Pietro Scarone, MD is a neurosurgeon who specializes in spine surgery.
Dr. Scarone grew up in Milan, Italy, where he completed his undergraduate studies. He then graduated from Milan University, Faculty of Medicine, and completed his neurosurgical residency in San Raffaele Hospital, before moving to Paris, France. There he spent 6 years working in different Institutions (Hopital Kremlin-Bicetre, Hopital Foch), and completed his training in spine surgery. During these years, he collaborated with spine surgeons coming from orthopaedics and neurosurgical fields, and developed a special interest in minimally invasive techniques.
He then came back to Italy for 2 years before moving to Lugano, Switzerland, where he actually serves as Staff Neurosurgeon responsible for spine research. In Lugano, he works in a Spine Unit made by colleagues coming from different fields (Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Pain Therapy, Rehabilitation).
Dr. Scarone research interest is mainly focused on minimally invasive spinal techniques and spinal navigation. The Neurosurgical Department in Lugano was the first one in Switzerland to have an O-arm based spinal navigation, in 2008, and the first one to acquire an intraoperative CT dedicated to spine surgery (AIRO system) at the end of 2014. Spinal navigation is employed on an everyday basis, and has replaced fluoroscopic imaging in most of the situations. Currently, more than 300 procedures using spinal navigation and intraoperative CT have been performed in his Department. Dr. Scarone is married with Wanda, general surgeon working in Milan, Italy. They have three children: Anita, Leonardo and Bianca, aged 16, 14 and 12 year-old.