Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit of Ospedale San Raffaele is considered among the most important centres for research and advanced therapeutic endoscopy worldwide; it has performed the highest number of transoral fundoplication for Gastro- Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Europe.
It is a centre of excellence with the largest case series in Italy for the early diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases and tumours.
It is a regional reference centre for celiac disease and primary sclerosing cholangitis.
The Unit also has the greatest Italian caseload of diagnostic and operative endoscopic procedures. In addition, the Precision Medicine Unit is specialized in studying and creating a preventive and personalized path of medicine dedicated to first-degree relatives of patients with cancer of the intestine, stomach and pancreas.
The goal of this programme is to evaluate their risk of developing a tumour and then propose a diagnostic route aimed at prevention.

Our excellence in numbers


procedures performed per year

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • Advanced endoscopic imaging for early diagnosis of gastrointestinal pre-cancerous condition and early cancer:                                  
  • MEDIGUS ultrasound surgical endostapler (MUSE)
  • BARR X device for thermoablation of Barrett's epithelium   
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Apollo endoscopic suturing device

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Meet our team

Head physician

Silvio Danese

Silvio Danese

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