Physician’s Profile

Marco Zoccali, MD

Board Certificates: 
Surgery
Expertise: 
Anorectal Disorder
Constipation
Colon Cancer
Diverticulitis
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Interests: 
Inflammatory bowel disease
Minimally Invasive Surgery
About: 

Marco B. Zoccali is a minimally invasive surgeon with extensive training in the treatment of the broad range of colorectal diseases including IBD, colon and rectal cancers, and benign colorectal diseases.  

He received his medical degree at the Catholic University in Rome, Italy where he also completed his surgical training. He then came to the USA where he did a Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Chicago followed by a surgical residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center. He then completed his Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Chicago.

Although committed to managing the entire spectrum of pathologies that can affect the lower intestinal tract, his personal interest lies mostly in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal conditions – including the robotic platform – and the management of inflammatory bowel diseases.

Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Zoccali is also a prolific researcher. He has published more than 40 articles in major surgical journals including The Journal of The American College of Surgeons, The British Journal of Surgery and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and has contributed to several book chapters.

Publications: 
EXPOSURE TO ANTI-TNF MEDICATIONS INCREASES THE INCIDENCE OF POUCHITIS AFTER RESTORATIVE PROCTOCOLECTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH ULCERATIVE COLITIS. Bertucci Zoccali M, Skowron K, Cannon L, Hurst R, Umanskiy K, Rubin DT, Hyman N, Shogan BD. DIS COLON RECTUM. 2019 IN PRESS
GIANT SOLITARY FIBROUS TUMOR OF THE BUTTOCK. Vigorita V, Zoccali MB, Rausei S, Lavazza M, Pereira CR, Alvarado NC, Núñez EC. ACG CASE REP J. 2016 JAN 20;3(2):139-40
GUIDELINES FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT OF CROHN'S PERIANAL FISTULAS: SUMMARY STATEMENT. Schwartz DA, Ghazi LJ, Regueiro M, Fichera A, Zoccali M, Ong EM, Mortelé KJ. INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. 2015;21(4), 723-730
GUIDELINES FOR THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CROHN'S PERIANAL FISTULAS. Fichera A, Zoccali M INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES. 2015;21(4), 753-758
GIANT INTRACYSTIC (ENCYSTED) PAPILLARY CARCINOMA OF THE BREAST: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Vigorita V, Bertucci Zoccali M, Martinez Miguez M, Seijas MJA, Rocio Fernandez M, Casal Nuñez EJ, De Castro Parga G. BREAST J. 2014;21(5), 555-557
SMALL BOWEL INTUSSUSCEPTION SECONDARY TO METASTATIC MELANOMA 15 YEARS AFTER COMPLETE EXCISION OF THE PRIMARY TUMOR. Vigorita V, Ausania F, Bertucci Zoccali M, Alvarez CF, Nadal Bde U, Nuñez JE. INT J SURG CASE REP. 2015;6C:26-8.
RISK FACTORS FOR WOUND COMPLICATIONS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING PRIMARY CLOSURE OF THE PERINEAL DEFECT AFTER TOTAL PROCTECTOMY. Bertucci Zoccali M, Biondi A, Krane M, Kueberuwa E, Rizzo G, Persiani R, Coco C, Hurst RD, D'Ugo D, Fichera A. INT J COLORECTAL DIS. 2015 JAN;30(1):87-95.
ELDERLY KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT WITH INTERMITTENT FEVER: A CASE REPORT OF LEISHMANIASIS WITH ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY DURING LIPOSOMAL AMPHOTERICIN B THERAPY. Pedroso JA, Salerno M, Spagnoletti G, Bertucci Zoccali M, Bianchi V, Romagnoli J, Citterio F. TRANSPLANT PROC. 2014 SEP;46(7):2365-7
POSTOPERATIVE PORTO-MESENTERIC VENOUS THROMBOSIS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM 1,069 CONSECUTIVE LAPAROSCOPIC COLORECTAL RESECTIONS. Allaix ME, Krane MK, Zoccali M, Umanskiy K, Hurst RD, Fichera A WORLD J SURG. 2014 APR;38(4):976-84
PROGNOSTIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE LYMPH NODE COUNT AFTER NEOADJUVANT TREATMENT FOR RECTAL CANCER. Persiani R, Biondi A, Gambarcota MA, Bertucci Zoccali M, Vecchio FM, Tufo A, Coco C, Valentini V, Doglietto GB, D'Ugo D. BR J SURG. 2014 Jan;101(2):133-42.
DOES MORBID OBESITY CHANGE OUTCOMES AFTER LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE? REVIEW OF 626 CONSECUTIVE CASES. Krane MK, Allaix ME, Zoccali M, Umanskiy K, Rubin MA, Villa A, Hurst RD, Fichera A. J AM COLL SURG. 2013 MAY;216(5):986-96.
PREOPERATIVE INFLIXIMAB THERAPY DOES NOT INCREASE MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY AFTER LAPAROSCOPIC RESECTION FOR INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Krane MK, Allaix ME, Zoccali M, Umanskiy K, Rubin MA, Villa A, Hurst RD, Fichera A. DIS COLON RECTUM. 2013 APR;56(4):449-57.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE APPROACHES FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Zoccali M, Fichera A. WORLD J GASTROENTEROL 2012 DEC 14;18(46):6756-6763.
GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE AND ANTIREFLUX SURGERY-WHAT IS THE PROPER PREOPERATIVE WORK-UP? Bello B, Zoccali M, Gullo R, Allaix ME, Herbella FA, Gasparaitis A, Patti MG. J GASTROINTEST SURG. 2013 JAN;17(1):14-20
ANTIMESENTERIC FUNCTIONAL END-TO-END HANDSEWN (KONO-S) ANASTOMOSIS. Fichera A, Zoccali M, Kono T. J GASTROINTEST SURG. 2012 JUL;16(7):1412-6.
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS IN THE BIOLOGIC THERAPY ERA. Biondi A, Zoccali M, Costa S, Troci A, Contessini-Avesani E, Fichera A. WORLD J GASTROENTEROL. 2012 APR 28;18(16):1861-70.
IMAGE OF THE MONTH--QUIZ CASE: LOW GRADE NEUROENDOCRINE CARCINOMA ARISING FROM A TAILGUT CYST. Zoccali M, Hart J, Fichera A. ARCH SURG. 2012 JAN;147(1):93-4.
SINGLE-INCISION LAPAROSCOPIC TOTAL ABDOMINAL COLECTOMY FOR REFRACTORY ULCERATIVE COLITIS. Fichera A, Zoccali M. SURG ENDOSC. 2012 MAR;26(3):862-8.
TOTAL ABDOMINAL COLECTOMY FOR REFRACTORY ULCERATIVE COLITIS. SURGICAL TREATMENT IN EVOLUTION. Fichera A, Zoccali M, Felice C, Rubin DT. J GASTROINTEST SURG. 2011 NOV;15(11):1909-16. I.
TOTALLY LAPAROSCOPIC TOTAL PROCTOCOLECTOMY: A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO OPEN SURGERY IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Holder-Murray J, Zoccali M, Hurst RD, Umanskiy K, Rubin M, Fichera A. INFLAMM BOWEL DIS. 2012 MAY;18(5):863-8.
CURRENT LAPAROSCOPIC MANAGEMENT OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE. Zoccali M, Fichera A. MINERVA CHIRURGICA. 2011 Dec;66(6):589-601.
UPDATES ON RECTAL CANCER. Zoccali M, Krane M, Fichera A. CURR COLORECTAL CANCER REP. 2011 SEP; 7(3):200-210
ROLE OF RADIATION IN INTERMEDIATE-RISK RECTAL CANCER. Zoccali M, Fichera A. ANN SURG ONCOL. 2012 JAN;19(1):126-30.
ACUTE APPENDICITIS SECONDARY TO A GRANULAR CELL TUMOR OF THE APPENDIX IN A 19-YEAR-OLD MALE. Zoccali M, Cipriani N, Fichera A, Turner JR, Krane M. J GASTROINTEST SURG. 2011 AUG;15(8):1482-5.
A LARGE PELVIC MASS IN A 39-YEAR-OLD MAN. Gullo R, Zoccali M, Frim DM, Skelly C, Fichera A. UPDATES SURG. 2011 DEC;63(4):293-6.
SINGLE INCISION ("SCARLESS") LAPAROSCOPIC TOTAL ABDOMINAL COLECTOMY WITH END ILEOSTOMY FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS. Fichera A, Zoccali M, Gullo R. J GASTROINTEST SURG. 2011 JUL;15(7):1247-51
PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF PREOPERATIVE STAGING IN GASTRIC CANCER. Biondi A, Persiani R, Cananzi F, Zoccali M, Dʼugo D. ANN SURG. 2011 APR;253(4):838.
GASTROINTESTINAL: VIDEOCAPSULE RETENTION: RATIONALE FOR SURGICAL INDICATION. Biondi A, Persiani R, Vigorita V, Cananzi F, Zoccali M, D'Ugo D. J GASTROENTEROL HEPATOL. 2011 MAR;26(3):608.
DO PERIOPERATIVE BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS INFLUENCE PROGNOSIS OF GASTRIC CANCER PATIENTS? ANALYSIS OF 927 PATIENTS AND INTERACTIONS WITH SPLENECTOMY. B Pacelli F, Rosa F, Marrelli D, Pedrazzani C, Bossola M, Zoccali M, Marchet A, Cosmo MD, Roata C, Graziosi L, Cavazzoni E, Covino M, D'Ugo D, Roviello F, Nitti D, Doglietto GB. ANN SURG ONCOL. 2011 JUN;18(6):1615-23.
R0 RESECTION IN THE TREATMENT OF GASTRIC CANCER: ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Biondi A, Persiani R, Cananzi F, Zoccali M, Vigorita V, Tufo A, D'Ugo D. WORLD J GASTROENTEROL. 2010; 16(27): 3358-70.
SURGICAL ISSUES AFTER NEOADJUVANT TREATMENT FOR GASTRIC CANCER. D'Ugo D, Persiani R, Zoccali M, Cananzi F, Vigorita V, Mazzeo P, Tufo A, Biondi A. EUR REV MED PHARMACOL SCI. 2010; 14(4): 315-9.
LIMITED LYMPH NODE DISSECTION AND METASTATIC LYMPH NODE RATIO: A WAVE OF TRUST. A. Biondi, R. Persiani, F.C.M. Cananzi, M. Zoccali, A. Tufo, D. D'ugo. WORLD J SURG. 2010; 34(5): 1136-7.
HARLEQUIN’S SYNDROME. A. Biondi, R. Persiani, M. Zoccali, S. Rausei, F.C.M. Cananzi, D. D'ugo. ANN THORAC SURG 2009; 88: 304.
DELAYED SURGERY IN MULTIMODAL TREATMENTS FOR GASTRIC CANCER. D. D'ugo, S. Rausei, A. Biondi, V. Vigorita, F. Cananzi, M. Zoccali, F. Casella, R. Persiani. TUMORI (SUPPL.) 2008; 7 (3): S47-50.
CHEMIOTERAPIA NEOADIUVANTE E RUOLO PROGNOSTICO DEL T-DOWNSTAGING NEL CANCRO GASTRICO LOCALMENTE AVANZATO: RISULTATI DI SOPRAVVIVENZA A 7 ANNI DI UNO STUDIO DI FASE II CON CHEMIOTERAPIA EEP. R. Persiani, S. Rausei, A. Biondi, F.C.M. Cananzi, M. Zoccali, F. Casella, D. D’Ugo. MINERVA CHIR. 2008; 63 suppl 1 (3):339-41.
DETERMINANTS OF SURGICAL MORBIDITY IN GASTRIC CANCER TREATMENT. R. Persiani, V. Antonacci, A. Biondi, S. Rausei, A. La Greca, M. Zoccali, L. Ciccoritti, D. D’Ugo. J AM COLL SURG. 2008 Jul;207(1):13-9.
LARGE BOWEL AUTO-AMPUTATION AND PASSAGE OF A COLON 'CAST' AFTER LEFT HEMICOLECTOMY. A. Biondi, R. Persiani, S. Rausei, F.C. Cananzi, M. Zoccali, A. Vecchioli, D. D’Ugo INT J COLORECTAL DIS. 2008; 23(5):551-2.
SURGICAL ANATOMY OF THE ANTERIOR MEDIASTINUM. A. Biondi, S. Rausei, F.C.M. Cananzi, M. Zoccali, S. D'Ugo, R. Persiani. ANN ITAL CHIR. 2007; 78: 351-353.
POSTOPERATIVE CARE AFTER ESOPHAGECTOMY: THE SURGEON'S VIEW. A. Biondi, S. Rausei, M. Zoccali, V. Vigorita, R. Persiani. RAYS. 2005; 30 (4): 299-307.
T-DOWNSTAGING AFTER NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY IN LOCALLY ADVANCED GASTRIC CARCINOMA. R. Persiani, D. D’Ugo, A. Biondi, S. Rausei, V. Vigorita, M. Zoccali, A. Picciocchi. TUMORI (suppl.) 2005; 4 (3): s88.