Giuseppe Romano – Curriculum Vitae

Head of the Department of Andrology and Urethra Surgery
San Donato Hospital – USL8
Arezzo, Italy
Personal information:
born on December 20th, 1960, in Vibo Valentia, Italy.
Medical degree in 1986: Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, “Federico II” University in Naples, Italy; thesis entitled “Current guidelines for the treatment of prostate cancer” published in 1987.
Professional background in 1991: Specialized in Urology “Federico II°” University in Naples, Italy; thesis entitled: “The use of lasers in the treatment of bladder tumors” published in 1997
1996-2001 Urologist assistant in Jazzolino Hospital in Vibo Valentia, Italy.
2001-2003 Urologist assistant in Adria Hospital in Adria (Rovigo), Italy.
2003-present Head of Department of Andrology and Uretra Surgery in San Donato Hospital of Arezzo, Italy.

  • Member of Italian Urology Society (SIU)
  • Member of Italian Andrology Society (SIA)
  • Member of European Urology Association (EAU)

Career principally focused on Reconstructive surgery of urethral-genital apparatus, by taking part to many national and international courses (with active participation). Expert in endourological techniques.
Research project in 1997: atraumatic extractor of ureteral stones (patent), PO Jazzolino Hospital, Vibo Valentia, Italy.
Co-investigator in 2001: clinical trials Quibus and Opera (Quality of life in Italian patients with lower urinary symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia): published on European Urology vol. 40. Suppl. 1, 2001.
Research project in 2010: project entitled “Tissue Bioengineering in Urethral Surgery”, Center of Urethral Surgery, Arezzo, Italy.
Master of Italian Andrology Society (SIA) in 2005: Specializing Master in Andrology in University of Hamburg, Trieste, Milano, Pisa and Belgrado.
Specifies the operating activities in the male urinary incontinence and urethral surgery (years 2003-2010):

  • 260 bulbar urethroplasties with oral mucosa graft
  • 90 end-to-end bulbar urethroplasties
  • 45 posterior urethroplasties
  • 130 penile urethroplasties
  • 85 perineal urethrostomy
  • 240 endoscopic urethrotomy (cold knife or laser)
  • 25 AMS sphincter placement for male urinary incontinence
  • 2 removals sphincter AMS 800 for male urinary incontinence

Teaching activity: academic years 1990-91 and 1991-1992, sanitary statistics in university school of nursing in Vibo Valentia, Italy.
Scientific activity: several publications on important national and international peer review journal indexed and with an impact factor; significant speeches during national and international congresses.