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Mr Gianni Segato MD

Surgeon Gianni Segato
Mr Segato developed and standardised the surgical technique for the laparoscopic application of gastric banding (LAP-BAND) along with Professor Favretti in 1993. The technique has been adopted worldwide by most surgeons today. Mr Segato is highly experienced in laparoscopic gastric surgery, having performed over 400 procedures with excellent results.




  • Graduated from the University of Padua, Italy
  • Qualified as a general surgeon
  • Received specific obesity surgery training with Dr. L. Kuzmak of New Jersey
  • Performed obesity (bariatric) surgery as early as 1990
  • Organized many international workshops to give "hands-on" training on the laparotomic and laparoscopic application of LAP-BAND 
  • Has given over 15 lectures abroad 
  • Published more than 70 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals including Obesity Surgery and other Italian and European surgical journals

Procedures and specialisms


Current positions and membership

  • GMC Number: 6143564
  • Surgeon at the Vicenza Regional Hospital, Italy, working closely with Prof. Favretti
  • Member of the American Society For Bariatric Surgery

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