Dr. Francesco Caiazzo

NEUROSURGEON.
SPECIALIST IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY FOR SPINAL PATHOLOGIES AND DEFORMITIES, AND PATHOLOGIES OF THE BRAIN.


 

Dr. Francesco Caiazzo

I am a neurosurgeon specializing in spinal pathology, both cervical and lumbar, and brain pathology. I have deepened my knowledge and improved my training through practicing medicine in different places around the world. 

I was a pioneer in Spain in the introduction of a new surgical technique with innovative technology (XLIF-eXtreme lateral interbody fusion). Being part of the Instituto Clavel has been a step forward in my professional career, allowing me to work together and share knowledge with a solid group of professionals guided by a clear and innovative work philosophy.  
 

Experience

Fellowship, in Lawrenceville (New Jersey) with Dr. Darryl Antonacci, Director the “Institute for Spine and Scoliosis”, pioneer in the ASC (Anterior Scoliosis Correction) technique for treatment of idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents. (April 2019)

Collaboration with Neurogrup with Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez Olaverri, specialist in treatment of infantile scoliosis. (May-October 2018)

Observer of surgeries with Prof. Ritter-lang, specialist in anterior approach spine surgery. Bremen, Germany (May 2016 and March 2015)

Fellowship in Milan with Dr. Pedro Berjano, Director of the Surgical Unit “Chirurgia vertebrale clinica ortopedica” at the “IRCCS Istituto ortopedico Galeazzi”, specialist in minimally invasive technique applied to complex spine pathology. (January 2015) 

During 5th year of Residency, 3 months at the Hospital Benefiência Portuguesa de Sao Paulo (Brasil) in the service of the “Instituto de Cièncias Neurológicas – ICNE” of Micro-surgical Anatomy of Prof. Dr. Evandro De Oliveira. (July-October 2013)

Education

Residency in Neurosurgery (MIR). Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Hospital Universitario Mutua de Terrassa. (2009-2014)

Professional medical license exam. Naples, Italy (February 2007) 

Honor’s Thesis: “Nuove prospettive nel trattamento dell’ischemia cerebrale: La rivascolarizzazione extra-intracranica” (New perspectives in treatment of cerebral ischemia: extra-intracranial revascularization) (2006)

Degree in Medicine CUM LAUDE, “Seconda Università degli studi di Napoli”. Naples, Italy (1999-2006)

Languages

Spanish 

English

Catalan 

Italian (native)

Portuguese (intermediate)

Pathologies treated

DEGENERATIVE PATHOLOGY OF THE SPINE:
HERNIATED DISCS, CANAL STENOSIS, SPONDYLOLISTHESIS, SPONDYLOARTHROSIS

TRAUMATIC PATHOLOGY OF THE SPINE:
VERTEBRAL FRACTURES, POST-TRAUMATIC KYPHOSIS

SPINAL DEFORMITIES (ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS):
ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS, ADULT SCOLIOSIS,
DISTURBANCES OF SAGITTAL BALANCE, FAILED-BACK SYNDROME,
CORRECTION OF FAILED SURGERIES

 

TUMOR PATHOLOGY OF THE SPINAL COLUMN: 
EPENDYMOMAS, NEURINOMAS, GLIOMAS, MENINGIOMAS,
NEUROFIBROMAS, CHORDOMAS, SARCOMAS, ETC

TRAUMATIC BRAIN AND SKULL PATHOLOGY: 
CRANIAL FRACTURES, CEREBRAL HEMATOMAS 
(EPIDURAL, SUBDURAL, INTRAPARENCHYMAL)

BRAIN TUMOR PATHOLOGY:
GLIOMAS, MENINGIOMAS, OSTEOMAS, EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMAS,
NEURINOMAS, EPIDERMOID CYST

Other Academic, Scientific, and Professional activity

Member - Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía (SENEC).

Member - Sociedad española de columna (Neuroraquis).

Member - Asociación americana de cirujanos de columna (NASS).

Member - Sociedad americana de abordaje lateral (SOLAS).

Member - Sociedad de traumatologos y neurocirujanos de la columna (AO SPINE).

Consultant – Nuvasive, Europe. 

Publications

Image of degenerative spinal disease. En Dolor. Investigación, clínica & terapéutica.
Corbella, C. Caiazzo, F. 
Publication included in EMBASE / Excerpta Médica, 2011. Vol 26, n 2, 2011, pg. 94-111

Large acoustic neurinomas.
M. Carandente, A. Punzo, F. Chirico, F. Caiazzo, L. Annichiarico, F. Maglitto, R. Carandente
Publication included in  “Nuova Ricerca Medica” 2012, n. 4, October-November-December, pg. 127-133

Case report di nevralgia del V N.C conflitto neuro-vascolare di tipo venoso.
M. Carandente, A. Punzo, F. Chirico, F. Caiazzo, L. Annichiarico, F. Maglitto, R. Carandente
Publication included in “Nuova Ricerca Medica” 2012, n. 4, October-November-December, pg. 135-140

Case study: The anterior retro-peritoneal approach to the lumbosacral spine with the ependymoma of the cauda equina
M. Carandente, A. Punzo, F. Chirico, F. Caiazzo, L. Annichiarico, F. Maglitto, R. Carandente
Publication included in  “Nuova Ricerca Medica” 2012, n. 4, October-November-December, pg. 141-146

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