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Prof. Luigi Basso

Specialist Coloproctology  Surgery

Prof. Luigi Basso is a Colorectal Surgeon based in Rome, specialised in the treatment of pilonidal disease, haemorrhoids, anal fissures and anal fistulae. Over the years, Prof. Basso has dedicated to coloproctology, and, in particular, he has embraced the study, diagnosis and treatment of pilonidal disease (or pilonidal cyst or pilonidal sinus). Particular attention has been given by Prof. Basso to the minimally invasive approach, of which he has become a nationally and internationally recognised expert and landmark, for both patients and colleagues.

  • Specialist in General Surgery ("sapienza" univ. of rome)
  • University Diploma in Coloproctology Surgery ("Sapenza" University of Rome)
  • University Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery (University of Padua)
  • Tutor of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (1997-8).
  • MEDICAL REGISTRATIONS
  • "Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia con lode" (M.D. Honours) ("Sapienza" University of Rome  Medical School, November, 1984)
  • BASIC MEDICAL QUALIFICATION
  • "Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia con lode" (M.D. Honours) ("Sapienza" University of Rome  Medical School, November, 1984)
  • 1985-1989 Specialist in General Surgery Hons., “Sapienza” University of Rome Medical School, July 1989 ("Specialista in Chirurgia Generale con lode") (Italian 5 year Resident Training course in Surgery).
  • 1992 Denver   (Colorado, USA)   at   the    Department    of         Gastrointestinal   Surgery University of Colorado,  Health  Sciences Center  under  Dr.  G.V.  Stiegmann, to learn procedures of minimally invasive surgery.
  • 1993 Diploma in Coloproctology (“Sapienza” University of Rome Medical School).
  • 1993 Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery (University of Padua, Italy).
  • 2000 Attendance of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course (St. Helier, Jersey, UK).
  • MEDICAL CAREER
  • ITALY: "Ordine dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri" (Rome & Province Medical Council). Full Registration on March 14th, 1985. No. 35600. Verifiable at
  • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: "Medical Council", Dublin. Full Registration on July 30th, 1985. No. 09542. Since 2003: Specialist Register: "General Surgery" (“Specialist registration is specifically for medical practitioners who have completed specialist training recognised by the Medical Council and can practise independently as a specialist”). Verifiable at
  • MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
  • Scientific Societies / Presentations / Conferences, Italian Society of Surgery
    Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery SICCR (founding member, in 2003, then member of National Committee, 2 terms, from 2007 until 2011, then Local Representative for Rome and Latium, 2 terms,  from 2011 until 2015).
    European Society of Coloproctology ESCP.
    American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons ASCRS.
  • ISTITUtional address
  • "Sapienza" University of Rome, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, "Pietro Valdoni" Department of Surgery, Policlinico "Umberto I°", viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
  • PRIVATE PRACTICE / ROOMS / PRIVATE OFFICE
  • “Ars Medica” Private Hospital, via Cesare Ferrero di Cambiano 29, 00191 Rome, Italy.