Senior Specialists
Working as a multi-disciplinary team
Dr. Tony Palasovski
General, Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Other integrated specialties

  • Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
  • Integrated Breast health



  • General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon – Integrated Specialist Healthcare 2015-current
  • VMO, General, Breast and Endocrine Surgeon – Wollongong & Shellharbour Hospitals 2014 – current
  • VMO General Surgeon – Figtree, Kareena Private and Kingsway Day Surgery 2014-current

Professional overview

After receiving his general surgery fellowship in 2011, Dr. Palasovski completed prestigious fellowships in breast and endocrine surgery as well as in oncoplastic surgery. He is commited to developing a truly integrated breast service @ ISHC combining early detection & diagnosis, excisional and reconstructive surgery for patients with breast cancer. He has also previously published on Merkel cell skin cancer and is helping to deliver the innovative integrated skin cancer program in association with both the ISHC education and research foundation the NSW state government.

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and other breast lesions
  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease and neck lumps
  • Hernias
  • GIT endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Skin cancer and lymph node dissection

Education and Qualifications

  • 2011 – Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • 2002 – MBBS, University of Queensland
  • 1997 – Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sydney


  • 2012 – Master of Surgical Education, University of Melbourne
  • 2008 – Master of Surgery, University of Sydney

Membership and Committees

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • General Surgeons Australia
  • Breastsurg ANZ
  • Australian Endocrine Surgeons
  • Gastroenterological Society of Australia
  • Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Academy of Surgical Educators
  • Australian Macedoniam Medical Soceity

Research Interests

  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma – What’s New? ; Tony Palasovski, Annual Scientific Conference, Perth, May 2010
  • Diagnosis, treatment, prognosis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Tony Palasovski, Sydney Cancer Conference (inaugural event) Sydney University, August 2008
  • Complications of spilt gallstones at laparoscopic cholecystectomy – literature review; CF Taylor, T Palasovski, G Testa, Indian Journal Of Surgery Feb 2008 70:25-27
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as a revisional procedure – Tony Palasovski, Candice Silverman, Laurent Layani, ASC May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – abstract
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy – current results – Tony Palasovski, OSSANZ – Darwin, April 2012 – abstract
  • Predictors of negative appendicectomy in paediatric population –David Walker, Judy Mullan, Fashid Niknam, Tony Palasovski (ethics approval obtained, due for submission April 2015)
  • Approach to the investigation of new breast symptoms – Tony Palasovski – March 2015 Editorial, Ramsay Health Newsletter
  • Successful Scholar ‘Education for Teaching’ – Tony Palasovski, Karen Murphy – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgical News, June 2014