Professor Marco Montorsi is the Director of the Department of General and Digestive Surgery Unit in Humanitas Research Hospital and he is Professor of General Surgery at the Humanitas University. His academic career started in the the Humanitas University of Milan, where he entered in 1980 as Assistant Professor and was appointed as Professor of Surgery in 2001.

His main interests are in the field of digestive diseases and in the surgical treatment of the related pathologies, mainly hepatico-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) and colorectal pathologies. He is indeed the Director of the Department of Surgery in Humanitas Research Hospital where a great volume of major abdominal surgeries is routinely performed. Around 250 -300 hepatic and pancreatic resections and 350 colorectal resections.

He began performing laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the early 90s and gained a lot of experience in this field. The vast majority of colorectal tumours diagnosed in the department of Surgery is submitted to laparoscopic resection thus allowing a smooth and safe disease course. A robotic approach with the new Da Vinci equipment is now available for patients with rectal tumours.

Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) with dedicated instruments is also offered to selected patient with low-sited rectal tumours so sparing major abdominal approach.

A routine policy of strict interaction with the Dept. of Oncology is active for patients needing a perioperative chemo- and radiotherapy with the aim of full integration for a better care and results.

Prof. Marco Montorsi is also Humanitas University President with over 10 years of experience in didactic and clinic teaching to medical students.