Italy, Milan

San Donato Hospital

Excellent
13 patient reviews
4.8

93% patients recommend

1969
foundation year
8400
operations per year
350
doctors
430
beds

Policlinico San Donato is a leading Italian clinic for cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Doctors perform over 9,400 open and minimally invasive operations on the heart and blood vessels annually. It is the largest number in the country.

Сardiology, heart surgery, arrhythmology, and rehabilitation are the top specialities in San Donato Hospital.

Diagnostic & treatment program
Radiofrequency ablation | 3D CART
Total price
$20080
San Donato Hospital Italy, Milan
4.8
Carlo Pappone
Cardiology
Carlo Pappone
Medical procedures Included
Radiofrequency ablation
Preoperative examinations and consultations: Review of medical records Electrocardiogram (ECG) Echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) Consultation with Professor Carlo Pappone Accommodation for the patient and his attendant (up to 3 days) 3D mapping of the heart RFA Medicines and supplies Postoperative examinations and consultations (during hospitalization)
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Online Consultation with Urologist
San Donato Hospital Italy, Milan
4.8
Medical procedures Included
Online Consultation with Urologist
24/7 Bookimed assistance

Personal medical coordinator

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Online Consultation with Cardiologist
Total price
$383
San Donato Hospital Italy, Milan
4.8
Marco Guazzi
Cardiologist
Marco Guazzi
Medical procedures Included
Online Consultation with Cardiologist
Video or Text Consultation
24/7 Bookimed assistance

Personal medical coordinator

Medical travel arrangements — booking of air tickets and hotel rooms at special partner prices

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Online Consultation with Heart Surgeon
Total price
$383
San Donato Hospital Italy, Milan
4.8
Lorenzo Menicanti
Cardiothoracic surgeon
Lorenzo Menicanti
Medical procedures Included
Online Consultation with Heart Surgeon
Video or Text Consultation
24/7 Bookimed assistance

Personal medical coordinator

Medical travel arrangements — booking of air tickets and hotel rooms at special partner prices

Patient advocacy during a medical travel

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Online Consultation with Vascular Surgeon
Total price
$383
San Donato Hospital Italy, Milan
4.8
Nano Giovanni
Vascular surgeon · 25 years of experience
Nano Giovanni
Medical procedures Included
Online Consultation with Vascular Surgeon
Video or Text Consultation
24/7 Bookimed assistance

Personal medical coordinator

Medical travel arrangements — booking of air tickets and hotel rooms at special partner prices

Patient advocacy during a medical travel

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Treatment cost

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Prices for diagnosis and treatment

Last price update — 10.04.2020. Prices can be changed depending on the medical case and doctor's recommendations.

Treatment procedures A-Z
Radiofrequency ablation
$21472
Replacement of the aortic valve
$43537
Installing heart pacemaker
Price on request
Coronary stenting
$15303
Surgery for acquired valvular heart disease
Price on request
Stomach resection
Price on request
Gastric balloon
Price on request
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Diagnostic procedures A-Z
Male Check-up
Price on request
Heart сheck up
Price on request
Female check-up
Price on request
Consultation with a cardiologist
Price on request
Complete blood count
Price on request
Consultation with an orthopaedist
Price on request
MRI of one area
$308 - $545
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What patients say about the hospital
4.8
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13 patient reviews
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Feb 18, 2020
The patient was treated in this clinic
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The general impression of the clinic is pleasantly surprising. I personally visited an endocrinologist and helped me solve my problem, I also turned to a pediatric therapist and vaccinated my child, the translator helped me a lot while I was in the clinic, and I communicated with the doctor very well thanks to her. Общее впечатление о клинике приятно удивляет.
Я лично была у эндокринолога и мне помогли решить мою проблему, так же я обращалась к детскому терапевту и делала ребенку прививки, переводчик мне очень помогла во время нахождения в клинике, с доктором отлично общались благодаря ей.

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Jan 8, 2020
The patient was treated in this clinic
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Very pleased with the visit to the clinic, thank you very much Очень доволен визитом в клинику, спасибо большое

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    Oleksii Karahanov Bookimed medical coordinator Jan 20, 2020

    Благодарим Вас за оставленный отзыв! Здоровья Вам и Вашим близким!

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Jan 3, 2020
The patient was treated in this clinic
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The clinic is excellent, we had Клиника отличная.
У нас был отличный переводчик Юлия. Мы всем довольны.
Все быстро, вовремя, все хорошо!

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Oct 22, 2019
The patient underwent radiofrequency ablation
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The visit went well, high-quality and specialized service, we expect results Визит прошел хорошо, качественное и специализированное обслуживание, ожидаем результатов

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Oct 16, 2019
The patient was treated in this clinic
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We are glad that they turned to you for help, a good clinic and attentive staff Рады, что обратились к вам за помощью,хорошая клиника и внимательный персонал 

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Sep 20, 2019
The patient underwent paediatric check-up
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Passed a check-up for children (a wonderful procedure, very pleased with the results) Проходили чек ап детский ( замечательная процедура , очень довольны результатами)

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Aug 11, 2019
The patient underwent paediatric check-up
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The clinic held a children's check-up. We were very pleased. High level specialists. The staff is very attentive and courteous. The child donated blood from a vein without scandal В клинике проходили детский Чек-ап.
Остались очень довольны. Специалисты высокого уровня. Персонал очень внимателен и обходителен. Ребёнок сдал кровь из вены без скандала

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Feb 14, 2019
The patient was treated of arrhythmia
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Excellent and prompt service. They told (without insisting) which hospital and which doctor to contact. Initially I planned a survey in South Korea, but on the recommendation of the Bookimed coordinator, I went to the Italian clinic of San Donato, to Dr. Carlo Pappone, and I have no regrets. Special thanks to Anton Volvak and the representative of the clinic San Donato, Julia. Paid directly to the clinic (after all procedures), the price is the same as reported by an employee bookimed. Bottom line: I recommend this service. Отличный и оперативный сервис. Подсказали (не настаивая), в какую больницу и к какому врачу обратиться. Изначально планировал обследование в Ю.Корее, но по рекомендации координатора Bookimed обратился в итальянскую клинику Сан Донато, к Доктору Карло Паппоне, о чем не жалею. Отдельное спасибо Антону Вольваку и представителю клиники Сан Донато, Юлии. Оплачивал напрямую клинике (после всех процедур), цена такая же, как и была сообщена сотрудником букимед. Итог: рекомендую данный сервис.

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    User Feb 20, 2019

    Антон, подскажите, чем лечение в Италии принципиально отличалось от предложенного дома?

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    User Feb 20, 2019

    Как долго вы находились в клинике?

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    Anton Mar 8, 2019

    Оснавная цель поездки была получить стороннее мнение у профессора Паппоне. Мнение врачей в Казахстане и России расходились, а профессор Паппоне как раз специализируется на аритмии. В больнице был один день - прошёл обследование и получил консультацию от профессора. Координально обследование и преложенная терапия не отличается, тут мне лично было важно экспертное мнение (делать вмешательство для устранения аритмии или нет).

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Feb 2, 2019
The patient was treated of adrenal tumor
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Thank you for you amaizing assistance!!!

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Dec 13, 2018
The patient was treated of leukemia
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Doctors in Ukraine said that I probably had lymphocytic leukemia. The doctor had enough of one of my visits and several repeated analyzes to allay my fears. In fact, it turned out - just an infection that has long been hidden in the body. Clinic - the highest level. Doctor Peccatori - the highest competence! Coordinators helped and resolved all issues, for which they thank you so much! Now on serious issues I will address only in bookimed. Врачи в Украине говорили, что у меня скорее всего лимфолейкоз. Врачу хватило одного моего визита и нескольких повторных анализов, чтоб развеять мои страхи.
На деле оказалось - просто инфекция, которая долгое время скрывалась в организме.
Клиника - высшего уровня. Врач Пеккатори - высшей компетенции!
Координаторы помогали и решали все вопросы, за что им огромное спасибо!
Теперь по серьезным вопросам буду обращаться только в bookimed.

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Hospital accreditations of quality

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

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: 29.11.2016 · Last update: 14.09.2020

Italy, Milan

Policlinico San Donato was founded in 1969. It is a part of Gruppo Ospedale San Donato, which accepts over 4 million patients every year.

San Donato Hospital establishes international projects for congenital heart defects treatment. Medical team of the hospital has operated more than 3,000 children around the world under these projects.

Advantages of Policlinico San Donato

  • Top Italian doctors. The best Italian cardiologists and cardiac surgeons work at San Donato. Prof. Lorenzo Menicanti — ex-president of the Italian Society of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Prof. Carlo Pappone — the world's leading specialist in arrhythmology with over 130,000 radiofrequency ablation (RFA) performed, are among them.
  • The best treatment results in Europe. The success rate of cardiac surgeries in San Donato Clinic is 97%. It is one of the highest results among European medical centers.
  • 10 modern operating rooms (OR). All OR have the latest medical technologies for open and endovascular (through a catheter) interventions. The Operating Unit is equipped with telepresence robots connecting a patient and a doctor at any time.

San Donato Hospital in figures

San Donato Hospital in figures

Cardiac Surgery Center

San Donato Heart Surgery Unit is No.1 in Italy because of the amount of operations performed. Since its establishment doctors have been conducting more than 50,000 interventions. Every year 17,000 patients undergo treatment here.

The Center of Cardiac Surgery employs 140 physicians: surgeons, cardiologists, arrhythmologists, anesthesiologists and radiologists.

Medical team of the center has performed:

  • 1,800 surgeries for ischemic cardiomyopathy treatment
  • 20,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries
  • 20,000 heart valve operations.

Operation room in San Donato Hospital

Operation room, Clinica San Donato Milan

Interventional Cardiology Department

San Donato cardiologists specialize in endovascular operations for the treatment of heart and vessel diseases. Surgeons perform them using a thin and long catheter without skin incisions. The recovery period after such a procedure is much easier compared with open surgeries and lasts only 1-2 days.

Coronary angioplasty


Angioplasty is a procedure to treat narrowed or obstructed arteries of the heart. There are 2 types of angioplasty — balloon surgery and stenting.

Cardiologists perform balloon operation with a small balloon placed in the vessel to increase the amount of blood flowing through the artery. After the procedure doctors put out the balloon.

Stenting is performed with a metal or plastic tube called a stent to increase artery permeability. A stent stays in the vessels for at least 10 years.

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)


This is a minimally invasive procedure to replace a heart valve. Usually, doctors carry out a sternotomy (chest opening) to implant a new valve, but TAVI can be done with a small puncture or incision.

Cardiologists insert a catheter with an artificial valve in a vessel. Doctors open the implant like an “umbrella” near the flaps of the old valve and fixate it there. It is an image-guided operation allowing doctors precisely to control the valve movement through the vessels.

Arrhythmology Department

According to the San Donato data, the Arrhythmology Department is the best in Europe to treat cardiac arrhythmia.

There are 45 hospital beds and 12 twenty-four-hour ECG monitoring devices with telemedicine in the department. ECG allows to connect patients with their physicians at any time.

3 operating rooms are equipped with modern devices including the latest X-ray systems. They produce less X-ray emission than previous models and are safer for patients.

Doctors specialize in the following procedures:

  • radiofrequency catheter ablation
  • pacemaker insertion
  • defibrillator implantation
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy to manage heart failure.

Telepresence robot in San Donato Hospital

Telepresence robot, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato

Accommodation in San Donato Policlinico

Inpatients can stay in general or VIP wards. All rooms are equipped with TV, Internet, call buttons.

There is a hotel on the premises of the clinic, the accommodation there is paid additionally.

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

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Location
Piazza Edmondo Malan, 2, 20097 San Donato Milanese MI, Italy
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