Valentina Giaccaglia Dr.

General Surgery
English, Italian


Core competencies

  • Haemorrhoids/piles
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Chronic constipation
  • Obstructed defecation syndrome
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Peri-anal abscess
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic and anal pain
  • Pelvic dyssynergia
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Colorectal cancer screening and prevention


Dr. Valentina Giaccaglia is a consultant general surgeon with particular interest in colorectal surgery, proctology and pelvic floor diseases.

She has been focusing her clinical activity on the latest minimally invasive techniques for treating haemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding, pelvic floor dyssynergia, chronic anal and pelvic pain, anal stenosis, anal fistula, rectovaginal fistula, fecal incontinence, anal stricture and pilonidal sinus. These new approaches allow patients to experience less pain and a very quick return to daily activities.

In addition, she performs anoscopy, rectoscopy, endoanal ultrasound and anorectal manometry.

She is Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Health Sciences (MBRU), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Administrator of the UAE Chapter of ACS. She was also President and organiser of the Dubai International Colorectal Symposium 2017 with Prof. S. Wexner. Dr. Valentina is faculty and trainer for different courses in the MENA region about VAAFT, EPSiT, STARR and pelvic floor diagnostics. She is author of many papers published in international journals including Annals of Surgery.

She graduated from ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Italy, where she also undertook her residency in General Surgery and a PhD. She also did a clinical clerkship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston.

She was the winner of the Patient Satisfaction Award 2017-2018 at Mediclinic City Hospital.


MD, phD
Italian Board certified in General Surgery
Associate Fellow of American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Administrator of UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACSUAE).
Adjunct Associate Professor of General Surgery at MBRU


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