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Date: 15 October 2018
Dr. Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, an international pioneer in robotic general surgery, joins University of Illinois at Chicago faculty

Dr. Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, an international pioneer in robotic general surgery, joins University of Illinois at Chicago faculty :: 03 May, 2007

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Dr. Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti has been named the Lloyd M. Nyhus Professor of Surgery and chief of the division of minimally invasive, general and robotic surgery at UIC.

The appointment is subject to approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

"Dr. Giulianotti's expertise in performing robotic abdominal, thoracic and vascular procedures will ensure that the University of Illinois Medical Center remains a national leader in minimally invasive surgery," said Dr. Enrico Benedetti, interim head of surgery and chief of transplantation surgery at UIC.

According to Benedetti, Giulianotti has perfected robotic-assisted surgical techniques for the removal of cancerous tumors of the lung and pancreas that are rarely performed in the United States. He also performs robotic surgeries of the esophagus, colon, stomach and liver.

Due to limitations with conventional laparoscopy, some procedures have remained best suited to traditional "open" surgery. However, Giulianotti has identified specific procedures, including one to repair aneurysms of the renal artery, that can now be performed robotically, said Benedetti.

An experienced surgeon who has performed more than 8,000 traditional surgeries, 1,300 minimally invasive surgeries, and 650 robotic surgical procedures, Giulianotti has trained more than 60 international physicians in robotic surgery. He has served as head of surgery at Misericordia Hospital in Grosseto, Italy, since 2004.

Giulianotti is president of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Association (MIRA), a new international society for minimally invasive robotic surgery.

"We are very excited about recruiting Dr. Giulianotti to the United States and to UIC," said Dr. Joseph Flaherty, dean of the UIC College of Medicine. "His breadth of experience in robotic surgery combined with our expertise in engineering and technology will allow us to develop the next generation of robotic techniques and make them available to the public."

UIC ranks among the nation's top 50 universities in federal research funding and is Chicago's largest university with 25,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate, foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world.

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Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery
Director, International School of Robotic Surgery

UICOMP Dept of Surgery, North Building 2nd Floor, 624 NE Glen Oak Ave Peoria, Illinois 61603-3135
Phone: 309.655.2383 FAX: 309.655.3630

About MIRA:
MIRA is the new international society for minimally invasive robotic surgery. MIRA will provide multi-specialty forums for the presentation of new advances and clinical outcomes in all aspects of robotic surgery. We invite surgeons, internists, radiologists, engineers and computer scientists with interests in robotics, telerobotics, telepresence, teleconferencing and telementoring to join this new organization.

Media contact:
University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456, www.news.uic.edu

Release link: http://tigger.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/newsbureau/cgi-bin/index.cgi?to=Releases&start=1170457619&end=1178233619

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The contact information given is incorrect. It is the surgery department in Peoria contact information not Chicago. We are receiving phone calls from individuals looking for Dr. Giulianotti. Could you please correct this for us. Please call me at 309-671-8402 to discuss. Thanks
Posted by: of University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Dean's Office 13 August, 2008 16:32
Do you have any experience with acute normovolemic hemodilution in robot assisted sugery?
Posted by: of Gent, Belgium 16 December, 2007 06:20

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