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Discover the first Italian Hospitals in the Destination Health delegation to the United Arab Emirates

Intercare  and Destination Health are proud to announce the first Italian Hospitals that confirmed their participation to the delegation to the United Arab Emirates. The delegation will participate to the Medical Tourism Summit at ITW – International Travel Week in Abu Dhabi (25-26/11) with the first ever Italy branded pavillon in a Medical Tourism Exhibition and will meet delegations from Abu Dhabi and Dubai Health Ministries and Dubai Healthcare City (27-28/11).
Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato, Gruppo Cidimu, Gruppo INI, IEO (European Institute of Oncology) and Fondazione Mondino will represent Italy bringing to UAE the Italian state-of-the-art medical excellences in Oncology, Cardiovascular diseases, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Diabetes, Rehabilitation.

GRUPPO OSPEDALIERO SAN DONATO is not only Italy’s leading hospital group, but it is also the fourth largest in Europe. Established in 1957, now counts on 18 hospitals mainly in Milan and Lombardy (northern Italy).
Gruppo San Donato can boast excellence in many fields with three International-level Research Hospitals, leader in orthopedics, cardiovascular sciences, genetic and metabolic diseases, high-tech surgeries, oncology, women health and fertility. It also owns and operates a medical school, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, ranking among top 200 world universities, with many students from the Middle East. Since two years, GSD Healthcare is the operating branch in Dubai Healthcare City and provides assistance to patients seeking for care in Italy as well operating GSD Medical Training Centre for Emiratis and Middle East Doctors.
In particular, Gruppo San Donato will present its excellences in:
Adult and Pediatric Hemato-Oncology
Neurosurgery and Gamma Knife
Diabetes and Metabolic Disease


GRUPPO CIDIMU is a group of medical institutes at the forefront of innovative care in Piedmont, Liguria and Lombardy (northern Italy) offering a wide range of diagnostics, prevention and rehabilitation services, particularly focusing on advanced technology and state of the art medical care.
One main area of excellence is the stimulation of specific areas of the brain which control functions related to rehabilitation. The use of tDCS (Transcranial direct‐current stimulation) and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) technology allows for enhanced treatment efficacy and reduction in overall rehabilitation time.
CIDIMU Group will present the following excellence areas:
– New state-of- the-art treatments in brain, body and performance rehabilitation
– Advanced diagnostics


Gruppo INI gathers different hospitals, located in Rome and Central Italy whose specializations are Neurology for Adults and Children, Oncology, Urology, Diabetes and Obesity, Orthopaedics.
In particular, INI Grottaferrata is just 35km away from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome in the scenic area of Castelli Romani. It offers a wide range of state-of-the-art surgical procedures and physiotherapy and rehabilitation in a green area with relaxing views on Rome and neighboring hills and villages.
The hospital offers private suites, a la carte dining and its staff consists of experienced professionals in treating international patients and doctors who have completed international fellowships.

IEO (European Institute of Oncology) is one of the world’s most prestigious hospitals and the fastest growing comprehensive cancer centre in Europe.
IEO is a Research and Teaching Hospital dedicated to adult oncology. IEO integrates the various areas related to the fight against cancer such as prevention, diagnosis, treatment, training and education, basic and translational research.
Designed and supported by professor Umberto Veronesi, it is a highly specialized cancer centre where research and care have been closely interwoven since the beginning of its activity and it is fully devoted to innovation.
IEO assists more than 100.000 patients every year following the new principle of the “minimum effective” instead of the “maximum tolerable treatment”.
IEO strives for excellence in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, developing clinical and scientific research coupled with innovative organization and management, while paying constant attention to the quality of the service offered to patients.
The clinical, research and educational activities are combined in a “multidisciplinary approach” with the mission to achieve the “Excellence for a future without cancer”.

Founded 100 years ago, the National Neurological Institute FONDAZIONE CASIMIRO MONDINO is an Italian center of excellence and reference point in the neurological field.
The Mondino Foundation has 3 main missions:
1. clinical care that cover several child and adult neurological disease that are diagnosed using the most advanced techniques, including neuroimaging, neuroimmunology, neurophysiology and genetics
2. translational research also in collaboration with prestigious international research centers
3. education and training in the field of nervous system diseases.
Among its excellences there are: Adult Neurology, Child and adolescent Neuropsychiatry and Neurology, Neurorehabilitation


The delegation is organized under the brand ItalyCares, the first network, created by Destination Health, that gathers the best Italian healthcare providers to consistently promote Italy as a leading Medical Tourism destination.

It will be possible to meet ItalyCares network members during ITW Medical Tourism Summit in Abu Dhabi at stand #940 (Hall 9).

ItalyCares is also sponsor of the Seminar Theatre where, in two dedicated workshops on 25 and 26 November, buyers from Gulf and Organization of Islamic Cooperation States will learn the Italian healthcare market. The full schedule of conferences will soon be available at this link.

For more detailed information about the Hospitals and providers member of ItalyCares do not hesitate to write us an e-mail to:


  • I am a general surgeon working in Genoa (Italy) at Ospedale Evangelico Internazionale in the Department of General Surgery and Day Surgery.
    I am married and I have two sons working and no longer living with us.
    I got the eligibility letter from DHA (Dubai Health Authority) as Consultant in General Surgery in April 2017.
    As well as following the activities of the Department of General Surgery (emergencies, abdominal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, thyroid surgery…) in Day Surgery I perform hernia repair in local anestesia, radiofrequency ablation for varicouse veins/varicouse vein treatment with endovenous laser, hemorroid laser procedure (HeLP), transanal hemorroidal dearterialization (THD).
    Since many years I spend part of my working time taking care of all aspects of Day Surgery.
    I have a very big experience in the surgery of the abdominal wall and in the treatment of inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernias in local anestesia and in day surgery (discharging the patients 4 – 6 hours after the operation).
    Let me know if my profile may be of interest.
    I’m available immediately for a interview in Dubai.
    Best regards
    Dr. Sergio Sommariva

    Via Acquarone 66/7 scala destra

    16125 Genova



    Cell. +393389729028

    Sergio Sommariva 02.11.2017
  • I am very interested in serving a medical intern in Italy

    Margaret Davies 02.11.2017

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