Leone Giordano


Dr. Leone Giordano is the Senior Medical Director of the Department of Otolaryngology at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, headed by Professor Mario Bussi.

Dr. Giordano also teaches at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and at the Specialized School of Otolaryngology of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan.

After graduating in 1995 from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Pavia, in 2000 he majored with honors in otolaryngology at the University of Turin. Between 2011 and 2012, he finally obtained a Master's degree of level II in aesthetic Surgery at the University of Milan.

From the point of view of clinical activity, he has experience and special interest in: acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the pharynx and larynx (pharyngitis, tonsillitis, adenoiditis, laryngitis); inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses (rhinitis, sinusitis, polyposis); malformations or post-traumatic conditions of the septum and pyramid of the nose, causing obstruction of the respiratory tract; inflammation of the salivary glands (sialoadenitis and any calculous manifestations); tumors of the head and neck of interest to ENT (benign and malignant tumors of the larynx, oral cavity, pharynx).

He concentrates his interest on major oncological surgery of the head and neck and on reconstructive surgery with local flaps, on the leg and revascularization using microsurgical methods, as well as on the reconstruction of nerve lesions. Performed about 90 reconstructions with revascularized free flaps, with the staging and execution of vascular microanastomoses, as the first surgeon.

As a researcher, Dr. Giordano focused on many aspects, including: the quality of life of patients who have undergone major oncological operations in the head and neck, voice rehabilitation using prostheses after total laryngectomy, head and neck surgery and the introduction of innovative methods aimed at improving the aesthetic result.

He is the author and co-author of more than 40 scientific publications published in national and international journals. His Hirsch index is 9. He constantly participates in national and international industry congresses.

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Latest publications

Satisfaction and Quality of Life in Laryngectomees after Voice Prosthesis Rehabilitation
Folia Phoniatr et Logop 01/2011; 63 (5): 231-236
Giordano L., Toma S., Teggi R., Palonta F., Ferrario F., Bondi S., Bussi M.
Radial forearm free flapsurgery: a modified skin-closure technique improving donor-site aesthetic appearance
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 04/2012; 32: 158-163 Codice scopus: 2-s2.0-84861745091
Giordano L., Bondi S., Ferrario F., Fabiano B., Bussi M.
Shoulder function after selective and superselective neck dissections:clinical and functional outcomes
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 12/2012; 32(6): 376-9
Giordano L., Sarandria D., Fabiano B., Del Carro U., Bussi M.
Versatility of the supraclavicular pedicle flap in head and neck reconstruction
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2014; 34:394-398 PMID:25762831
Giordano L., Bondi S., Toma S., Biafora M
Rizzotto Supratracheal laryngectomy: current indications and contraindications
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2015; 35(3): 146-156 PMID: 26246658
G. Succo, M. Bussi, L. Presutti, S. Cirillo, E. Crosetti, A. Bertolini, L. Giordano , G. Molteni, M. Petracchini, A.E. Sprio, G.N. Berta , A. Fornari, G.
Parapharyngeal metastases from thyroid cancer: surgical management of two cases with minimally invasive video-assisted technique
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2015; 35: 289-292
Giordano L., Pilolli F., Toma S., Bussi M.
Oncological and complication assessment of CO2 laser-assisted endoscopic surgery for T1-T2 glottic tumours: clinical experience
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2016; 36: 167-173 doi: 10.14639/0392-100X-643
Galli A., Giordano L., Sarandria D., Di Santo D., Bussi M.
Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap (SCAIF): a Rising Opportunity for Head and Neck Reconstruction
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck 2016; 1-10 DOI: 10.1007/s00405-016-4092-4
Giordano L., Di Santo D., Occhini A., Galli A., Bertino G., Benazzo M., Bussi M.
Open partial horizontal laryngectomies:is it time to adopt a modular form of consent for the intervention?
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2016; 36: 403-407 DOI: 10.14639/0392-100X-769
Giordano L., Di Santo D.,Crosetti E., Bertolin A., Rizzotto G., Succo G., Bussi M.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Laryngeal Schwannoma: A Systematic Review
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct 1:194599817735508 DOI: 10.1177/0194599817735508 PMID: 29039258
Tulli M., Bondi S., Smart C.E., Giordano L., Trimarchi M., Di Santo D., Biafora M.,Bussi M.
Multidisciplinary management of a giant cervico-mediastinal liposarcoma: A case report and literature review
Ear Nose Throat J 2017 dec; 96 (12): E10-E13 PMID:29236275
Galli A., Giordano L., Muriana P., Bandiera A., Negri G., Zannini P.,Bussi M.
The Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap (SCAIF) in head and neck reconstruction: an Italian multiinstitutional experience
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2018; 38:497-503
Giordano L., Di Santo D., Bondi S., Marchi F., Occhini A., Bertino G., Grammatica A., Parrinello G., Peretti G., Benazzo M., Nicolai P., Bussi M.
Voice prosthesis rehabilitation after total laryngectomy: are satisfaction and quality of life maintained over time?
Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica 2019; 39:162-168 DOI 10.14639/0392-100X-2227
Battista R.A., Resnati M.,Facchi C., Ruggieri E., Cremasco F., Paradiso F., Orfanelli U., Giordano L., Bussi M.. Cenci S., Milan E.
The Prognostic Value of Anterior Commissure Involvementin T1 Glottic Cancer
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Laryngoscope, 2019 ; 00:1-9
Tulli M., Re M., Bondi S., Ferrante L.,Dajko M., Giordano L., Gioacchini F.M.,Galli A., Bussi M.
Fine needle aspiration cytology for parotid neoplasms: risk of malignancy through inconclusive results and lower grade tumors
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck 2019; ISSN 0937-4477 Doi 10.1007/s00405-019-05733-w
Galli A., Tulli M., Giordano L., Biafora M., Di Santo D., Bondi S., Piccioni L. O., Bussi M.

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