Prof. Giovanni Dapri

Professor of Digestive Surgery
Professor of Human Anatomy
Founder & Director International School Reduced Scar Laparoscopy
Head of Minimally Invasive General & Oncologic Surgery
Humanitas Gavazzeni & Castelli University Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
Prof. Giovanni Dapri is an expert in laparoscopy with an experience in gastro-intestinal and abdominal wall surgical procedures, only realized by minimally invasive surgery.
Professor of Digestive Surgery, Professor of Human Anatomy, Founder & Director of the International School Reduced Scar Laparoscopy and Head of Minimally Invasive General & Oncologic Surgery at Humanitas Gavazzeni & Castelli University Hospital of Bergamo (Italy), Prof. Dapri is an international leader.

What's about


Discover what is laparoscopy and how this surgery allows to treat the diseases by reduced scar laparoscopy, with so many advantages for the patient, from a fast healing to enhanced cosmetic results.
Observe every type of surgery performed by laparoscopy and realized by Prof. Dapri.

Types of surgery

Single-incision laparoscopic procedures

Foregut surgery

Fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux / hiatal hernia.

Colorectal surgery

Right hemicolectomy, transverse colon resection, left hemicolectomy, resection of the rectum, small bowel resection.

Abdominal wall surgery

Inguinal hernia repair by pre-peritoneal approach (TEP), umbilical hernia repair, ventral hernia repair, diaphragmatic hernia repair.

Solid Organs

Splenectomy, adrenalectomy, hepatic resection.


Cholecystectomy, appendectomy, staging laparoscopy for tumor.

Three-incisions laparoscopic procedures

Foregut surgery

Laparo-thoracoscopic esophagectomy in prone position, total & partial gastrectomy.

Obesity surgery

Adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, biliopancreatic diversion.

Reoperation in obesity surgery

Revision of previous obesity surgery for insufficient weight loss, weight regain, occlusion, bleeding, ulcer, stenosis, gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia.

Abdominal wall surgery

Inguinal hernia repair by trans-addominal pre-peritoneal approach (TAPP).

Solid Organs

Major hepatectomy, duodenopancreatectomy and distal pancreatectomy.


Revisional surgery of a previous procedure.
Corriere della Sera
Italian newspaper, November 2, 2021
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L’Eco di Bergamo
Italian newspaper, April 3, 2011
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The Seoul National University Hospital Monthly
Korean newspaper, January 2011
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Bergamo TV - Bergamo (Italy), April 12, 2022

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