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About Dr Provenzano

“Our mission is to deliver excellence through quality, patient-centred, compassionate care.”

Dr Sylvio Provenzano


Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr Sylvio Provenzano is an exam-qualified Cardiothoracic Surgeon by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) with over 25 years post-graduate experience in the field. He specialises in cardiac (heart), thoracic (lung) and congenital cardiothoracic surgery. Over his career, he acquired experience internationally in Brazil, Germany, USA and in different states within Australia. His practice encompassed various areas, to name a few: coronary bypass surgery cardiac valve repair; TAVI (Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation); surgery for end-stage heart and lung disease, including transplantation and mechanical support; Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgeon for 7 years, including Director of ECMO at the Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane for nearly 5 years; minimal access surgery; thoracic oncology (lung cancer), including video surgery (Uniportal VATS [hynperlink to Uniportal VATS]); diseases of the aorta; and electrical stimulation (pacemaker). He was a volunteer at the Open Heart International program, operating on unprivileged children and adults in PNG for 11 years. He is a collaborative member of the Clinical/Consumer Reference Group for the development of the Patient Blood Management Guidelines by the National Blood Authority Australia. This work generated the Australian recommendations for the use of blood products based on the most relevant evidence in the literature. Dr Provenzano is a local surgeon in the Gold Coast, based in Australia since 2002. He is a surgeon at Gold Coast Private Hospital and Gold Coast University Hospital. He is happy to be contacted should you wish to discuss your case or have a second opinion.

Scope of Practice:


  • TAVI – Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation
  • CABG – coronary bypass surgery
  • Valve Surgery – repair and replacement
  • Endocarditis (valve infection)
  • Aorta – dissection and aneurysm
  • Congenital Malformations
  • Pacemaker
  • Cardiothoracic Emergencies

  • Video Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Nodule
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Portcath

ECMO – Heart and Lung Assistance

Media Release:

A Gold Coast surfer who was technically dead for an hour has been reunited with the medical team who worked to save him.  
Here’s the video link: CLICK HERE

Hospital machine saves Qld’s sickest child by September 21, 2011
The Mater Children’s Hospital is celebrating the success of a piece of equipment that has helped at least 60 patients survive life threatening illnesses. The machine, dubbed ECMO, provides cardiac and respiratory support for babies and young children. Georgie Chumbley reports.
TRANSCRIPT These smiling faces highlight the success of ECMO, which is celebrating its third birthday at the Mater. Most of these young patients have benefited from the use of ECMO, which stands for Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Dr Sylvio Provenzano, Mater ECMO Specialist : “What ECMO does is basically gives time for either the heart or lung to recover for severe disease, acute disease.” One such case is William Morrison, whose parents were told less than four months ago, he was “the sickest boy in Queensland”. When a blood test revealed he was anaemic, William was rushed to the Mater Children’s Emergency, and diagnosed with leukaemia. That’s when the life support system came into its own. Warwick Morrison, William’s father: “ECMO, for our family, has given us Will back and the opportunity for Will to fight his cancer, so it’s the most amazing gift you could ever receive from anybody or any group of people.” The Mater Childrens Hospital ECMO machine saves the lives of more than 60 per cent of children put on it, who otherwise wouldn’t survive. A Mater spokeswoman says the success of the technology will make it a key part of the new Queensland Children’s Hospital, which opens in three years time. Georgie Chumbley, QUT News.

For an appointment or seeking a second opinion with Dr Provenzano, please contact:

Gold Coast Private Specialist Suites 14 Hill Street, Southport

P: (07) 5699 8258   F: (07) 5676 6784

Dr Sylvio Provenzano


Dr Sylvio Provenzano is an exam-qualified Cardiothoracic Surgeon by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). He specialises in cardiac, thoracic and congenital cardiac surgery.

Opening Hours

Gold Coast Private Specialist Suites

14 Hill Street, Southport 4215
9:00 – 16:00
Phone: (07) 5699 8258
Fax: (07) 5676 6784
PO Box 809, Southport BC, Qld 4215