Dr. Fausto De Ruberto is a gastroenterologist and endoscopist at Casa di Cura La Madonnina.
In 1985, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan, and then, 5 years later, he specialized in surgery of the digestive system and digestive endoscopy, also with honors.
In 1987, he received the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Scholarship in Milan with a paper on "Metabolic changes in patients with significant obesity who underwent small intestine bypass surgery".
In the same year, he participated in Trieste as a speaker at the National Congress of S.I.E.D. with the report "Treatment of moderate and significant obesity with a gastric balloon". In 1988/1989, a scholarship was renewed to him for "Metabolic changes in patients with significant obesity who underwent small intestine bypass surgery."
In 1990, he participated as a speaker at the seminar "Peptic and alkaline esophagitis", held at Policlinico di Milano, with a report entitled "Endoscopic diagnostics".
In May 1990, he won a two-year scholarship from the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan for his work on "Preoperative ultrasound examination (liver and kidneys) in severely obese patients undergoing intestinal bypass surgery." From 1991 to 1997, he collaborated with the Presidential Infirmary of the Command of the 1st Aviation District, performing visits as a specialist, diagnostic and operative endoscopic examinations. In 1989-1990-1991 he collaborated with Film video International in Milan in the creation of several scientific and medical films.
He worked as a specialist doctor at the ENI Health Project Endoscopic Clinic for the prevention of colorectal cancer, conducting endoscopic examinations and examinations. He participates as a speaker in the Congress entitled "Emergency medical care for severe obesity: the response of the Hospital Fund".
In 2009, he participated as a speaker in Naples in the post-congress course of the VII ISSE National Congress "Surgical Endoscopy: old challenges and new problems" with a report on "The role of endoscopy in bariatric surgical complications".
He combines teaching with clinical activities in the field of endoscopy, cooperating with the Vita Salute San Raffaele University through a free teaching contract for tutoring activities in order to conduct a qualification exam for the practice of the surgical profession and for the professional activities of sixth-year students with medical and surgical education.
He is interested in diseases of both the upper and lower parts of the digestive system, and, in particular, early diagnosis and treatment of some benign and malignant neoplasms of the digestive system, as well as endoscopic treatment of obesity.
Over the years, he has acquired skills in diagnostic and operative endoscopy of the digestive organs, performing tens of thousands of gastroscopies, colonoscopies and thousands of endoscopic interventions (polypectomy, mucosectomy, dilation, etc.), on an outpatient basis, with/without an anesthesiologist.
He is particularly interested in endoscopic methods of treating obesity, when in 1987 Garren Edwards' intragastric balloons became one of the first in the world. To date, he has carried out at least 1,000 balloon injections.