Mr Benjamin Keong is a consultant upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon. After completing his general surgical training at the Austin Hospital and being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he pursued sub specialty training in upper gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery through the national training program run by the Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA). This was undertaken at Box Hill Hospital (Melbourne) and St George Hospital (Sydney).
During his training he gained experience in management of benign and malignant gastric, oesophageal and pancreatic conditions. His year of fellowship at St George Hospital, which performs the highest-volume of bariatric procedures in Australia and is the only accredited Bariatric Centre of Excellence in the country, gave him invaluable experience in all aspects of bariatric surgery, including management of its potentially-serious complications. He is experienced in elective and emergency general surgery, and is GESA-accredited for endoscopy.