Domenico Servello



Dr. Domenico Servello is a neurosurgeon and the head of the functional neurosurgery team at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi and collaborates with the Casa di Cura La Madonnina.

His studies began at the University of Trieste, where he graduated in medicine and surgery in 1979. He then transferred to the University of Parma, where four years later he specialized in neurology. During this period Dr. Servello was trained in the USA: he completed a course in microsurgery at the University of California (San Francisco) and interned at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota) and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. In 1988 he completed his second specialization in neurosurgery at the University of Milan.

Dr. Domenico Servello has performed more than 5200 operations as a primary surgeon, about half of which are on cranial pathologies. In 2000, he participated in the opening of a neurosurgery department at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, setting up a functional neurosurgery unit. He studies Neurosurgery topics in depth attending theoretical-practical courses in surgical approaches of the sellar and parasellar region and of the skull base at the Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri (United States).

In the Department of Neurosurgery at the Galeazzi Clinical Institute, Dr. Servello treats benign and malignant brain tumors by microsurgery, endoscopy or stereotaxy, and with neuronavigation instruments.

He performs surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, either via open surgery or percutaneous procedures; carries out DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) interventions for motor and behavioural disorders, and spinal cord stimulation surgery for chronic pain; treats degenerative diseases (herniated or stenotic cervical, dorsal and lumbar) and spinal cord tumours; obstructive or normotensive hydrocephalus with endoscopic methods or the use of programmable valves and surgery on the peripheral nervous system.

He is the speaker at more than 100 scientific congresses and member of the following scientific societies: Movement Disorder Society, European Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, World Society of Functional Neurosurgery and Italian League for Parkinson's Disease and Extrapyramidal Disorders.

He has published more than 149 articles in leading national and international scientific journals.

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University of Trieste

Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1979

University of Parma

Specialization in Neurology - 1983

University of Milan

Specialization in Neurosurgery – 1988

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