Italy, Milan

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi

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Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi is a leading medical facility in orthopedics and traumatology in Italy.

5,000 orthopedic operations are carried out in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi annually. It is the most significant number of surgeries in the country.

91% of interventions on average are successful. This index is the highest in Italy.

Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute specializes in joint replacements, maxillofacial (orthognathic) surgery, spine surgery for children and adults.

RE.GA.IN (Regenerative Galeazzi Institute) works on the premises of the Institute, where specialists provide stem cell therapy for joints and tendons.

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Treatment procedures A-Z
Hip replacement
Knee replacement
Limb prosthetics
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Surgical treatment of scoliosis
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Knee Arthroscopy
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Stem cell therapy for knees
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Stem cell therapy
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Diagnostic procedures A-Z
Consultation with an orthopaedist
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Consultation with an orthopedist (traumatologist)
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CT (computer tomography)
$389 - $519
Panoramic X-ray
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MRI of one area
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MRI of the chest
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Feb 21, 2019
The patient was treated of aseptic necrosis of the hip joint
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The consultation went well and the doctor was good.
The girl coordinator, in place, is a good translator.
Consultation pleased!

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Nov 28, 2018
The patient was treated of atelocardia
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Hello, I have serious scoliosis and some other health problems, it is necessary to operate scoliosis and preferably as soon as possible since it will only get worse ... In Ukraine, everyone refused to operate because there was a very big risk, Poland also refused ... Then I My coordinator Pavel Popkov wrote to Bookimed just a great person, he answers any questions even to stupid ones, he sent my documents to different clinics and finally the Galeazzi clinic was told to come for a detailed consultation ... The consultation was successful, everything seems to be going positive, waiting for a final decision from them! A trip to the clinic was done by Yana. She got us free tickets for a special program.

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Jun 11, 2018
The patient underwent hip replacement
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Very satisfied with the trip. Quality and capacious advice.
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Mar 13, 2018
The patient underwent hip replacement
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Thank you!

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Nov 24, 2017
The patient was treated of shin fracture
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Preliminary radiographic examination was carried out quickly. Girls from the international department of the clinic are very attentive. Everything was prompt.

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Hospital accreditations of quality

International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

Scientific Institute for Research and Healthcare Accrediatation
Scientific Institute for Research and Healthcare Accrediatation

Scientific Institute for Research and Healthcare Accrediatation

IRCCS accreditation is given to the medical centers which combine medical assistance with research activity. The Italian Ministry of Health grants IRCCS accreditation to the limited number of institutions across the country.

About the hospital

Date of content creation: 07.12.2016 · Last update: 23.12.2019 info

location_on Italy, Milan

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi was founded in 1963. This clinic works on the premises of Gruppo San Donato, the first healthcare network in Italy. San Donato medical group includes 18 hospitals and 3 research centers.

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi is considered a Scientific Institute for Research and Healthcare (IRCCS). This rank is given by the Italian government and entitles to carry out scientific studies for new treatments and techniques development.

Leading specialties of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi:


  • The highest success rates in Italy

91% of orthopedic surgeries are successful according to the Galeazzi data. It is the most significant index in the country.

  • Top doctors

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi employees the leading Italian specialists. They have over 15 years of experience and have published more than 100 scientific papers.

  • Revolutionary methods and equipment

Galeazzi orthopedists provide such innovative technologies as EOS (new technique for spine screening) and stem cell therapy (non-surgical treatment with cell injections for joints, tendons, muscles, and bones).


Statistics of Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute


Joint replacement is the most popular procedure performed in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi. Among the most frequent operations are the knee, hip and shoulder joints replacements.

Minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, knee, elbow, ankle, wrist, and foot are also available in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi.

Since the hospital establishment, orthopedists have performed 13,000 joint replacement procedures.

Galeazzi doctors conduct high-quality minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. The patient's joint restores quickly and completely reactivates in 2-3 weeks after the replacement.

Hip surgery

Hip reconstruction, revision, conservative and traditional surgeries are available in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi.

About 550 patients come to Galeazzi each year to treat hip diseases. Orthopedists perform over 350 hip replacement procedures annually.

75% of patients, who go for hip revision in Italy, choose Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute. According to the hospital's data, specialists carry out over 400 reconstructive and revision hip surgeries each year.

Knee surgery

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi is No.1 medical facility in Italy regarding the number of knee replacements performed. Orthopedists carry out 300 knee replacements every year.

Orthopedists perform knee replacement using PSI (Patient Specific Instrumentation), an innovative technology for joint prosthetics. PSI is computed-assisted which aims to facilitate the knee prosthesis implant.

Specialists develop a treatment plan for a patient using CT scan and PSI. This approach increases the accuracy of the knee replacement by several times.

Shoulder surgery

Surgeons perform arthroscopic operations (through small incisions) to treat shoulder degenerative diseases and traumas. They also perform reconstructive and open surgeries to help patients with severe shoulder diseases.

1,000 outpatients with shoulder problems visit Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi every year. 560 of them undergo surgery.


The unique 3D dimensional orthopedic visualization is applied in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi. The method is called EOS.

EOS is an innovative radiographic equipment that provides images with a much lower dose of radiation than traditional X-Ray.

This method also allows creating 3D images without any deficiencies that helps an orthopedic surgeon to determine the disease stage and choose the most appropriate therapy.

Why is EOS better than X-Ray?

  1. EOS is faster — it takes a photo for 20 seconds.
  2. EOS produces lower radiation dose — a patient may undergo up to 120 examinations per day without harm to health.
  3. EOS creates a high-quality image — over 65,000 colors for precise diagnostic.
  4. EOS has no contraindications — patients with disabilities may undergo this screening.


Spine surgeons of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi focus on the treatment of degenerative spine diseases and spine deformities. They prefer performing minimally invasive and reconstructive methods. Doctors accept patients and adults.

Orthopedists perform over 1,300 spinal fusion surgeries annually. During the operation, a doctor permanently connects 2 or more vertebrae in the spine that eliminate motions between them.

Doctors of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi use XLIF surgical method. This surgery is performed to reduce the back pain caused by the degenerative disease.

XLIF surgery is minimally invasive. During the operation, surgeons make an incision in the patient's body side. It helps to skip major muscles of the back and keep them undamaged.

Patients with benign and malignant tumors in spine choose Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi because of the highest success rates in Italy. Over 400 tumors removals are performed at the center every year.


Maxillofacial and oral surgeons perform over 400 operations in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi annually.

The Maxillofacial Surgery Department of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi specializes in:

  • reconstructive surgery for the upper jaw bone loss
  • surgical therapy of craniofacial anomalies
  • correction of the dental occlusion and lower jaw deformation
  • post-traumatic reconstruction of the jaws
  • salivary gland removal
  • thyroid gland removal
  • maxillary neoplasms removal.


Orthopedists provide shockwave therapy as one of the most effective methods of physiotherapy.

A doctor performs shockwave session under ultrasound guidance to observe pain zones. A patient undergoes a cycle of 3 courses each week. One session takes 6-9 minutes depending on the affected area size and energy density.

Shockwave therapy reduces pain and local inflammatory foci. After the therapy, a patient may notice some side effects (hematomas, acute pain).

Shockwave physiotherapy shows 60-90% success rate depending on the patient's pathology and medical history.


RE.GA.IN (Regenerative Galeazzi Institute) works on the premises of the Institute. Specialists provide stem cell therapy for joints, ligaments, tendons and bones diseases.

90% of patients are satisfied with stem cell therapy results according to Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi data. Stem cells or their derivatives are used to repair damaged cells and treat orthopedic injuries.

RE.GA.IN is among a few European medical facilities that have government permission to apply stem cells for treatments.

Privacy is an essential factor why patients prefer Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute for treatment with stem cells. The Institute carries out this innovative therapeutic method under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU law for patient's data protection and privacy).

40 regenerative specialists develop new stem cell therapeutic approaches and implement them to help people get rid of orthopedic disorders and injuries.



During treatment in the clinic, a patient lives in the room according to their preference: standard, deluxe or family room.


Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute provides transfer from the airport for an additional fee.


Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi provides patients with language assistance for an additional fee.


IRCCS accreditation

The IRCCS (Scientific Institute of Research and Health) certificate is permission for research, development, and use of new treatments.

UNI EN ISO 9001 certificate

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi has an ISO certificate of quality. Certification confirms that doctors use the materials and equipment according to international standards.

SSN accreditation

Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute is accredited by the National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, SSN). It ensures that Galeazzi orthopedists have permission to perform clinical studies.

Additional service
Airport to clinic
$100 - $120
Clinic to airport
$100 - $120
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Hotel (apartments) near the clinic, billed daily
$100 - $140
Hotel on clinic's territory, billed daily
$100 - $140

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