The main type of operations include:
Clinical Institute Città di Pavia
Medical scientist in surgical science and PhD in Advanced Diagnostic-Therapeutic technologies at “Federico II” University of Naples, 2007.
Over 1000 operations executed as first operator:
Clinical institute Beato Matteo of Vigevano (Pavia)
Member of the following societies: Società Italiana di Chirurgia (Italian Surgery Society), Società Italiana di Chirurgia Endoscopica e Mini-invasiva SICE (Italian Society of Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), Società Italiana di Chirurgia dell’Obesità SICOB (Italian Society of Obesity Surgery), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO). Lecturer at several national and international courses and conferences.
He has performed over 1300 operations, both in open and in laparoscopic surgery.
Medical activities within the Obesity Surgery Unit at Beato Matteo Institute:
Most operations are restrictive surgeries, such as the positioning of intragastric balloons and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. This last type of operation is performed both as first option and as second option after failure of other types of bariatric operations (such as gastric band, gastric plication etc.). Weight loss remodelling surgery is also practiced, such as tummy tuck surgery or thigh and arm plastic lifting in patients that have already gone through bariatric surgery.
JUST A FEW FIGURES
Number of operations performed at Istituto Clinico Beato Matteo: 200.
Senior Consultant, Unit of Bariatric, Metabolic, and Transplant Surgery
Surgical Team of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit, part of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit (Dir. Prof. R. Rosati):
Clinical Nutrition Area part of Endocrine and Metabolic Medicine Unit (Dir. Prof E. Bosi):
Centre for Treatment of Behavioural Eating Disordes, part of the Psychiatric Day Hospital Area (Dir. Prof L. Bellodi):
The Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit is part of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit of 24 beds effective.
RESUME - Mr. Carlo Socci, MD
PRIMARY MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION, JOBS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1988 – 1990:
1990 – 1992:
1992 – 1993:
2002 – 2004:
RESEARCH AND TEACHING
CENTRE OF BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC SURGERY, SAN RAFFAELE HOSPITAL, MILAN
At San Raffaele Hospital, people suffering from severe obesity and complicated metabolic conditions can get a global and innovative diagnostic, nutritional and surgical path, with the support of a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of clinical nutrition, surgery, psychology, psychiatry, and anaesthetics.
The bariatric surgery program is crucial in the planning of a global treatment of obesity. It consists of a positive change in the pathway of food intake and absorption through a surgical procedure aimed at gastric volume restriction or partial intestinal malabsorption.
Surgery is now considered the interventional therapy of metabolic syndrome, especially in case of type II diabetes mellitus, which can be either dramatically improved or definitely treated.
Along with a progressive weight loss, other conditions are positively affected from bariatric surgery, such as blood pressure, lipids profile, and the function of heart, kidney, and liver.
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at San Raffaele Hospital benefits from the collaboration of different multispecialistic teams:
BARIATRIC PROCEDURES AT SAN RAFFAELE HOSPITAL
Surgical Volume (reference year 2015):
Peer-reviewed research projects:
Head of Department, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery – “San Raffaele Vita-Salute” University
The Unit of Gastrointestinal Surgery has 24 beds effective.
The Unit of Gastrointestinal Surgery at San Raffaele is one of the leading Unit in Italy for advanced minimally invasive treatment of digestive system diseases. It’s one of the highest volume centers in Italy for Upper GI cancer treatment. Cancer of the esophagus and esophago-gastric junction is treated with a case load of approximately 80 patients per year with the most advanced multidisciplinary approach consisting of neo-adjuvant chemo or chemoradiation protocols. Hybrid (laparoscopy and thoracotomy) or totally minimally invasive (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy) esophagectomy are routinely performed with an experience with these techniques of more than 20 years. Cancer of the stomach is treated according to the most recent guidelines and most advanced protocols of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery with extended nodal dissection. Minimally invasive gastrectomies are performed according to the stage of the disease. The Unit is also a leading center in diagnosis and treatment of benign functional diseases of the esophagus and stomach. The most advanced diagnostic techniques are applied to obtain a thorough pre-operative work-up and a multidisciplinary evaluation is performed in order to establish a tailored treatment, normally by minimally invasive approach.
Colorectal surgery is the other most important part of the activity. All oncological cases pass through a multidisciplinary board to indicate clinical pathway. Neoadjuvant treatment is normally applied in locally advanced rectal cancer. Surgery is carried out in the vast majority of cases with a minimally invasive treatment where the availability of our 3D technology gives best operative advantages. Benign disease such as diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn and ulcerative colitis) are also an important part of clinical activity in lower GI: minimally invasive approach is also applied in this cases as a routine in diverticular disease and ulcerative colitis, and selectively in Crohn disease (primary surgery and selected cases of recurrence only).
ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) programs and standardized perioperative pathways are applied for all cases management.
SURGICAL PROCEDURES (open and minimally invasive)
A fully equipped operating room is available for the Unit with six 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. slots per week. Last generation high definition 3D and high definition 2D with Infra-Red technology (for intraoperative ICG evaluation of organs vascularization) minimally invasive racks are normally used. Last generation ultrasounds or radiofrequency tissue sealing energy devices are available as all kind of mechanical suturing devices. Recently a robotic surgery room with Da Vinci Xi system is available.