Massimo Balsano, MD, Italy

Massimo Balsano is Director of Regional Spinal Department of Santorso Hospital, located in Northeast of Italy, close to Venice.

He’s Professor of Spinal Surgery at the Universities of Verona and Sassari.

He’s a leader surgeon in the deformities, and in the past 15 years has approached the world of MISS, performing hundreds of operations, especially on adult deformities. He is the surgeon that performed the first XLIF surgery in Italy in 2008.

Reviewer of several spinal journals and member of the most important spinal societies, he is also board member of AOSIB and SOLAS.

A medical graduate from the University of Padova, Italy (one of the oldest and well known Italian University for medical studies), Dr. Balsano has completed his orthopedic residency in Padova and he served a spine fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.

Up to now he has performed about 5000 spinal operations, mainly including adult and pediatric deformities, adult degenerative conditions, cervical pathologies, traumatology, and tumors.