Giampiero Campanelli

General surgeon


Professor Giampiero Campanelli is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Insubria and Head of the Department of General Surgery of the Department of Day & Week Surgery Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio and Director of the Hernia Center in Milan: The first University Research Center of the Graduate School. Specializes in abdominal wall pathologies and reparative surgery in two institutions: Casa di Cura La Madonnina and Istituto Clinico Sant'Ambrogio.

Throughout his career, Professor Campanelli has gained considerable experience in the field of general surgery in various Italian and international organizations. Thus, he becomes a pioneer of minimally invasive abdominal hernia surgery, in addition to routine abdominal surgery, and develops new surgical approaches and methods for reconstruction/restoration of inguinal hernias and abdominal wall MILA; HUG; PIPS (inguinal pubic pain syndrome) minimally invasive techniques under local, laparoscopic and robotic anesthesia.

His academic and professional life was accompanied by scientific activity, which resulted in invitations as a speaker or operating surgeon to international congresses and societies in which he holds prestigious positions, such as, among others: President of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and Secretary General of the same Society. To this should be added his activities as the founder and president of the Day Surgery Foundation, honorary member of the APHS (Asia Pacific Hernia Society), Honorary President of the AMHES Africa – Middle East Hernia Society and Honorary member of the German Hernia Society.

In addition, Professor Campanelli holds the prestigious position of editor-in-chief of the international scientific journal "HERNIA", published by Springer Nature.

He has also received numerous national and international awards, such as the Giuseppe Guidetti Award for the best scientific work presented at the 1st National Congress of the Italian Society of Geriatric Surgery; the Youth Forum Award (Golden Plate) within the framework of the 90th National Congress of the Italian Society of Surgery; the Merck Sharp Dome Award as a young researcher, awarded during the 27th World Congress, held every two years by the International Congress of Surgeons of Sao Paolo do Brazil; the Giuseppe Zannini Award, awarded by The Italian Multidisciplinary Society of Young Surgeons to personalities who gave prestige to the country, during the Annual Congress of the Italian Society of Surgery, and many others.

To these should be added certificates of appreciation and recognition received from the most prestigious national and international societies, such as the Italian Society of Surgery, the American Hernia Society, the Japanese Hernia Society, the Turkish Hernia Society and the Lebanese Society for General Surgery.

Having performed more than 10,000 procedures, Professor Giampiero Campanelli can be proud of the extensive international experience of a specialist surgeon in the treatment of inguinal hernias and abdominal wall hernias, to his credit 354 scientific publications and participation as a speaker or live surgery in 614 national and international conferences.

Finally, Professor Campanelli, together with the Day Surgery Foundation headed by him, has carried out more than 20 humanitarian missions in the most disadvantaged countries of the world.

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University of Naples
Diploma in Medicine and Surgery - 1985

University of Milan
Specialization in surgery of the digestive system and digestive endoscopy - 1990

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Latest publications

Human primary Fibroblasts Interacting with 3_Dimensional Matrices for Surgical Application Show Specific Growth and Gene Expression programs
International Journal of Moleculaar Sciences DOI 10.3390/ijms22020526 Vol 22 Issue 2 Gennaio 2021
Campanelli G.
The operative management in Bariatric Acute Abdomen (OBA) Survey: long term complication of bariatric surgery and the emergency surgeon’s point of view
World Journal of Emeergency Surgery DOI 10.1186/s13017-019-0281-y Gennaio 2021
Campanelli G.
Incisional hernia repair: still a complex matter
Hernia Marzo 2021 DOI 10.1007/s10029-021-02403-x
Campanelli G.
Treatment of Inguinal Hernia: Systematic Reviwe and update Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Annals Of Surgery Dicembre 2021 DOI 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004735
Campanelli G.
Magnetic sphincter augmentation device removal: surgical technique and rusults at medium-term follow up 2021
Langenbeck’ws Archives of Surgery DOI 10.1007/s00423-021-02294-7
Campanelli G.
Umbilical hernia,epigastric hernia and diastasis recti: an open discussion
Hernia DOI 10.1007/s10029-021-02436-2 Giugno 2021
Campanelli G.
Total extraperitoneal (TEP) versus laparoscopic transabdominal peritoneal (TAPP) hernioplasty: systematic review and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials
Hernia Aprile 2021 DOI 10.1007/s10029-021-02407-7
Campanelli G.
Inguinal Hernia: why is it still a topic of debate?
Hernia 2021 DOI 10.1007/S10029-021-02504-7
Campanelli G.

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