Dr. Dennis Hong, MD, MSc, FRCS(S), FACS
Dennis Hong, Chief Surgeon

Dr. Dennis Hong obtained his MD from the University of Toronto and completed his general surgery residency at McMaster University. During his residency, Dr. Hong took a year off to obtain his Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. He completed a laparoscopic fellowship in Portland, Oregon with Dr. Lee Swanstrom and a laparoscopic bariatric fellowship in Brisbane, Australia with Dr. George Fielding. Following his fellowship, he returned to Portland, Oregon and worked as a laparoscopic bariatric surgeon for four years prior to returning to Canada.

Dr. Hong shares his expertise by teaching medical students, residents and laparoscopic fellows at the Centre of Minimal Access Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, McMaster University. Dr. Hong has been involved in bariatric and laparoscopic research and has been involved in many studies, many of which have been presented at national and international meetings.

Dr. Hong has performed over 500 laparoscopic bariatric procedures including adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and biliopancreatic diversion. Dr. Hong is an active member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Canadian Association of General Surgeons (CAGS) and other professional societies.