Talking about minimally invasive abdominoplasty sounds like an oxymoron, it is a definition that apparently contradicts itself. But how: is abdominoplasty not that surgery that leaves a huge scar, painful, with a long and complicated recovery? Of course it is. But today we can... Read More "Minimally invasive abdominoplasty: the MILA
diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles
La diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles, o diastasis rectiis a condition that affects about one third of women after childbirth. In it, the rectus abdominis muscles they separate because the linea alba, a thick, narrow, dense fibrous cord that connects them at the centre of the anterolateral wall of the abdomen, becomes frayed and thin. This is referred to as diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles when the distance between the rectus muscles exceeds 2.5 cm. The diastasis recti tends to progress and worsen over time: the muscles become increasingly separated and can no longer contract properly. This has profound repercussions on all the muscular structures that delimit the abdominal cavity: among them, in particular the internal oblique and transverse abdominal muscles, the paravertebral muscles and the pelvic floor muscles are compromised. I symptoms of diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles include intractable and worsening low back pain, meteorism, digestive disorders, urinary incontinence and, in a fortunately small percentage of patients, faecal incontinence. Very frequently affected by this condition are women who regularly engage in sporting activity and overweight and obese patients.
Rectus diastasis, or abdominal diastasis, is a true pathology of the abdominal wall that profoundly affects both its function and the function of the back and pelvic floor muscles. We can also call it a 'pathology of motherhood', as... Read More "Diastasis recti: surgery without scars!
From next year, we will be offering our patients an extraordinary new service: subcutaneous lipoemulsion, or LESC. Subcutaneous lipoemulsion (LESC) is an innovative and reliable technology that, by means of state-of-the-art, medically certified ultrasound equipment, allows the removal of... Read More "Subcutaneous lipoemulsion: a new adventure!
Today I am telling you stories about Women. Or rather, they will tell you themselves. Each of us Surgeons can think what we want of ourselves: believing we are the best, a Godfather; sometimes knowing, to ourselves, that we are... Read More "Stories of Women, Diastasis and REPA
A fantastic, faraway land. Surgery, for women with diastasis of the rectus, is that fantastic, faraway land to which they would all like to land in order to be reborn. Some - most - of them come up against a tough... Read More "Abdominoplasty and diastasis recurrences
Abdominal diastasis: what is it? Abdominal diastasis - or diastasis of the rectus - is a condition that is still little known in Italy. In this article you will find all the explanations on what diastasis of the rectus abdominis is, who suffers from it, which... Read More "Abdominal diastasis and REPA 'at a glance
In recent years, endoscopic surgery for diastasis of the rectus has become increasingly popular and widespread. The first endoscopic rectus diastasis surgery, REPA, was introduced by me in Italy in 2017,... Read More "Endoscopic rectus diastasis surgery: which technique?
The association between urinary incontinence and diastasis of the rectus would have been unthinkable only fifteen years ago: physiotherapists would never have considered the pelvic floor muscles in their treatments for lower back pain, and would have discouraged... Read More "Urinary incontinence and rectus diastasis
I recently came across this article comparing the various diastasis surgery techniques, particularly highlighting the merits of robotic surgery over other methods. Preliminary premise: I have always maintained that the Da Vinci, the surgical robot, is... Read More "Diastasis surgery and robots: fact checking