People in Private: Tony Gianduzzo

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The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Urologist, Dr Tony Gianduzzo is currently going through a Thai phase with his cooking, loves going to classes at the gym and wants to set up a Prostate Centre of Excellence.

What do you love about your job? And why?
Urology is also a nice area to practice in because we make a lot of people feel a lot better, so it’s quite rewarding in terms of watching patients progress from symptoms to feeling much better, and they are usually very grateful for it.

How long have you been working in your current role?
I’ve been an Urologist and working at this hospital for 24 years now. I came up from Brisbane as soon as I finished my training.

Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?
“We played hard, stuck to our guns, and came up trumps.”

What is something interesting about you your colleagues don’t know?
They pretty much know everything about me. I love Trop (Tropical) House music. I also do a bit of Body Jam at the gym.

How did you find out about Body Jam?
I hate exercise, so going to classes at the gym is kind of like an appointment so you have to turn up. You do your exercise for an hour then go home.  So it’s an easy way to stay disciplined because otherwise work seems to fill up the free time, whereas if you have to go to the gym at say 5:15pm then you are out of there.

How do your friends describe you?
I’m always up for an interesting conversation. At work people would say I like to get involved.

I was on the hospital Board from almost the get-go. Then I was the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) for many years until I made myself redundant because they kept electing me, I’m still on the MAC now. So I tend to get involved with all the leadership roles as best I can.

What do you do in your spare time/any hobbies?
I like cooking, I go through cooking phases of different cuisines I like to try. At the moment I’m going through a Thai phase. I went through an Indian phase for a while, I did a bit of bread making for a while but then my wife started getting crook and she couldn’t eat much bread.

I also like going to the gym and gardening.

What is something you want to achieve this year?
There’s a fair bit to achieve this year. We are aiming for a Prostate Centre of Excellence up here on the Sunshine Coast, so bringing a few threads together on this. I’m very lucky I have two, now qualified, urology nurse practitioners, my brother is also an urologist down in Brisbane. We want to make it a one stop shop for sorting out prostates.

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