About Prof. Mario Musella


Professor Musella received his medical degree from “Federico II” University - Medical School, Naples, Italy, and completed General Surgery residency at the same Institution. He also completed a fellowship to improve his surgical expertise, at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, “12 de Octubre” Hospital, General, Digestive and Abdominal Organs Transplantation Unit. Professor Musella is to date Associate Professor of Surgery at “Federico II” University, Advanced Biomedical Sciences Department, Medical School, Naples, Italy. Prior to his return to Naples, he served as university researcher and staff surgeon in the Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, General Surgery, at the “Magna Graecia” University, Catanzaro, Italy. Professor Musella’s clinical and research work mainly focuses on endocrine and bariatric surgery. He published several papers and book chapters, edited/reviewed for many academic journals, lectured at professional meetings nationally and internationally, and coordinated/participated in several EU/national projects. Professor Musella besides of being member of the executive board of the Italian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SICOB), is Past President of the International MGB-OAGB Club and member of several Italian and international societies in general, bariatric and endocrine surgery.

Most recent and relevant publications

Predictors of fat-free mass loss 1 year after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Guida B, Cataldi M, Busetto L, Aiello ML, Musella M, Capone D, Parolisi S, Policastro V, Ragozini G, Belfiore A. J Endocrinol Invest. 2018 Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s40618-018-0868-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29574529

Efficacy of Postoperative Upper Gastrointestinal Series (UGI) and Computed Tomography (CT) Scan in Bariatric Surgery: a Meta-analysis on 7516 Patients.

Musella M, Cantoni V, Green R, Acampa W, Velotti N, Maietta P, Cuocolo A.

Obes Surg. 2018 Mar 7. doi: 10.1007/s11695-018-3172-5. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 29516397

Wernicke Encephalopathy Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy-a Call to Evaluate Thiamine Deficiencies After Restrictive Bariatric Procedures.

Milone M, Velotti N, Musella M. Obes Surg. 2018 Mar;28(3):852-853. doi:0.1007/s11695-017-3083-x. No abstract available. PMID: 29307105

The First Consensus Statement on One Anastomosis/Mini Gastric Bypass (OAGB/MGB) Using a Modified Delphi Approach. Mahawar KK, Himpens J, Shikora SA, Chevallier JM, Lakdawala M, De Luca M, Weiner R, Khammas A, Kular KS, Musella M, Prager G, Mirza MK, Carbajo M, Kow L, Lee WJ, Small PK. Obes Surg. 2018 Feb;28(2):303-312. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-3070-2. PMID: 29243145

Single center experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomy on a large clinical series.

Conzo G, Gambardella C, Candela G, Sanguinetti A, Polistena A, Clarizia G, Patrone R, Di Capua F, Offi C, Musella M, Iorio S, Bellastella G, Pasquali D, De Bellis A, Sinisi A, Avenia N. BMC Surg. 2018 Jan 11;18(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s12893-017-0333-8.

PMID: 29325527

Complications Following the Mini/One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (MGB/OAGB): a Multi-institutional Survey on 2678 Patients with a Mid-term (5 Years) Follow-up.

Musella M, Susa A, Manno E, De Luca M, Greco F, Raffaelli M, Cristiano S, Milone M, Bianco P, Vilardi A, Damiano I, Segato G, Pedretti L, Giustacchini P, Fico D, Veroux G, Piazza L. Obes Surg. 2017 Nov;27(11):2956-2967. doi: 10.1007/s11695-017-2726-2.

PMID: 28569357

Safety and efficacy of laparoscopic wedge gastrectomy for large gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

Milone M, Elmore U, Musella M, Parise P, Zotti MC, Bracale U, Di Lauro K, Manigrasso M, Milone F, Rosati R.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017 Apr;43(4):796-800. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2017.01.005. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID: 28132787

Safety and Efficacy of Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Ablation of Pilonidal Sinus: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Milone M, Fernandez LM, Musella M, Milone F. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jun 1;151(6):547-53. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2015.5233. PMID: 26819186

Mario Musella M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Naples "Federico II" University

Advanced Biomedical Sciences Department

AOU "Federico II" - Via S. Pansini 5 Building 12

80131 - Naples - Italy

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