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The Sociedad Argentina de Coloproctología (SACP) was founded on the 4th of September in 1942 and since then it has brought together surgeons specialized in coloproctology in Argentina, promoting scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.

A monthly scientific session is held on the second Friday of each month, from April to November of each year, where scientific papers are read and subsequently published in the Revista Argentina de Coloproctología.

This journal is an official publication of the SACP covering coloproctology, surgery, oncology, and gastroenterology, and colonic, rectal, and anal pathologies.

It is published quarterly (March, June, September, and December). The journal was published for the first time in 1942 and follows the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

The teaching of the specialty supported and supervised by the SACP is accomplished in several ways:

  • Post-basic residence.
  • Competitions and Fellowships.
  • Postgraduate courses.
  • Congresses and Conferences.

The SACP holds an annual course with the participation of outstanding national and international specialists through theory classes, scientific sessions, and a final evaluation. It also conducts short postgraduate courses that provide updates on the main topics of the specialty.

The SACP runs the annual Congreso Argentino de Coloproctología congress, which is held together with the Congreso Argentino de Cirugía congress, as well as the Jornadas Argentinas de Coloproctología event every two years.

An annual award is given every year to the best scientific paper read in the sessions e. The SACP also has close ties to various national and international medical scientific societies for the promotion of knowledge in the specialty.



Dr. Fernando Serra President Dr. Fernando Bugallo Vice President Dr. Marcelo Colinas General Secretary Dr. Alejandro Canelas Treasurer


Faculty keyboard_arrow_down
Dr. Mariano Laporte Dr. Mariano Laporte is a colorectal surgeon, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the School of Medicine at Universidad de Buenos Aires followed by surgical training in Hospital Alejandro Posadas. He then completed training at Hospital Aleman, finishing in 2008 a two years fellowship in colon & rectal surgery.He has published many manuscripts and book chapters as the author or co-author. Dr. Laporte is a board member of the AAC (Asociacion Argentina de Cirugia). Actually is the Editor in Chief of the official journal of Sociedad Argentina de Coloproctologia (Revista Argentina de Coloproctologia). His main professional and scientific interests focus on colorectal oncologic surgery, minimally invasive approach and postoperative complications in colorectal surgery. Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Carlos Miguel Lumi Coloproctology Surgeon; Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Buenos Aire; Staff, Coloproctology Unit, Hospital de Gastroenterología "Dr C.B. Udaondo"; Staff and Director, Teaching and Research Department and Director of the Coloproctology Post-Basic Residency Program, Argentina Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Alejandro Moreira Grecco Dr Alejandro Moreira Grecco is the Chief of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Division at the “Hospital de Clínicas de Buenos Aires”, University of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. Until 2021, he was in charge of the Colon and Rectal Unit at the same Hospital.  Dr Moreira is a board member at the Argentine Surgical Association (AAC) and the Argentine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (SACP). He has also an active participation in the Latin-American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ALACP).   As a professor at the University, he leads the gastrointestinal surgery curricula for pregrade students, contributes with the training of 12 surgical residents and is in charge of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Fellowship. At the Division, he receive several visiting students, residents and fellows per year.   He had an important role in the implementation of TAMiS surgery in Argentina and has developed a dying method to improve intraoperative tumor visualization.  He had also worked with fluorescence and high resolution anoscopy.  He is the author of several scientific papers, book chapters and books. His main professional and scientific interest focus on colon and rectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, cancer prevention and surgical training.  Gastroenterology
Dr. Juan C. Patrón Dr. Juan Carlos Patrón Uriburu is an Argentine surgeon specialized in colorectal surgery. He graduated from the National University of Tucuman School of Medicine in 1993 and later went on to pursue fellowships in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and the British Hospital of Buenos Aires.He is board certified by the Argentine Association of Surgery and the Argentine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is also a member of the Argentine Association of Surgery, the Argentine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the Argentine Academy of Surgery, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the European Society of Coloproctology, and the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association.
In addition to his work in the medical field, Dr. Patrón is also an associated professor of surgery at the National University of Medicine and the Catholic University of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a member of the review boards of the Revista Argentina de Cirugía, Colorectal Diseases, and EC Gastroenterology and Digestive System. He is also a consultant for the Argentine Journal of Coloproctology.His special interests include colon and rectal cancer, minimal invasive approach, colonoscopy, diverticular diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, rectal prolapse, and functional disorders. He is also the Director of the International Colorectal Course of the British Hospital since 2017. Dr. Patrón Uriburu has received several awards, including “Mejora en la terapéutica del cáncer de recto bajo mediante cirugía laparoscópica y enfoque multidisciplinario” from Qualitas in 2013. He has also authored several book chapters and publications.
Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Nicolas Rotholtz Dr. Nicolas Rotholtz is the Chief of the General Surgery Department and Colorectal Surgery Division at the Hospital Aleman de Buenos Aires. Director of the Colorectal Surgery Program at Buenos Aires University. He is a Professor of Surgery at Buenos Aires University Director of the Fellowship Program in Colorectal Surgery at the Hospital Aleman. Dr Rotholtz has published 77 studies, most of them in peer-reviewed impact factored scientific journals. He is Board-certified in Colorectal Surgery Dr Rotholtz is a member of the American Society of Colorectal Surgery, the Argentinian Society of Colorectal Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and other medical societies.

General Surgery