Riccardo Annibali



Dr. Riccardo Annibali is the coordinator of the Department of Coloproctology "Milano Nord" (UCP) under the auspices of the Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery, based in Casa di Cura La Madonnina.

At Casa di Cura, Dr. Annibali has been in private clinical practice as a Consultant in Surgery, Coloproctology and Digestive Endoscopy since 2016.

In 1985, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan, where in 1990 he received a specialization in surgery with the highest score. 

In 1991/92 he received ECFMG and FLEX certificates for practice in the USA. 

He completed his studies at:

  • Department of Colorectal Surgery Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA)
  • Clinica Chirurgica of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
  • Department of Surgery at Creighton University (Omaha, USA) 
  • Department of Laparoscopic Surgery Ospedale Samaritano (Goiania, Brazil)
  • Shouldice Hospital in Toronto
  • Lichtenstein Institute in Los Angeles.

During his career, Dr. Annibali has special experience in the treatment of proctological diseases, abdominal wall hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

In the field of proctology, he imported to Italy a special radical hemorrhoidectomy under local anesthesia with a rapid resumption of normal activity and minimal relapses. He also practices certain methods of minimally invasive surgery to treat fistulas on the coccyx (sacrococcygeal region) with a rapid resumption of normal activity. He then developed a customized surgical technique for the treatment of obstructive defecation syndrome with rectocele, rectal mucosal prolapse and rectoanal intussusception, which he performs transanally under local anesthesia (unique in Europe) and at early discharge. 

In addition, he defined the main anatomical area for laparoscopic hernioplasty (the "Triangle of Pain") described in major international surgical texts. He performed more than 5,000 operations (including about 3,000 proctological operations under local anesthesia) and about 7,000 endoscopies of the digestive system. 

Winner of 5 national and international awards, such as the Young Investigator Award at the XXIII World Congress of the International College of Surgeons in 1990 and the Fellowship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute for being a researcher in colorectal surgery at the Clinica Chirurgica II of the University of Gothenburg in 1992. 

He is also the author of 70 reports and 28 reports at national and international conferences, 85 scientific publications, 7 posters at scientific conferences and 60 editorial articles in specialized or popular journals.

In the past he practiced at Ospedale L. Sacco in Milan and Ospedale Valduce in Como.

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