Warringal Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Warringal Private Hospital specialist Benjamin Keong

Mr Benjamin Keong

MBBS | FRACS

Mr Benjamin Keong is a consultant upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgeon.

Mr Benjamin Keong is a consultant upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and

general surgeon.

He graduated with an MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 2003.

He completed his residency and general surgical training at the Austin

Hospital, Heidelberg.

Ben completed his surgical training and was admitted as a Fellow of

the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2012. He then

undertook 4 years of post-fellowship training at Box Hill Hospital and

St George Hospital, Sydney. For two of those years he was selected

as a trainee on the highly competitive post-fellowship national Upper

GI training program run by the Australia and New Zealand Gastric and

Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA).

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 highestvolume

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.

Ben has a keen interest in junior medical staff teaching and has

been involved with medical student and registrar teaching at Eastern

Health. He is a faculty member of the ASSET course for the College

of Surgeons. He has presented research on topics including common

bile duct stone management, and manometry in post-bariatric

patients.

Ben holds a strong belief in collaborating with patients to allow

them to make the best decision for themselves. He also believes

that involving the patient’s GP as a core part of the team will help to

achieve the best possible long-term outcomes for patients, and is

happy to be contacted at any time for advice.

Upper gastrointestinal, bariatric and general surgery

Consults at :

Maroondah Specialist Group 9 Ware Cres, Ringwood East VIC 3135