Dr Roy Brancatisano has 25 years of experience in upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery. He was trained in Sydney and London where he achieved his specialist surgical qualifications and fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1993.View Profile
Dr Mark Boccola is a specialty trained Bariatric and Upper GI surgeon. He grew up in Newcastle, NSW and attended the University of Newcastle Medical School graduating in 2006.View Profile
Circle of Care is a leading contributor to the Bariatric Surgery Registry which is a clinical quality and safety registry with the primary objective of measuring outcomes of patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Australia and New Zealand
You have overcome fear and other obstacles, and have made a decision to move towards a healthy life.
You have spoken with your GP about obesity or other related health issues and obtained a referral.
You have filled the online assessment form, you meet your surgeon and team, and learn more about your choices and risks.
You have preoperative tests blood tests, ultrasound and possibly x-rays to confirm your suitability.
Your surgeon will discuss your results, any surgery or care plan questions, ask you to sign a consent form.
Your Diet before surgery is planned and is designed to improve procedural outcomes and reduce surgical risks.
The keyhole surgery takes about 90 minutes under general anesthetic. Your hospital stay is 2 or 3 days.
You are given specific dietary instructions that change with time. After initial lethargy, you return to normal quickly.
14 days after surgery you visit our practice and dietician to check your wounds and progress.
28 days after surgery you see your surgeon who ensures that you are fully recovered.
The personalised Circle of Care program and the team will support you for the next year and beyond.