Meet the Team

We are dedicated to helping you achieve your weight-loss goals

Our Medical Staff

Dr Brendan RyanDirector and Surgeon - MBBS (Hons) FRACS

Brendan is a Surgeon and the Director of Sydney Bariatric Clinic. He has rooms in Westmead, Baulkham Hills and Campbelltown. Brendan has been practising as a consultant surgeon in Sydney specialising in obesity & bariatric (weight-loss) surgery for 10 years. He has performed thousands of weight-loss operations in particular gastric sleeve, bypass and banding through key-hole surgery.
Dr Carolyn JamesonSurgeon - MBBS BSc(Hons) PhD FRACS

Dr Carolyn Jameson is a surgeon specialising in Laparoscopic Bariatric / Obesity / Metabolic and Abdominal surgery. Carolyn has rooms in Westmead and Penrith and operates at Westmead Private Hospital and the new Hospital for Specialist Surgery (HSS) in Baulkham Hills. She is a staff specialist at Auburn Hospital and is the Director of Surgical Skills Network Training for the Sydney South West Area.
Professor Henry PleassSurgeon - MBBS (Newcastle Upon Tyne) MD FRCS Ed, FRACS
Professor Henry Pleass graduated in Medicine and completed an MD in Xenotransplantation from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Professor Pleass trained in General and Transplantation Surgery in North East England, Edinburgh and Sydney. Professor Pleass is currently the Professor in Surgery at the Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney. He is a VMO at Westmead Private Hospital and Liver Transplant Surgeon at RPA, Sydney
Dr Tony BrancatisanoBariatric Medical Practitioner - B Appl Sc, MBBS, PhD
Dr Tony Brancatisano is a bariatric medical practitioner, research scientist and surgical assistant in laparoscopic surgery. He has been dedicated to the care of bariatric patients for over a decade and provides a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to weight loss management and obesity related illnesses. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney, and trained at Westmead Hospital and Concord Hospital.
Dr John LeydenAnaesthetist - MBBS (Monash), FANZCA PTEeXAM

Dr John Leyden is a Specialist Cardiac and Bariatric Anesthetist having worked as a consultant in Sydney for over 10 years. He graduated from Monash University in Melbourne. John completed a University of Toronto Cardiothoracic Anaesthetic Fellowship. John is the chairman and founder of the Unicorn foundation a not for profit charity for patients with rare nuroendocrine cancer.
Catherine TraillAnaesthetist
Claudia JahjahDietitian
Claudia has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Obesity and weight-loss having worked closely with bariatric surgeons, doctors and nurses over this time. She also has worked with endocrinologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, and oncologists providing her with experience to treat other nutrition related conditions such as diabetes, heart health, coeliac disease and more.
Catherine UnderwoodAccredited Practicing Dietitian
Catherine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist working in private practice committed to helping her patients adopt a healthy eating approach that is sustainable. She works with her clients to implement healthy eating behaviours that fit with their lifestyle and take into account the psychology behind the foods we eat. Catherine brings this approach to assisting patients pre and post bariatric surgery and clearly communicates the nutritional requirements in a practical manner that patients can easily implement.
Megan RobertsAccredited Practising Dietitian
Megan is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. She works predominantly in weight management from weight restricted athletes including Jockeys to bariatric patients. Her goal is to encourage behaviour changes that are sustainable ensuring the best success for long-term weight maintenance. For recipes and more you can follow her blog at
Sean MungovanExercise Physiologist & Physiotheripist
Physiotherapist Sean Mungovan, and his highly experienced team embrace a comprehensive approach to the treatment of obesity following surgery. They provide thorough and timely assessment, education, preventative care and treatment to ensure that each patient receives optimal management following weight loss surgery.

Our Support Team

Sarah LeePractice Nurse / Manager
Sarah is a Registered Nurse and the Practice Manager of Sydney Bariatric Clinic (SBC). Sarah has an extensive clinical experience in the care of the acute surgical and medical patient with more than 20 years in intensive care. This clinical experience is reinforced by many academic achievements in critical care, advanced life support, health management and patient advocacy. This experience, in addition to her understanding of the metabolic, physical and emotional impact of obesity has allowed Sarah to create an individualised and holistic approach that supports our patient’s journey to better health through weight loss and lifestyle change. Sarah’s vision for SBC is to offer a warm and welcoming environment that is supportive, friendly and encouraging to patients throughout their weight loss journey.
Una GurmanAccounts / Admissions Manager
Having more than 20 years experience in both the public and private sector, Una is an experienced office manager with extensive knowledge of Medicare and Private Health insurance this knowledge assists in providing detailed informed financial consent for admissions. With the attention to detail and organised skill set processing paper work will be efficiently prepared.
Sarah Robertson Secretary / Clinical Support Staff
Selma is an experienced Administrative Secretary with a demonstrated history of working in the public and private health sector. Selma has a wide range of experience and knowledge in customer service, patient admissions and discharges, medical terminology and bariatric pre and post-operative care. Selma is a front line staff member and the first point of contact for all patients and visitors that attend our clinic.
Morgan has come to SBC with years of experience in management, administration and clerical support in the health industry. Morgan is one of three of our secretaries, working with us to provide patient support, and is a resource for any questions or concerns you may have during your weight loss journey. Morgan will also be working with our Admissions and Accounts team to help provide our patients with as much assistance as they may need.


Westmead Private Hospital

Suite 9, Specialist Centre

16-18 Mons Road

Westmead NSW 2145

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138



VUE Building

Suite 3, Ground Floor

1 Centennial Drive, Park Central

Campbelltown NSW 2560

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138



Lakeview Private Hospital

17-19 Solent Circuit

Norwest, NSW 2153

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138



Cosmetic Culture

318 High Street

(Enter via 17 Higgins Street)

Penrith NSW 2750

Phone: +61 2 9687 7019

Fax: +61 2 9687 7138


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