Clinical Institute of the City of Brescia
NO. OF OPERATIONS
The department’s elements of excellence are represented by its Gynaecological endoscopic surgery with the CO2 laser for the short hospital stays and rapid recovery times and the Assisted Conception Centre with its In-Vitro Fertilization with Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) programmes. The Centre is a leader both in Italy and overseas for the techniques used and the number of cases handled.
San Raffaele Hospital - Specialized in obstetrics and laparoscopic surgery technique
It is the leading centre in Italy for the surgical treatment of tumours (benign and malignant) of the female genital tract. The unit represents an international centre of excellence also due to the advanced diagnostic equipment present at the institute.
The Unit’s main activities are:
The Unit carries out an intense gynaecological cancer surgery and chemotherapy activity; 1200 major surgical operations are performed per year, of which a large number concern endoscopic surgery and pelvic static surgery.
In addition to the normal activity carried out in the delivery room (over 1700 births in 2013), particular competence has been acquired in ‘Pregnancy-Related Diseases’ (diabetes, hypertension, etc.) and clinical high-risk pregnancy management. Pregnant women are given access, free of charge, to the painless childbirth procedure with epidural analgesia. Courses leading up to childbirth and meetings for mothers and babies are organized and specific outpatient psychological consulting and psychotherapy services, both directed by a psychologist, are provided.
The Science of Childbirth Centre – Reproductive pathophysiology receives a large number of sterile couples every year, giving them access to the very latest techniques (IVF-ET, ICSI). More than 1000 cycles of assisted conception are administered every year.
LINES OF RESEARCH
The numerous lines of research developed include:
The Unit houses the Gynaecology and Obstetrics course of the Specialist Degree in Medicine and the School of Specialization in Gynaecology and Obstetrics of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
It is a training centre for students on the Degree course in Nursing Sciences and the Master’s degree in Nursing and Obstetrics Management for the coordinating functions.
The Unit also houses postgraduate stages for both Italian and foreign doctors specialized in Gynaecology and Obstetrics.
Zucchi Clinical Institutes - Specialized in MAP
The centre is currently the largest clinical MAP treatment centre in Italy, administering over 2400 cycles of treatment per year. The centre has the broadest clinical programme of in-vitro maturation of oocytes in Europe and is specialized in the treatment of MAP in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.
2014: 3122 MAP procedures, 499 gynaecological surgery operations.
From January 2015 to 30th November 2015: 3172 MAP procedures, 418 gynaecological surgery operations.
Within the scope of its medically assisted procreation activities, the centre provides all the latest technologies, including TIME LAPSE IMAGING (continuous monitoring of the embryo). All the medically assisted conception techniques currently available are also provided in addition to surgical sperm retrieval, ovarian tissue cryopreservation, semen, oocyte and embryo cryopreservation.
San Pietro Polyclinic
The Centre for Reproductive Medicine performs the complete diagnostic and therapeutic process of solving the problems of infertile men, women and couples.
It is one of the largest, in terms of the number of assisted conception procedures (Intrauterine Insemination – IUI; In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer – IVF-ET; Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – ICSI; Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration - PESA, Percutaneous Testicular Sperm Aspiration - PTSA, Testicular Sperm Extraction – TESE), performed every year. The laboratories also offer the possibility of semen and oocyte cryopreservation.
NO. OF OPERATIONS:
About 2,800 procedures a year.
DIAGNOSTICS AND OUTPATIENT ACTIVITIES: