GSpine4 – Pejrona, Matteo


Born in Saluzzo, Italy, in 1981, he graduated in Medicine at University of Turin, Italy, in 2007; during his studies he attended the Faculty of Medicine at University of Witten- Herdecke, Germany. He graduated in Neurosurgery at University of Turin, Italy, in 2013 (Prof. Ducati, Prof. Lanotte) discussing about “The lateral lumbar spine plain radiogram as a predictor of the sagittal imbalance”. During is residency program he always focused on spinal diseases and attended the “IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi” in Milan, Italy (Prof. Lamartina, Dr. Bassani, 2011-2012) where he could strengthen the fundamentals of the surgical treatment of spinal pathologies. In 2016 he got a master degree in Microneurosurgical Techniques at University of Turin. Dr. Pejrona is now a member of the équipe of Dr. Berjano and Prof. Lamartina (GSpine4), treating a wide range of spinal pathologies (degenerative diseases, deformities, trauma, tumors). He collaborates with another spine center in Switzerland, provides training for surgeons and is member of AOSpine, one of the most important scientific community for spinal surgeons. Scientific interests of Dr. Pejrona are mostly related to degenerative deformities and sagittal misalignment; about this topic he is author or co-author of various publications in international scientific journals.


1: Pejrona M, Ristori G, Villafañe JH, Pregliasco FE, Berjano P. Does specialty
matter? A survey on 176 Italian neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons
confirms similar competency for common spinal conditions and supports
multidisciplinary teams in comprehensive and complex spinal care. Spine J. 2018
Aug;18(8):1498-1503. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.10.004. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PubMed
PMID: 29031873.

2: Langella F, Villafañe JH, Damilano M, Cecchinato R, Pejrona M, Ismael M,
Berjano P. Predictive Accuracy of Surgimap Surgical Planning for Sagittal
Imbalance: A Cohort Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Nov 15;42(22):E1297-E1304.
doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002230. PubMed PMID: 28542103.

3: Berjano P, Langella F, Damilano M, Pejrona M, Buric J, Ismael M, Villafañe JH,
Lamartina C. Fusion rate following extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion. Eur
Spine J. 2015 Apr;24 Suppl 3:369-71. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3929-7. Epub 2015
Apr 17. PubMed PMID: 25893332.

4: Berjano P, Damilano M, Langella F, Pejrona M, Lamartina C. Minimally invasive
surgery for adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Sci. 2014 Jun;58(2 Suppl 1):81-6.
PubMed PMID: 25371954.

5: Pejrona M, Berjano P, Cecchinato R, Casella A, Lamartina C. Posterior surgery
or lateral lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative deformity? Comparative data.
J Neurosurg Sci. 2014 Jun;58(2 Suppl 1):77-80. Review. PubMed PMID: 25371953.

6: Berjano P, Pejrona M, Damilano M, Cecchinato R, Aguirre MF, Lamartina C.
Corner osteotomy: a modified pedicle subtraction osteotomy for increased sagittal
correction in the lumbar spine. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jan;24 Suppl 1:58-65. doi:
10.1007/s00586-014-3618-y. Epub 2014 Oct 16. PubMed PMID: 25319146.

7: Garbossa D, Pejrona M, Damilano M, Sansone V, Ducati A, Berjano P. Pelvic
parameters and global spine balance for spine degenerative disease: the
importance of containing for the well being of content. Eur Spine J. 2014 Oct;23
Suppl 6:616-27. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3558-6. Epub 2014 Sep 12. Review. PubMed
PMID: 25212448.

8: Berjano P, Damilano M, Pejrona M, Consonni O, Langella F, Lamartina C. KIVA
VCF system in the treatment of T12 osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture.
Eur Spine J. 2014 Jun;23(6):1379-80. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3366-z. PubMed PMID:

9: Berjano P, Garbossa D, Damilano M, Pejrona M, Bassani R, Doria C.
Transthoracic lateral retropleural minimally invasive microdiscectomy for T9-T10
disc herniation. Eur Spine J. 2014 Jun;23(6):1376-8. doi:
10.1007/s00586-014-3369-9. PubMed PMID: 24831128.

10: Berjano P, Pejrona M, Damilano M. Microdiscectomy for recurrent L5-S1 disc
herniation. Eur Spine J. 2013 Dec;22(12):2915-7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-3114-9.
PubMed PMID: 24272269; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3843786.