Roberto Bertini



Dr. Roberto Bertini is the coordinator of the Social Assistance Department of the Department of Operative Urology of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan under the supervision of Professor Francesco Montorsi.

Dr. Bertini graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1984 at the University of Florence and specialized in urology at the same institute in 1989.

As for urological and oncological clinical activities, he has extensive experience in surgical treatment of all major urological pathologies, pays special attention to functional and oncological aspects. In particular, he is mainly engaged in conservative surgical therapy of renal neoplasms and the treatment of atrial vein thrombosis associated with locally advanced renal neoplasms.

The main direction of Dr. Bertini's research concerns the conservative therapy of kidney neoplasms, with particular interest in oncological and functional results in patients who have undergone surgery due to kidney cancer.

He is the author and co-author of numerous scientific articles (the Hirsch index Scopus 27) published in national and international journals. He is also the principal investigator of the observational intervention protocol concerning the active monitoring of small kidney formations (NCT number NCT03804320).

He constantly participates in national and international congresses in this industry.


University of Florence,
Degree in Medicine and Surgery, 1984

University of Florence,
Specialty in urology, 1989

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Latest publications

Nephron-sparing surgery is superior to radical nephrectomy in preserving renal function benefit even when expanding indications beyond the traditional 4-cm cutoff.
Urol Oncol. 2014 Oct;32(7):1024-30. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2014.03.012. Epub 2014 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 24996775
Pignot G, Bigot P, Bernhard JC, Bouliere F, Bessede T, Bensalah K, Salomon L, Mottet N, Bellec L, Soulié M, Ferrière JM, Pfister C, Drai J, Colombel M, Villers A, Rigaud J, Bouchot O, Montorsi F, Bertini R, Belldegrun AS, Pantuck AJ, Patard JJ.
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Impact of histologic subtype on cancer-specific survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma and tumor thrombus.
Eur Urol. 2014 Sep;66(3):577-83. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2013.06.048. Epub 2013 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 23871402.
Tilki D, Nguyen HG, Dall'Era MA, Bertini R, Carballido JA, Chromecki T, Ciancio G, Daneshmand S, Gontero P, Gonzalez J, Haferkamp A, Hohenfellner M, Huang WC, Koppie TM, Lorentz CA, Mandel P, Martinez- Salamanca JI, Master VA, Matloob R, McKiernan JM, Mlynarczyk CM, Montorsi F, Novara G, Pahernik S, Palou J, Pruthi RS, Ramaswamy K, Rodriguez Faba O, Russo P, Shariat SF, Spahn M, Terrone C, Vergho
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Effect of number and location of distant metastases on renal cell carcinoma mortality in candidates for cytoreductive nephrectomy: implications for multimodal therapy.
J Urol. 2013 Jun;20(6):572-9. doi: 10.1111/iju.12004. Epub 2012 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 23163758.
Capitanio U, Abdollah F, Matloob R, Salonia A, Suardi N, Briganti A, Carenzi C, Rigatti P, Montorsi F, Bertini R.
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The extent of lymphadenectomy does affect cancer specific survival in pathologically confirmed T4 renal cell carcinoma.
Urologia. 2012 Apr- Jun;79(2):109-15. doi: 10.5301/RU.2012.9255. PubMed PMID: 22610843
Capitanio U, Matloob R, Suardi N, Abdollah F, Castiglione F, Di Trapani D, Russo A, Briganti A, Carenzi C, Salonia A, Montorsi F, Rigatti P, Bertini R
Impact of venous tumour thrombus consistency (solid vs friable) on cancer-specific survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma.
Eur Urol. 2011 Aug;60(2):358-65. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2011.05.029. Epub 2011 May 24. PubMed PMID: 21640483
Bertini R, Roscigno M, Freschi M, Strada E, Angiolilli D, Petralia G, Matloob R, Sozzi F, Capitanio U, Da Pozzo LF, Colombo R, Guazzoni G, Cremonini A, Montorsi F, Rigatti P.
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Prognostic impact of the 2009 UICC/AJCC TNM staging system for renal cell carcinoma with venous extension.
Eur Urol. 2011 Jan;59(1):120-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2010.10.001. Epub 2010 Oct 13. PubMed PMID: 20980095.
Martínez-Salamanca JI, Huang WC, Millán I, Bertini R, Bianco FJ, Carballido JA, Ciancio G, Hernández C, Herranz F, Haferkamp A, Hohenfellner M, Hu B, Koppie T, Martínez-Ballesteros C, Montorsi F, Palou J, Pontes JE, Russo P, Terrone C, Villavicencio H, Volpe A, Libertino JA; International Renal Cell Carcinoma-Venous Thrombus Consortium
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The extent of lymphadenectomy seems to be associated with better survival in patients with nonmetastatic upper-tract urothelial carcinoma: how many lymph nodes should be removed?
Eur Urol. 2009 Sep;56(3):512-8. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2009.06.004. Epub 2009 Jun 18. PubMed PMID: 19559518.
Roscigno M, Shariat SF, Margulis V, Karakiewicz P, Remzi M, Kikuchi E, Zigeuner R, Weizer A, Sagalowsky A, Bensalah K, Raman JD, Bolenz C, Kassou W, Koppie TM, Wood CG, Wheat J, Langner C, Ng CK, Capitanio U, Bertini R, Fernández MI, Mikami S, Isida M, Ströbel P, Montorsi F
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Renal sinus fat invasion in pT3a clear cell renal cell carcinoma affects outcomes of patients without nodal involvement or distant metastases.
Urol. 2009 May;181(5):2027-32. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2009.01.048. Epub 2009 Mar 14. PubMed PMID: 19286201.
Bertini R, Roscigno M, Freschi M, Strada E, Petralia G, Pasta A, Matloob R, Sozzi F, Da Pozzo L, Colombo R, Guazzoni G, Doglioni C, Montorsi F, Rigatti P
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Preoperative prognostic model for patients treated with nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma.
Eur Urol. 2009 Feb;55(2):287-95. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2008.07.037. Epub 2008 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 18715700.
Karakiewicz PI, Suardi N, Capitanio U, Jeldres C, Ficarra V, Cindolo L, de la Taille A, Tostain J, Mulders PF, Bensalah K, Artibani W, Salomon L, Zigeuner R, Valéri A, Descotes JL, Rambeaud JJ, Méjean A, Montorsi F, Bertini R, Patard JJ.
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Pregnant woman presenting with a gross retroperitoneal mass: surgical treatment with caval replacement
Eur Urol. 2008 Sep;54(3):677-80. doi:10.1016/j.eururo.2008.06.074. Epub 2008 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 18614275
Bertini R, Suardi N, Marone EM, Roscigno M, Petralia G, Strada E, Cestari A, Arrigoni G, Guazzoni G, Montorsi F, Chiesa R, Rigatti P.
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Radical nephrocapsulectomy and caval thrombectomy with extracorporeal circulation and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in right anterior minithoracotomy: a minimally invasive approach.
Urology. 2008 May;71(5):957-61. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2007.11.122. Epub 2008 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 18295307
Bertini R, Roscigno M, Lapenna E, Pasta A, Petralia G, Strada E, Naspro R, Da Pozzo L, Colombo R, Rigatti P.
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Overall clinical outcomes after nerve and seminal sparing radical cystectomy for the treatment of organ confined bladder cancer
J Urol.2004 May;171(5):1819-22; discussion 1822. PubMed PMID:15076284.
Colombo R, Bertini R, Salonia A, Naspro R, Ghezzi M, Mazzoccoli B, Deho' F, Montorsi F, Rigatti P.

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