Gynecology & Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine

The University Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics at Ospedale San Raffaele provides the highest standard of care in women’s health by joining competence, technical skills and human empathy.

In the different fields of our discipline we constantly improve our daily activities by the translation of basic and biologic research results obtained by our research departments and units. Clinical research is also one of the key points of our institute’s excellence in the Italian scenario. San Raffaele Institute has by far produced much more research and publications than any other hospital in Italy, reaching the highest rankings in terms of Impact Factor (IF). In the last ten years San Raffaele Hospital has been constantly awarded by patients’ surveys as the first one in the ranking of Italian hospitals for the quality of the service. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, directed by Prof. Massimo Candiani, has played an important role in these results. In our Specialty School in Obstetrics and Gynecology, for its entire duration of 5 years, we are accredited to train 3 Italian trainees per year. Our Department has just been certified – with the highest score – as referral Unit for training in Obstetrics and Gynecology by the European College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Main conditions treated

  • 2D and 3D laparoscopy for any gynecological benign and malignant condition
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Benign, dystrophic, pre-neoplastic and oncological conditions of the vulva, vagina and uterine cervix.
  • CO2 laser surgery for endometriosis, genital atrophy and cosmetic reasons
  • IVF
  • Oncology
  • Any gynecological benign condition
  • Obstetrics
  • Fetal medicine


In the 2-year period 2012-2014 a total number of 79 scientific articles have published in peer-reviewed international journals, covering different aspects of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Many of our staff is regularly invited as guest speaker in national and international meeting. We participate in many national and international trials in all the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


All the diagnostic and treatment procedures performed in our Department take advantage from the most updated imaging, laboratory and surgical technologies available. We are pioneering the use of last generation CO2 laser in gynecological practice with novel approaches, 3D laparoscopy and robotic surgery.


  • Prof Massimo Candiani (Head of Department)
  • Dr Riccardo Viganò (Gynecological Surgery Consultant)
  • Dr Guido Candotti (Consultant Obstetrician)
  • Dr Ferdinando Mario Bombelli (Labor Ward Consultant)
  • Dr Enrico Papaleo (IVF Consultant)
  • Dr Maria Teresa Castiglioni(Consultant Obstetrician)
  • Dr Enrico Conti (Consultant Gynecologist)
  • Dr Giorgia Mangili (Consultant in Medical Oncology)
  • Dr Stefano Salvatore (Consultant Urogynecologist)
  • Dr Daniele Spagnolo (Consultant in Fetal Medicine)
  • Dr Luca Valsecchi (Consultant Obstetrician)
  • Dr Gabriella Colombo(Consultant In Outpatient Clinic)
  • Dr Moreno Dindelli (Consultant of OBGYN Casualty)
  • Dr  Stefano Ferrari (Consultant in Minimally Invasive Surgery)
  • Dr Stefania Luchini (Day Surgery Consultant)
  • Dr Massimo Origoni (Lower Genital Tract Consultant )