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Dr. Luigi Basso, MD, Specialist in General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Coloproctology

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Dr. Basso received his “Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia con lode” (M.D. Honours) at the University of Rome “Sapienza” Medical School in 1984. From 1986 through 1989, Dr. Basso was a Medical Officer (Lieutenant) at the Carabinieri Officers Academy of Rome with part time duties at the Presidential Guard, and at Rome military hospital, where he treated casualties of war and worked in the epidemiology, prevention, control, and treatment of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, supervised vaccinations and performed surveillance of local health conditions. In 1989, he obtained his University Degree of “Specialist in General Surgery” Hons. Just after his decommissioning from the military forces, Dr. Basso was sponsored by the Irish government to perform research on pregnant women in Dublin and to assess the prevalence of gallstones and of related conditions. He was also in charge of a second research conducted on Irish soldiers to assess their positivity to Helicobacter pylori infection and to ascertain any change after a 6-month stay in Lebanon as part of the United Nations Interim Forces. After a two month stage in Denver in 1992 (at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center) Dr. Basso further continued his education to obtain his University Diploma in Coloproctology in 1993, as well as his University Diploma in Laparoscopic / Minimally Invasive Surgery. For one full year, Dr. Basso was a Surgical Tutor of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and for other 3 years he practiced Surgery in Ireland.
Currently, Dr. Basso is an Associate Professor of Surgery at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, with an internationally recognized clinical interest and focus on the minimally invasive approach to treatment of Pilonidal Disease. Dr. Basso is author and co-author of 86 papers in English over the last 30 years and, since 2006, he has been presenting at 34 national and international medical conferences.


Pilonidal Disease (PD) - “A plea for minimally invasive surgery: less is better”