Alessandro Giovanelli

Bariatric Surgeon


Dr. Alessandro Giovanelli is the Director of the National Institute for the Treatment of Obesity (INCO) at the Policlinico San Donato Clinical Research Institute.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and completed a specialization in general surgery at the University of Milan, then transferred to the University of Pisa to receive in-depth training in Laparoscopic Surgery. Back in Milan, he completed his second specialization in gastrointestinal surgery and surgical endoscopy.

He gained a varied experience while studying abroad, namely at the Catholic University of Leuven in Brussels, Ghent University Hospital and the University of Illinois, where he deepened his skills in minimally invasive robotic surgery in the Department of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Chicago. Since 2018, he has been the Visiting Professor of Gastroenterology at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

Over the years of his career, he has performed as the first surgeon more than 9,000 open general surgical operations using video-assitant. His areas of interest include open and functional general oncological surgery, endoscopic surgery of the digestive tract, bariatric surgery, metabolic surgery and laparoscopic surgery, with a focus on new minimally invasive robotic technologies.

He is the author of 70 scientific articles in national and international journals. He has participated as a speaker and moderator in numerous conferences in Italy and abroad, and he is also the member of the Italian Association for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases (SICOB) and International Federation for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).

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University of Milan
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - 1985

University of Milan
Specialization in General Surgery - 1990

University of Pisa
Doctorate in Laparoscopic Surgery - 1992

University of Milan
Doctorate in Digestive system and surgical endoscopy of the digestive system - 1995

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