Dr. Antonio Mª de Lacy
Joint Head of General and Digestive Surgery, Barnaclinic
One of the world’s leading names in Laparoscopic surgery is Dr. Antonio M ª de Lacy, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Hospital Clínic/Barnaclinc Barcelona. Dedicated to performing safer and more effective operations through the development and application of minimally invasive and scar-less techniques, Dr de Lacy and his team are at the forefront of surgical excellence.
In 2010, Dr de Lacy performed the world’s first complete colon extraction via a natural orifice using Natural Orifice Surgery techniques (NOS). The groundbreaking hybrid procedure, which utilized both laparoscopic and endoscopic disciplines and since its success Dr de Lacy and his team have gone on to perform many Natural Orifice Surgeries including the world’s second gastric tumor removal via the vagina.
Since December 2011, Dr de Lacy and his team have performed 14 laparoscopic surgeries using High Definition 3D technology developed by Olympus, making the clinic the first in the world to trial the new technology.
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona.
• Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona.
• Specialist in General and Digestive Surgery - Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Areas of interest
• Surgical Oncology
• Laparoscopic Surgery (gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, tumors of the esophagus and stomach, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - colorectal cancer, colonic polyposis, intestinal, liver surgery, gallbladder surgery and via biliary, pancreatic tumors, etc.)
• NOTES - Natural Orifice Transluminal Surgery (Surgery through natural orifices)
• Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome.
• Image Research (surgical tools and 3D image reconstruction, surgical simulator).
• Cancer Research (Cancer and minimally invasive surgery).
• Research in Endoscopic Surgery (Endoscopic Evaluation of new strategies in cancer diagnosis, evaluation, prototyping and technical advice for the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic technology, NOTES).
• Technological Innovation (prevention of suture failure in colorectal anastomosis, the study of new suture materials).