A/Prof Mark Gianoutsos’ practice philosophy is to treat patients as he and his family would expect to be treated – with expertise, care, professionalism, respect and discretion. This is reflected in delivering what their patients want and expect – the best, individualised care available.
A/Prof Gianoutsos believes that all patients deserve to feel confident that they are going to receive considered and individualised advice. Patients also require details of what the actual operation entails for them, what they should expect around and after the operation. They need information around the benefits of any procedure, but also potential downsides. On occasion, A/Prof Gianoutsos also believes the best service he can give a patient is to explain that the operation they are seeking is not in their best interests.
A/Prof Gianoutsos believes that different patients may require different approaches to very similar conditions. “It is vital that the plastic surgeon has a broad knowledge and wide scope of procedures available, so that patients may be treated individually. This demands a broad training and the judgement gained with experience over time.”
About A/Prof Gianoutsos
A/Prof Gianoutsos graduated from The University of Sydney with Honours in Medicine and Surgery. He attained a number of prizes and awards in Medicine, Paediatrics and Surgery during this time. He initially trained at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Surgery in General.
Plastic Surgical Training took him initially to Melbourne under the mentorship of Professor G. Ian Taylor. He undertook clinical training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery, as well as devoting three years to completing a Doctorate in Medicine (a research degree, similar to a PhD) at The University of Melbourne investigating the neurovascular territories (nerve and blood supply) of the skin and muscles. His final year of training was at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospitals, where he was Senior Registrar. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) in 1995 and also attained a number of scholarships, prizes and awards during this time.
Upon completion of his Fellowship, he undertook a Postgraduate at the Royal North Shore Hospital and then a Postgraduate Fellowship at New York University Hospital in the Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery under the mentorship of Professor Joseph G McCarthy. He was Craniofacial and Cosmetic Surgery Fellow for this time as well as having a laboratory research position.
Upon returning to Sydney, he took up Visiting Medical Officer positions at The Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Children’s Hospital (of which he is Head of Department) and the Royal Hospital for Women, as well as beginning his private practice. He was awarded the title of Associate Professor, conjoint with the University of New South Wales.
He was appointed as an examiner in Plastic Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011 and in 2016 was elected Deputy Senior Examiner. He is also the Director of The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Research Unit at The Prince of Wales and University of New South Wales and has had a string of Research Fellows and students whom he has supervised since 1996, both from Australia and abroad, who themselves have been awarded a number of higher degrees including PhD and Masters of Surgery.
A/Prof Gianoutsos has been involved in Interplast Australia and its charitable surgical missions to Indonesia and the Philippines.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
International Member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)
International Society of Craniofacial Surgery
The Australian & New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
NSW Hand Surgery Association
The Converse Society, New York University Medical Center
GIT Microsurgical Society
Australian Medical Association
Australian Association of Surgeons