomy Workshop and Hands-on Dissection”, at Anspach Companies Laboratory, Palm Beach, Florida.
Instructor: Takanori Fukushima, MD, D.M.Sc., Co-Director, International Neurosurgery Education Foundation; Director, Carolina Neuroscience Institute.
Neurosurgery Department, Harvard University Medical School
From 18 January to 25 April 2005, I worked in the Neurosurgery Department of Harvard University Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (USA).
Postgraduate Degree in Neurosurgery
Earned Postgraduate Degree in Neurosurgery from University of Florence, Italy, on 17 November 2005, with a final grade of 70/70 with honours.
Thesis title: Surgical treatment of irreducible ventral compression in malformation pathologies of the cranial-cervical juncture”.
Degree in Surgical Medicine
Earned degree in Surgical Medicine on 21 July 2000, University of Palermo, Italy, with a final grade of 110/110 with honours. Thesis title: “Anatomical-clinical sequences of encephalic trunk lesions caused by uncal herniation”.