About Dr. Antonio
Dr. Antonio uses the newest minimally invasive techniques that allow to significantly reduce the pain after surgery, produce fast healing with almost immediate return to normal life and work. His vast experience in proctology, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases allows for excellent outcomes and high cure rates for cancer.
He was the author of the first publication in an American colorectal journal (DCR) of the hemorrhoidal artery ligation technique (HAL/THD), an established technique for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Another area of expertise of Dr. Antonio is the treatment of abdominal wall hernias having worked with pioneers of hernia surgery including Prof Angelo Donati (Italy) and Prof Andrew Kingsnorth (UK).
He introduced new techniques in the treatment of inguinal hernias, lumbar hernias, and umbilical hernias and has extensively published and researched on the subject and was awarded an MD and Ph.D.
He also received training in weight loss surgery (sleeve, gastric bypass) in Asia top-ranked bariatric surgery center by Prof. Chih-Khun Huang in the Chinese Medical University Hospital, Taiwan.
He is a Member and Fellow of several international societies including the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the World Academy of Medical Sciences.
He is author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.
His main interests are proctology (ano-rectal diseases), bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, hernias of the abdominal wall, abdominal wall reconstruction, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.