Dr Guido Michielon, director of cardiac surgery at Istituto Giannina Gaslini, has successfully carried out the first Ross PEARS surgery in Genoa, Italy. 

The patient was a 23-year-old with congenital aortic valve disease associated with dilatation of the ascending aorta and aortic root.

You can read more about the operation in Primocanale.it.