Fifteen years of safe and effective weight loss surgery with a dedicated team caring for over 6000 patients and achieving outstanding results

  • Dr Roy Brancatisano MBBS, FRACS

    Dr Roy BrancatisanoMBBS, FRACS

    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.

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  • Dr Mark Boccola FRACS

    Dr Mark BoccolaB.Med, FRACS, ANZGOSA

    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.

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Your Weight Loss JourneyWe are here to help

Readiness for Change

You have overcome fear and other obstacles, and have made a decision to move towards a healthy life.

GP Referral

You have spoken with your GP about obesity or other related health issues and obtained a referral.

First Appointment

You have filled the online assessment form, you meet your surgeon and team, and learn more about your choices and risks.

PreOperative Tests

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.

PreOperative Diet

Your Diet before surgery is planned and is designed to improve procedural outcomes and reduce surgical risks.

Weight Loss Surgery

The keyhole surgery takes about 90 minutes under general anesthetic. Your hospital stay is 2 or 3 days.

Recovery at Home

You are given specific dietary instructions that change with time. After initial lethargy, you return to normal quickly.

PostOperative Appointments

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.

Ongoing Care & Support

The personalised Circle of Care program and the team will support you for the next year and beyond.

Patient Reviews

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    The team at circle of care have been amazing from day 1. Dr Roy is so professional, knowledgeable and supportive. He takes...

    Carolyn Heffernan

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    Amazing place with amazing people! Love all the support and genuine care for patients.

    Isabella Giammanco

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    If you want to have a great team on your side for your journey to better health, the Circle of Care team is the way to go. So friendly...


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    The team are amazing. They all support you all the way through. They are all so easy to talk to and offer constructive advice which...

    Kaye Lam

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    I loved how friendly and responsive all the staff were. I like that there was room to taylor things to me personally. So I saw psychologist...

    Michelle Ishak
    1 year ago

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • International Federation for The Surgery of Obesity
  • Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
  • The Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society