Riccardo Annibali
M.D. - F.A.S.C.R.S

Specialized in General Surgery, with a particular interest for Colo-proctology and Gastroenterology (both medical and surgical) and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy



Colonoscopy is the branch of medicine that deals with the deseases of colon (large intestine), rectum and anus. This science has evolved very quickly and unpredictably over the last 20 years, to become a truly specialization recognized at university level in many countries around the world (unfortunately, not yet in Italy). This is also due to discoveries in the physiological and genetic field, as well as in the improvement of surgical techniques and instruments, which have allowed to keep the sphincter function in most of the cases of rectal resection. Interventions aimed at preserving continence have become a main issue of this specialty.

The coloproctologist is therefore the physician who deals with the medical, surgical and endoscopic aspects of the Diseases of the Colon and the Diseases of the Rectum and Anus.

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