Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituto Ospedaliero

Fondazione Poliambulanza is a multi-specialized private, non-profit hospital, which is highly specialised in oncological, cardiovascular and orthopaedic diseases. The hospital is based on a model that combines a high degree of specialisation, scientific research and organisation in order to provide state-of-the-art treatment to all patients. Accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and the National Health Service, Poliambulanzais aims to focuse on innovation and investment, in order to strengthen its presence both nationally and internationally.

  • Cardiovascular Area

  • General, laparoscopic and robotic Surgery

  • Orthopaedics


Poliambulanza’s Cardiac Surgery Operating Unit is a leading centre in AVR for suture-less prosthesis.

This procedure boasts important advantages:

  • Suture-less prosthesis are made of self-expanding and shape memory materials which are able to stick to the seat of the original valve, thus shortening the duration of the operation and the period of cardiac arrest;
  • It facilitates the mini-invasive approach, facilitating valves implant;
  • It speeds up the recovery time for patients of all ages.

According to Agenas – an important authority dealing with the evaluation of national and regional health services – in Fondazione Poliambulanza the mortality rate after heart valve surgery is zero while in other Italian hospitals it reaches an average of 3%.


In Fondazione Poliambulanza  one of the areas of excellence is the “Valve Center” for the multidisciplinary treatment of heart valve diseases.

Conventional, reparative and valve replacement surgery are also performed, even with minimally invasive accesses and transcatheter correction procedures (especially TAVI, clip for mitral and tricuspid valves).

In October 2019 the New Cardiovascular Block was inaugurated, which includes the hybrid operating theatre, the only one of its kind in Italy in terms of size and technology, equipped with a latest generation angiographic robot. In addition to the hybrid room the block includes 5 other rooms dedicated to cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, electrophysiology and haemodynamics, with cutting-edge technologies for both traditional and minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery. The new block concentrates all the surgical and interventional specialties of the cardiovascular area, thus creating a structure open to multidisciplinarity.

As for ischemic disease, in Poliambulanza most of the coronary bypass interventions are carried out without resorting to extracorporeal circulation (“beating heart” technique) with the resulting benefit, even in this field, of a reduced invasiveness.

According to Agenas – an important authority dealing with the evaluation of national and regional health services – the mortality rate, after replacement and reparative surgery of the heart valve, has been placing Poliambulanza at the top of the national  ranking for over 10 years.


Hip and knee arthroplasty procedures have a dedicated fast track route with perioperative support to limit negative stimuli for the patient (urinary catheter, joint aspiration). This allows for optimal pain control using LIA (Local Infiltration Analgesia) and enables immediate recovery, such as aided independent walking within 2-3 hours of returning to the ward.

This organisation process also allows the elimination of the use of transfusions. Prosthetic surgery on all joints is carried out using the latest robotic and computer navigation instruments to allow for increased customisation of the surgical procedure based on the physical and functional characteristics of the individual.

Poliambulanza uses the most up-to-date technologies for treatment:  the Rosa Knee System – a robotic navigation system that supports the surgeon in total knee prosthesis procedures allowing precise bone preparation, as well as assessing the state of the soft tissues – and  the Naviosystem, a robotic drill that assists the surgeon in single-compartmental knee prosthesis procedures. Both systems guarantee maximum accuracy, less invasiveness and greater benefits for the patient


Where possible, tumors in the abdomen are treated by using minimally invasive methods such as laparoscopy.

Such methods aim to guarantee the qualitative oncological standards of traditional open surgery, whilst limiting surgical trauma and post-surgery pain in order to enhance patient rehabilitation.

Thanks to the significant experience of the surgeons, in Poliambulanza the minimally invasive technique is implemented in more than 95% of patients suffering from colon, stomach, liver and pancreas cancer, and other benign and malignant abdominal pathologies.

Fondazione Poliambulanza is among the first hospitals in Italy with an operating theatre equipped with 4K Ultra HD technology that, combined with 3D technology, is a surgical innovation. Extremely high resolution achieves better contrast and broader colour range, restoring a sense of depth which allows the surgeon to view previously imperceptible anatomical details and carry out minimally invasive surgical procedures with increased efficiency and precision.

At the end of September 2020,  Da Vinci Xi Robot was installed, which, in addition to urology, is used for operations on the head and tail of the pancreas and liver, stomach, colon and biliary tracts. It provides maximum precision for the surgeon and the patient with less pain and faster recovery times

According to Agenas – an important body in charge of the assessment of national and regional treatments – in Fondazione Poliambulanza the mortality rate, as a result of surgical procedures for abdominal malignant tumors, is among the lowest in Italy.


Cardiovascular Area

General, laparoscopic and robotic Surgery

Hip and knee prosthetic surgery




Monday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00



Via Bissolati, 57 – Brescia –Italy




The international office is at your disposal to study the most appropriate treatment route for you.

Dr. Giovanni Troise
Dr. Giovanni TroiseDirector of the Cardiac Surgery Unit
He has performed approximately 4,000 surgical procedures throughout his career. Dr. Troise was the first cardiac surgeon in Italy to adopt the use of the biological aortic “suturless” prostheses.

Prof. Mohammad Abu Hilal
Prof. Mohammad Abu Hilal Director of the Specialized Unit of General, Hepatobiliopancreatic, robotic and minimally invasive Surgery
Dott. Prof. Mohammad Abu Hilal is the Director of the Surgical Department at the Fondazione Poliambulanza Hospital Institute in Brescia, where he also directed the General Surgery Operating Unit. He is considered one of the worldwide experts in Minimally Invasive Surgery and currently performs 95% of his surgeries by implementing minimally invasive technique (laparoscopic and robotic).
He has played an active role in the pubblication of a large number of scientific articles and in the development and description of many innovative surgical techniques. He has also collaborated in the creation of the Guidelines on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery (2017) and those on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (2019 and 2022)

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Dr. Stefano Marco Paolo Rossi & Luca Matascioli
Dr. Stefano Marco Paolo Rossi & Luca Matascioli Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Dr. Rossi is an Orthopedic surgeon specialized in robotic surgery, member of the EKS (European Knee Society) and the Siagascot Knee and Robotics Committee (Italian Society of Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery).
He has developed an International training participating in several international Fellowships both in Europe and the United States.
He deals with prosthetic, reconstructive and arthroscopic knee surgery.
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Dr. Matascioli is an internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon subspecialised in knee prosthesis, arthroscopy and knee reconstructive surgery. It has acquired important certifications for the use of robotic platforms such as ROSA (Zimmer) and Navio (Smith and Nephew)




Every year, Poliambulanza carries out a Customer Satisfaction survey in compliance with the Regional Authority of Lombardy, to measure the level of patient satisfaction. In 2016, the level of overall satisfaction in the hospital was 6.6 out of 7.

Less than a month after the surgery, both physical and psychological recovery seems to me prodigious.

Guglielmo Di Filippo

To date my father’s problem has not been completely solved yet, but I can say that a real miracle has been made.

Alberto Griffini

I didn’t ask who would work for me or who performed the surgery because I felt in excellent hands.

Luigi Bisignano