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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Dr. Dennis Hong

Dr. Dennis Hong, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FACS
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Highly skilled in minimal access surgical techniques Dr. Hong regularly performs a variety of Laparoscopic procedures and 75% of his practice is focused on bariatric surgery.

With the establishment of the Bariatric Centres of Excellence, the Bariatric Registry and the Bariatric Network, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) has focused on educating referring physicians and creating better patient outcomes, by providing bariatric surgery at local centres of excellence thereby removing the need for patients to travel to the US to obtain the procedure and reducing in the number of hospital admissions caused by the ancillary illnesses that are the result of sever obesity.

Ideally positioned to assist in delivering the optimal care to bariatric patients locally, Dr. Hong has occupied staff positions with outstanding facilities in Canada and the United States including:
  • The Good Samaritan Hospital, Bariatric Surgery Program, Department of Surgery, Portland, OR, Staff (2004-2007)
  • Providence Portland Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Portland, OR, Staff (2004-2007) and Southwest Medical Center
  • Weight Loss Surgery Program, Vancouver, WA, Staff (Jan 2007-Apr 2007)