Dr. Giampietro

Nursing coordinator
 Elena Ciocchetta

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Ward Visiting time:
Monday - Saturday
15:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 11:00
15:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:30

Day Hospital and Day Surgery

Some conditions not requiring inpatient admission are treated. Access to DH is on indication of Neurology unit medics. We perform:

  • Administration of immunosuppressive and/or immunomodulatory therapy in patients with Multiple Sclerosis;
  • Administration of steroid therapy or IGIV in patients with Inflammatory Polyneuropathy and Myasthenia Gravis
  • Intrathecal Infuser refill
  • Polysomnography and Cardiorespiratory monitoring for the assessment of sleep disorders and Sleep Apnoea Syndrome

Conditions of the nervous system



Conditions treated and cured in this ward


The most frequent conditions we treat are:

  • Acute cerebrovascular diseases, such as strokes
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer and other Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular diseases, such as Polyneuritis and Myasthenia Gravis
  • Demyelinating and inflammatory central nervous system diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy and sleep disorders
  • Headache and Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain
  • Cerebral neoplasms

In this unit we principally treat patients with acute neurological diseases, such as cerebral stroke, head trauma, convulsions, confusion where treatment during the first hours is decisive for the patient’s life and results. In recent years a 1st level Stroke Unit has been operative and it is dedicated to treatment of patients with cerebral stroke. It makes use of the work of a multidisciplinary team, including neurologists, nursing personnel, rehabilitation therapists and a speech therapist. Stroke unit is the most advanced and efficient treatment model of acute cerebrovascular disorders and the only one to significantly limit death and disability caused by this disease. This section is part of Veneto region’s network for the treatment of acute stroke, created in 2008.

Stroke unit, Neurophysiology, Neurosonology and Neuropsychology



Stroke Unit


The core of this activity is the Stroke Unit, a modern area for semi-intensive treatment with four monitored beds dedicated to the cure of acute ischemic or hemorragic cerebral stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Medic and nursing personnel of the Stroke Unit takes care of more than 400 strokes per year, performing intravenous thrombolytic treatment within hours from the onset if needed and conducts monitoring procedures in the following hours, in accordance with modern international protocols.

Not only providing assistance and a highly specialized medical treatment, the Stroke Unit combines the activity of Emergency Room. Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, with Rehabilitation and all territorial and homecare system.

CUP - Unified Reservation Center

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Reservations 045 644 92 70
Cancellations 24/7
by calling or leaving a message
045 644 92 30
Opening hours From Monday to Friday
from 8:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 08:00 to 12:00

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Online reservation system

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Did you know that an automated service for report collection is available in our structure? It operates 24/7 in the central reservation area.

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Outpatient Activity

Outpatient activity is organized in general neurology and specialistic ambulatory: Parkinson Disease, tremors and dementia, cerebrovascular diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, headache and pain, epilepsy and sleep disorders. We also perform infiltration with botulin toxin for the cure of dystonia such as stiff neck, facial spasms, blepharospasm, writer’s cramp. We also treat spasticity, painful spasms, sialorrhea and genital and urinary tract disorders.




Services by other sections connected to neurology



Neurophysiology service


  • Electromyography and standard Neurography
  • Special techniques: Neuromuscular Jitter with single-fibre technique, study of pelvic area
  • Evoked potentials (Bodysensing, Motor, Visual, Brain stem, Cognitive, P300)
  • EEG and video-EEG
  • Polysomnography
  • Nerve ultrasound


Neurosonology service


  • Supraaortic vessels Doppler ultrasonography
  • Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography for the study of cerebral haemodynamics
  • Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography for research of patent foramen ovale (PFO)


Neuropsychology service


  • Intellective and neuropsychologic tests
  • Personality tests
  • Neuropsychologic rehabilitation cycles
  • Individual and family clinical interviews

Doctor-patient relations

Particular attention is dedicated to customization of services and cures. Particular care is dedicated to explanations about the patient’s condition, the possible alternatives and the involvement of relatives when necessary. During examinations and visits the doctor devotes particular attention to help the patient understand diagnosis and suggested treatments, to choose the most appropriate one.


A multidisciplinary team, expert in assistance and rehabilitation of acute and sub-acute phases of stroke, operates in the Stroke Unit and collaborates with other specialists in neurosurgery, cardiology, speech therapy, rehabilitation and neuropsychology. For cognitive impairment we perform tests and individual and family clinical interviews.


In order to improve communication between patient and doctor, a project was created in 2014: the nurse represents the point of reference for the patient during all the stay.
At the beginning of the stay, the patient is “assigned” to a “tutor nurse” who will be his spokesman for his necessities, interpreting and taking care of his needs.


Monday to Friday 8:00 – 19:00 Saturday 8:00 – 12:00

“We take care of your future: that’s where we will spend the rest of our days”


Giampietro Zanette – Manager

Our medics

Here are the Doctors who will take care of you

Dr. Giampietro Zanette

Dr. Domenico Idone

Dr. Claudio Bonato

Dr. Antonio Forgione

Dr. Ina Barbara Juergenson

Dr. Michela Trentin

Operational unit structure

Here are the numbers of our operational unit






outpatient services


urgent admissions