New Specialists January 2019
Dr Gideon Sandler
BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons I) MS(Paed) DCH FRACS(Gen) FRACS(Paed)
Adult & Paediatric Surgical Oncology, Head & Neck Surgery, General Surgery
Gideon is a Paediatric Surgeon at The Children’s Hospital atWestmead, a Surgical Oncologist and Head & Neck Surgeon at Westmead Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Achieving his medical degree through the University of New South Wales in 2002, he completed both Adult (2013) and Paediatric (2015) Surgical Fellowships through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This was followed by further training in Adult and Paediatric Surgical Oncology and Head & Neck Surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney (2016), and MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas (2017/18). He is involved in the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at Westmead Hospital and interested in Transitional Care for paediatric surgical patients into adulthood.
- Surgical Oncology
- Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Solid Organ Malignancies in Children
- Thyroid, Parathyroid and Salivary Gland Tumours
- Tumours of the Oral Cavity and Upper Aerodigestive Tract
- Paediatric General Surgery
Dr Mark Boccola
B.Med, FRACS, ANZGOSA
Bariatric and Upper GI Surgeon
Suite 2 Level 1
Hospital for Specialist Surgery (HSS)
17-19 Solent Circuit
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
Phone:02 8711 0134
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. 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 gastro-oesophageal cancer resection and hiatal hernia repair through the ANZ Gastro-Oesophageal Surgical Association (ANZGOSA) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. During this time he performed acute general and trauma surgery, developed advanced laparoscopic skills and was accredited by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE) to perform therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy.
He spent additional post-fellowship time at an ANZ Metabolic & Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) recognized post at Box Hill Hospital, Victoria working with Mr Harry Frydenberg past president of the International Federation for the Surgery Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). Dr Boccola is a current member of General Surgeons Australia (GSA) and maintains his scope of general surgical practice.
- Bariatric surgery
- Anti-reflux surgery
- Gallstone surgery
Dr Jinny Yuting Foo
B Med, MRepMed, FRANZCOG, CREI Fellow
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Monash IVF, Level 2
1 Fennell Street
Parramatta, NSW, 2150
Phone: 02 9890 9022
Fax: 02 9890 8755
Dr Foo obtained her medical degree at the University of Newcastle. She has trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology as part of the South Eastern Sydney Health network, including postings at St George, Sutherland, Bankstown, Lismore, Wollongong and the Royal Hospital for Women giving her a comprehensive background in all areas of the specialty.
Dr Foo spent her recent years of training sub-specialising in Reproductive Endocrinology, Laparoscopic Reproductive Surgery, Fertility management and Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology at both the Randwick and Westmead campus. Whilst at the Royal Hospital for Women Dr Foo was appointed as a conjoint associate lecturer for the University of New South Wales.
- Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
- General Gynaecology including laparoscopic surgery and colposcopy