Dr Michael Hatzifotis, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Level 8, Suite 210 Nicholson Street Specialist Centre, 69 Nicholson St, Greenslopes Qld 4120


Dr. Michael Hatzifotis is a highly experienced General Surgeon specializing in Bariatric Surgery. With extensive training in various weight loss procedures, he has performed over 4000 surgeries since 2008, including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, and Laparoscopic Mini Gastric Bypass, among others.



Dr Michael Hatzifotis, M.D.

Bariatric Surgeon

Dr. Hatzifotis continually refines his skills and techniques by visiting hospitals across the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, staying updated on the latest advancements in Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. Since 2017, he has served as a Committee Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolic & Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS), ensuring the highest standards of care.

Known for his surgical expertise and compassionate approach, Dr. Hatzifotis works alongside a dedicated team to provide comprehensive care for patients, including dietitians, psychologists, endocrinologists, and general practitioners. They offer ongoing support from initial consultation through post-operative care.
In addition to Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Hatzifotis is skilled in various General Surgical procedures, such as Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal surgeries, Hernia repair, Cholecystectomy, Fundoplication, and Colonic resections, demonstrating his broad expertise and commitment to patient care.

Medical School

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 1998
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) 2008

Subspecialty Fellowships

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Laparoscopic Metabolic and Weight loss surgery, Royal Brisbane Hospital, 2008
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Upper GastroIntestinal surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2009
Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary surgery, Princess Alexandra Hospital, 2010

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal Australian College of Surgeons
Member of the RACS Surgical Directors Section
Member of Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society(ANZMOS)
Member of Australian Society of Specialist General Surgeons
Member of Australian Medical Association
Member of International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Current Positions Held

Director of the Acute General Surgical Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, since 2011
Deputy Director of Trauma Services, Princess Alexandra Hospital, since 2011
Committee Board Member of Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOS)
Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland, since 2011
Visiting Medical Officer, Greenslopes Private Hospital, since 2010
Chairman of the Queensland Obesity and Metabolic Health Journal Club, since 2017
Instructor for Definitive Surgical Trauma Care DSTC RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)
Australia and New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training ASSET  faculty RACS
Organising Committee for Annual Scientific Conference – Brisbane 2022 ASC RACS
Leading Contributor for Australian Bariatric Surgery Registry, Monash University Melbourne, 2016 – current


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