Since November 2002, I have been in charge of the “Lymphatic Surgery and Microsurgery” Section of Surgery- Clinical Surgery– of Martino University Polyclinic Hospital, originally with in-patient beds on the 3rd floor (U41D3) and, then, since March 2005, on the 1st floor (U49D2).
Since 27/04/1988, I have coordinated the new healthcare facility carrying the same name (and covered by the agreement between Regione Liguria and the University), together with the official recognition of “Microsurgery Centre” (which belongs to the Emergency Surgery Division). Since 1/07/1999, I have been appointed by S. Martino University Polyclinic Hospital to manage the functional model (B3), called “Microsurgery and Lymphology”, since 1/04/2001 defined as a “high specialty professional appointment” (C1).
Since 12/02/1981, I have been in charge of the “Centre for the Prevention, Study, and Treatment of Lymphatic Diseases”.
Since 1977, I have been Assistant then Aiuto and, later, Associated Professor, at the Clinical Surgery Institute R and, more recently, at DISCAT (Emergency Surgery). My appointment, obviously, also included Emergency Room work at the Surgical Emergency Room at S. Martino University Polyclinic Hospital.
2005-2008 three years period and after
This Operating Unit is a Centre of Excellence, as well as a referral centre, not only on a regional, but also on a domestic and international level, with an over 60% attraction index of patients from outside the Liguria Region.
Commissions / Study groups
All the above training and organization activities related to “Lymphatic Surgery” have received a lot of publicity, not only on a local and regional, but also on a national and international level, drawing the attention of physicians and surgeons, as well as of the public in general and of the media on lymphatic diseases, which, despite their major social impact, are often neglected and poorly known. Information was given on modern therapeutic and surgical solutions available, and, in particular, on the application of microsurgical techniques.