Cesare Marco Scoffone

Profession: Urologist

Official address: Department of Urology, Cottolengo Hospital Via Cottolengo 9 - 10152 Torino (Italy).

Phone: +39-011-5294414

Fax: +39-011-5294471

E-mail: scoof@libero.it, info@scoffone.it

Website: www.scoffone.it

Private activity:

Private offices in Torino and Canale (CN).

Private surgical activity in Torino, at the Sedes Sapientiae and Fornac adi Sessant Clinics.

Education & Trainning 

  • 1989: Medical Degree, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Torino. He discussed his thesis on “Advanced prostatic cancer and therapy with LH-RH agonists”.

  • 1989-1994: Residency in Urology, Department of Urology, San Luigi University Hospital of Orbassano (Torino), University of Torino. He discussed his thesis on “P53 protein in bladder cancer”.

Hospital Appointments

  • 1991-1993: Internship followed by a full-time position in Surgery, San Lazzaro Hospital of Alba (Cuneo).

  • 1993-1999: Medical Assistant in Urology, Department of Urology (Director Prof. D. Fontana), San Luigi University Hospital of Orbassano (Torino).

  • 1999-2002: Medical Manager in Urology, Department of Urology (Director Prof. D. Fontana followed by Prof. R.M. Scarpa), San Luigi University Hospital of Orbassano (Torino), basic professional position level D.

  • 2002-2009: Medical Manager in Urology, Department of Urology (Director prof. R.M. Scarpa), San Luigi University Hospital of Orbassano (Torino), professional position level C1 (Uro-oncology).

  • 2009-2010:Medical Manager in Urology, Department of Urology (Director prof. R.M. Scarpa), San Luigi University Hospital of Orbassano (Torino), professional position level C1S (Urolithiasis).

  • November 2010 - currently: Head of the Department of Urology, Cottolengo Hospital, Torino.

Topics Of Special Interest & Expertise

  • Endourology, including ureterorenoscopy (rigid and flexible) for both stones and upper tract urothelial carcinomas, percutaneous nephrolithotomy(PNL) and ECIRS, ESWL, bipolar prostatic resection (TURP), Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (he conceived a new technique called “en-bloc no-touch” HoLEP), Greenlight laser vaporization of the prostatic adenoma, antegrade/retrograde/combined treatment of ureteral and urethral stenoses, and of urethral ruptures.

  • Urinary stone disease (see above; plus comprehensive metabolic evaluation and preventive medical treatment, minimally invasive management of urinary tract stones). In fact he created the inter-disciplinary Stone Center of the Cottolengo Hospital of Torino.

  • Uro-oncology (open and laparoscopic) (dedicated outpatient clinic for postoperative evaluation and follow-up of operated patients, in cooperation with oncologists and radiotherapists).

  • Reconstructive surgery (laparoscopic pyeloplasties, colposacropexies, vesical diverticulectomies, …).

  • He performed as first surgeonabout 8000 surgical procedures of all kinds (upper and lower tract endoscopy, as well as major open and laparoscopic major surgery).

  • He was the first urologist in Italy with his previous chief professor R.M. Scarpa to perform ECIRS (PNL combined with RIRS in the Galdakao-modified supine Valdivia position) in 2004. Currently, he has the major patients series (about 700).

  • He developed and published the en-bloc no-touch HoLEP technique for the miniinvasive treatment of BPO (currently more than 400 cases).

Professional Society Memberships

  • Società Italiana di Urologia (SIU) (also in the scientific committee);

  • Societè Internationaled’Urologie (SIU);

  • European Association of Urology (EAU);

  • Associazione Italiana di Endourologia (IEA);

  • Associazione Urologi Piemontesi (AUP);

  • Associate member of EULIS;

  • Member of ESUT;

  • Member of the scientific committee of the  CIE (Challenges in Endourology and Functional Urology);

  • Active Member of the ESU (European School of Urology), with particular reference to endourologic and percutaneous surgery, as well as to laser technologies;

  • Full Member  of the Endourological Society;

  • Member of the ICE group (International Cooperation in Endourology);

  • Member of the Cadaveric Research on Endourology Training (CRET) study group.