Dr Mark Boccola Upper GI Surgeon Sydney

Dr Mark Boccola

Experienced with: Bariatric Surgery

Dr Mark Boccola is a specialty trained Upper Gastrointestinal and General surgeon. He grew up in Newcastle, NSW and attended the University of Newcastle Medical School graduating in 2006. He then trained in general surgery in Victoria obtaining his Fellowship to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2015.

He completed two years of post-fellowship training in cancer resection and hiatal hernia repair through the ANZ Gastro-Oesophageal Surgical Association (ANZGOSA). He undertook additional post-fellowship training at an ANZ Metabolic & Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) post at Box Hill Hospital, Victoria.

During this time he developed advanced laparoscopic skills and was accredited by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE) to perform therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. He is a current member of General Surgeons Australia (GSA) and maintains his scope of general surgical practice.

He has published journal articles on a wide range of surgical topics including oncological resection, reconstruction and anastomotic leak.  He has also presented internationally on his findings on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in the lung transplant recipient.

Dr Boccola has taken up a positions at Norwest, Westmead and Lakeview Private Hospitals with a major interest in laparoscopic general surgery. He is passionate about achieving best outcomes for his patients and has a strong belief in ongoing post-operative support.

Areas of interest

Weight loss surgery
Gallstone surgery
Anti-reflux surgery
Inguinal Hernia Repair
Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair
Gastroscopy & Colonoscopy

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  • September 9, 2020
  • 4 min

Keto Diet Explained

Ketosis is a backup mechanism for the body to survive in periods of food shortage. Keto diets cause an initial rapid water weight loss as glycogen stores in the liver and muscles become depleted. When there are no glycogen stores left and no further carbs from the diet almost all the body’s energy needs come from fat.
  • August 12, 2020
  • 5 min

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a restrictive procedure that is performed via 5 small key-hole incisions on your upper abdomen. During the procedure 70-80% of the stomach is removed leaving a new small tube-shaped stomach that has the capacity of approximately half a cup or 125mls.

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