Our medical staff are trained in the
very latest techniques &
offer a wealth of knowledge & experience in their respective disciplines
Our medical staff are trained in the
very latest techniques &
offer a wealth of knowledge & experience in their respective disciplines

Francesco Cappellano, MD

Dr. Francesco Cappellano
Dr. Francesco Cappellano

Consultant Urology and Neurourology, Urodynamics

FEBU (Fellow of European Board of Urology)

Dr. Cappellano received his Medical Degree and Board of Urology with honours from Naples University (Italy). He completed his clinical and surgical training in Urology and Neurourology at University of California San Francisco (USA), AZM Maastricht University (NL) and Policlinique du Park Rambot – Aix en Provence (FRA).

Fellow of European Board of Urology since 1998 and Professor of Urology and Neurourology at Verona University (Italy). Visiting professor at Milano University (Italy) and King Abdulaziz University (KSA).

Head of Neurourology and Functional Urology in Milano for 17 years (Multimedica Clinic and Scientific Research Institute) and then in Abu Dhabi (Nation Hospital – Medical University of Vienna International). In his career, he gained wide experience and skills covering all fields of open and endoscopic urologic surgery and Urogynaecology.Diagnostics is part of his experience including Doppler US and simple/ invasive urodynamics procedures.

His main interest is in Neurourology field, dealing with functional Urology, urinary and faecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain and urological dysfunctions related to neurological diseases involving the urinary tract. During his career, he performed more than 800 permanent implants of sacral roots and pudendal nerve neuromodulators. He has been one of the pioneers of neuromodulation in Europe, performing his first implant in 1994 and teaching neuromodulation to more than 100 physicians worldwide.

He also pioneered the posterior tibial nerve neuro stimulation (PTNS) in 1998.

He has been Treasurer of Italian Society of Urodynamics and served in this Society for 17 years as a member of the Board Committee.

He developed new techniques of peripheral pharmacological neuromodulation for chronic pelvic pain, utilising neurophysiology for peripheral nerve blocks.

Dr. Francesco is expert in diagnosis and therapy of urinary and faecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain and erectile dysfunctions related to neurological and non-neurological diseases.

He is member of MIPS, EAU, ICS, SIUD and International Member of American Urologic Association.

Dr Cappellano authored more than 100 papers on National and International peer reviewed journals and 5 book chapters on Functional Urology and Neurourology. He has been Chairman and gave presentations in many International Congress worldwide. He won also 5 Prizes for the best original paper presentation in National and International congresses.

Services

  • Urinary and fecal incontinence (Incontinence)
  • Urinary retention
  • Pelvi-perineal dysfunctions: (obstructed urination and defecation, male Erectile Disfunction)
  • Chronic pelvic pain (CPP)
  • Interstitial Cystitis – Pain Bladder Syndrome (IC/PBS)
  • BPH
  • Urinary stones
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Chronic prostatitis in male

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Multichannel urodynamic tests (uroflowmetry, cystometry, pressure/flow study, urethral pressure profile, US post voiding residual evaluation, pelvic floor EMG)
  • Diagnostic/operative flexible and rigid cystoscopy
  • Somato Sensorial Evoked Potentials (SSEPs) , pelvic floor EMG, sacral area reflexes (performed by neurophysiologist)
  • Rectal manometry (performed by coloproctologist)
  • ColorDoppler US for ED and infertility

Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Pelvic floor electrical stimulation (FES) and bio-feedback (BFB)
  • Posterior tibial neuro stimulation (PTNS) invasive and transcutaneous
  • Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC)
  • Trans cutaneous sacral and pudendal neurostimulation

Therapeutic Minimally Invasive Therapy

  • One day Surgery (circumcision, vasectomy, hydrocelectomy, varicocele, TURB, TURP, endoscopic lithotripsy of renal and bladder stones, penile surgery for erectile dysfunction)
  • Sacral roots neuromodulation for urinary and fecal incontinence, retention and CPP
  • Pudendal nerve neuromodulation for urinary and fecal incontinence, retention and CPP
  • Pudendal and obturator muscle nerve block for pharmacologic modulation of CPP
  • Pulsed radiofrequency of pudendal nerve for CPP
  • Intravesical instillation of drugs for Interstitial Cystitis