Dr. Antonio de Lacy Fortuny

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· Head of the Gastrointestinal Service at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

· Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

· Professor with Tenure of Surgery and Surgical Specialties at the Universitat de Barcelona.

· IDIBAPS Investigator (Institut de Recerca Biomedica Agusti Pi Suñe).

  • Cáncer de colon y recto
  • Cirugía general y digestiva
  • Cirugía laparoscópica
  • Cirugía Laparoscópica de incisión única
  • Cirugía Laparoscópica en el cáncer de colon y recto
  • Cirugía Mínimamente Invasiva
  • Obesidad

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· Bachelor of Medicine: 1980 Universitat de Barcelona.

· PhD: 1987 Universitat de Barcelona.

· Specialty: General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1987 Universitat de Barcelona.

· Fellowship: in Emory University (Atlanta), Pacific Presbyterian Hospital (San Francisco), Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland). Mount Sinai (New York), Cornell University (New York State).


· More than 30 years of experience.


· Global pioneer of robotic and laparoscopic surgical techniques (NOTES and LESS techniques).

· Oncological Surgery (colon and rectal cancer, esophageal and stomach cancer, metastasis treatment - surgical resection, radiofrequency, etc. -, pancreas cancer, liver tumours).

· Pioneer in use of the Cecil Approach (simultaneous robotic transabdominal and transanal approach to removal of rectal cancer).

· More than 17.000 surgeries for more than 25 years.

Success rates

· More than 95% of the annual surgeries are performed through natural body cavities.

· More than 400 colorectal surgery performed with TaTME technique.

· First laparoscopic and thoracoscopy approach to oesophageal cancer

· First laparoscopic approach to live kidney donation

· Founder member of AIS Channel (Advances in Surgery)


· Author of more than 175 national and international scientific publications and 19 book chapters.
· Invited to more than 120 national and international events. · Participation in more than 320 national and international scientific meetings.