Giuseppe Vanella

Gastroenterologist endoscopist


Dr. Giuseppe Vanella is a Gastroenterologist specialized in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery, he specialized cum laude in Gastroenterology in Rome, and then underwent a Fellowship in advanced pancreatobiliary endoscopy and therapeutic endosonography at the University of Leuven (Belgium).

He performs Diagnostic and Therapeutic endoscopy (Gastroscopies, Colonoscopies, Polipectomies, Endoscopic Mucosal Resections, Stenting, Treatment of bleeding, Endosonography with Fine Needle Aspiration Sampling) with most activity electively dedicated to Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (biliary and pancreatic stenting, stone extraction, ampullectomies, et cetera) and Therapeutic EUS (EUS-Choledochoduodenostomy, EUS-Gastroenterostomy, EUS-Hepaticogastrostomy, Fluid collections drainage). He also serves as endoscopy trainer in the Postgraduate School of Gastroenterology and as lecturer and trainer at the Postgraduate University Program on ERCP.

He is also undergoing a PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine at San Raffaele University, where he actively research prognostic biomarkers in Pancreatic Cancer. 

He has authored more than 50 publications in indexed Journals, 1 guidelines, 2 book chapters in the field of endoscopy and pancreatology and he also serves as Reviewer for several Gastroenterology Journals.

He periodically attends all major gastroenterology and endoscopy International meetings, where he presents the results of his scientific activity.

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Latest publications

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy versus duodenal stenting for malignant gastric outlet obstruction: an international, multicenter, propensity score-matched comparison.
Endoscopy. 2022 Mar 24. doi: 10.1055/a-1782-7568. Epub ahead of print.
van Wanrooij RLJ, Vanella G, Bronswijk M, de Gooyer P, Laleman W, van Malenstein H, Mandarino FV, Dell'Anna G, Fockens P, Arcidiacono PG, van der Merwe SW, Voermans RP.
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Controversies in EUS-guided treatment of walled-off necrosis.
Endosc Ultrasound. 2022 Mar 21. doi: 10.4103/EUS-D-21-00189. Epub ahead of print.
Hocke M, Burmeister S, Braden B, Jenssen C, Arcidiacono PG, Iglesias-Garcia J, Ignee A, Larghi A, Möller K, Rimbas M, Siyu S, Vanella G, Dietrich CF.
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EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy for patients with afferent loop syndrome: a comparison with EUS-guided gastroenterostomy or percutaneous drainage.
Surg Endosc. 2022 Apr;36(4):2393-2400. doi: 10.1007/s00464-021-08520-z. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
De Bie C, Bronswijk M, Vanella G, Pérez-Quadrado-Robles E, van Malenstein H, Laleman W, Van der Merwe S.
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EUS-guided gallbladder drainage and subsequent peroral endoscopic cholecystolithotomy: A tool to reduce chemotherapy discontinuation in neoplastic patients?
VideoGIE. 2021 Nov 9;7(3):120-127. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2021.10.002.
Vanella G, Dell'Anna G, Bronswijk M, Capurso G, Reni M, Falconi M, Van der Merwe S, Arcidiacono PG.
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Plastic Versus Metal EUS-Guided Drainage of Pancreatic Fluid Collections: Do We Really Know When to Use the Hard Way?
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Jul 2:S1542-3565(21)00713-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2021.07.002. Epub ahead of print.
Vanella G, Dell'Anna G, Arcidiacono PG.
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Laparoscopic versus EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for gastric outlet obstruction: an international multicenter propensity scorematched comparison (with video).
Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Sep;94(3):526-536.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2021.04.006. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Bronswijk M, Vanella G, van Malenstein H, Laleman W, Jaekers J, Topal B, Daams F, Besselink MG, Arcidiacono PG, Voermans RP, Fockens P, Larghi A, van Wanrooij RLJ, Van der Merwe SW.
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Gastrointestinal mucosal damage in patients with COVID-19 undergoing endoscopy: an international multicentre study.
BMJ Open Gastroenterol. 2021 Feb;8(1):e000578. doi: 10.1136/bmjgast-2020-000578.
Vanella G, Capurso G, Burti C, Fanti L, Ricciardiello L, Souza Lino A, Boskoski I, Bronswijk M, Tyberg A, Krishna Kumar Nair G, Angeletti S, Mauro A, Zingone F, Oppong KW, de la Iglesia-Garcia D, Pouillon L, Papanikolaou IS, Fracasso P, Ciceri F, Rovere Querini P, Tomba C, Viale E, Eusebi LH, Riccioni ME, van der Merwe S, Shahid H, Sarkar A, Yoo JWG, Dilaghi E, Speight RA, Azzolini F, Buttitta F, Porcari S, Petrone MC, Iglesias-Garcia J, Savarino EV, Di Sabatino A, Di Giulio E, Farrell JJ, Kahaleh M, Roelandt P, Costamagna G, Artifon ELA, Bazzoli F, Testoni PA, Greco S, Arcidiacono PG.
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EUS-guided intrahepatic biliary drainage: a large retrospective series and subgroup comparison between percutaneous drainage in hilar stenoses or postsurgical anatomy.
Endosc Int Open. 2020 Dec;8(12):E1782-E1794. doi: 10.1055/a-1264-7511. Epub 2020 Nov 17.
Vanella G, Bronswijk M, Maleux G, van Malenstein H, Laleman W, Van der Merwe S.
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Factors Associated With the Risk of Progression of Low-Risk Branch-Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms.
JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Nov 2;3(11):e2022933. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.22933.
Capurso G, Crippa S, Vanella G, Traini M, Zerboni G, Zaccari P, Belfiori G, Gentiluomo M, Pessarelli T, Petrone MC, Campa D, Falconi M, Arcidiacono PG.
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EUS-guided gastroenterostomy: Less is more! The wireless EUS-guided gastroenterostomy simplified technique.
VideoGIE. 2020 Aug 3;5(9):442. doi: 10.1016/j.vgie.2020.06.012.
Bronswijk M, van Malenstein H, Laleman W, Van der Merwe S, Vanella G, Petrone MC, Arcidiacono PG.
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