Fabio Vistoli

Editorial Board Member

Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Pisa, Italy

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Dr. Fabio Vistoli. MD, PhD graduated in Medicine at the University of Pisa, there, he obtained a Masters in Vascular Surgery, Residency in Surgery of the Digestive System and Ph.D. in Surgery, Immunology and Transplant Biotechnology He contributed to the description of an original surgical model of fulminant hepatitis in the pig useful for testing extracorporeal hepatic circulation systems and an original technique of abdominal organ harvesting en-bloc in humans. Since 1999 he has contributed to the development of the pancreas transplant program at the University of Pisa, which is currently the most active in Italy and one of the most active in Europe. In this field he contributed to the development of an original technique of retroperitoneal pancreas transplantation with portal-enteric drainage, he participated in the development of the applications of minimally invasive robot assisted surgery in kidney and pancreas transplants. In 2007-2008 he obtained a post-doc position in transplant immunology at the ITERT (Institut de Transplantation et de Recherche en Transplantation) in Nantes (France).He participated in the evolution of the pancreatic cancer surgery program of the University of Pisa, one of the most active in Italy, in which he helped to demonstrate the safety and usefulness of the duodenocefalopancreasectomy with venous resection and those of the robot-assisted minivase approach. He partecipated at the first european lapaorscopic robot-assisted kidney transplant (2009) and at the first worldwide laparoscopic robot assisted pancreas transplantation (2010). Dr. Vistoli serves as Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pisa, Pisa (Italy). He has obtained numerous national and international funding and awards, has conducted and participated in numerous prospective clinical trials in the field of transplantation and pancreatic cancer surgery. Dr Vistoli serves in the Board of Directors of the Italian Organ Transplant Society.

Research Interest

Surgery and biology of esocrine and endocrine pancreas neoplasms. Mininvasive Hepato-bilio-pancreatic surgery, Metabolic surgery, Resective surgery of liver and biliary ducts, Oncologic surgery, Surgical vascular diseases, Pancreas and islet transplantation, Kidney transplantation. Mininvasive living kidney donation. Robotic kidney and pancreas transplantation, Fulminant hepatic failure, Liver transplantation

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