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Dr. Paul Caska (M.B.B.S, FRCS, FRCSEd, FRACS)

General, Laparoscopic & Obesity Surgeon

Dr. Paul Caska - Obesity Surgery Central CoastDr. Paul Caska

Qualifications

  • M.B.,B.S., Sydney University, 1969
  • F.R.C.S., Edinburgh, February 1974
  • F.R.C.S.,England June 1974
  • F.R.A.C.S., Sydney, April 1975

Speciality

  • General and Laparoscopic Surgeon
  • Accredited Endoscopist GESA : endoscopy colonoscopy ERCP
  • Laparoscopic hiatus hernia and antireflux surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery – my practice is an accredited OSSANZ Surgical Training Practice.
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy Gastric Bypass

Special Skills

  • Parathyroid Surgery – servicing the Renal Unit at Gosford Public Hospital for over 20 years.
  • Trauma Surgery.
  • Emergency burr hole surgery for cerebral trauma.
  • Bariatric Surgery .

Current Appointments

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Gosford Hospital: 1977 – 2014
  • Visiting Medical Officer  Sydney Adventist Hospital Wahroonga 1977-1987
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Brisbane Waters Private Hospital: 1978 – Current.
  • Visiting Medical Officer, North Gosford Private Hospital: 1979 – Current.
  • Principal Surgeon Obesity Surgery Central Coast NSW Australia www.obesitysurgerycentralcoast.com.au

Training Hospitals

  • 1969 - 1971 – St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 1971 – 1972 – Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT
  • 1972 – 1973 – Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children, Carshalton, Surrey, UK
  • 1973 – 1975 – Epsom District Hospital, Epsom, UK
  • 1975 – 1976 – Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham, NSW
  • 1976 – 1977 Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW

Postgraduate Teaching Assignments

  • Tutor to Newcastle University Students.
  • Registrar and Resident Medical Officer training.

Contributions To Central Coast Area Health

  • Introduced Laparoscopic Surgery to Gosford Public Hospital.
  • Involved in teaching all Laparoscopic techniques at Gosford Public Hospital.
  • Set up E.R.C.P. Unit at Gosford Public Hospital – performed the first E.R.C.P. in 1986.
  • Colorectal Surgery – performed first stapled anastomosis for Anterior Resection, carcinoma of the rectum.
  • Foundation Member setting up the Breast Unit at Gosford Public Hospital.
  • Consultant for Breast Unit for over 15 years – Gosford Public Hospital.
  • Emergency Neurosurgical cover Gosford hospital
  • Emergency Vascular Surgery Gosford Hospital 1977-2015

Membership Of Medical Associations

  • Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Society.
  • Australian Medical Association.
  • Australian Association of Surgeons.
  • Central Coast Medical Association.
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons.
  • International Society of Digestive Surgeons.
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia.
  • (Fully accredited Endoscopist, upper, lower, E.R.C.P., with Gastroenterological Society of Australia)
  • OSSANZ (Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand)

Lectures Given

  • May 1994: Annual Scientific Meeting of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Perth.
  • Personal paper describing sixty-one consecutive cases of laparoscopic antireflux surgery.
  • September 1994: Registrar’s Papers Day.
  • Day Case laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
  • numerous resident and student lectures

National & International Meetings Attended

  • General Scientific Meeting, Hobart - 1980, Sydney – 1982, Hong Kong – 1984, Adelaide – 1986.
  • Second yearly attendance of Annual Scientific Meetings Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 1986 – current.
  • Third World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Bordeaux – June 1992. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ State Meetings – annually.
  • Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Society Meetings.
  • MISS (Minimally Invasive Surgical Symposium), U.S.A – 2007/2008 – annually.
  • many visits to Teaching Facilities to participate in advanced techniques

 

Dr. Paul Caska - Obesity Surgery Central Coast

7 Vidler Ave
WOY WOY NSW 2256
Australia

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  • Australian Medical Association
  • The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia
  • Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Central Coast Medical Association
  • International Society for Digestive Surgery
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons