Advances in Robotics & Automation

ISSN: 2168-9695

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Luciano Casciola

ASL3 Umbria, Department of Surgery Division of General, Vascular Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Hospital San Matteo degli Infermi, Spoleto, Italy


Chief of the Department of Surgery ASL3 dell’Umbria and of the Division of General,Vascular, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Ospedale San Matteo degli Infermi, Spoleto,Italy. Dr Casciola received his M.D. degree from University of Perugia, Italy. He has completed the Residency Program in Vascular Surgery at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome . From 1974 to 1991 is Attending Surgeon at the Community Hospital of Foligno and since 1993 he is Director of the Division of General, Vascular and Minimally Invasive Surgery at San Matteo Hospital of Spoleto (Italy).From 2001 the Division become referring center for minimally invasive and robotic surgery for the Italian Region of Umbria. He pioneered laparoscopic surgery since 1993, standardizing complex procedures such as totally laparoscopic right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic hernia repair. Since 2001 he is chief of a regional program of development and study of robotic surgery. During the next 7 years at the San Matteo Hospital the use of robotics was extended to the treatment of esophageal and gastric cancer, GERD, HBP diseases, rectal cancer, spleen diseases, urological and gynecological malignancies. Results of such an operative activity were published in national and international journals describing limits and advantages of robotic surgery. He is author of technical textbooks describing laparoscopic right colectomy and robotic spleen surgery. His work is appreciated in Italy and internationally as demonstrated by his academic appointments (Professor of Surgery, Residency Program in General Surgery, University of Siena; Professor of Laparoscopic Surgery at ACOI School of Laparoscopic Surgery,Modena, Italy), courses of laparoscopic surgery attended by many Italian and foreign surgeons and the awards received by national and international scientific societies. Languages spoken: Italian, English

Research Interest

Robot-assistance; Splenectomy; Laparoscopic splenectomy; Robot-assisted splenectomy; Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura not responsive to conventional treatments; Autoimmune hemolytic anemia; Sferocitosis; Beta-Thalassemia; Hairy-Cell Leukemia; Chronic idiopathic mielofibrosis; Splenic Lymphoma

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