The Department of Bariatric Surgery, led by Dr. Giuseppe Marinari, carries out both outpatient and inpatient activities, performing over 1,200 surgeries and seeing over 2,300 patients annually.

Outpatient activities, organized with a multidisciplinary model, are aimed at the diagnosis of obesity and other related diseases, as well as  the selection of different possible forms of intervention.In selected cases, the outpatient activity also includes a course on psychological and nutritional preparation before undergoing surgery and in all cases, long term follow up is necessary after bariatric surgery. Inpatient activity is related to bariatric surgery.

The team performs four internationally validated interventions, which are currently available for surgical treatment of obesity (adjustable gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, biliopancreatic diversion or duodenal switch standard) and specializes in revision surgery, ie the execution of a second or third surgery necessary after failure in weight loss or after the onset of long-term complications.

The team has gained considerable experience in the field of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, which is the approach dedicated to almost all interventions carried out; and in the application of the ERAS methodology to bariatric surgery, which allows a safe and rapid postoperative recovery with  minimum use of guidewires, catheters and drains, little pain and short hospital stay.

The Operating Unit indicates excellence in the wide range of therapeutic procedures offered (all validated interventions are performed, as well as revision surgery); in the high number of surgeries performed annually, resulting in standardization of procedures and low complication rates; and in nutritional knowledge accumulated over the years that allow tranquility to be managed even in malabsorpitive procedures.

To facilitate access to bariatric surgery and provide strict adherence to controlled post-operative visits, doctors of Operating Units are available at different locations throughout the country.