Marco is a specialist laparoscopic bariatric (metabolic) and gastrointestinal surgeon with over 20 years experience. He graduated and trained in Italy before moving to UK in 2000 to do research and specialise in bariatric surgery. He was first appointed in 2002 in Leeds, and was awarded MD by Leeds University for his research on appetite hormones, and bariatric surgery. He was amongst the first in UK to learn and practice the laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. He was appointed NHS consultant in 2006 in Hull and subsequently in St George’s Hospital in London.
In 2007 he has been recruited by University College London Hospital (UCLH) to setup a new service for obesity surgery. He now leads a very successful high volume bariatric surgical unit in London, which is one of the most renowned and respected in UK and Europe. He performs more than 200 bariatric cases per year, with many cases being complex revisional surgeries in extreme obesity. He has earnt a good reputation for fixing surgical complications that others can not. All procedures are carried out via the laparoscopic (keyhole) technique with complication rates being amongst the lowest published nation and worldwide.
Marco is involved in training the new generation of surgeons, and is the director of the UCLH fellowship programme in bariatric and metabolic surgery, which is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Marco has served as an elected Council member for the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) (2013-2020) which awarded him the role of National Lead in Education & Training. He has also chaired the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR). He is currently the North Thames representative for the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI).