Prof. Bernardo Rocco is an expert in Urology in Milan.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1998 with honors, and later specialized in Urology in 2003 with honors.
Hired by the European Institute of Oncology since 2003, since 2005 he has started to deal with robotic surgery by carrying out training internships in Italy and abroad (Bordeaux). He brought robotic activity to the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) in November 2006.
From 2008 to 2009, after obtaining surgical qualification for the state of Florida (USA) for merit, he collaborated with the world's leading expert on prostatic cancer robotic surgery, Prof. Vipul R. Patel, with whom he performed numerous surgical interventions.
From February 2011 to November 2016 he was Medical Director of I level at the Urology Unit of the IRCCS Ca 'Granda Hospital Maggiore Policlinico Hospital of Milan, where he carried out over 1500 interventions as the first operator with open surgical technique, robotics and endoscopy, for both oncological and benign pathology both in adults and in children.
Since November 2016 he is Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emila and he works as a specialist physician at the New St. Agostino Estense Civil Hospital in Modena and at the Columbus Clinic in Milan.
His fields of surgical interest mainly focus on adult robotic surgery (prostate cancer, kidney, reconstructive surgery) and the child (he performed the first surgery in Italy for the treatment of a post-chemo-radiotherapy rhabdomyosarcoma in a child (ref: http: //lacuranellanotizia.altervista.org/raro-tumore-operato-bimbo-2-anni-mezzo-organi-salvi-grazie-robot/)
Scientific production and its main fields of interest are mainly:
1. Anatomical studies of the prostate and pelvic support structures
2. Studies on prostate cancer
a) diagnostic aspects related to prostate biopsy
b) development of new surgical techniques aimed at improving clinical results on urinary incontinence. Dr. Rocco participated in the invention of a surgical technique ("punto di Rocco") aimed at improving urinary incontinence after radical prostatectomy. This technique has had a very important clinical diffusion and is known worldwide.
c) development of multidisciplinary techniques (surgery and intraoperative radiotherapy) for the treatment of prostate cancer:
d) new indications for the treatment of prostate cancer
3. Development of the robotic methodology in oncological urology (training and development of surgical techniques)
4. Introduction and development of the robotic reconstructive and oncology methodology in pediatric age.
5. Participation in international work groups for studies related to neoplasia of the kidney and bladder
He is International Scientific Director of the Global Robotics Institute of Celebration in Florida and of the Foundation for Research and Therapy in Urology RTU ONLUS.
Member of numerous National and International Scientific Societies (including Association of Academic European Urologists (AAEU) and member of the Scientific Committee of the European Robotic Urology Society (ERUS), of the Europe Man Association, of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation.
He is the author of over 115 scientific publications in international and national journals and book chapters.
There are numerous scientific and congressional events in which he participates as invited speaker, live surgery operator, moderator, and organizer, among which stand out only for the year 2016 participation in national conferences (National Congress of the Italian Association of Endourology of Rome , February 2016) and international (Challenges in Laparoscopics Robotics of Lisbon and the Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology of Monaco, March 2016) where he has performed live demonstrations of extended pelvic lymphadenectomy (standardization of technique) in cases of cancer prostate.
He has been teaching as a robotic surgery mentor at numerous facilities in Italy.
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