Dr Ong is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He passed primary and exit examinations on the first attempt and sub-specialised thereafter. He is a long-standing member of General Surgeons Australia.
He is a general surgeon with clinical and academic responsibilities. He lectures medical students, allied health professionals, nursing staff, junior doctors and GPs. He assists in undergraduate examinations conducted by the Western Sydney University Medical School.
He is routinely on-call for surgical emergencies at Campbelltown Public Hospital, which runs the 2nd busiest emergency department in New South Wales (over 80,000 presentations/year). On-call general surgeons such as Dr Ong, manage a broad variety of emergencies such as appendicitis, gallbladder attacks, hernia and bowel emergencies, abscesses, trauma, as well as emergencies from other surgical and medical specialties.
As an active general surgeon, he carries out on average 2-4 laparoscopic cholecystectomies a week (keyhole gallbladder removals for gallstone and polyp diseases) and repairs on average 3-6 hernias a week, mostly laparoscopic (keyhole repairs). He is a full-time clinician.
He participates in a statewide audit of surgical practice as a first-line assesor for the NSW CHASM audit program (part of the Clinical Excellence Commission).
Dr Ong introduced laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs to Macarthur. Laparoscopic repairs have been shown to lower infection and hernia recurrence rates. He was nominated as one of the preceptors for BARD© HERNIA – the pre-eminent hernia company in the world. He introduced the “echo positioning system” which facilitates laparoscopic repairs of complex ventral hernias.
Dr Ong sees WorkCover hernia patients and is consulted for WorkCover hernia-related matters in his practice.
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