Department of Oncologic Orthopedic and Spine Surgery @ Ospedale Galeazzi - Sant'Ambrogio

The oncologic orthopaedic and spine surgery centre of the Galeazzi Research Hospital is one of the centres of excellence in the national and international scene for the treatment of spine primary tumours and spine metastasis. In the centre, patients with musculoskeletal system tumours, both bone and soft parts, are treated. In most cases these are primitive tumours of adulthood and of the paediatric age and, historically, the prevailing specialization is for tumours of the spine.

The centre is also known for 3D printed titanium prosthesis for pelvis and other bones reconstructions, based on the patient CT.

Our excellence in numbers


enblock vertebrectomy (uni- or multi-level)


pathological spine and bone fractures


resections and reconstructions of primary bone tumours

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • 1 CT Scanner
  • 3 MRI machines
  • 1 Spinal angiograph

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Meet our team

Head physician

Alessandro Luzzati

Spine Surgeon
Alessandro Luzzati
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.