Who we are

Over the last 10 years Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) was being shown to be safe and effective and was, therefore, being adopted by an increasing number of surgeons, taking over the role of open surgery for the treatment of colorectal diseases.
Nevertheless MIS requires adequate training and involves established learning curve in order to be mastered. The purpose of MICORS is to encourage and facilitate the safe implementation of MIS and its application to the different areas of colorectal surgery.
The future of surgery will not be like the past ”not the strongest but the most adaptive to change will survive”. Innovation in surgery is not to pave the way for something new but for something better and there is only one stakeholder: our patient.
MICORS organizes specifically designed international courses on all the areas of MIS colorectal surgery from basic skills to the latest cutting-edge technology supported by highly qualified international faculties.

Prof. Antonino Spinelli

Prof. Antonino Spinelli is the Chief of the Unit of Colon and Rectal Surgery in Humanitas Research Hospital, and is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Humanitas University.
He graduated as MD in 2001 at the University of Milano, with the mentorship of Prof. Marco Montorsi.
During his education he was awarded with several scholarships; he trained for two years at the University of Berlin – Charitè, at the Dept of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery chaired at that time by Prof. Peter Neuhaus. He obtained his PhD on Surgical Physiopathology discussing a thesis on enhanced recovery for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in 2011 Prof. Spinelli is focused on advanced minimally invasive techniques, included single-port surgery and transanal surgery (TAMIS and TATME), and has a special interest on enhanced postoperative patient recovery. Furthermore, his Unit is a referral center for colorectal disease and is well known for sphincter saving procedures for rectal cancer.
He has been Executive Board Member of Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery (SICCR) and is currently Executive Board Member of Società Lombarda di Chirurgia (SLC). He is member of Società Italiana di Chirurgia (SIC) and of Società Italiana di Chirurgia Oncologica (SICO).
Prof. Spinelli is Member of the International Organization for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD) and Member of the International Society for Fluorescence Guided Surgery (ISFGS).
He is S-ECCO Committee member and GuiCom Committee Member for European Crohn’s Colitis Organization (ECCO).
In February 2019 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP), for which he is also Member of the Scientific Programme Committee.
Prof. Spinelli is Honorary Fellowship of the Czech Society of Surgery (CSS), Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery (FASCRS) and Honorary Member of the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery (CBCD).
He serves as Associate Editor for Colorectal Disease, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum (official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons), JARC (Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon – official peer-reviewed and open-access journal of the Japan Society of Coloproctology). He is Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Crohn’s Colitis and of Coloproctology and is Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the International Colorectal Forum.
He authored/co-authored more than 110 Pubmed indexed papers, with an IF > 445 and an H Index of 33 (Google Scholar) and several book chapters, and is regularly invited speaker to International Meetings, such as UEGW, ECCO, ESCP (more than 210 invited talks or lectures), particularly for inflammatory bowel disease and for colorectal cancer. Prof. Spinelli has scientific collaborations with many prestigious institutions worldwide.


Unit of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Humanitas Research Hospital, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano Milan, Italy

Humanitas: Prof. Antonino Spinelli

info@micors.org

International Faculty

Michel Adamina

Michel Adamina
Kantonsspital Winterthur, University
of Basel 2 Switzerland

Willem Bemelman

Willem Bemelman
Academic Medical Centre, University
of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Manish K. Chand

Manish K. Chand
University College
London – UK

Andre D’Hoore

Andre D’Hoore
Leuven University
Belgium

Roel Hompes

Roel Hompes
Oxford University Hospitals
NHS Trust 2 UK

Manish K. Chand

Tim Rockall
Royal Surrey County Hospital 8
Surrey University 8 UK

Pieter J. Tanis

Pieter J. Tanis
Academic Medical Centre, University
of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jurriaan Benjamin Tuynman

Jurriaan Benjamin Tuynman
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Janindra Warusavitarne

Janindra Warusavitarne
St Mark’s Hospital
UK
National Faculty

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Isacco Montroni
Ospedale per gli Infermi
Faenza (RA) – Italy

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Matteo Sacchi
Dept. Colon and Rectal Surgery
Humanitas Research Hospital

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Michele Carvello
Dept. Colon and Rectal Surgery
Humanitas Research Hospital