Lorella Fanti


Dr. Lorella Fanti heads the Functional Department of Digestive Endoscopy in the Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, headed by Professor Pier Alberto Testoni.

After graduating in 1983 from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan, in 1987 she specialized in gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy at the same university.

For many years, Dr. Fanti has been conducting diagnostic and operative endoscopic gastroenterological procedures on the digestive system (colonoscopy, diagnostic and operative gastroscopy), pancreas and biliary tract (esophageal, enteral, biliary and colonic prostheses), both planned and in emergency conditions. Since 2002, she has been an adjunct professor and lecturer of the Integrated Gastroenterology course of the specialized Course of Medicine and Surgery at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.

She is the author of numerous articles published in national and international journals, and her Hirsch index is 17. In particular, she is an expert in the field of sedative analgesia in endoscopy of the digestive tract. She is a member of the SIED (Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy), in the past she was the coordinator of the corporate research group of the Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy on sedation during endoscopic procedures, of which she is currently a member.


University of Milan
Diploma in Medicine and Surgery - 1983

University of Milan
Specialization in Gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy - 1987

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Latest publications

A new simple immunoassay for detecting Helicobacter pylori infection: antigen in stool specimens.
Digestion 1999 Sept-Oct; 60(5): 456-60
Fanti L, Mezzi G, Cavallero A, Gesu G, Bonato C, Masci E.
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Long-term follow-up and serologic assessment after triple therapy with omeprazole or lansoprazole of Helicobacter-associated duodenal ulcer.
J Clin Gastroenterol 2001 Jan; 32(1): 45-8
Fanti L, Ieri R, Mezzi G, Testoni PA, Passaretti S, Guslandi M
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Electroacupuncture analgesia for colonoscopy: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study.
Am J Gastroenterol 2003 Feb; 98(2): 312-6
Fanti L, Gemma M, Passaretti S, Guslandi M, Testoni PA, Casati A, Torri G.
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Target-controlled propofol infusion during monitored anesthesia in patients undergoing ERCP.
Gastrointestinal Endosc 2004 Sept; 60(3) : 361-6
Fanti L, Agostoni M, Casati A, Guslandi M, Giollo P, Torri G, Testoni PA.
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Target-controlled infusion durino monitored anesthesia care in patients undergoing EUS: propofol alone versus midazolam plus propofol. A prospective double-blind randomised controlled trial.
Dig and Liver disease 2007; 39 (1) 81-6
Fanti L, Agostoni M, Arcidiacono PG, Albertin A, Strini G, Carrara S, Torri G, Testoni PA.
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Midazolam and Pethidine versus propofol and fentanyl patient controlled sedation/analgesia for upper gastrointestinal tract ultrasound endoscopy: A prospective randomized controlled trial.
Digestive and Liver Disease 2007,39; 1024-29
Agostoni M., Fanti L, Arcidiacono PG, Gemma M, Strini G, Torri G, Testoni PA
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Remifentanil vs. Meperidine for Patient-Controlled Analgesia during colonoscope: a randomized double-blind Trial.
Am J Gastroenterol 2009; 104: 1119-24
Fanti L, Agostoni M, Gemma M, Gambino G, Facciorusso A, Guslandi M, Torri G, Testoni PA.
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Sedation and analgesia in gastrointestinal endoscopy: what’s new?
World J Gastroenterol 2010 may 28; 16(20): 2451-7
Fanti L, Testoni PA.
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Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy Sedation Commision. Sedation and monitoring for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: a nationwide web survey in Italy.
Digestive and Liver Disease 2011, 43 (9): 726-30
Fanti L, Agostoni M, Gemma M, Radaelli F, Conigliaro R, Beretta L, Rossi G, Guslandi M, Testoni PA
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Adverse events during monitored anesthesia care for GI endoscopy: an 8-year experience.
Gastrointestinal Endosc 2011, 74 (2): 266-75
Agostoni M, Fanti L, Gemma M, Pasculli N, Beretta L, Testoni PA.
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A much sought after drug propofol sedation for GI endoscopy: always better but who cares?
Dig Dis Sci 2012, 57 (8): 1980-2
Fanti L, Gemma M, Agostoni M, Testoni PA.
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Two dosages of remifentanil for patient-controlled analgesia vs. meperidine during colonoscope: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
Dig Liver Dis 2013, 45 (4): 310-5
Fanti L, Agostoni M, Gemma M, Rossi G, Azzolini ML, Viale E, Guslandi M, Beretta L, Testoni PA.
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Could Target Controlled Infusion Technology (TCI) facilitate access to propofol sedation by Gastroenterologist? Preliminary results of a randomized double blind controlled trial.
Gastrointest Endosc 2013, Vol 77, Issue 5, Supplement, Pag AB479
Rossi G, Fanti L, Gemma M, Agostoni M, Beretta L, Testoni PA.
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Target Controlled Infusion for non-anaesthesiologist propofol sedation during gastrointestinal endoscopy: the firs double blind randomized controlled trial.
Dig Liver Dis 2015 Jul 47(7): 566-71. Epub 2015 Mar 14.
Fanti L, Gemma M, Agostoni M, Rossi G, Ruggeri L, Azzolini ML, Dabizzi E, Beretta L, Testoni PA
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Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED) position paper on the non-anaesthesiologist administration of propofol for gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Dig Liver Dis. 2017 Nov;49(11):1185-1190. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2017.08.038. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
Conigliaro R, Fanti L, Manno M, Brosolo P; Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED) Sedation Group.
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