Dr. Valentina Giaccaglia

MD, PhD, Colorectal Surgery, Proctology, Female Pelvic Floor Diseases, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Associate Fellow of American College of Surgeons (ACS)


Patient-centered approach, very respectful and compassionate


I am a General Surgeon working in Dubai Healthcare City, with particular interest in Colorectal Surgery, Proctology and Pelvic Floor Diseases, focusing on Minimally Invasive Techniques such as STARR (Stapled TransAnal Rectal Resection), VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment) and EPSiT (Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment).

I graduated from Medical School at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Italy. I also trained in the USA, with a clinical clerkship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston. I completed my residency in General Surgery at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Italy. I won different national and international prizes for my research activity, publishing many papers and writing a book chapter.

I have been focusing my clinical activity on the latest Minimally Invasive Techniques for treating haemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, anal fistula and pilonidal sinus. These new approaches allow patients to experience less pain and very quick return to daily activities. I also take care of rectal bleeding, acute and chronic rectal pain, anal itching, anal fissure and anal stenosis. I perform all other general surgery procedures including: inguinal hernia, breast surgery, thyroid surgery, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

I have also good experience in Biofeedback and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, especially concerning after delivery incontinence and pelvic dyssynergia.
In addition, I perform anoscopy, rectoscopy, 3D Endoanal Ultrasound and Rectal Manometry.

I have a patient-centered approach, very respectful and compassionate, with a special interest in clinical research and teaching.

I am an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.



  • General Surgery                                                                                                            
  • Proctology
  • Female Pelvic Floor Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


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