Dr. Marco Montorsi is the Director of the Department of Surgery in Humanitas Research Hospital and is Full Professor of Surgery at the Humanitas University. His academic career was entirely spent in the University of Milan School of Medicine where he entered in 1980 as Assistant Professor and was appointed as Professor of Surgery since 2001.
His main interests are in the field of digestive diseases and in the surgical treatment of the related pathologies, mainly HPB and colorectal. He is actually the Director of the Department of Surgery in Humanitas Research Hospital where a great volume of major abdominal surgery is routinely performed such as 250 -300 hepatic and pancreatic resections and 350 colorectal resections.
He began performing laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the early years ( ’90 ies ) and gained a lot of experience in this field . Actually, the vast majority of colorectal tumors diagnosed in the Dept. of Surgery is submitted to laparoscopic resection thus allowing a smooth and safer postoperative course. A robotic approach with the new Da Vinci equipment is now available for patients with rectal tumors.
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) with dedicated instruments is also offered to selected patient with low-sited rectal tumors 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.
Dr. Marco Montorsi is Humanitas University President with over 10-year experience in didactic and clinic teaching to the medical students.