Federico Messina

General surgeon


Dr. Federico Messina is a surgeon in the Operating Department of General Surgery at the Istituto Clinico San Rocco, and also carries out activities in the field of bariatric and metabolic surgery at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato.

In 2002 he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgeons of the University of Bari.

In 2008, he received a specialization in general surgery at the University of Ferrara.

After graduation, he continues to specialize, gaining various experiences, including as a medical supervisor in the local health department of Ferrara.

He then continued his career in the English National Health Service until 2015, first as a senior researcher in colorectal surgery, then completed postgraduate studies in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, until he qualified as a consultant in emergency and colorectal surgery at Northwick Park & St Marks' Hospital.

In the UK, he improved laparoscopic and minimally invasive methods for the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon and pelvic floor.

In 2013, he completed a master class in Oxford on pelvic floor studies and a master class on LAPCO colorectal treatment, in 2014 he completed a mid-level colonoscopy course at Coventry University Hospitals and an International Course on ultrasound Imaging of Pelvic Floor diseases.

During his experience in London, he collaborated with researchers from Imperial College in the study of gastrointestinal hormones and their role in appetite and the pathogenesis of obesity, as well as with UCL University in the field of microRNA array research in bowel cancer screening.

He also attended courses in Leadership, Management & Health Economics at the NHS Leadership Academy and King's Fund Academy.

In 2015, he received a master's degree in metabolic surgery and obesity surgery Azienda Ospedaliera Pisana, and in 2018 - a master's degree of II level in the field of colonoproctology.

Dr. Messina is an expert in:

  • general surgery, 
  • metabolic surgery and obesity surgery, 
  • colorectal surgery,
  • colonology, 
  • laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.
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