Instituto Auxologico Italiano
Established in 1958, Instituto Auxologico Italiano is a 600-bed network of hospitals with facilities throughout northern Italy. Auxologico employs close to 1000 physicians and surgeons, around 600 nurses, and 300 other healthcare professionals. The network serves around four million patients annually.
In Milan, San Luca Hospital specializes in cardiology, neurology and endocrine-related illnesses. The San Michele facility offers patients diagnosis and treatment for diabetes and severe obesity. The Capitanio Surgery and Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre focuses on minimally invasive, robotic (DaVinci) and other new technology strategies. The San Carlo Diagnostic and Research Center mainly treats arrhythmia.
State of the art technology is available in hospitals throughout the Auxologico network to treat a range of illnesses in a number of fields, including neurology, ophthalmology and geriatrics. For example, the San Luca Hospital offers remote control of implantable devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. At the San Michele facility, patients can take advantage of the Frequency Rhythmic Electrical Modulation System for the treatment of diabetic ulcers.
All facilities employ English-speaking professionals, and each can provide translators for other languages. Auxologico’s International Patient Office also provides "cultural mediators;" these professionals follow the patients throughout the course of their care and track their progress. Auxologico offers airport pickup and drop-off, assistance with booking hotels, guided tours to museums and other places of interest, and a selection of personal shoppers to assist patients or their companions who wish to visit the city’s considerable retail offerings.
Cost estimates and second opinions are available upon request.
Last updated on 15 October 2014
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