Renato Salvador

Renato Salvador

Associate Professor



1999-2005 - Medical Degree (University of Padova)
2006-2012 - Postgraduate Degree in General Surgery (University of Padova, Chief. Prof. E.Ancona)
2007-2008 - Esophageal Research Fellowhip presso University of Rochester, New York, USA. Jeffrey H. Peters, MD.  Department of Surgery
2019 - Assistant Professor (University of Padova)
2017 - Scientific National Qualification to become Associate Professor of Surgery


2012 Physician - Casa di Cura di Abano Terme – Polispecialistica e Termale S.p.A. Casa di cura privata – Presidio Ospedaliero ULSS 16 Padova – O.U. Emergency Room and General Surgery
2013-2015 Physician - Azienda Ospedale Università di Padova - O.U. Chirurgia Generale (Chief Prof. R. Bardini)
2015-2019 Physician - Azienda Ospedale Università di Padova - O.U. Clinica Chirurgica 3 (Chief Prof. S. Merigliano)
2019 - Assistant Professor (University of Padova), Department of Surgical, Oncological and Gastrointestinal Sciences


Esophageal diseases
Esophageal pathophysiology
High Resolution Manometry
Esophageal Cancer
Surgical Endoscopy
Mini-invasive surgery
Surgery of the upper digestive tract

  1. Salvador R, Dubecz A, Polomsky M, Jones C, Raymond D,  Trus T, Watson T, and Peters JH.  A New Era in Esophageal Diagnostics: The Image-Based Paradigm of High Resolution Manometry. Journal of American College of Surgeons 2009 June;208(6):1035-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.02.049.
  2. Salvador R, Costantini M, Zaninotto G, Morbin T,et al. The preoperative manometric pattern predicts the outcome of surgical treatment for esophageal achalasia. J Gastrointestinal Surg Volume 211, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 754-761. doi: 10.1007/s11605-010-1318-4 (Award: JOGS best article of the year)
  3. Salvador R, Costantini M, Rizzetto C, Zaninotto G. Diffuse Esophageal Spasm: the surgical approach. Disease of Esophagus. Volume 25, Issue 4, May 2012, Pages 311-318 doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2010.01172.x
  4. Rohof W*, Salvador R*, Annese V, Bruley des Varannes S, Chaussade S, Costantini M, Elizalde I, Gaudric M, Smout A, Tack J, Zaninotto G, Boeckxstaens G. Outcomes of Treatment for Achalasia Depend on Manometric Subtype. Gastroenterology, Volume 144, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 718-725 doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2012.12.027. *Authors share co-first authorship.
  5. Salvador R, Costantini M, CavallinF, Zanatta L, Finotti E, Pozza G, Longo C, NicolettiL, CapovillaG, Bardini R, Ancona E, Zaninotto G. Laparoscopic Heller myotomy can be used as primary therapy for esophageal achalasia regardless of age. Journal Gastrointestinal Surgery, Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 106-112 doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2334-y. 
  6. Salvador R, Caruso V, Costantini M,  Parise P, NicolettiL, CavallinF, Zanatta L, Bardini R, Ancona E,  Zaninotto G. Shorter myotomy on the gastric site (≤2.5 cm) provides adequate relief of dysphagia in achalasia patients. Dis Esophagus. 2015 Jul;28(5):412-7. doi: 10.1111/dote.12226
  7. Kahrilas PJ, Bredenoord AJ, Fox M, Gyawali CP, Roman S, Smout AJ, Pandolfino JE; International High Resolution Manometry Working Group. The Chicago Classification of Esophageal Motility Disorders, v3.0. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2015 Feb;27(2):160-74.
  8. Salvador R(CA), Savarino E, Pesenti E, Spadotto L, Giuliani T, Galeazzi F, Nicoletti L, Merigliano S, Costantini M. The Impact of Heller Myotomy on the Integrated Relaxation Pressure in Esophageal Achalasia. JOGS 2016 Jan;20(1):125-31. doi: 10.1007/s11605-015-3006-x.
  9. Salvador R(CA), Spadotto L, Capovilla G, Voltarel G, Pesenti E, Longo C, Cavallin F, Nicoletti L, Ruol A, Valmasoni M, Merigliano S, Costantini M. Mucosal perforation during laparoscopic Heller myotomy has no influence on final treatment outcome. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Dec;20(12):1923-1930. DOI 10.1007/s11605-016-3276-y
  10. Salvador R(CA), Pesenti E, Gobbi L, Spadotto L, Voltarel G, Cavallin F, Nicoletti L, Capovilla G, Ruol A, Valmasoni M, Merigliano S, Costantini M. Post-operative Gastroesophageal Reflux after laparoscopic Heller-Dor for Achalasia: True incidence with an objective evaluation. Journal Gastrointestinal Surgery 2017 Jan;21(1):17-22. doi: 10.1007/s11605-016-3188-x