Dr. Giovanni Ferrando — Transforming Lives and Boosting Confidence


Ins & Outs of Barbados

January 10, 2024

Thanks to its ideal climate, beautiful natural environment, healthy outdoors lifestyle and welcoming friendly people, Barbados has long been an aspirational vacation destination for visitors from all around the world. More recently, with the continued development of the country’s sophisticated international business sector, Barbados has also become a preferred jurisdiction for international investors. Charmed by the numerous advantages that living on this remarkable island can offer, many of those investors eventually purchase a home and spend all or part of the year living here.

In the case of Dr. Giovanni Ferrando and his wife Laura, after falling in love with Barbados some fifteen years ago, they have not only invested in their own Barbadian ‘home away from home’, but also established a medical practice, East Caribbean Plastic Surgery, which specialises in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Care.

Having spent thirteen years studying and training at two of Italy’s most prestigious universities, Genoa and Rome, Dr. Ferrando then spent a further five years perfecting his art at several of the world’s leading medical institutions, where he honed his Plastic and Reconstructive skills while operating alongside some of the profession’s most gifted surgeons.

Today, with over thirty years’ experience, Dr. Ferrando is an eminently qualified and highly regarded Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon, licensed by the local government medical authorities in Europe, the United Kingdom and Barbados, as well as being a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery. In addition to managing his own private hospital in Italy and a clinic in London, Dr. Ferrando has also opened a thriving practice in Barbados, where he performs his surgical procedures at the modern, privately owned Bayview Hospital.

Over the years, Dr. Ferrando has become renowned for his exceptional skills in a wide range of surgical procedures, including facial rejuvenation, breast surgery – both aesthetic and reconstructive – and body contouring. His meticulous attention to detail, artistic sensibility, and unwavering commitment to patient safety have earned him the trust of both patients and colleagues alike. Dr. Ferrando has also been actively involved in medical research and his innovative techniques and forward thinking approach have paved the way for safer and more effective procedures, helping to shape the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

My wife Laura and I both feel very happy and ‘at home’ whenever we are in Barbados. It is a wonderful island for enjoying the simple pleasures of life. The more we came here, the more we wanted to stay, so it always seemed like a good idea to set up a practice. But what really convinced us to go ahead is that Barbados has all the required conditions, such as a sound national infrastructure and worldwide travel connections, to enable a hospital like Bayview to become a hub for medical tourism and a centre of excellence in all sectors of medicine. And, at the same time that Barbados was willing to welcome me and my wife into their community, I wanted to give back to the country by contributing to the development of the local healthcare sector. Not only by offering my professional services to Barbadians and visiting international patients, but also by sharing my expertise and extensive knowledge with young Barbadian doctors, as well as general mentorship programmes, educational initiatives and charitable support.
Having become accustomed to working in different kinds of environments and countries, I can attest that Bayview Hospital is an excellent facility, with state-of-the-art technology and top of the line medical staff that allow me to concentrate solely on the wellbeing and satisfaction of my patients. And that is essential for me, because taking good care of my patients is a top priority. Throughout my 30-year career, I have always worked hard to provide first-class service, including regularly checking up on my patients following surgery, sometimes for weeks or months depending on the demands of the specific procedure.
Postoperative recovery time can differ between surgeries, and that is one of the reasons why people should seriously consider coming to Barbados for Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgery. In addition to the availability of skilled surgeons and exceptional medical staff, Barbados offers a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable environment where patients can rest and recover in peace.
This also provides an attractive advantage for any friends or family members accompanying the patient.
I feel very fortunate to have Laura managing the day to day aspects of East Caribbean Plastic Surgery, especially for the excellent work she does liaising with those patients from abroad who need extra assistance. My wife makes sure they have as comfortable and relaxing an experience as possible, by looking after all of their needs from travel arrangements, to accommodation, food requirements, home care, and any other customised requirements they request.
For my part, I take great satisfaction from Reconstructive Surgery because it repairs a patient’s body that has been affected by birth defects, developments of diseases, or results from injuries. Equally, Cosmetic Surgery gives a patient a new sense of self-confidence, which is also very rewarding. Either way, making people happier is what gives me the greatest joy. Ultimately, I feel privileged to do what I love every day and to witness the positive impact it has on the lives of my patients.

-Dr. Giovanni Ferrando

Things to do

From swimming with sea turtles, partying under the stars, exploring the rugged east coast to enjoying the island’s duty free shopping, Barbados has something for everyone.

Dr. Giovanni Ferrando — Transforming Lives and Boosting Confidence