Massimo Arcerito, MD

Dr. Massimo Arcerito is a board-certified surgeon with Mission Surgical Clinic who specializes in general and thoracic surgery, as well as surgical oncology.

His clinical interests include diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and foregut, using minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical techniques.

Dr. Arcerito earned his medical degree from the University of Catania School of Medicine in Italy, where he also completed a residency in general and thoracic surgery. He then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology fellowship at the same institution.

He completed additional fellowship training at the University of San Francisco Medical Center in medical research and minimally invasive surgery.  His focus there was on esophageal and gastric functional disorders as well as clinical outcome for laparoscopic surgery in upper gastrointestinal diseases.

After practicing for a time as a surgeon in Italy, Dr. Arcerito returned to the United States with his family and repeated his surgical training with a general surgery residency, which was completed at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He received additional fellowship training in advanced gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Arcerito is the author of more than 30 articles and book chapters related to pathophysiology and clinical outcome of upper gastrointestinal diseases.  His research interests include benign and malignant esophageal diseases, foregut surgical oncology, hepatobiliary surgical oncology, molecular biology in pancreatic cancer, and clinical outcomes in robot-assisted liver and pancreas surgery

He sees patients at Mission Surgical Clinic’s office in Riverside.