Renato Castoldi


Dr. Renato Castoldi is a general surgeon and pancreatic surgeon in the Department of Pancreatic Surgery at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, headed by Professor Massimo Falconi.

In 1984, he graduated from the University of Milan with a degree in Medicine and Surgery, and five years later received a specialization in general surgery at the same institute. In 1994, he received a second specialization in vascular surgery and angiology, again at the University of Milan. During his studies, Dr. Castoldi spends various periods of study abroad at: Grosshadern Krankenhaus in Munich in Germany, Università del Winsconsin (USA), Ospedale Paul Brousse in Paris and Institut Mutualiste de Mountsouris in Paris. In 2015, he became head of the Operative Department of Surgery at Ospedale di Magenta, and from 2016 to the present day, he has held a senior position in the Department of Pancreatic Surgery at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.

He has attended about 4,000 surgeries, mostly by major surgeons with experience in laparoscopic surgery of the pancreas and gastrointestinal tract.


University of Milan
Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery — 1984

University of Milan
Specialization in General Surgery — 1989

University of Milan
Specialization in Vascular Surgery and Angiology — 1994

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He is the author and co-author of 54 publications in industry scientific journals and book chapters. Constantly takes part in national and international industry congresses.

Latest publications

Duodeno-jejunal or gastro-enteric leakage after pancreatic resection: a case-control study
Updates Surg. 2019 Jun;71(2):295-303. doi: 10.1007/s13304- 019-00637-0. Epub 2019 Mar 2.
Mazza M, Crippa S, Pecorelli N, Tamburino D, Partelli S, Castoldi R, Balzano G, Falconi M.
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A randomised phase 2 trial of nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine with or without capecitabine and cisplatin in locally advanced or borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Eur J Cancer. 2018 Oct;102:95-102. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.07.007. Epub 2018 Aug 24
Reni M, Zanon S, Balzano G, Passoni P, Pircher C, Chiaravalli M, Fugazza C, Ceraulo D, Nicoletti R, Arcidiacono PG, Macchini M, Peretti U, Castoldi R, Doglioni C, Falconi M, Partelli S, Gianni L.
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Safety and efficacy of preoperative or postoperative chemotherapy for resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PACT-15): a randomised, open-label, phase 2-3 trial.
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Jun;3(6):413-423. doi: 10.1016/S2468-1253(18)30081-5. Epub 2018 Apr 4.
Pinelli D, Mosconi S, Doglioni C, Chiaravalli M, Pircher C, Arcidiacono PG, Torri V, Maggiora P, Ceraulo D, Falconi M, Gianni L.
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Early Postoperative Prediction of Clinically Relevant Pancreatic Fistula after Pancreaticoduodenectomy: usefulness of C-reactive Protein
HPB (Oxford). 2017 Jul;19(7):580-586. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2017.03.001. Epub 2017 Apr 7
Partelli S, Pecorelli N, Muffatti F, Belfiori G, Crippa S, Piazzai F, Castoldi R, Marmorale C, Balzano G, Falconi M.
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Enhanced recovery pathway in patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy: a case-matched study
HPB (Oxford). 2017 Mar;19(3):270-278. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.10.014. Epub 2016 Nov 30
Pecorelli N, Capretti G, Balzano G, Castoldi R, Maspero M, Beretta L, Braga M
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IgG4-related disease in Italy: clinical features and outcomes of a large cohort of patients
Scand J Rheumatol. 2016;45(2):135-45. doi: 10.3109/03009742.2015.1055796. Epub 2015 Sep 23
Campochiaro C, Ramirez GA, Bozzolo EP, Lanzillotta M, Berti A, Baldissera E, Dagna L, Praderio L, Scotti R, Tresoldi M, Roveri L, Mariani A, Balzano G, Castoldi R, Doglioni C, Sabbadini MG, Della-Torre E.
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Results of 100 consecutive laparoscopic distal pancreatectomies: postoperative outcome, cost-benefit analysis, and quality of life assessment.
Surg Endosc. 2015 Jul;29(7):1871-8. doi: 10.1007/s00464- 014-3879-x. Epub 2014 Oct 8
Braga M, Pecorelli N, Ferrari D, Balzano G, Zuliani W, Castoldi R
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Clinical signature and pathogenetic factors of diabetes associated with pancreas disease (T3cDM): a prospective observational study in surgical patients.
Acta Diabetol. 2014 Oct;51(5):801-11. doi: 10.1007/s00592- 014-0614-y. Epub 2014 Jun 29.
Balzano G, Dugnani E, Pasquale V, Capretti G, Radaelli MG, Garito T, Stratta G, Nini A, Di Fenza R, Castoldi R, Staudacher C, Reni M, Scavini M, Doglioni C, Piemonti L.
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Enhanced recovery after surgery pathway in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.
World J Surg. 2014 Nov;38(11):2960-6. doi: 10.1007/s00268- 014-2653-5.
Braga M, Pecorelli N, Ariotti R, Capretti G, Greco M, Balzano G, Castoldi R, Beretta L.
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Hypofractionated image-guided IMRT in advanced pancreatic cancer with simultaneous integrated boost to infiltrated vessels concomitant with capecitabine: a phase I study.
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Dec 1;87(5):1000-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.09.012
Passoni P, Reni M, Cattaneo GM, Slim N, Cereda S, Balzano G, Castoldi R, Longobardi B, Bettinardi V, Gianolli L, Gusmini S, Staudacher C, Calandrino R, Di Muzio N.
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Extending indications for islet autotransplantation in pancreatic surgery.
Ann Surg. 2013 Aug;258(2):210-8. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e31829c790d
Balzano G, Maffi P, Nano R, Zerbi A, Venturini M, Melzi R, Mercalli A, Magistretti P, Scavini M, Castoldi R, Carvello M, Braga M, Del Maschio A, Secchi A, Staudacher C, Piemonti L.
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Learning curve for laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy in a high-volume hospital
Updates Surg. 2012 Sep;64(3):179-83. doi: 10.1007/s13304-012-0163-2. Epub 2012 Jul 5.
Braga M, Ridolfi C, Balzano G, Castoldi R, Pecorelli N, Di Carlo V
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Analysis of prognostic factors influencing long-term survival after hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer
World J Surg. 2008 Jan;32(1):93-103.
Arru M, Aldrighetti L, Castoldi R, Di Palo S, Orsenigo E, Stella M, Pulitanò C, Gavazzi F, Ferla G, Di Carlo V, Staudacher C
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