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Henrique Walter Pinotti

Henrique Walter Pinotti, Brazilian gastroenterologist (São Paulo 27 May 1929 – São Paulo 21 June 2010)

Son of Italian immigrants

Cousin of gynecologist José Aristodemo Pinotti
Authored 817 works and 38 books and monographs


Cardiomyectomy with partial fundoplication (1974) known as Pinotti operation
First subtotal esophagectomy via cervicoadominal with diaphragm transection (1974)

Esophagocardiomyotomy with esophagogastropexy

With J.J. Gama Rodrigues, G. Ellenbogen, R. Arab Fadul & A. Raia. New bases for the surgical treatment of megaesophagus: esophagocardiomyotomy with esophagus-fundus-gastropexy. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 20:331-4, 1974  
Extrapleural approach to the esophagus through frenolaparotomy. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 22 (2):57-60, 1976
Subtotal esophagectomy by transmediastinal tunnel without thoracotomy. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 23 (11):395-8, 1977  

With G. Ellenbogen, J.J. Gama-Rodrigues, I.F. Carril & A.A. Raia. Lateral esophagostomy of derivation. A new simplified technical procedure. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 24(6):191-4, 1978   

An anti-reflux procedure

With W.M. Pollara, R. Gemperli & A.A. Raia. O problema do câncer no megaesôfago. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 26:379-81, 1980    

With A. A. Raia, B. Zilberstein & W.M.Pollara. Esophagectomy without thoracotomy. Surg. Gynecol. Obstet. (1981)


Pinotti maneuver

New approach to the thoracic esophagus by the abdominal transdiaphragmatic route. Langenbecks Arch. Chir. 359:229-35, 1983

Heller-Pinotti technique

With P. Sakai & S. Ishioka. Cardiomyotomy and fundoplication for esophageal achalasia. Japan. J. Surgery 13(5):399-403, 1983


With O. S. Simonsen, C.W. Sobrado Jr. & S.F. Bocchini. Rectal neovagina: Simonsen’s technique for large rectovaginal fistula repair. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 41:658-60, 1998


With F.O. Costa, R. Cleva & V.N. Felix. A modified technique using the external jugular as a central venous line route for critically patients. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva 9:108-9, 1994

With C.E. Domeno, A. Nasi, M.A. Santo & H.T. Libanori. Management of megaesophagus by vídeo-laparoscopy (Technical standardization). Arq. Bras. Cir. Dig. 9 (1):17-9, 1994

With J.E.M.Cunha, M. C. C. Machado, T. Bacchella, J. Jukemura & M. C. Zerbini. New concepts of the pathogenesis and treatment of multiple acute duodenal ulcers. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva 7:69-71, 1992

With M.C.  Machado, J. E. Cunha, T. Bacchella & S. Penteado. Nova técnica de derivação colangiodigestiva intra-hepática no lobo direito do fígado. Revista do Hospital das Clínicas 47:163-6, 1992

With L. A. D’Albuquerque, J. J. Gama Rodrigues, A. de Oliveira e Silva & M. P. de Miranda. A simplified technique for splenopancreatic disconnection with distal splenorenal shunt. Surg. Gynecol. Obstetr. 170(4):355-7, 1990

With M. P. de Miranda, J. J. Gama Rodrigues, L. A. D’Albuquerque & P. Sakai. Use of endoscopic Congo red test in the evaluation of ulcer recurrence risks after proximal gastric vagotomy. A new interpretative method. Surg. Endosc. 3(4):182-5, 1989  

With M. C. C. Machado, J. Jukemura, J E M Cunha & T. Bacchella. Technique for emergency laparotomy in patients with chronic pulmonary diseases and large incisional hernias. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva 2:85-87, 1987

With E. E. Abdo, M. C. C. Machado, J E M Cunha & T. Bacchella. Biliary stricture: A new method of repair. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva 1: 90-94, 1986

With J. J. Gama Rodrigues, B. Zilberstein, G. Ellenbogen & A. A. Raia Lateral deviation esophagostomy. New simplified technical procedure. Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam. 12(2):135-41, 1982

With J.J. Gama Rodrigues, G. Ellenbogen & A. Raia. New orientation in distal esophagectomy: reconstruction by esophagogastric anastomoses with an anti-reflux valve.  Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 21(1):21-4, 1975

With A. Rosenthal. Papillosphincteroplasty: comments on the diagnosis of papillitis and presentation of a new technical procedure. Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam. 3(3):117-23, 1971 

New technique of verification of gastroesophageal reflux. Rev. Hosp. Clin. Fac. Med. Univ. S. Paulo 21(3):151-4, 1966

A new abdominal approach for spleno-renal shunt. O Hospital 70(2);321-7, 1966


With P. Onari, C.E. Domene, F. Atui e H. Koga. A new tube for exposure of the esophagus in laparoscopic surgery. ABCD. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva 10: 99-100, 1995

With M.A. Santo, C.E. Domeno, A. Nasi, H.T. Libanori & M. Fidi. Colecistectomia sem pneumoperitoneo. Arq. Bras. Cir. Dig. 9:153-4, 1994 

With J. A. Godoy. Retractor for operations in the region of the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm and the esophagogastric junction. Rev. Paul. Med. 78(1):31-2, 1971

With J. A. Godoy. Technical aspects of papillosphincteroplasty. Use of a new instrument. Rev. Paul. Med. 74(1):25-8, 1969


Proposed a balloon for hydrostatic dilatations

Instrumento dilatador da cárdia para tratamento do megaesôfago. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. 15:271, 1969


New instrument for general surgery, especially for gastrectomy. Surgery 62(5):975-7, 1967 
Proposed a balloon-catheter (1966)


Commemorative Medal, IX Centenary, Bologna University (1988)

Honorary Academic, Roman Academy of Surgery (2003)