Prof. Dr.
Salvatore Giordano

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Giordano is a dynamic young plastic surgeon in Finland. Born Italian in Salerno, he graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 2005, with the best possible grade.

He then undertook surgical training at Helsinki Children’s Hospital and Vaasa Central Hospital, followed by plastic surgical training at Turku University Hospital and Helsinki University Hospital.
Following the extensive training, in 2014 Dr. Giordano became a Specialist in Plastic Surgery and completed his PhD about Bariatric and Body Contouring Post-Bariatric Surgery. In 2015, he became an Adjunct Professor of Experimental Surgery and in 2019 Adjunct Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Turku.

During his career, he has worked not only in several public hospitals and private clinics in Finland but also in the United Kingdom and in the United States, published over 60 surgical articles, and he frequently gives lectures and presentations in international conferences around the globe. Since January 2019 Dr Giordano serves as Chief of Section, Vice Chair of the Department of Plastic and General Surgery at Turku University Hospital.

Dr. Giordano is an active member of the Finnish Society of Surgery, Finnish Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, and full member of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS). He is also Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).


  1. Giordano S, Harkkila S, Oranges CM, diSumma PM, Koskivuo I. Immediate versus Delayed Contralateral Breast Symmetrisation in Breast Reconstruction with Latissimus dorsi Flap: A Comparative Study. Breast Care 2019. doi: 10.1159/000502769.
  2. Annaniemi JA, Pere J, Giordano S. Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid injections for knee osteoarthritis: a propensity-score analysis. Scand J Surg. 2019 2019 Dec;108(4):329-337. doi: 10.1177/1457496918812218.
  3. Oranges CM, Giordano S. Augmentation Gluteoplasty: A Brazilian Perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Oct;144(4):711e-712e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006038
  4. Chen G, Oranges CM, Giordano S, Huang R, Wang W. Horizontal animation deformity as unusual complication of neurotoxin modulation of the gummy smile. Dermatol Online J. 2019 Aug 15;25(8). pii: 13030/qt49s9h9zh.
  5. Schiraldi L, Jabbour G, Centofanti P, Giordano S, Abdelnour E, Gonzalez M, Raffoul W, di Summa PG. Deep sternal wound infections: Evidence for prevention, treatment, and reconstructive surgery. Arch Plast Surg. 2019 Jul;46(4):291-302. doi: 10.5999/aps.2018.01151.
  6. Giordano S, Kangas R, Veräjänkorva E, Koskivuo I. Ligasure impact™ might reduce blood loss, complications, and re-operation occurrence after abdominoplasty in massive-weight-loss patients: A Comparative Study. Scand J Surg. 2019 Feb 14:1457496919828237. doi: 10.1177/1457496919828237.
  7. Biancari F, Giordano S. Glycated Hemoglobin and the Risk of Sternal Wound Infection After Adult Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Mar 6. pii: S1043-0679(19)30072-3. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2019.02.029.
  8. Oranges CM, Madduri S, Brantner P, Msallem B, Giordano S, Benitez B, Kalbermatten DF, Schaefer DJ, Thieringer FM. Three-dimensional Assessment of the Breast: Validation of a Novel, Simple and Inexpensive Scanning Process. In Vivo. 2019 May-Jun;33(3):839-842. doi: 10.21873/invivo.11548.
  9. Di Summa PG, Largo RD, Ismail T, Tremp M, Lunger A, Wettstein R, Krähenbühl SM, Giordano S, Schaefer DJ, Schaeren S, Kalbermatten DF. Reconstruction of Spinal Soft Tissue Defects With Perforator Flaps From the Paraspinal Region. In Vivo. 2019 May-Jun;33(3):827-832. doi: 10.21873/invivo.11546.
  10. Sörelius K, Schiraldi L, Giordano S, Oranges CM, Raffoul W, DI Summa PG. Reconstructive Surgery of Inguinal Defects: A Systematic Literature Review of Surgical Etiology and Reconstructive Technique. In Vivo. 2019 Jan-Feb;33(1):1-9. doi: 10.21873/invivo.11431.
  11. Agha RA, Borrelli MR, Farwana R, Koshy K, Fowler AJ, Orgill DP; SCARE Group (Giordano S). The SCARE 2018 statement: Updating consensus Surgical CAse REport (SCARE) guidelines. Int J Surg. 2018 Dec;60:132-136. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2018.10.028.
  12. Giordano SA, Garvey PB, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. Hospital readmission following open, single-stage, elective abdominal wall reconstructions using acellular dermal matrix affects long-term hernia recurrence rate. Am J Surg. 2018 Jul;216(1):60-66.
  13. Velasquez JF, Nele G, Giordano S. Abdominal tattoo can be useful to avoid a midline abdominal incision. J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Apr 9;2018(4):rjy071.
  14. Giordano S, Romeo M, di Summa P, Salval A, Lankinen P. A Meta-analysis On Evidence Of Platelet-rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia. Int J Trichology. 2018 Jan-Feb;10(1):1-10.
  15. Giordano S, Victorzon M. Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass In Elderly Patients (60 Years Or Older): A Meta-Analysis Of Comparative Studies. Scand J Surg. 2018 Mar;107(1):6-13.
  16. De Vita D, Madonia M, Coppola E, Sciorio C, Giordano S, Dessole S, Capobianco G. Long-term efficacy of intravesical instillation of hyaluronic acid/chondroitin sulfate in recurrent bacterial cystitis: 36 months’ follow-up. Clin Exp Obstet Gyn 2018; 45(2):224-228.
  17. Giordano S, Garvey PB, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. Concomitant Panniculectomy Affects Wound Morbidity but Not Hernia Recurrence Rates in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: A Propensity Score Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Dec;140(6):1263-1273.
  18. Agha RA, Borrelli MR, Vella-Baldacchino M, Thavayogan R, Orgill DP; STROCSS Group (Giordano S).The STROCSS statement: Strengthening the Reporting of Cohort Studies in Surgery. Int J Surg. 2017 Oct;46:198-202.
  19. Giordano S, Romeo M, Lankinen P. Plated-Rich Plasma for Androgenetic Alopecia: Does it work? Evidence from Meta-Analysis. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2017 Sep;16(3):374-381.
  20. Giordano S, Schaverien M, Garvey PB, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. Advanced age does not affect abdominal wall reconstruction outcomes using acellular dermal matrix: A comparative study using propensity score analysis. Am J Surg. 2017 Jun;213(6):1046-1052.
  21. Giordano S, Garvey PB, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. The Impact of Body Mass Index on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Outcomes: A Comparative Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May;139(5):1234-1244.
  22. Garvey PB, Giordano SA, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. Long-Term Outcomes after Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar;224(3):341-350.
  23. Mericli AF, Garvey PB, Giordano S, Liu J, Baumann DP, Butler CE. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with Concomitant Ostomy-Associated Hernia Repair: Outcomes and Propensity Score Analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar;224(3):351-361.e2.
  24. Giordano S, Koskivuo I, Suominen E, Veräjänkorva E. Tissue sealants may reduce haematoma and complications in face-lifts: A meta-analysis of comparative studies. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 Mar;70(3):297-306.
  25. Giordano S, Garvey PB, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. Prior Radiotherapy Does Not Affect Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Outcomes: Evidence from Propensity Score Analysis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar;24(3):816-822.
  26. Giordano S, Garvey PB, Baumann DP, Liu J, Butler CE. Primary fascial closure with biologic mesh reinforcement results in lesser complication and recurrence rates than bridged biologic mesh repair for abdominal wall reconstruction: A propensity score analysis. Surgery. 2017 Feb;161(2):499-508.
  27. Veräjänkorva E, Rautio R, Giordano S, Koskivuo I, Savolainen O. The Efficiency of Sclerotherapy in the Treatment of Vascular Malformations: A Retrospective Study of 63 Patients. Plast Surg Int. 2016;2016:2809152.
  28. Koskivuo I, Kemppainen J, Giordano S, Seppänen M, Veräjänkorva E, Vihinen P, Minn H. Whole body PET/CT in the follow-up of asymptomatic patients with stage IIB-IIIB cutaneous melanoma. Acta Oncol. 2016 Nov;55(11):1355-1359.
  29. Agha RA, Fowler AJ, Rajmohan S, Barai I, Orgill DP; PROCESS Group (Giordano S). Preferred reporting of case series in surgery; the PROCESS guidelines. Int J Surg. 2016 Dec;36(Pt A):319-323.
  30. Agha RA, Fowler AJ, Saeta A, Barai I, Rajmohan S, Orgill DP; SCARE Group (Giordano S). The SCARE Statement: Consensus-based surgical case report guidelines. Int J Surg. 2016 Oct;34:180-186.
  31. Agha RA, Fowler AJ, Saetta A, Barai I, Rajmohan S, Orgill DP; SCARE Steering Group (Giordano S). A protocol for the development of reporting criteria for surgical case reports: The SCARE statement. Int J Surg. 2016 Mar;27:187-9.
  32. Giordano S. Removal of excess skin after massive weight loss: challenges and solutions Open Access Surgery 2015(8):51-60.
  33. Giordano S, Victorzon M. Bariatric surgery in elderly patients: a systematic review. Clin Interv Aging. 2015 Oct 13;10:1627-35.
  34. Koskivuo I, Giordano S, Veräjänkorva E, Vihinen P. One-cm Versus 2-cm Excision Margins for Patients With Intermediate Thickness Melanoma: A Matched-Pair Analysis. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Oct;41(10):1130-6.
  35. Giordano S, Tolonen P, Victorzon M. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the super-obese: peri-operative and early outcomes. Scand J Surg. 2015 Mar;104(1):5-9.
  36. Kääriäinen M, Giordano S, Kauhanen S, Helminen M, Kuokkanen H. No need to cut the nerve in LD reconstruction to avoid jumping of the breast: A prospective randomized study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Aug;67(8):1106-10.
  37. Giordano S, Victorzon M. The impact of preoperative weight loss before laparoscopic gastric bypass. Obes Surg. 2014 May;24(5):669-74.
  38. Giordano S, Victorzon M, Stormi T, Suominen E. Desire for body contouring surgery after bariatric surgery: do body mass index and weight loss matter? Aesthet Surg J. 2014 Jan 1;34(1):96-105.
  39. Giordano S, Victorzon M. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is effective and safe in over 55-year-old patients: a comparative analysis. World J Surg. 2014 May;38(5):1121-6.
  40. Giordano S, Peltoniemi H, Lilius P, Salmi A. Povidone-Iodine Combined With Antibiotic Topical Irrigation to Reduce Capsular Contracture in Cosmetic Breast Augmentation: A Comparative Study. Aesthet Surg J. 2013 Jul;33(5):675-80.
  41. Giordano S, Pääkkönen M, Salminen P, Grönroos JM. Elevated serum bilirubin in assessing the likelihood of perforation in acute appendicitis: A diagnostic meta-analysis. Int J Surg. 2013;11(9):795-800.
  42. Giordano S, Veräjänkorva E, Koskivuo I, Suominen E. Effectiveness of local anaesthetic pain catheters for abdominal donor site analgesia in patients undergoing free lower abdominal flap breast reconstruction: A meta-analysis of comparative studies. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Dec;47(6):428-33.
  43. Giordano S, Victorzon M, Koskivuo I, Suominen E. Physical discomfort due to redundant skin in post-bariatric surgery patients. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Jul;66(7):950-5.
  44. De Vita D, Antell H, Giordano S. Effectiveness of intravesical hyaluronic acid with or without chondroitin sulfate for recurrent bacterial cystitis in adult women: a meta-analysis. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Apr;24(4):545-52.
  45. De Vita D, Giordano S. Effectiveness of intravesical hyaluronic acid/chondroitin sulfate in recurrent bacterial cystitis: a randomized study. Int Urogynecol J. 2012 Dec;23(12):1707-13.
  46. Lorenzetti F, Giordano S, Tukiainen E. Intraoperative hemodynamic evaluation of the latissimus dorsi muscle flap: a prospective study. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2012 May;28(4):273-8.
  47. Kääriäinen M, Giordano S, Kauhanen S, Lääperi AL, Mattila P, Helminen M, Kalimo H, Kuokkanen H. The Significance of Latissimus Dorsi Flap Innervation in Delayed Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Study-Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Histologic Findings. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Dec;128(6):637e-645e.
  48. Giordano S, Salminen P, Biancari F, Victorzon M. Linear Stapler Technique May Be Safer than Circular in Gastrojejunal Anastomosis for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies. Obes Surg. 2011 Dec;21(12):1958-64.
  49. Giordano S, Kääriäinen M, Kaistila T, Alavaikko J, Kuokkanen H. Latissimus Dorsi free flap harvesting may affect the shoulder joint in long run. Scand J Surg. 2011; 100(3):202- 207.
  50. De Vita D, Giordano S. Two successful natural pregnancies in a patient with severe uterine prolapse: A case report. J Med Case Reports. 2011 Sep 14;5:459.
  51. De Vita D, Giordano S, Piccione E. Management of intraoperative haemorrhage in pelvic organ prolapse repair: a report of two cases. In Vivo. 2011 Mar-Apr;25(2):275-7.
  52. Giordano S, Tolonen P, Victorzon M. Comparison of linear versus circular stapling techniques in laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery – a pilot study. Scand J Surg. 2010;99(3):127-31.
  53. Selvaggi G, Giordano S, Ishak L. Synmastia. Review of the literature: prevention and correction. Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Nov;65(5):455-61.
  54. Lorenzetti F, Giordano S, Suominen E, Asko-Seljavaara S, Suominen S. Intraoperative Hemodynamic Evaluation of the Radial and Ulnar Arteries during Free Radial Forearm Flap Procedure. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2010 Feb;26(2):73-7.
  55. Giordano S, Tolonen T, Tolonen T, Hirsimäki S, Kataja V. A pure primary low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (carcinoid tumor) of the prostate. Int Urol Nephrol. 2010 Sep;42(3):683-7.
  56. Giordano S, Lorenzetti F, Muuronen E, Suominen E, Suominen S. The effect of radial artery reconstruction on the radial forearm flap: a prospective study. Eur J Plast Surg. 2009 Oct; 32:235-240.
  57. Giordano S, Biancari F, Loponen P, Wistbacka JO, Luther M. Preoperative hemodynamic parameters and the immediate outcome after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;9(3):491-3.
  58. Giordano S, Biancari F. Does the use of carbon dioxide field flooding during heart valve surgery prevent postoperative cerebrovascular complications? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2009 Aug;9(2):323-6.
  59. Taskinen S, Giordano S, Rintala R. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis infiltrating the liver. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Oct;43(10):e7-9
  60. Giordano S, Taskinen S, Sankila A, Ala-Opas M. Adenocarcinoma in isolated rectal bladder after treatment of bladder exstrophy. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2008;42(4):392-4.