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Best Smart Hospitals in the World 2021 by Newsweek Magazine
Best Smart Hospitals in the World 2021 by Newsweek Magazine
The best clinics in the world 2022 according to Newsweek magazine
The best clinics in the world 2022 according to Newsweek magazine
Best smart hospitals in the world 2023 according to Newsweek magazine
Best smart hospitals in the world 2023 according to Newsweek magazine
1500000
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1971
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1600
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1500000
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1971
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1600
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About clinic

San Raffaele Hospital (Ospedale San Raffaele) is a multidisciplinary hospital of world importance in Italy. It is a leading research medical center in Europe.

The hospital is a leader in the treatment of rare immune and genetic diseases. It is located in Milan.

The authoritative edition of Neewsweek in 2020-2023 included the clinic in the list of the best hospitals in the world; in 2021 and 2023 it was recognized as the Best Smart Hospital.

Accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health and ISO certified.

The main areas include oncology, oncohematology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, endocrinology, and gynecology.

Hospital in numbers:

  • it is founded in 1971;
  • 15 specialized departments;
  • more than 60 highly specialized departments;
  • 5 million patients annually;
  • more than 50,000 operations annually;
  • 1,600 doctors, including world-famous scientists;
  • 1,640 inpatient beds.

On the basis of the clinic, there is a Center for the Treatment of Rare Diseases (which occur in 1 out of 20,000 people).

 

Features of the Medical Center

San Raffaele Hospital is one of the most popular European clinics. It has a number of features, thanks to which it is worth choosing it if treatment is needed.

  1. The research activities of San Raffaele Hospital are based on the translational principle. This means that laboratory discoveries are rapidly being introduced into medical practice, and scientific work increases the effectiveness of therapy.
  2. The hospital specializes in high-tech medical services and uses innovative methods of treatment, including gene therapy, immunotherapy and other methods. This means that patients have access to the best medicines and treatments available today.
  3. Each medical case is studied in detail by the multidisciplinary team of specialists.
  4. Getting a full range of medical services in one building attracts patients with severe forms of diseases and disabilities.
  5. Opportunity to take part in clinical trials of new types of drugs and therapies.
  6. The clinic accepts adults and children.

Doctors have developed check-up programs for the early detection of many pathologies.

 

Treatment of Complex Diseases

The center's specialists provide assistance to patients from the countries of Central Asia and some countries of Eastern Europe, who were offered palliative care by local doctors. Italian doctors transfer the disease to a milder stage or cure completely.

Patients with cancer who have concomitant diseases or states also come to San Raffaele Hospital. For example:

  • ischemic heart disease;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • autoimmune diseases;

In these cases, doctors carefully adjust therapy in accordance with the state of patients who require special attention and care.

 

 Scientific Research for Effective Therapy

San Raffaele Hospital is an example of scientific achievements and medical practice. Some of the achievements that are actively applied:

  1. For the treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA-SCID), specialists have developed the world's first stem cell gene therapy.
  2. Developments in the field of molecular medicine have made it possible to achieve success in the treatment of oncology, type 1 diabetes.
  3. Discovery of a genetic mutation that causes Parkinson's disease.
  4. We have developed a new method of treating deafness, which is based on the use of stem cells.
  5. Discovery of a new mechanism for the development of Alzheimer's disease associated with the activation of certain brain enzymes.
  6. Developed new methods of neurostimulation and neuromodulation.

At the moment, more than 150 medical scientists are conducting clinical trials of new methods of treating oncology. A method of storming blood vessels is also being developed to increase the effectiveness of therapy.

In the process of research:

  • pathology of the central and peripheral nervous system;
  • tumors;
  • metabolic disorders;
  • immune-mediated, infectious, hereditary, and cardiovascular diseases.

San Raffaele Hospital is recognized as the Best Research Hospital of Italy in Europe in 2001.

For the development of innovative methods of treatment in the field of molecular medicine and gene therapy, the clinic is recognized by the Scientific Research Institute. Only a few hospitals in the country have this status.

 

 

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Diagnosis: Retinal detachment

I would like to say a few words about this hospital and even more about Doctor Rozanghel Lattanzio, one of the most accessible and professional doctors I have ever known. He saved my vision by curing vasculopathy and warning all possible consequences. I thank you and I will never stop doing it, because the hospitability and love that you put into your work is very rare.

For those who have diseases of the retina, maculopathy, etc., trust this angel!


27/12/2018
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Diagnosis: Bone marrow transplantation 

The hematology department in San Raffaele is really excellent, the doctors are all very well prepared, they took care of my husband who had a bone marrow transplant. We recommend addressing San Raffaele if necessary.


26/12/2018
5/5
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Diagnosis: Stomach cancer

The professionalism of the doctors, the latest equipment, and the care of the clinic staff are among the best in Europe. We underwent treatment and surgery in Russia and Germany, with full responsibility declare that the San Raffaele clinic in Milan is the best. Thank you very much to the coordinator, doctors from the international department of the clinic. You are real professionals. I bow down before an oncologist, a surgeon, a gastroentrologist, a neurologist, and all the medical staff of the San Raffaele Clinic. There would be more such doctors in the world. THANK YOU!


07/11/2018
5/5
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Diagnosis: Examination

This hospital is an excellent institution, because every time I come for various medical examinations, I am always satisfied with the professionalism of all the staff (doctors, nurses, and all operators at the front desk).


20/12/2018
5/5
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Diagnosis: Cystectomy

I want to thank the whole Department of Urology, which helped me with great professionalism after a radical cystectomy on July 10, 2018. Special thanks to Doctor Deho, who saved me. Thank you so much for everything!


04/12/2018
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Examination
Medical consultation 180 - 420 $ Enquire price
Online second opinion 300 - 430 $ Enquire price
PET CT 960 - 1 320 $ Enquire price
Coronary angiography 1 320 - 2 340 $ Enquire price
MRI 420 - 840 $ Enquire price
CT with contrast 420 - 600 $ Enquire price
Scintigraphy 350 - 1 160 $ Enquire price
Laboratory analysis 60 - 720 $ Enquire price
Histology review 240 - 600 $ Enquire price
Oncology
Online second opinion 300 - 430 $ Enquire price
TrueBeam (radiotherapy) 5 400 - 8 400 $ Enquire price
Cyber Knife (radiotherapy) 3 000 - 6 000 $ Enquire price
High-dose bone marrow transplant chemotherapy 40 800 - 45 250 $ Enquire price
Chemotherapy 1 560 - 5 400 $ Enquire price
Tumor biopsy 600 - 3 000 $ Enquire price
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Histology review 240 - 600 $ Enquire price
PET CT with oncologist consultation 960 - 1 320 $ Enquire price
Mastectomy 3 960 - 9 600 $ Enquire price
Immunotherapy 30 000 - 72 000 $ Enquire price
Da Vinci Robotic System 19 200 - 26 400 $ Enquire price
Cervical tumor removal 14 400 - 21 600 $ Enquire price
TUR (Transurethral resection of the prostate) 6 360 - 7 800 $ Enquire price
Oncohematology
Autologous bone marrow transplant 33 600 - 42 000 $ Enquire price
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (related donor) 48 000 - 60 000 $ Enquire price
Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (non-related donor) 72 000 - 84 000 $ Enquire price
Bone marrow biopsy 960 - 1 800 $ Enquire price
High-dose bone marrow transplant chemotherapy 40 800 - 45 240 $ Enquire price
PET CT 960 - 1 320 $ Enquire price
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Cardiologist consultation 160 - 420 $ Enquire price
Coronary angiography 1 320 - 22 340 $ Enquire price
Coronary stenting 7 200 - 10 800 $ Enquire price
Coronary bypass 10 800 - 14 400 $ Enquire price
Heart valve replacement 1 920 - 24 000 $ Enquire price
ECG 60 - 180 $ Enquire price
Heart MRI 480 - 840 $ Enquire price
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Surgical treatment of intervertebral hernia 7 200 - 18 000 $ Enquire price
Brain MRI 360 - 840 $ Enquire price
Brain tumor removal 14 400 - 21 960 $ Enquire price
Spinal Tumor Removal 6 600 - 19 200 $ Enquire price
Lumbar discectomy 8 400 - 10 960 $ Enquire price
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Orthopedist-traumatologist сonsultation 180 - 300 $ Enquire price
Hip replacement 6 000 - 10 800 $ Enquire price
Knee replacement 5 400 - 8 400 $ Enquire price
Ankle arthroscopy 3 600 - 6 000 $ Enquire price
Upper extremities Bioelectric prostheses 6 000 - 9 600 $ Enquire price
Lower extremities Bioelectric prostheses 7 200 - 14 400 $ Enquire price
Scoliosis conservative treatment 4 800 - 6 000 $ Enquire price
Scoliosis surgery 6 600 - 12 000 $ Enquire price
Arthrosis stem cell therapy 3 580 - 30 000 $ Enquire price
Scintigraphy 420 - 840 $ Enquire price
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Breast augmentation 3 000 - 3 600 $ Enquire price
Breast augmentation with lifting 3 600 - 4 200 $ Enquire price
Abdominoplasty 1 200 - 3 000 $ Enquire price
Liposuction 3 000 - 3 600 $ Enquire price
Face lifting 6 000 - 8 400 $ Enquire price
Blephoroplasty 1 800 - 2 400 $ Enquire price
Rhinoplasty 3 180 - 3 600 $ Enquire price
Hair transplantation 1 320 - 1 980 $ Enquire price
Ophthalmology
Lens replacement (cataract treatment) 1 200 $ Enquire price
Keratoplasty (corneal transplant) 4 800 - 9 600 $ Enquire price
Crosslinking for 1 eye 2 280 - 3 000 $ Enquire price
iLasik (2 eyes) 1 140 - 1 680 $ Enquire price
Prosthetic eye 1 080 - 1 800 $ Enquire price
PRK Photorefractive keratectomy (2 eyes) 1 560 - 1 800 $ Enquire price
Obstetrics
Childbirth 2 400 - 3 600 $ Enquire price
IVF 4 200 - 6 360 $ Enquire price
Neurology
Complete diagnosis of epilepsy 1 800 - 6 000 $ Enquire price
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Best clinic's doctors
Professor Pietro Mortini
Neurosurgeon
Work experience: 28 years
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Author of more than 200 publications, mostly of international level.

Membership:

  • Congress of Neurosurgeons (USA),
  • European Society of Skull Base Surgery,
  • Italian Society of Skull Base Surgery,
  • and Italian Society of Neurosurgery.
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Professor Ottavio Alifieri
Cardiac surgeon
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Author and co-author of more than 600 peer-reviewed articles. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.

In 2018, he received the Gold Medal from the European Society of Cardiology for his contribution in the field of cardiology.

He is currently a member of ESC, EACTS, AATS, STS.

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Professor Fabio Tsitseri
Hematologist
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Member of the Italian Bone Marrow Transplantation Group (GITMO): allogeneic transplantation.

Member:

  • Italian Society of Hematology,
  • Italian Bone Marrow Transplantation Group,
  • European Hematological Association,
  • International Cardio-Oncological Society.
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Professor Luca Aldrigetti
Surgeon
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Member of numerous scientific societies.

He is the author of over 500 publications and a reviewer of international and national journals in surgery and oncology.

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Dr. Giorgio Gandalia
urologist, oncologist
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He received his MD in 2011 from the Vita-Salute University in Milan.

Areas of specialization: urological oncology, robotic surgery.

Dr. Gandalia has authored and co-authored over 210 peer-reviewed journal articles (PubMed) and has an H-Index of 25 (Scopus).
He is a reviewer for major urological journals and in 2015 he was selected by the “European Urologist” as Reviewer of the Year.

Dr. Gandalia is a member of:

  • EAU Working Group of Young Academic Urologists on Prostate Cancer since March 2016.
  • Scientific Committee of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU).
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Professor Alessandro Castiglioni
Cardiac surgeon
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Published over 70 publications in national and international journals.

Participated as a speaker at more than 100 national and international conferences.

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Why do patients choose San Raffaele Hospital for treatment?

Treatment at San Rafael Hospital, ItalySan Raffaele Hospital (Ospedale San Raffaele) is a multidisciplinary medical center of world importance in Italy. It is one of the leading research clinics in Europe. In this hospital, it is possible to receive high-quality medical care in all areas.

The hospital specializes in the treatment of cancer, oncohematology, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, endocrinology, and gynecology.

Advantages:

  1. The high level of medical care is confirmed by prestigious ISO and IRCCS accreditations.
  2. The ability to undergo treatment for a wide range of pathologies, including rare diseases that are treated in a limited number of world clinics.
  3. Research work is carried out on the basis of the hospital. Thanks to this, patients have access to innovative drugs and advanced therapies.
  4. Modern equipment enables doctors to make an accurate diagnosis and carry out the most complex procedures.
  5. For each patient, a multidisciplinary team of specialists draws up an individual therapy regimen.
  6. The possibility of successful treatment for people with complex diagnoses who could not be helped in other clinics.
  7. Comfortable conditions for patients from other countries.
  8. The convenient location in the center of Milan allows enjoying walking around one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

The authoritative publication Newsweek included San Raffaele in the list of the best medical institutions in the world.

 

Why do people come to San Raffaele Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system?

San Rafael Heart Center: treatment of heart diseasesThe Cardiology Center is equipped with modern medical and diagnostic equipment. Specialists use the most effective methods of treating pathologies of the heart and blood vessels. Patients undergo:

  • ultrasound of the heart;
  • stress tests;
  • Holter monitoring.

Most often, patients come with diagnoses:

  • ischemic heart disease;
  • cardiomyopathy;
  • valvular pathology;
  • heart defects;
  • aortic aneurysm;
  • heart failure.

Cardiac surgeons perform 3,500 interventions on the heart and blood vessels annually. The high professionalism of doctors allows them to successfully perform both open-heart and minimally invasive operations. To perform precise interventions, robotic technologies are used using a 3D visualization system. These procedures are performed through small incisions. Due to this, the risk of bleeding is reduced, and patients recover quickly.

Cardiac surgeons have extensive experience in:

  • stenting;
  • coronary artery bypass grafting;
  • plastic surgery and replacement of heart valves;
  • installing a defibrillator;
  • treatment of aortic arch pathology.

Also, the specialists of the cardiology center successfully treat all cardiac pathologies in young children from 0 months. For the timely detection of disorders in the work of the cardiovascular system, doctors have developed early screening programs.

How are neurological diseases treated in San Raffaele Hospital?

San Rafael: brain tumor treatmentNeurological diseases are treated in a specialized department equipped with modern equipment, including 3 operating rooms and a special room for stereotaxic surgery. Here, high-precision radiosurgical interventions are performed using the Gamma Knife installation. Over a thousand radiosurgical procedures are performed at the clinic every year.

The department is recognized by the National Center for the Treatment of Pituitary and Skull Base Tumors, Vascular and Spinal Pathologies. The main diseases with which patients come:

  • all types of brain tumors: craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, and gliomas with brain metastases;
  • vascular pathologies: aneurysms, cavernous angiomas, malformations;
  • diseases of the spine: intervertebral hernia, stenosis of the lumbar canal, instability of the lumbar;
  • disorders of the peripheral nervous system: nerve compression, carpal tunnel syndrome.

Neurosurgeons have extensive experience in treating children with diagnoses of hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, and brain tumors.

In 2018, neurosurgeons of San Raffaele performed a unique operation – intrauterine correction of spina bifida (back Bifida) in a fetus at 22 weeks. The child was born healthy.

Advantages of treatment in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery:

  • individual therapy regimen for each patient;
  • the multidisciplinary team of doctors: neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, otolaryngologists, and radiotherapists;
  • advanced techniques for the surgical treatment of all diseases, such as 2D and 3D endoscopy, minimally invasive procedures on the brain and spinal cord;
  • the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring allows for avoiding damage to brain functions.

On the basis of the department, clinical studies are carried out on the treatment of oncological diseases with stem cells, new technologies for skull surgery are being developed, and advanced imaging systems are being introduced.

 

How are oncological diseases treated at San Raffaele Hospital?

Surgical treatment of oncologyThe oncology department of the hospital is one of the leading in Europe. New technologies are being actively introduced here for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of oncological diseases.

Specialists of the center have achieved great success in the treatment of malignant diseases of the skin, brain, head and neck, mammary glands, lungs, digestive and genitourinary systems, etc.

The therapy is carried out according to international protocols on an evidence-based basis. At the oncology center, leading surgeons perform the most complex procedures, including the removal of a tumor in the later stages of the disease.

Every year, 6,000 surgical interventions are performed. Specialists prefer to use surgical techniques that are gentle on patients: laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotic surgery. Also, doctors do everything possible to save the organ.

Among the advanced effective treatment technologies are:

  1. Tomotherapy. A feature of the procedure is layer-by-layer irradiation of the tumor. This allows for maximizing the protection of healthy cells and tissues of the patient. Also, with tomotherapy, there are practically no side effects in the form of hair loss, nausea, poor health, disruption of the heart, and respiratory organs.
  2. Robotic surgery. With the help of the modern Da Vinci apparatus, surgeons perform sparing procedures to remove neoplasms that are located in hard-to-reach places. For example, in the head, lungs, abdomen, prostate, etc.
  3. Intensively modulated radiotherapy. Doctors use the Rapid Arc installation, which allows to accurately deliver the exact dosage to the affected organ.
  4. Immune therapy. It activates the patient’s immune system to fight cancer.
  5. Targeted therapy. Special drugs are used that block the mechanisms responsible for the division and growth of malignant cells.
  6. Cancer vaccines. These are drugs that are made from the patient’s blood with the addition of tumor antigens.

Psychological support works in the department. Patients also have access to a doctor in the contact center.

The scientific clinical trials of immunotherapeutic drugs and drugs for gene therapy are conducted in the hospital.

The director of the center is Professor Stefano Cascinu, a leading Italian oncologist, and author of numerous innovative developments in the treatment of oncological diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

 

Why choose San Raffaele Hospital for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases?

Treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract - San Rafael HospitalSpecialists of the Gastroenterology Center diagnose and treat all gastrointestinal pathologies in a team with surgeons and oncologists. More than 2,000 surgical procedures are performed annually at the clinic, most of which are performed by laparoscopy. This is a low-traumatic intervention, in which the surgeon performs the necessary manipulations through 3-4 small punctures. Patients note a quick recovery.

Doctors successfully treat:

  • peptic ulcer;
  • chronic cholecystitis;
  • chronic pancreatitis;
  • post-gastroresection disorders;
  • erosive lesions of the upper gastrointestinal tract;
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease;
  • intestinal dysbacteriosis.

The department’s doctors specialize in anti-Helicobacter therapy, antiviral treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as in the treatment of elderly patients.

Gastroenterologists conduct regular screening and use the most effective drugs. This significantly reduces the patient’s stay in the hospital.

Why do patients go to San Raffaele Hospital for the treatment of orthopedic diseases?

Treatment of orthopedic diseases in San Rafael HospitalDoctors of San Raffaele annually operate on more than 1,500 patients – adults and children. All types of surgical treatment, including the most complex ones, are carried out at a high level.

Doctors specialize in:

  • arthroscopic surgery;
  • microsurgery on the wrist, elbow, and foot;
  • surgical treatment of diseases of the spine such as scoliosis and herniated discs;
  • prosthetics of the hip and knee joints, which are carried out in a minimally invasive way;
  • sports traumatology;
  • complex operations to replace the prosthesis of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

The hospital features European training center for complex revisions of the hip joint. Here, the leading orthopedists of San Raffaele train their colleagues from all over the world.

Whenever possible, specialists use non-surgical methods for the treatment of diseases of the joints and spine:

  1. Plasmolifting of joints with the help of injections from the patient’s blood enriched with platelets.
  2. Stem cell therapy for the regeneration of damaged cartilage and joints. Stem cells are taken from the patient’s adipose tissue.
  3. Shock wave therapy (ESWT) is used to destroy pathological growths on the bones and to normalize blood circulation and muscle function. The procedure is carried out using acoustic waves.
  4. Intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid are applied to prevent destruction, reduce friction, and improve joint mobility.

The director of the department is the leading Italian orthopedist Prof. Vincenzo Sollini. He performed over 6,000 successful procedures.

He specializes in arthroplasty and conducts research in the field of the effectiveness of cell therapy in the treatment of pathologies of the musculoskeletal system.

How to go for treatment at San Raffaele Hospital?

For the reliable and prompt organization of a trip to San Raffaele Hospital, you can contact Experts Medical. Coordinators-physicians will help to issue medical documents, select an attending physician, and transfer medical information to the clinic for study and preparation of a preliminary treatment regimen.

If necessary, we organize an online consultation with a doctor. Also, for patients of San Raffaele Hospital, Experts Medical offers additional services such as booking air tickets, hotel rooms, and transfer.