Chief of Department of Urology, San Raffaele –Turro , Milan Italy
Dr. Franco Gaboardi is one of the pioneers of minimally invasive urological surgery in laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Specializing in Urology and Andrology he began his first laparoscopic experience in 1992 by performing laparoscopic lymphadenectomy in prostate cancer. In January 2001 he operated the first patient in Italy of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and in September of the same year the first patient of laparoscopic radical cystectomy with neovascial ileal. Three years later he performed the first robotic radical prostatectomy in Italy and subsequently laparoscopic prostatectomy with only one umbilical access (LESS).