Dr Phil Seeley. MBBS (Syd)
Dr Phillip Seeley is now in his fourth year with Dr. Michael Talbot and associates and his interest is in weight loss surgery. He graduated from the University of Sydney in1992 via the Westmead Medical School with residencies at Westmead and Wollongong Hospitals. Subsequently he served as an emergency department registrar at St George Public Hospital which emphasizes a strong foundation in paediatrics. He was then appointed to the position of hospital Medical Officer at St George Private Hospital where he practiced for seven years covering a variety of specialities from neonatology, obstetrics, orthopaedics, neurolsurgery, colorectal and general surgery and oncology and pain management. In this role, he was the primary contact point for well over one hundred patients on each shift. He was also a member of the emergency response team with experience in many neonatal and cardiac resuscitations.
Since joining with Michael Talbot, life has been somewhat more sedate. His view of weight loss surgery is that whilst it is the best intervention in terms of weight loss and weight maintenance that we have at our disposal, it is far from perfect. He sees his role as the interface between the imperfections and the patient. “The exciting thing about weight loss surgery is there is so much we don’t know and this opens the door to research and discovery. Furthermore, our success is measured in terms of the success of our patients, and this is the challenge; to provide successful outcomes and develop protocols that ensure this success. Bariatric medicine is quite different to conventional medicine and our emphasis should be on service and addressing the psychological impediments that society has dealt upon those with excess weight”.