Dr Roy Brancatisano is an upper gastrointestinal bariatric surgeon who trained in Sydney, where he achieved his surgical qualifications and fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1993. He has performed well over 4,000 weight loss surgery operations, including laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric sleeve resections and gastric bypass. His expertise in advanced laparoscopic techniques has enabled him to improve the operation of gastric sleeve resection by completely over-sewing the staple line to reduce leaks and bleeding risks.
In 2003, Dr Brancatisano founded the Institute of Weight Control and developed the Circle of Care program. This program arose in response to listening to patients’ needs and experiences and realising that they are better able to achieve their goals of weight control and a healthier lifestyle when supported by a team of health professionals, including physicians, dietitians, psychologists and physiotherapists.
Committed to professional development and education, Dr Brancatisano is a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) and the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand (OSSANZ); and is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Bariatric Surgery Society (APBSS). He continues to perform all laparoscopic upper gastrointestinal surgery including gallstone, hernia and anti-reflux procedures, as well as endoscopies.
Dr Brancatisano is the director of the Institute of Weight Control; and has appointments at private hospitals in north western Sydney including the Lakeview Private Hospital, Castle Hill Day Surgery and Norwest Private Hospital.