Dr Leon Cohen is the Medical Director of Mercy Bariatrics. He is a General and Bariatric Surgeon and established Mercy Bariatrics in 2004. He trained in advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgery in Perth and the UK and was one of the first surgeons to introduce the Sleeve Gastrectomy to Australia.
He has personally performed over 1500 lap sleeve gastrectomies which is one of the largest individual series in Australia and has been involved in teaching and research into this technique around Australia and internationally. Along with sleeve gastrectomy Leon has a special interest in revisional bariatric surgery. His other surgical interests are in gastrointestinal surgery and endoscopy.
Under his direction Mercy Bariatrics has evolved into a truly multidisciplinary practice that celebrates that success in Bariatrics is not just about the surgery.
Outside of Medicine his interests are Jazz music (Tenor Sax Player), sailing and bushwalking. He is married to Caroline and has two sons.