Department of Urology I @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The San Raffaele Department of Urology is composed of multiple subspecialty trained urologists, who have extended training in specialized surgical techniques.  It is ranked 1st among all the urological academic centres in Europe in terms of scientific publications. In particular the Unit is internationally recognised for the treatment of genitourinary tract tumours, prostatic hypertrophy, sexual dysfunction and male reproduction Specific experience has been acquired in the use of minimally invasive methods such as robotic surgery and Holmium laser.1

The exceptional range of our urologists' expertise allows us to provide innovative surgical services that in some cases aren't available anywhere else. Our skilled team of experts works collaboratively with other specialty areas at San Raffaele — including vascular surgery, internal medicine, gynaecology and oncology — to provide highly complex care, individualized to the needs of the patient.

Robotic, laparoscopy and open surgery are available techniques for the treatment of all the urological diseases. San Raffaele’s urological department is a worldwide known tertiary care centre for robotic prostatectomy, robotic cystectomy, robotic partial and radical nephrectomy, holmium enucleation of the prostate, laparoscopy and endourology and treatment of advanced and metastatic cases.

Our excellence in numbers




surgical interventions

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • 2 robotic systems Xi Da Vinci dedicated to urological surgery
  • 3D laparoscopy
  • Dedicated MRI fusion biopsy

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Meet our team

Head physician

Francesco Montorsi

Francesco Montorsi

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