Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit performs approximately 2,000 procedures per year and more than 5,000 outpatient services. It has one of the largest and most consolidated Italian series in open and minimally invasive treatment of the malignant and functional diseases of the upper digestive tracts (oesophagus and stomach), of the colon, of the rectum and of the anal canal. Each oncologic case is discussed in a multidisciplinary tumour board meeting involving all specialists dedicated to this area of interest from various departments such as Oncology, Radiotherapy, Radiology, and Digestive Endoscopy in order to ensure the optimal personalized approach in accordance with the most current guidelines and with state-of-the-art therapy protocols.

In line with the development of modern surgery, most of the diseases are treated by minimally invasive approach, through laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and in selected cases with the Da Vinci robot. The Unit is one of the best known centers both nationally and in Europe.

Our excellence in numbers


surgical procedures


Digestive Tract Procedures


Endocrine Glands and Thyroids Procedures


gallbladder and biliary tract


outpatient services

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Procedures
    • 3D, high definition 4K, fluorescence infra-red evaluation
  • Robotic Procedures
    • Da Vinci Robotic System

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Meet our team

Head physician

Riccardo Rosati

Gastrointestinal surgeon
Riccardo Rosati

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