Dr. Gregory M Cario

Dr. Gregory Miles Cario was born at Cronulla and has resided in the St. George area for most of his life. His primary education was at Kingsgrove and Hurstville schools and secondary education at Kingsgrove High School. He then entered Sydney University to study medicine. He graduated with Honours and proceeded to do his residency and specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology at St. George Hospital and Canterbury Hospital before transferring to London on rotation from St. George Hospital to complete his senior registrar training working at Charing Cross, West London and West Middlesex Hospitals. In the United Kingdom, Dr. Cario developed his keen interest in the investigation and treatment of urinary incontinence.

On returning from the United Kingdom Dr. Cario took up a position as Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and a Visiting Medical Officer at Bankstown Hospital and St. George Hospital. He set up the first Urodynamics Centre in Sydney’s South in 1985 and began a long commitment to the investigation and treatment of female incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse. In 1990 Dr. Cario attended the first Australian workshop in hysteroscopic surgery and soon after the first workshop in laparoscopic surgery and became a founding member, and later director of the Australian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (AGES).

He has continued this pursuit of minimally invasive endoscopic or keyhole techniques as they apply to the female pelvis and pelvic floor in particular. In 1996 he helped establish the Sydney Women’s Endosurgery Centre (SWEC) as a Director. This Unit, which is affiliated with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St. George Hospital and the University of New South Wales, has a full time Research Fellow attached to it. It also provides workshops for teaching visiting surgeons from all over the world and in particular Australia and the Asia Pacific regions. This revolutionary laparoscopic surgery has now almost replaced open surgery for all gynaecological conditions including some cancer surgery. Since its inception, SWEC has become one of the leading units in Australia and Asia and regularly hosts interstate and overseas experts. The unit has in fact received two international awards at the American Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists and Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons in the past few years for the quality of its research. This expertise is available in very few units in Australia.

Dr Cario lectures and operates master classes in Laparoscopic Surgery throughout Australia and overseas. He has helped establish international Laparoscopy Centres in countries like Saudi Arabia and India where he is a regular visiting surgeon.   Dr Cario is married,  has 4 children and is a dedicated family man who is heavily involved in school activities. His interests include medical teaching in third world countries, travel and all sports including golf and football. He is also heavily involved in charity work for juvenile diabetes, which affects one of his children.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

College or university: Sydney
UniversityDegree: MB BS, honours
Internship: St. George Hospital
Residency and Specialist Training: St. George Hospital and Canterbury
Hospital (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Senior Registrar Training: Charing Cross, West London and West Middlesex Hospitals, London, UK

MEMBERSHIPS/ SOCIETIES

Fellow, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (United Kingdom)
Australian Medical Association Australian
Gynaecological Endoscopy Society
National Australian Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian Urodynamics SocietyAmerican Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists
International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy
Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons
International Urogynaecological Society

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

St. George Public Hospital

Hurstville Private Hospital

St. George Private Hospital

Macquarie University Private Hospital