Mr Valerio Di Nicola

Personal profile

In 1989, Valerio Di Nicola graduated in Medicine. From 1989 until 1997 he worked at Policlinico Umberto I in Rome. First as Resident during his General Surgery Specialization,  and  then during his PhD in Microsurgery, he worked as a researcher.

In the following years, he improved his skills in Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive procedures (Fellowship of ACOI- Italian Surgeons Association) and increased his knowledge in Colorectal surgery with a Fellowship in ‘Minimally Invasive and Open Surgery in Colorectal Cancer’.

Later, he achieved a Master in Coloproctology at the University ‘La Sapienza’of Rome. From 2006 to January 2010 he was Head Consultant of the General Surgery Department at San Marco Hospital in Latina, Italy.

From February 2010 he was Consultant in  General and Colorectal Surgery at the Israelite Hospital of Rome.

From November 2010 to June 2013 he has worked as Consultant in General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery at the Aurelia Hospital in Rome (DEA I).

In may 2013, he was appointed
Scientific Director of the Interbion Foundation for Basic Biomedical Research. Montedato, CH-6595 Riazzino, Switzerland (www.interbion.ch).

From July 2013 to October 2017 he worked at
Noble’s Hospital- Isle of Man (UK), in the General Surgery Department, as Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery. Core member of the Colorectal and Upper-GI MDTs. Since June 2015 he was the leader of the Surgical Educational programme, managing the Surgical Teaching meetings and the Mortality & Morbidity meetings.On December 2015 he was appointed at Noble’s Hospital, Leader of the Paediatric Surgery.

In July 2017, he was appointed
Consultant in General, Emergency and Lower GI Surgery at West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Worthing Hospital; BN112DH (UK).On the February 2018 he has got the clinical Leadership of the Day Surgery at West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Southlands Hospital; BN43 6TQ (UK).

 

Professional Memberships

  • FRCS - Rocal College of Surgeons England | 2015
  • Member of the BMA (British Medical Association)  | 2013
  • Scientific Director of Interbion Foundation for Basic Biomedical Research | 2013
  • President of the Scientific-Cultural Pontine Association (ASCUP) | 2007 - 2010
  • Coordinator of the Italian Coloproctology Society (SIUCP) for the Province of Latina | 2006 - 2010
  • Faculty member at University 'La Sapienza' Rome | 2003 - 2004

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive surgery is my basic principle of surgery. Minimally invasive means minimal impact on the patient's body through the use of the state of the art technology, biomaterials and biology advancements. The aim is to reduce pain, discomfort and speed up the postoperative recovery.

“Tension free” hernia mesh repair using the glue rather than stitches to fix the mesh reduces the postoperative pain and shorten the recovery time to go back sooner to a normal quality of life.

Anal canal diseases, such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas, affect largely the population at every age; whilst the wet anus, leakage, faecal incontinence, obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) are quite common dysfunctions mostly in the elderly population and multipara after menopause. These problems can be improved with a variety of conservative treatments or very individualized surgery.

Colorectal diseases and other widespread General surgery pathology such as gallbladder stones are within my expertise. Key hall surgery and minimally invasive treatments are always my first standard approach.

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