The Division of General Surgery started its activities at the European Institute of Oncology in 1994, under an agreement with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan (Andreoni Bruno was also Director of the School of Specialization in surgery to address Emergency Surgery from 2002 to 2009).
The Medical Division has a documented clinical experience in the treatment of tumors of the digestive tract (esophagus to anus), hepato - biliary tumor - pancreatic tumors of the kidney - adrenal, abdominal sarcomas and tumors of neuroendocrine digestive .
In most patients the therapeutic strategy is called before and after surgery, during interdisciplinary meetings of the "Task Force" Digestive Tumors "with medical oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, nuclear physicians and endoscopists Institute European Institute of Oncology: thus, thanks to the partnerships, surgery is often preceded or followed by a traditional medical treatment with chemotherapy or with innovative new medicines, or with radiation therapy (external conformal, stereotactic, brachytherapy, intraoperative radiation therapy), and sometimes is associated with interventional endoscopy or radiology procedures (ex. chemoembolization in hepatocellular carcinoma, radiofrequency ablation in liver metastasis, biliary drainage by percutaneous or endoscopic in jaundice, dilatation and placement of endoprostheses in the digestive stenosis).
Clinical units belonging to the division:
Surgery Unit Epatobiliopancreatica