Prof. Giuseppe Amato graduated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University Palermo (Italy), He was a resident of the Surgical Clinic until 1978 and then moved to Germany, where worked at the Surgical Clinic of the Academic Hospital University Frankfurt in Hanau, and then at the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Clinic of the Göttingen University. In 1984 he obtained his specialization in General Surgery at the Aerztekammer Münster. Since 1987 he has been senior surgical consultant in various medical institutions in Palermo and Rome (Italy) and from 2016 to l 2020 he was Consultant Professor of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery at the Postgraduate School of General Surgery of the University of Cagliari. Since 2016 he has been consultant professor at the University of Palermo. Prof. Amato has carried out experimental and research studies in physiopathology and surgery of the abdominal wall leading to the development of new therapeutic strategies and devices. Among these, he conceived ProFlor, the first 3D dynamic responsive device for inguinal hernia repair and developed the related surgical technique. Thanks to its intrinsic dynamic behavior, ProFlor achieves a fully different, regenerative, biological response compared to conventional hernia meshes. He also developed an updated concept of implants for fixation free treatment of ventral and incisional hernias: the tentacle mesh. This device, aside a fixation free deployment, grants a wider overlap of the abdominal wall allowing for sharply reduced length of procedure and postoperative complications.
Prof. Amato is a member of many scientific societies, among which the American College of Surgeons, the European Hernia Society, the Italian Society of Surgery and the Italian Society of Endoscopic Surgery and New Technologies. Prof. Amato serves as editorial board member and reviewer of renowned scientific journals and is often invited as speaker in medical congresses in Europe, USA and Asia.