Senior Bariatric Medical Practitioner (B Appl Sc, MB BS, Ph D)
Dr Tony Brancatisano is a senior bariatric medical practitioner, research scientist and surgical assistant in laparoscopic surgery. He has been involved in the care of the bariatric patient for over 15 years with expertise in weight loss management. This includes the pre operative assessment, post operative and long term management of patients with obesity undergoing gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass operations, conversional/revisional procedures and those requiring post bariatric adjuvant pharmacotherapy. He is dedicated in achieving the best outcome in every patient through his personalised comprehensive approach.
He graduated from Sydney University, Medical School in 1994, achieving his research qualifications from Sydney University back in 1987 as a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Research Scholar. He then undertook his post doctorate research studies abroad at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota USA.
He has written and published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He was a principal investigator of a number of international clinical trials investigating new weight loss therapies; the now approved vagal blocking therapy (VBLOC) as a weight loss therapy device, and the Attune self adjusting gastric band. He is an invited speaker at local and international scientific conferences. He is also a full member of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic Surgical Society (ANZMOSS), and a founding member of the Obesity Management Specific Interest Group for the RACGP. He is a guest reviewer for the Obesity Surgery Journal and Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. Given his broad background in research and medicine he is committed to helping patients achieve best outcomes in terms of weight loss as well as in improving and resolving many of the co morbid illnesses associated with obesity.