Hernia Center @ Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio

The Hernia Center is a highly specialized department founded and directed by Prof. Giampiero Campanelli, formerly Head of the General Surgery - Day & Week Surgery Unit. The Hernia Center is a national reference point for treatment of abdominal wall pathology. It is composed of a team of experts with a rigorous technical-scientific approach, in line with the latest technologie,s and in conjunction with international scientific guidelines.

An integral part of the surgical team are the trainees from the General Surgery Residency Program of the University of Insubria.

Following a Hub & Spoke model designed to be as accessible as possible to patients, the Hernia Center also has a location at Palazzo della Salute-Wellness Clinic, where patients can access specialistic visits and initial examinations. If further investigations and/or surgery are required, thanks to the synergy between the two facilities and the presence of the same team, these can be performed at the Galeazzi-Sant'Ambrogio Hospital with the guarantee of diagnostic and therapeutic continuity.

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Surgical procedures

Conditions we take care of at this Department

Treated pathologies encompass all abdominal wall conditions, including:

  • Primary inguinal hernias (never operated on) and their recurrences (previously subjected to one or several repair surgeries).
  • Primary femoral hernias and their recurrences.
  • Ventral hernias (epigastric and/or umbilical) with or without rectus muscle diastasis.
  • Rectus muscle diastasis.
  • Postpartum floppy abdomen.
  • Rare primary and recurrent lateral hernias (Spigelian, Petit, and Grynfelt).
  • Sports hernia or pubalgia, and Pubic Inguinal Pain Syndrome (PIPS).
  • Laparoceles, lombocels, incisional hernias, parietal disasters.
  • Abdominal hernias and obesity.
  • Chronic postoperative neuralgias (inguinal and ventral).
  • Endometriosis of the abdominal wall.

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Meet our team

Head physician

Giampiero Campanelli

General surgeon
Giampiero Campanelli

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Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio

The new hospital brings together in a single facility Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, the first hospital for orthopaedic admissions that performs 75% of all revision orthopaedic surgeries in Italy, and Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio, example of healthcare excellence for its cardiovascular unit as well as for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity.

The new Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant’Ambrogio (OGSA), accredited by the Italian National Healthcare System (SSN), and given an IRCCS status (Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare) by the Italian Ministry of Health for the study of the locomotor system disorders, it is a center of excellence for clinical and pre-clinical biomedical research, and it is well-known for its teaching activity as a learning site for the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in agreement with the University of Milan.

As former Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, it is known for its achievements in the field of sports medicine and is now home for RE.GA.IN, a regenerative medicine center for the treatment of cartilage and tendon pathologies.

Since 2007, the Institute has become a member of the ISOC (International Society of Orthopaedic Centers), recognized as one of the 19 institutes of excellence in the field of orthopaedics representing 16 countries.

Former Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio adds to the new OGSA its healthcare excellence in treatment of cardiovascular pathologies with over 500 interventions of cardiac surgery and 2,500 interventional cardiology procedures per year thus becoming among the first Italian centers for cardiovascular treatments. The Cardiothoracic Center represents a point of excellence in mini-invasive cardiac surgery and in the percutaneous aortic valve replacement. Additionally, former Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio is in the first place among the Lombardy hospitals for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction.