Department of Neurology and Stroke Unit @ Policlinico San Donato

The Unit of Neurology is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare neurological diseases, including epilepsy, movement disorders, headaches, dementias, degenerative, autoimmune encephalopathies and neuropathies.
The Stroke Unit is a sub-intensive care ward consisting of 3 beds dedicated to the management, treatment and monitoring of patients affected by severe acute cerebrovascular accidents.
A trained team of neurologists, each with his/her own field of expertise, collaboratively contribute to guarantee a high-standard, 360° management of a wide range of neurological conditions. Such activity is practiced both in favor of inpatients in the of Neurology ward and Stroke Unit and in the Neurology outpatients clinic, as well as while providing specialistic assistance for the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units and the other Departments of I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato.

Our excellence in numbers


patients in Neurology


patients in Stroke Unit

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • one 256-slice and one 128-slice computed tomography cerebral perfusion (PTC) scanners
  • two 1.5-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners

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Meet our team

Head physician

Luciano Bet

Luciano Bet

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Policlinico San Donato

The Policlinico San Donato Research Hospital is the largest and most renowned Italian center specialized in the field of cardiovascular treatments. The hospital is accredited by the Italian National Health Service (SSN) and is home to the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery, in collaboration with the Università degli Studi di Milano.

Founded in 1969 and extending over 50,000 square meters in the south-eastern part of Milan, the multi-specialty healthcare institution is a leader in Italy and among best centers in Europe as for the amount as well as for the complexity of performed cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology procedures in children (>1,000 procedures per year) and adult patients (>1,000 surgical interventions and 6,000 interventional cardiology procedures). The San Donato’s Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology Unit delivers one of the highest numbers of cardiac ablations in the world (>1,400 per year). San Donato has a research center aimed at studying of the heart and blood vessels in adults and children and searching of new prevention and treatment methods that has been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as a Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care (IRCCS).

San Donato is a pioneer of international cooperation and a founder of charity missions for the treatment of children with congenital heart diseases that are run in collaboration with the association “Bambini Cardiopatici nel Mondo”. Thanks to this project more than 3,000 children all over the world have received their treatment.

Since 2019, Policlinico San Donato has become home to the National Institute for Obesity Cure (INCO), a national reference center with a multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis and treatment of obesity. Thanks to the INCO, dietary, psycho-behavioral and surgical treatments are carried out together with the most innovative video-assisted laparoscopic and mini-invasive techniques.