Dr. Alessandro PisaniSpine Surgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Alessandro Pisani

Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the body's musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. An orthopaedic spine surgeon in, Dubai, Abu Dhabi or else where in UAE, is an orthopedist who further specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal diseases and conditions. Orthopaedic spine surgeons at Kidsneuro clinic and rehab center in Dubai and Abu Dhabi provide non-operative and surgical treatment to patients of all ages, although some focus on treating children (pediatric) or adults. Some orthopaedic spine surgeons exclusively treat certain spinal problems such as scoliosis, degenerative disorders, or a particular region of the spine (cervical/neck, lumbar/low back). At Kidneuro clinic and rehab center in Dubai, Dr Pisani treats the entire spectrum of spinal disorders, ranging from sciatica and cervical radiculopathy to complex brain and spine cancers. Patients in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and whole United Arab Emirates also come to us for issues related to scoliosis (curvature of the spine), degenerative disc disease (arthritis of the spine), and patients who have spinal stability problems which are associated with back or neck pain with or without arm or leg pain. In addition, we treat people who have neck and back injuries, spinal deformities, congenital spine disorders, herniated discs, spinal stenosis and sciatica.

Common spine surgical procedures INCLUDES

  • Discectomy or Microdiscectomy: Removal of a herniated intervertebral disc. Therefore, removing pressure from the compressed nerve. Microdiscectomy is a MISS procedure.
  • Laminectomy: Removal of the thin bony plate on the back of the vertebra called the laminae to increase space within the spinal canal and relieve pressure.
  • Laminotomy: Removal of a portion of the vertebral arch (lamina) that covers the spinal cord. A laminotomy removes less bone than a laminectomy.Both laminectomy and laminotomy are decompression “Decompression” usually means tissue compressing a spinal nerve is removed.
  • Foraminotomy: Removal of bone or tissue at/in the passageway (called the neuroforamen) where nerve roots branch off the spinal cord and exit the spinal column.
  • Disc replacement: As an alternative to fusion, the injured disc is replaced with an artificial one.
  • Spinal fusion: A surgical technique used to join two vertebrae. Spinal fusion may include the use of bone graft with or without instrumentation (eg, rods, screws). There are different types of bone graft, such as your own bone (autograft) and donor bone (allograft). A fusion can be accomplished by different approaches:

ALIF, PLIF, TLIF, LIF: All pertain to lumbar interbody fusion used to stabilize the spinal vertebrae and eliminate movement between the bones.

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion indicates a surgical approach through the foramen.
  • Lateral Interbody Fusion in which the minimally invasive approach is from the side of the body.

Orthopaedic surgeons or spine surgeon are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as: Hip and knee."


  • Classic High School Messina (1974)
  • Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery (1980) – University of Messina
  • Medical Qualifying Examination (1981)
  • PhD in Orthopaedic and Traumatology University of Milan (1985)
  • PhD in Sport Medicine University of Messina (1989)

Military Service:

Military Physician of Italian Army (1982/1984)

Career advancement: Major Doctor

Work Experiences

  • Trainee doctor in Milan (CTO Hospital) and Legnano (Civic Hospital) - Department of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction (1983/1986)
  • Teacher at School of Therapist and Rehabilitation of Policlinic Messina (1985/1989)
  • Responsable of Project of Sanitary Research approved and financed by the department of Sicilian Health, about surgical therapy of the knee osteo arthrosis therapy (1987)
  • Orthopaedic Ambulatorial Specialist in the ASL of Messina (1985/1990)
  • Tutor regarding Orthopaedical subjects about pathology and upper limb surgery, School Specialization University of Messina
  • Orthopaedical Assistant IOMI Messina (1990/1995)
  • Assistant Manager IOMI Messina (1996)
  • Chief Physician IOMI Messina (1998 to date)
  • Co-founder of “VERTEBRAL” project: Multidiscliplinary center of vertebral column pathology
  • Spine surgery chief at IOMI Messina and Reggio Calabria (Istituti Ortopedici del Mezzogiorno d’Italia, GIOMI group) (2014 to date)

Attendee in Other Hospitals

  • Hand Surgery Course (Savona Civil Hospital - 1984)
  • Master in Hand Surgery and Microsurgery (Spedali civili of Brescia – Italy - 1985/1986)
  • Responsable of Microsurgery Lab. and animal facility (University of Milan - 1980/1985)
  • Master University of Oxford regarding the Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty - (2002)
  • Master Knee arthroplasty Schulthess klinik – Zurich - 2004/2006
  • Master Hip replacement Marburg - Germany (2005)
  • Master Shoulder arthroscopy- Rome and Milan (2004/2006)
  • Master Spine surgery Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute - Milan (2009/2010)
  • Master Spine surgery Civic Hospital Alessandria – Italy - (2011/2012)
  • National and International Courses of Spine surgery (2013/2016)


  • Member of S.I.C.M. (Italian Society of Hand Surgery)
  • Member of S.I.O.T. (Italian Society Orthopaedic and Traumatology)
  • Member of F.I.M.S. (Italian Federation Sport Physician)

Convention Activities

Current attendant and relator of national and international conventions from 1984 to date.



  1. 28 Jannuary 2019, Rozzano (Milano), Humanitas University: Cadaver Lab on Viking Fusion Sistem,, Main Teacher.
  2. From Jannuary to December : scientific advice for a spine implant medical device (Viking Fusion)
  3. 25 February-2 March 2019, Dubai U.A.E.: special Dolphin therapy (6th session) at Dubai Dolphinarium, Creek Park, Dubai.
  4. 12-16 March 2019, Las Vegas U.S.A., Annual Meeting AAOS (American Academy of Ortophaedic Surgeons).
  5. 10-11 May 2019,Cioccaro di Penango, (Asti), 12th meeting: “ Spine surgery, Next Generation”, Report on a case of lumbar spine stabilization in adult developmental scoliosis.
  6. 03 July 2019, Viagrande (Catania): Nova Health Workshop on new vertebral arthrodesis sistems. Chairman of the course.
  7. 20-21 September 2019, Turin: 2019 Italian Shoulder Course by Exactech, “ Shoulder Arthroplasty,Planning and Navigation.Are we tracking the future?” As Faculty.
  8. 08 October 2019, Viagrande (Catania): Nova Health Workshop about Percutaneous Cervical and Lumbar Disc Decompression with DEKO Sistem. Chairman of the course.
  9. 16-18 October 2019, Helsinki, Eurospine 2019, Scientific Workshop of Exactech Italy and Sintea Plustek on: “open and percutaneous treatment in lumbar disc deseases.” And “revision surgery of lumbar spine post-operative complications.” Chairman of the course.
  10. 21-24 October 2019, Naples, 15th WFITN Congress (World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology). Abstract title: “ Percutaneous cervical disc decompression with DEKO (Sintea Plustek): evalutation of our clinical and radiological experience of this new therapeutic modality in the cervical disc Herniations.”
  11. 25-27 October 2019, Malta, European Society of Neuroradiology, Spine Interventional Neuroradiology.



  1. 24-26 January 2018, Assisi (Perugia), annual sales meeting; report on “Percutaneous discolysis with disco lux system”
  2. 10 March 2018, Messina: Third course in live Spine surgery: Treatment of vertebral metastases with ablation system Spine Star - Chairman of the course
  3. 19-20 April 2018, Assago (Milan): Presentation product SinteaPlustek and activities.
  4. 20-21 April 2018, Cioccaro di Penango, Asti: Meeting on Courses in Spine Surgery. Medical case report.
  5. SinteaPlustek Summer Newsletter 2018: “Depression and pain perception before and after surgery for lumbar and cervical degenerative disc desease”. Interview with Doc Alessandro Pisani, Orthopaedic Surgeon at “GIOMI group” Messina.
  6. 30 May - 1 June 2018, Barcelona, Spain: 19th Effort Congress. Poster presentation, “Does Pelvic incidence influence the morphology of Sacro-Iliac joint?”
  7. 7 October 2018, Caltanissetta, international convention MOTUS association. Report on: Vertebral surgery in the degenerative pathology of the lumbosacral spine.
  8. 12-13 October 2018, Bologna: meeting on: “Hot topics in shoulder arthroplasty”. Italian shoulder Course. Faculty.
  9. 11-12 November 2018, Messina: international live course of mini invasive spine surgery. Chairman of the course.
  10. 8-10 November 2018, Malta, Course in Spine Neuroradiology.
  11. 18 Dicember 2018 Assago, Milan: Scientific meeting on researches about “interspinous device” SinteaPlustek.
  12. 30 November-1 Dicember 2018, Messina. 27th ASOTO convention: The traumatic pathology of the rachis and foot. Report on thoracic fracture case.

Scientific Publications

  • Journal of Orthopaedics: “ Anatomical differences in the bony structure of L5 and L4: a possible classification according to the lateral tilt of the pedicles.” Vol. 15, Y. 2018, pages.205-209, Pisani A.; Barbanera A.; Cacciola G.; et al.
  • Journal of Orthopaedics: High values of pelvic incidence: A possible risk factozigoapophyseal facet arthrosis in young. (Proof 2018): Pisani A.; Barbanera A.; Cacciola G.; et al.



  1. 25-27 gennaio 2017, Camogli (Genova): riunione annuale Siad Healthcare; relazione su Decompressione Discale Percutanea con Discolux.
  2. 27-28 gennaio 2017, Messina, PRIMO corso di aggiornamento in Chirurgia Vertebrale e Live Surgery. Direzione del corso, interventi in diretta, Presentazioni scientifiche e moderazione tavola rotonda.
  3. 5-6 aprile 2017, Nocera Inferiore: corso teorico pratico “Malattie Spondilo Artrosiche Degenerative Lombari – ALIF”.
  4. 3-6 maggio 2017, Milano, Global Spine Congress, poster: “a finite element analysis of force distribution differences in sagittal balance morphotypes”.
  5. 11-13 maggio 2017, Napoli, 40° congresso nazionale S.I.C.V. & GIS, poster: “F.E.A. applied at Roussouly classification”.
  6. 19-20 maggio 2017, Messina, SECONDO corso in Chirurgia Vertebrale e Live Surgery: direzione del corso, tre interventi di chirurgia vertebrale maggiore in diretta, relazioni, moderazione tavola rotonda
  7. 31-02 maggio/giugno 2017, Vienna, 18° EFORT, presentazione orale in sessione di chirurgia vertebrale: “finite element analysis of Roussouly’s morphotypes”.
  8. 17 giugno 2017, Messina, congresso nazionale “la spalla rigida”: moderazione di sessione.
  9. 17 giugno 2017, Reggio Calabria, secondo corso di aggiornamento in Chirurgia Protesica e Riabilitazione, presentazione orale: “quando e perché si impianta una protesi di anca”.
  10. 20-22 settembre 2017, Taormina, 72° congresso della (S.I.A.I.) Società Italiana di Anatomia ed lstologia, n.2 posters: “morfologia dell’articolazione sacro-iliaca al variare del pelvix index”; “finite element analysis in different subtype of sagittal allignement”.
  11. 28 ottobre 2017, Napoli, congresso internazionale Exactech: “how to manage shoulder surgery”. Membro della faculty, Presentazioni orali di quattro casi clinici discussi in tavola rotonda.
  • Acta Orthopaedica ltalica: analisi ad elementi finiti nei differenti morfotipi di sagittal balance.
  • Journal of  Orthopaedics:  “finite  element  analysis  of  sagittal  balance  in  different morphotype: forces and resulting strain in pelvis and spine. Vol. 14, lssue 2, June 2017, pages 268-275. Pisani A.; Barbanera A.; Soliera L.; Cacciala G.; et al.



  1. 27-28 gennaio 2016, Alessandria Ospedale Civico: patologie e tecniche di trattamento mini-invasivo del Rachide Toraco Lombare. Corso Teorico-Pratico con interventi in sala operatoria (Presso Azienda Ospedaliera SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo. S.D.L. Neuro-chirurgia).
  2. 7-10 febbraio 2016, Gainesville (Florida),: Exactech Esperience Medical Education. Cadaver Lab. in Chirurgia Vertebrale.
  3. 11 febbraio 2016, NewYork, H.S.S. (Hospital for special surgery), Academic Visitor. Partecipazione ad interventi di chirurgia protesica di ginocchio, anca e chirurgia vertebrale.
  4. 7-8 aprile 2016, Bordeaux (Francia): Master Course in Shoulder Arthroplasty.
  5. 20-21 maggio 2016. Asti: la Chirurgia di Revisione nella Patologia Traumatica e Degerativa del Rachide Dorso-Lombare, Relazione.
  6. 12-15 giugno 2016, Fasano: la Revisione Protesica di Anca e di Ginocchio, Relazione.
  7. 6-8 ottobre 2016, Amsterdam: chancing the horizon in total knee arthoplasty.
  8. 20-21 ottobre 2016, Roma: master course in knee arthroplasty.
  9. 3 dicembre 2016, Catanzaro:”Fratture epifisi prossimale omero: quale trattamento? Faculty, moderazione sessioni.
  10. 18 dicembre 2016, Messina: La gestione del paziente critico.



  1. 21 gennaio 2015, Erbusco in Franciacorta Brescia: protesica di Anca stelo GTS, Relazione.
  2. 8-9 maggio 2015, Asti: aspetti medico-legali, evidenza ed esperienza in Chirurgia Vertebrale.
  3. 14-16 maggio 2015, Roma, Congresso nazionale di Chirurgia Vertebrale (G.I.S. e S.I.C.V,), relazione su: “metodica T.L.I.F. risultati a tre anni.
  4. 27-29 maggio 2015, Praga: 16° Efort congress (Europeo di Ortopedia).
  5. 20 giugno 2016, Caltanissetta, Associazione Motus, relazione su: Recupero della Deambulazione dopo interventi alla Colonna.
  6. 10-11 giugno 2015, Ragusa: corso teorico pratico di Chirurgia Vertebrale.
  7. 9-10 ottobre 2015, Ischia, Exactech Medical Education, relazione su: Trattamento delle fratture estremo prossimale di omero con protesi inversa di spalla.
  8. 24 ottobre 2015, VII Forum dello stretto, n.2 relazioni: Patologia degenerativa colonna Lombo-Sacrale. Chirurgia Vertebrale Lombo-Sacrale, dall’Ernia Discale alla Stabilizzazione- Artrodesi.
  • Acta Ortopedica Italica: trattamento delle stenosi foraminali con tecnica TLIF. Risultati a tre anni.
  • Eurospine: Tlif procedure for treatment of the foraminal disc hernation. 3Y. results.



  1. 30-31 gennaio 2014, Gierdini Naxos, GTS Masterclass (relatore ad evento accreditato ECM).
  2. 4 aprile 2014, Venezia, Transcontinental Master Course in Shoulder Arthroplasty.
  3. 9-10 maggio 2014, Asti: la chirurgia nell’anziano e nuove tecnologie in Chirurgia Vertebrale.
  4. 15-16-17 maggio 2014, Milano, Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Chirurgia Vertebrale e Gruppo Italiano Scoliosi.
  5. 4-5-6 giugno 2014, Londra, Congresso Efort, Società Europea di Ortopedia e Traumatologia.
  6. 19 luglio 2014, Messina, “VI Forum dello stretto”: patologia degenerativa del rachide lombo-sacrale (relatore ad evento accreditato ECM).
  7. 13 settembre 2014, Ragusa: GTS live surgery (relatore ad evento accreditato ECM).
  8. 22-25 novembre 2014, Roma, congresso nazionale SIOT (Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia).
  9. 16-17 dicembre 2014, Alessandria: aggiornamento in Chirurgia Vertebrale, Corso Teorico Pratico con interventi in sala operatoria.



  1. 2-3 Marzo, 27-28 Marzo, 12-13 Giugno. Alessandria: programma di formazione patologie dorso-lombari, Medtronic. Corso teorico pratico di chirurgia vertebrale.
  2. 3-4 Maggio 2013. Cioccaro di Penango, Asti: meeting su infezioni del rachide ed angiomi vertebrali.
  3. 16-18 Maggio 2013, Bologna: XXXVI Congresso nazionale società Italiana di Chirurgia Vertebrale e Gruppo Italiano Scoliosi.
  4. 5-8 Giugno 2013, Instanbul - Turchia: 14th. EFORT
  5. 15 Settembre 2013, Montedoro - Caltanissetta : V Convegno Regionale “la spalla nella patologia ortopedica”
  6. 29-30 Novembre 2013, Vietri - Salerno: Convegno su “ la spondilolistesi”

Surger Activity

Total operations performed:

about 10.000 (vertebral surgery, hip prosthesis, knee, shoulder, peripheral nerve surgery, etc.)

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