Tacchino Maria Roberto

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role: Director
unit: Bariatric Surgery
gsd facility:Istituto Clinico Beato Matteo
LANGUAGESItalian, English

Director of the Bariatric Surgery Department at the Istituto Clinico Beato Mattero Hospital since december 2015. 

His main fields of interest include obesity treatments, laparoscopy and nutritional rehabilitation.

Dr. Tacchino's surgical experience is mainly revolved around digestive surgery. 

He has a long standing experience having performed several thousand bariatric procedures: biliopancreatic diversion, gastric bypass, mini-gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, intragastric balloon and revisional surgery.

In recent years Dr. Tacchino has developed laparoscopic techniques and in the year 2000 he performed the first laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion (Scopinaro procedure with distal gastrectomy).

Pioneer in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery with the first reported cholecystectomy, gastric banding, gastric bypass and biliopancreatic diversion SILS.

Experinece in routine laparoscopic surgery on colon, hernias, gastroesofageal disease. Founding member of the Italian Society for Obesity Surgery (SICOB) and of International Federation of Obesity Surgery (IFSO).

Speaker at the main national and international meetings on obesity surgery and author of over 150 papers. 

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