Dr. Gaetano Grosso

Nursing coordinator
Elisabetta Piccoli

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Ward Visiting time:
Monday - Saturday
15:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 11:00
14:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 20:30

A vast therapeutic horizon



Conditions treated and cured in this ward


These are some of the conditions treated on an inpatient basis:

  • Benign and malignant uro-genital tract diseases (testicle, urethra, penis, prostate, bladder, ureter, kidney excretory duct, kidney, adrenal)
  • Malformation disorders of urinary excretory ducts
  • Pelvic floor disorders and female urinary incontinence
  • Male urinary incontinence
  • Urinary calculosis (kidney, ureter, bladder)
  • Curved penis, male infertility, erection dysfunction, induratio penis.


Types of surgery

Surgeries performed in this structure:

  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
  • Open, laparoscopic, robotic, retroperitoneal or transperitoneal nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic, robotic, retroperitoneal or transperitoneal enucleoresection of kidney neoplasms
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Partial cystectomy (endometriosis)
  • Retroperitoneal, abdominal, pelvic, laparoscopic, open lymphadenectomy
  • Laparoscopic, robotic, extraperitoneal or transperitoneal prostatectomy
  • Open, laparoscopic prostate adenomectomy
  • Prostate (transurethral prostatectomy), urethra (urethral stenosis, urethral neoplasms), bladder (bladder transurethral resection), ureter (ureter stenosis and calcolosis) endoscopic surgery
  • Testicular, scrotal, epidydimal surgery
  • Colpo-hysterectomy and vaginal fascial surgery for genitourinary prolapse
  • Suburethral sling application (TVT-TOT) for female urinary incontinence
  • Suburethral sling application for male urinary incontinence
  • Phalloplasty
  • Inert substance injection implants for bladder neck (female urinary incontinence) and ureteral papilla (ureter-bladder reflux)

Details on surgical techniques


We have good experience not only in traditional techniques, but also in endoscopic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery. This qualifies the Urology unit as a national reference centre.

To complete our wide range of modern equipment, a Da Vinci surgical robot was acquired.


Urological Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery with Da Vinci system

Laparoscopic technique is a minimally invasive technique performed by inserting in the abdominal-retroperitoneal cavity a laparoscope (optic camera system), through a small 1cm incision. After distending the cavity with CO2, more trocars (“point of entry for surgical instruments”) are prepared for the insertion by the surgeon of the needed surgical instruments.

Being traditional and robotic laparoscopy minimally invasive, hospitalization and recovery time can be greatly reduced. Da Vinci robot is the most modern system for minimally invasive surgery, very successful in urological field. Through robotics the surgeon can remain away from the surgical area, which is three-dimensionally projected with ultra-high resolution images. Through monitors and controls, robotic arms can introduce and operate endoscopic instruments through small incisions. Traditional and robotic laparoscopy bring significant advantages, such as:

  • Minimally invasive incisions with reduced tissue trauma;
  • Image magnification (up to 20-30 times) with increased surgical precision
  • Minor bleeds requiring less transfusions;
  • Reduced hospitalization time and post-surgical pain;
  • Reduced recovery time;
  • Safer for the patient.

CUP - Unified Reservation Center

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Reservations 045 644 92 70
Cancellations 24/7
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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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Our specialties

For more than seventy years, We have been taking care of our patients from Veneto and

other regions, following them before, during and after their stay.

Oncological Psychology

Manager: Luciano Zilocchi

Fast Track Prostata

Manager: Andrea Polara

Outpatient Activity

On an outpatient basis we perform:

  • Urologic, andrologic, uro-gynaecologic specialistic visits, complete urodynamic test, uroflowmetry
  • Flexible diagnostic cystoscopy
  • Ascending pyelography, diagnostic cystography
  • Ultrasound guided nephrostomy placement
  • Endoscopic placement of ureteral stent
  • Pelvic floor physio-kinesitherapy (biofeedback)
  • Intracavernous administration of medicines for impotence treatment
  • Botulinum toxin injection for detrusor overactivity (urge incontinence)

Doctor-patient relations

Particular attention is dedicated to customization of services and cures.
Medics of this unit work together with other specialists to treat conditions in a multidisciplinary team and choose the most appropriate therapy.
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.

Our doctors

Here are the Doctors who will take care of you.

Dott. Gaetano Grosso

Dott. Rossella Bertoloni

Dr. Francesco Maritati

Dott. Armando Marciano

Dr. Massimo Occhipinti

Dott. Ziv Zukerman

Dr. Luca Aresu

Dott. Arjan Nazaraj

Dott. Andrea Polara

Dott. Sebastiano Rapisarda

Dr. Sara Grosso

Operational unit structure

Here are the numbers of our operational unit


surgical interventions


laparoscopic prostatectomies


laparoscopic nephrectomies


Laparoscopic enucleation of renal lesions




open cystectomies


Laparoscopic ureteropieloplasty


transurethral resections of the prostate


Laparoscopic ureterocystoneostomy


cystoscopies (with or without transurethral resection of the bladder)