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Mr Valerio Di Nicola  MD, PhD, FRCS, is a Consultant General Surgeon. He can see patients at BMI Goring Hall Hospital for conditions relating to the abdomen, intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He can also see patients for hernia repair.

Mr Di Nicola was born in Rome and  graduated in Medicine in 1989. 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 Researcher.

Over the next few years he improved his skills in Laparoscopic (keyhole) 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).

On 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.

On 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 - Royal College of Surgeons England | 2015
  • Member of the BMA (British Medical Association) | 2013
  • Scientific Director of Interbion Foundation for Basic Biomedical Research. Montedato, CH-6595 Riazzino, Switzerland (www.interbion.org) | 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
  • Member of the Italian Surgical Society (SIC)
  • Member of the Italian Surgeons Society (ACOI)
  • Member of the Italian Coloproctology Unitary Society (SIUCP)

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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