Maurizio Torricelli

Pediatric surgeon


Professor Maurizio Torricelli is a pediatric surgeon at the Clinica Colombus and Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan and works as an outpatient at Clinica Colombus, Policentro Pediatrico in Milan, Centro Medico Ambrosiano and Sporting Medical Center in Basiglio.

In 1972, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan, and then specialized, always with the highest score, in Pediatric Surgery at the University of Ferrara (1975) and in General Surgery at the University of Milan (1982)).

Since 1975, he began working first as an assistant and then as an assistant in the Pediatric Surgery Department of the Ospedale dei Bambini "Vittore Buzzi" (Milan) and traveled abroad many times, specializing in the treatment of major malformations of newborns:

  • Neonatal Surgery in Manchester (UK)
  • Anorectal malformations in Long Island (New York, USA).

In addition, from 2004 to 2015 he was Director of the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico-Mangiagalli-Regina Elena in Milan.

In addition to exercising the medical profession, Professor Torricelli carries out educational activities: 

  • Lecturer of Pediatric Surgery (MD Program) at the Vita Salute University from Ospedale San Raffaele
  • Associate Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Specialized School of General Surgery under the supervision of Professor Riccardo Rosati.

Dr. Torricelli has extensive experience, in particular with consecutive surgical cases in all major surgical procedures in the field of neonatology and pediatrics. 

In the past twenty years, he has been particularly active in prenatal counseling and surgical treatment of anomalies diagnosed in utero, including:

  • diaphragmatic hernia
  • esophageal and intestinal atresia
  • lung malformations
  • sacro-coccygeal teratoma
  • Meconium ileus
  • malformations of the kidneys and bladder
  • anorectal malformations.

Operative cases are not even quantifiable compared to the usual surgical procedures in the field of pediatrics, among which, among others, it is worth remembering:

  • appendicopathy
  • acute abdomen
  • intestinal obstruction 
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • innate megacolon
  • inguinal hernia
  • orchidopexy
  • epigastric hernia
  • umbilical hernia.

For decades he was also involved in surgical interventions in the field of pediatric urology, by that time he had qualified for the position of chief physician in this area as well. 

On his initiative, the Padiglione Alfieri Policlinico in Milan created a simple pediatric urology structure, handed over to Dr. Gianantonio Manzoni and recently transformed into a comprehensive operative department.

Until the end of his fellowship, he participates in the Research Group of the International Registry for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Anorectal Malformations (Aimar).

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