Luigi Santambrogio

Thoracic surgeon


Professor Luigi Santambrogio is a consultant in thoracic surgery at Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan.

After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan in 1973, he received a specialization in general surgery (1978), Vascular Surgery (1981) and thoracic Surgery (1990).

Professor Santambrogio was the head of the Department of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, as well as the head of the Lung Transplantation program and the Center of the IRCCS Сà Granda Foundation Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan until 2018.

He was also Professor of Thoracic Surgery at MED21 and Director of the Specialized School of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Milan.

Pathologies, which the professor, in particular, deals with, are neoplasms of the chest organs and the treatment of severe respiratory failure with the help of double-lung transplantation.

Among his most frequent operations:

  • lung resections (lobectomy and pneumonectomy) performed in minimally invasive videothoracoscopic and open surgeries,
  • operations for the diagnosis and staging of lung neoplasms (videothoracoscopy, mediastinoscopy, echo and CT scans under control, endobronchial biopsies),
  • operations for inflammatory pathology (empyemi, abscesses, pleural effusions).

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