ABOUT DR BISHAY
I'm an endocrinologist who offers an integrated approach to hormonal imbalances.
I have a strong desire to see my patients succeed in improving their health - whether it's losing weight (and keeping it off), improving their diabetes control, or getting on top of their thyroid, polycystic ovaries, osteoporosis, adrenal or pituitary disorder. I strive to get the right diagnosis and treat my patient's endocrine (hormone) problem using the latest evidence-base in medical care with compassion.
Once being nearly 120 kg, I've managed to lose 45 kg (and keep it off). I believe that weight loss doesn't have to be mysterious and that you don't need gym memberships or follow the next fad diets.
More on the services I provide and involvement in university teaching and research can be found here:
I'm a staff specialist endocrinologist and clinical lead of the Metabolic and Weight Loss Clinic at Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital and an endocrinologist at Norwest Private Hospital.
I completed my endocrinology and physician's training at St Vincent's, Concord, Blacktown and St George Hospitals.
I'm passionate about teaching my students and give regular lectures and bedside teaching as a senior lecturer for Western Sydney University and clinical lecturer for University of Sydney.
I also enjoy treating patients' endocrine imbalances as an endocrinologist in a central location in Western Sydney in Westmead.
I enjoy watching espionage films with my wife, Sundays in church with family, writing scientific papers and playing superman with my twins and toddler.
GET ON TOP OF YOUR DIABETES (TYPE 1, 2 AND PREDIABETES)
The Care You Deserve
WEIGHT LOSS - HOW TO START AND KEEP IT OFF
Helping You Get Healthy
THYROID DISEASE, OSTEOPOROSIS & CALCIUM DISORDERS, POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)
Taking Care of You
ADRENAL, PITUITARY, HYPOGONADISM (LOW SEX HORMONES), INFERTILITY
MATERNAL HEALTH - ANTENATAL THYROID AND GESTATIONAL DIABETES
Helping you and your baby stay healthy
PARATHYROID, NEUROENDOCRINE DISEASE
Help when you need it
SPECIALIST ENDOCRINOLOGIST & PHYSICIAN
Hailing from Toronto Canada, Ramy graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor's and Master's in cardiac transplantation. He studied medicine at the University of Sydney and received Honours for evaluating intensive lifestyle as a successful approach to achieving sustainable weight loss and improved glycaemic outcomes.
Ramy has published over 18 publications (including a book) and has given talks at both national and international conferences in endocrinology and the field of obesity, thyroid disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
For a list of Ramy's publications, please click here:
Besides his passion for helping patients with weight loss and blood sugar balance, Ramy is experienced in treating all endocrine disorders including hormone replacement for men and women; thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, adrenal disorders; PCOS; Type 1 diabetes; Type 2 diabetes; and gestational diabetes and antenatal thyroid problems.
Ramy enjoys teaching and is an adjunct associate lecturer at University of Notre Dame, University of Sydney and Western Sydney University.
DR RAMY BISHAY
I recognize the importance of a client-centered medical experience, which inspires me to create strong and long-lasting bonds with each of my patients. It’s a privilege to serve the Sydney community by providing quality endocrinology specialist service through sound medical advice and responsible diagnoses and management.
WHAT IS ENDOCRINOLOGY?
Endocrinology is the study of hormones made by your body that control normal functions day-to-day. A hormone is either a steroid or a protein signalling molecule that influences normal physiology by maintaining normal:
Blood sugar levels (insulin)
Metabolism, temperature and growth (thyroid hormone)
Periods and fertility (gonadotrophins, insulin)
Maintaining bone density and quality (parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, thyroid hormone, and insulin growth factor-1)
Growth (growth hormone and insulin growth factor-1)
Sexual arousal (testosterone)
Stress and metabolism (cortisol)
Calcium levels (parathyroid hormone)
Stress and 'flight or fight' response (adrenaline, noradrenaline)
Blood pressure (aldosterone, renin)
Endocrine disease happens when one (or more) of these hormones are no longer in balance.
NEWS & RESOURCES
Innovations in the Medical World
DOCTOR’S 40KG OBESITY FIGHT: ‘I WAS POISONING MY BODY WITH FOOD’
June 26, 2018
After years of feeling ‘tired of being tired’, Blacktown Hospital’s Dr Ramy Bishay fought off obesity and has now dedicated his career to helping others do the same.
At 120kg, Dr Bishay realised he was not fully living his life.
“Getting healthy felt too hard to do,” Dr Bishay said.
Full story here:
READ THE PAPER!
May 23, 2018
WE’RE LOSING THE BATTLE WITH THE BULGE
Blacktown is at “critical mass” and the head of its hospital’s new weight loss clinic warns the increasing rate of people being diagnosed as obese and overweight is not slowing down.Doctor Ramy Bishay said about 70 per cent of people in the Blacktown local
THE PLOT THICKENS...THERE ARE ACTUALLY 5 TYPES OF DIABETES!
April 4, 2016
What do SAID, SIDD, MOD, MARD and SIRD stand for? Find out.
LIFESTYLE CHANGES LEADING TO DIABETES REMISSION
March 26, 2018
A first of its kind, this study was a randomised controlled trial evaluating intensive lifestyle changes leading to diabetes remission in nearly 1/2 of patients. Enjoy reading and come and talk to me about it!
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AND DIABETES 'CURE'
September 21, 2017
Weight Loss surgery (gastric bypass) sees 50% of people with diabetes, free of the disease after 12 years.
Read the full story here:
CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
July 17, 2017
All eyes on diabetes as the challenge is revealed.
Dr Ramy Bishay joins a team of health professionals to speak of the disparity of treating patients with heart problems and diabetes appropriately.
SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM (MILD THYROID FAILURE) IN THE ELDERLY
June 29, 2017
No apparent benefit of treating subclinical hypothyroidism (mild thyroid failure) in elderly people.
The full story can be found here:
WANT A MEDICAL OVERVIEW OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)?
July 7, 2016
Let me know if you want the full copy and we can discuss it.
DR RAMY BISHAY — ALWAYS THERE
When you decide to put your health into my hands, it immediately becomes my number one priority. I’ve been serving the Sydney community as a doctor since 2011. I value the relationships I form with each patient, and believe that goes a long way in improving their health care outcomes. Give me a call to find out how I can help you today.