International Journal of Surgical Research

International Journal of Surgical Research reports clinical investigations or fundamental research bearing directly on surgical management that will be of general interest to a broad range of surgeons and surgical researchers. It features original clinical and experimental papers, condensed reviews of new knowledge relevant to surgical research, and short technical notes serving the information needs of investigators in various fields of operative medicine.

Francesco Saverio Papadia

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Surgical Research

Assistant Professor, Surgical Department, University of Genoa School of Medicine, Italy

Research Areas

Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Bariatric Surgery, Laparoscopy


1998DoctorUniversity of Genoa School of Medicine


2005-presentStaff surgeon, Surgical Department, University of Genoa School of Medicine
2004-presentAssistant Professor of Surgery, University of Genoa School of Medicine
2005Senior Clinical Fellow, Specialist Registrar, Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery unit, Royal London Hospital, London, UK


Regular member, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Regular member, American Diabetes Association
Member of the 2004 ASBS Standards Committee

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Papadia F, Dominici M, Papadia FR, Papadia FS. I lembi miocutanei di gran pettorale e di omento nel trattamento chirurgico delle sternotomie infette (Myo-cutaneous and greater omentum flaps in the surgical treatment of infected sternotomies). Acta Chir Ital 1999; 55:13-21
[2]  Scopinaro N, Marinari GM, Camerini G, Pretolesi F, Papadia F, Murelli F, Marini P, Adami GF. Energy and nitrogen absorption after biliopancreatic diversion. Obes Surg 2000, 10:436-441
[3]  Marinari GM, Camerini G, Banchieri G, Papadia F; Murelli F; Marini P, Adami GF, Scopinaro N. Long-term results of biliopancreatic diversion in subjects with Prader-Willi sindrome. Obes Surg 2001, 11:491-495
[4]  Gazzaniga GM, Cappato S, Papadia F, Mori L, Filauro M. D1 versus D2 pancreatoduodenectomy in surgical therapy of pancreatic head cancer. Hepato-Gastroenterol 2001, 48:1471-1478
[5]  Gazzaniga GM, Papadia FS, Dezzana M, Cappato S, Filauro M, Bandelloni R. Role of p53 mutations on survival after pancreatoduodenectomy for ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. Hepato-Gastroenterol 2001, 48:1743-1745
[6]  Camerini G, Papadia F. Unusual localization of visceral pain in peptic ulcer after biliopancreatic diversion. Obes Surg 2001, 11:651
[7]  Camerini G, Pretolesi F, Marinari GM, Adami GF, Marini P, Papadia F, Murelli F, Stabilini C, Carlini F, Derchi LE, Scopinaro N. Radiology of patients with vertical banded gastroplasty. Obes Surg 2002, 12:57-61
[8]  Adami GF, Civalleri D, Cella F, Marinari G, Camerini G, Papadia F, Scopinaro N. Relationships of serum leptin to clinical and anthropometric findings in obese patients. Obes Surg 2002, 12:623-627
[9]  Papadia F, Marinari GM, Camerini G, Civalleri D, Adami GF, Scopinaro N. Leptin and insulin action in severely obese women. Obes Surg 2003; 13:241-244
[10]  Papadia FS. Evidence-based medicine: open and laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2003 Apr;17(4):666.
[11]  Camerini G, Adami GF, Marinari GM, Papadia F, Scopinaro N. Satiety after vertical banded gastroplasty. Eating Weight Disord 2003, 8:80-3
[12]  Marinari GM, Camerini G, Papadia F, Murelli F, Carlini F, Stabilini C, Scopinaro N. Complications of biliopancreatic diversion: clinical symptoms, prevention and treatment. Osp Ital Chir 2003; 9:60-8
[13]  Papadia F, Marinari GM, Camerini G, Adami GF, Murelli F, Carlini F, Stabilini C, Scopinaro N. Short-term liver function after biliopancreatic diversion. Obes Surg 2003; 13:752-755
[14]  Papadia F. Effect of standard vs extended Roux limb length on weight loss outcomes after laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass. Surg Endosc 2004; Oct 13
[15]  Fazio S, Ciferri E, Giacchino P, Papadia F, Mariani F, Rovida S, Bondanza G, Gazzaniga GM. Cancer of the rectum: comparison of two different surgical approaches. Chir Ital 2004; 56:23-30
[16]  Marinari GM, Camerini G, Murelli F, Papadia F, Marini P, Stabilini C, Carlini F, Scopinaro N. A 15-year evaluation of BPD results according to BAROS criteria. Obes Surg 2004; 14: 325-8
[17]  Gazzaniga GM, Papadia FS. Controversies in radical surgery for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Hepato-Gastroenterol 2004 (in press)
[18]  Papadia FS, Marinari GM, Camerini G, Murelli F, Carlini F, Stabilini C, Scopinaro N. Liver damage in severely obese patients: a clinical-biochemical-morphologic study on 1000 liver biopsies. Obes Surg 2004; 14: 952-8
[19]  Camerini G, Adami GF, Marinari GM, Gianetta E, Pretolesi F, Papadia F, Marini P, Murelli F, Carlini F, Stabilini C, Sormani MP, Scopinaro N. Thirteen years of follow up in patients with adjustable silicone gastric banding for obesity: Casuality of weight loss results and constant rate of late specific complications. Obes Surg 2004; 14(10) : 1343-8
[20]  Adami G, Murelli F, Carlini F, Papadia F, Scopinaro N. Long-term effect of biliopancreatic diversion on blood pressure in hypertensive obese patients. Am J Hypertens. 2005 Jun;18(6):780-4
[21]  Scopinaro N, Marinari G, Camerini G, Papadia F. Biliopancreatic diversion for obesity: State of the art. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2005; 1:317-328
[22]  Oria HE, Carrasquilla C, Cunningham P, Hess DS, Johnell, Kligman MD, Moorehead MK, Papadia FS, Renquist KE, Rosenthal R, Stellato TA. Guidelines for weight calculations and follow-up in bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases 2005; 1:67-68
[23]  Adami GF, Papadia F, Carlini F, Murelli F, Scopinaro N. Effect of biliopancreatic diversion on hypertension in severely obese patients. Hypertens Res. 2005 Feb;28(2):119-23
[24]  Scopinaro N, Marinari GM, Camerini GB, Papadia FS, Adami GF. Specific Effects of Biliopancreatic Diversion on the Major Components of Metabolic Syndrome: A long-term follow-up study. Diabetes Care. 2005 Oct;28(10):2406-11
[25]  Adami G F, Parodi R C, Papadia F, Marinari G, Camerini G, Corvisieri R, Scopinaro N. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Facilitates Assessment of Intramyocellular Lipid Changes: a Preliminary Short-term Study Following Biliopancreatic Diversion. Obes Surg 2005 Oct; 15(9):1233-7
[26]  Marinari GM, Papadia FS, Briatore L, Adami G, Scopinaro N. Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss following Biliopancreatic Diversion for Obesity. Obes Surg. 2006 Nov;16(11):1440-4.
[27]  Scopinaro N, Papadia F, Marinari G, Camerini G, Adami G. Long-term control of type 2 diabetes mellitus and the other major components of the metabolic syndrome after biliopancreatic diversion in patients with BMI < 35 kg/m2. Obes Surg. 2007 Feb;17(2):185-92.
[28]  Papadia FS, Adami GF, Marinari GM, Camerini G, Scopinaro N. Bariatric surgery in adolescents: a long-term follow-up study. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2007 Mar 30
[29]  Bezante GP, Scopinaro A, Papadia F, Campostano A, Camerini G, Marinari G, Balbi M, Adami GF, Barsotti A, Scopinaro N. Biliopancreatic Diversion Reduces QT Interval and Dispersion in Severely Obese Patients. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jun;15(6):1448-54.
[30]  Adami GF, Papadia FS, Scopinaro N. Colorectal cancer after biliopancreatic diversion for obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Dec;31(12):1864.
[31]  Adami GF, Papadia FS, Marinari GM, Camerini GB, Scopinaro N. Does biliopancreatic diversion carry increased risk for colorectal cancer? A cohort study. Obes Surg. 2008 Feb;18(2):212-5. Epub 2008 Jan 3.
[32]  Scopinaro N, Papadia F, Camerini G, Marinari G, Civalleri D, Franco AG. A Comparison of a Personal Series of Biliopancreatic Diversion and Literature Data on Gastric Bypass Help to Explain the Mechanisms of Resolution of Type 2 Diabetes by the Two Operations. Obes Surg. 2008 May 8.
[33]  Viazzi F, Leoncini G, Adami GF, Papadia FS, Bezante GP, Conti N, Baratto E,Scopinaro N, Deferrari G, Pontremoli R. Sub-clinical organ damage in hypertension and obesity. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Mar 18.
[34]  Scopinaro N, Adami GF, Papadia FS, Camerini G, Carlini F, Fried M, Briatore L, D'Alessandro G, Andraghetti G, Cordera R. Effects of Biliopanceratic Diversion on Type 2 Diabetes in Patients With BMI 25 to 35. Ann Surg. 2011 Jan 13.