Dr John Ozmen is a consultant general surgeon with accredited sub-specialty training in upper GI and bariatric surgery. He has a wide experience in open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery especially in the fields of upper GI, reflux, biliary, and pancreatic cancer surgery. His experience also covers diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. His practice includes other general surgical procedures- skin cancer, ingrown toe nails, vasectomy, pilonidal sinus surgery, gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, bariatric and metabolic surgery.
He completed medical training at UNSW in 2001 and was awarded MBBS BSc(Med) Hons. Surgical training was completed in Sydney with the award of FRACS General Surgery in 2011. He then completed a 2 year college accredited upper GI and bariatric fellowship at St Vincents and St George Hospitals in 2012 and 2013 respectively. He was awarded certificate of post-fellowship training by ANZGOSA in 2014.
Bariatric and metabolic surgical training was completed at 2 IFSO bariatric surgery centres of excellence. The first at St George Private Hospital for 18 months and second at AZ Sint-Jan Hospital in Bruges Belgium for 6 months under Dr Bruno Dillemans, a world expert in bariatric surgery. Dr Ozmen performed over 500 bariatric cases during this time including lap banding, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and revisional procedures.