Professor Dr. Antonio Privitera is an internationally renowned surgeon and speaker in major meetings and congresses nationally and internationally. He had extensive training in general and colorectal surgery in world-renowned institutions including The John Radcliffe in Oxford (UK), The University College of London (UK), St. Guy’s St. Thomas’ Hospital in London (UK}, and the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester- Minnesota (USA).
Dr. Antonio is the only surgeon in the world to have both a Mayo Clinic (Rochester-USA) Colorectal Fellowship and a London (UK) Colorectal fellowship. He completed an advanced laparoscopic and robotic fellowship in Seul – South Korea under the supervision of Prof. Nam Kyu Kim, a pioneer in the field.
He worked as a consultant general and colorectal surgeon in renowned UK University Hospitals and busy district hospitals. Subsequently, he moved to Saudi Arabia where he was the Section Head of the national tertiary referral center of the whole Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and also the Program Director of the Eastern Province Colorectal Fellowship. His team performed the first robotic colorectal resection for cancer with the Xi Robot in Saudi Arabia.
He was the Lead Colorectal Surgeon in Tawam Hospital- John Hopkins in Al AIn, Abu Dhabi. His team performed the first high sacrectomy for recurrent rectal cancer in UAE. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). He is currently practicing in Dubai.