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Dr. Alessio Pigazzi is a board-certified colorectal surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery, including laparoscopic, robot-assisted and endoscopic techniques.
He earned a joint medical degree and PhD in biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Hackensack Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, and a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.
Dr. Pigazzi performed the world's first robot-assisted total mesorectal resection for rectal cancer, a procedure that results in faster recovery, better cosmesis, and improved preservation of sexual function. His research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and he has authored, co-authored numerous chapters in medical textbooks.
He currently services as Professor in the Department of Surgery; Vice-Chair for Research; and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology within the Department of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Society of Surgical Oncology (ASC) in addition to membership of multiple medical associations.
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English, Italian, Spanish
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
Boston University School of Medicine
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Hackensack University Medical Center
University of California - Irvine
2810 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA
333 City Blvd West
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