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Prof. Dr. Piercarlo Meinero

Prof. Dr. Piercarlo Meinero

Prof. Dr. Piercarlo Meinero

M.D, PhD
Colorectal Surgery
VAAFT and EPSiT Pioneer


Prof. Piercarlo Meinero is a world-renowned professional surgeon, famous for inventing and developed two surgical procedure named VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment), for the treatment of Anal Fistula, and EPSiT (Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment), to treat Pilonidal Disease (Pilonidal Cyst).

He is the Director of the Colorectal Centre of Montallegro Clinic in Genova (Italy), and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Mendrisio Hospital (Switzerland), Sanatrix Clinic in Rome (Italy), S. Camillo Clinic in Milan (Italy).

He is a Professor at the “Sapienza” University in Rome for the academic years 2014-2019 in a Colorectal Master.

He has almost thirty years of experience in General Surgery and more than 20 in Colorectal Surgery/Proctology. He is head of the UCP (Coloproctology Unit) of Genova (Italy).

He instituted or inaugurated many VAAFT & EPSiT Centres all over the world (Singapore, New Delhi, Mexico City, Mumbai, Guwahati, Brisbane, Dubai…).

From 2012 he is Faculty at the IRCAD Strasbourg (France) in the Advanced Course in Colorectal Surgery. From 2019 he is also Director of the Advanced Course in Proctology Surgery at the same Institution in Strasbourg.

From 1989 to 2015 he worked as a General Surgeon and Colorectal Surgeon in the public sector at the Paediatric Surgery Dept at the “Giannina Gaslini” Children Hospital in Genova (Italy – year), at the Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure (Italy – 10 years) and at the ASL 4 Chiavarese Hospitals. In Lavagna (Italy – 16 years). In this last Hospital, he was Director of the Colorectal Department. Since 2015 to date he’s been working in a private sector only.

He made his postgraduate education mainly at the Hopital Cantonal de Genève (Switzerland) and at the Cliveland Clinic Foundation (Fort Lauderdale – Florida US)


  • Italian Board Certified Speciality
    Emergency Surgery
    Masterclass with Colorectal Surgery


  • Inventor of VAAFT and EPSiT Surgical Procedures, respectively for surgical treatment of anal fistula and pilonidal cyst
  • Inventor of MFA (Multifunctional Anoscope) and DILAGENT
  • Published over 40 scientific publications
  • Given over 450 oral lectures nationally and internationally
  • Chairman and Faculty in more than 250 Colorectal Congresses
  • Director of more than 50 colorectal national and international courses
  • Director of more than 50 International courses on VAAFT and EPSiT procedure
  • Scientific Consultant for Karl Storz S.E. Germany
  • Consultant at the Mendrisio EOC Hospital (Switzerland)
  • 22 International honours and awards
  • Coordinator of the National Delegates of SICCR (Italian Society of Colorectal Surgeons)
  • Reviewer for scientific journals (Colorectal Disease, Techniques in Coloproctology, International Journal of Surgery)
  • Licensed to practice in Italy, Switzerland, Malta and Dubai Healthcare City

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4005, Block B, 4th Floor Al Razi Building No. 64 P.O.Box P.O.Box 505162 Dubai Healthcare City Dubai, United Arab Emirates