Carlos A. Galvani, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Surgery
Vice Chair, Operations
Medical Director, Perioperative Services

Carlos A. Galvani, MD, FACS

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Carlos A. Galvani, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. He is an internationally recognized expert in robot-assisted surgery and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. He was a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) team that performed the world’s first robotic pancreatectomy (removal of the pancreas). He has extensive experience in bariatric surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), robotic surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, robotic surgery for gastroparesis and laparoscopic solid organ surgery. In addition, he performs robotic-assisted surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus, robotic-assisted living donor nephrectomy and robotic liver resection. Dr. Galvani completed his medical degree, internship, and general surgery residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received special training in gastrointestinal surgery at the University of California San Francisco. During his fellowships in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery and in laparoscopic bariatric surgery at the UIC Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Dr. Galvani established himself as an expert in laparoscopic surgery of the esophagus and stomach, laparoscopic bariatric surgery and the use of robots in laparoscopic surgery. His research interests include investigating clinical outcomes of laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the treatment of esophageal diseases, living-related donor nephrectomies and bariatric surgery. His studies have demonstrated that the use of robotics is highly beneficial for patients. Dr. Galvani was selected as the Society of American Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES) 2006 Traveling Fellowship Award recipient. He has co-authored several book chapters in surgical textbooks and more than 100 publications and abstracts. Dr. Galvani is fluent in both English and Spanish.  

Research Interests: 

Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Diabetes Robotic surgery for esophageal disease NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery)

MD: Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. Argentina, 1996
Hospital Carlos G. Durand - Buenos Aires, Argentina, General Surgery, 1996-2001
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Gastrointestinal Motility Advanced Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery, 2002-2004
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Advanced Laparoscopic/Robotic Surgery, 2004-2005
Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery, 2005-2006
Board Certifications: 
Asociación Argentina de Cirugía, 2001
General Surgery
Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Robotic Surgery