Department of Vascular Surgery @ Policlinico San Donato

The Unit performs more than 1.000 surgical procedures anually, dealing with patients affected by a broad spectrum of vascular diseases.
The Unit’s clinical activity focuses on the treatment of aortic aneurysmal disease, cerebrovascular occlusive disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD) via both, open and endovascular methods, the provision of dialysis access, and minimally invasive treatments for venous disease.

The open aneurysm repair used to be the standard surgical treatment of aortal aneurysms but San Donato’s surgeons nowadays are able to treat many abdominal, thoracic and thoracoabdominal (occurring in the lower part of the thoracic aorta and the upper part of the abdominal aorta) aneurysms with a minimally invasive procedure called an endovascular stent graft.

Professor Giovanni Nano is considered a pioneer in vascular treatments, his Unit is among the first centers in Italy to undertake an endovascular treatment program in 1995, starting with the Professor’s fellowship in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the Cardiovascular Institute of Buenos Aires (headed by Dr. J.C. Parodi), and in the Department of Surgery at the Sydney University (Head Dr. G. H. White) and the Arizona Heart Institute (Dr. Dietrich).

Our excellence in numbers


vascular interventions

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • Last Generation of Eco Duplex Scan
  • 3D angiographer

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Meet our team

Head physician

Giovanni Nano

Vascular surgeon
Giovanni Nano

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