Dr Ong is one of the main endocrine surgeons in south-western Sydney and the endocrine surgeon in Macarthur.
He manages patients with endocrine problems who potentially require surgery. Examples include:
- Thyroid cancer
- Multinodular goitre (lumps in the thyroid)
- Graves disease (“the angry thyroid”)
- Toxic nodule in the thyroid (“the angry thyroid lump”)
- Retrosternal goitre (thyroid dipping into the chest causing compression)
- Thyroiditis (inflamed thyroid)
- Swallowing or choking symptoms
- Calcium imbalances from parathyroid enlargement (adenoma)
He is a member of ANZ Endocrine Surgeons and his goal is quality management of the thyroid and parathyroid surgical patient. For example vocal cord examinations (laryngoscopy) and intra-operative nerve monitoring are carried out routinely, to ensure quality control of surgery.
Triumphs in endocrine surgery for Macarthur:
- Dr Ong collaborated with the endocrine service to establish an area-first (SWSLHD), endocrine surgical outpatient clinic at Campbelltown Public Hospital, located in the brand new complex (part of the multi-million dollar redevelopment).
- The first in South-Western Sydney to utilise the “Thunderbeat” – an evolutionary device that streamlines the operating field.
- With the help of 24 Fight Against Cancer, acquired a state-of-the-art nerve monitor for endocrine surgery at Campbelltown Public Hospital. The monitor enables safe surgery to be performed at all times, particularly for complex thyroid and parathyroid patients.
- In another first for Macarthur, Dr Ong collaborated with i-Med radiology, to be the first surgeon to utilise 4D-CT and MRI for complex parathyroid patients.
Call (02) 4629 0900 to book an appointment.