Dr. Ken Loi
Dr. Ken Loi
MBBS, BSc (Med), FRACS
Bariatic (Obesity) Surgeon
CONSULTANT SURGEON AT ST GEORGE PUBLIC , ST GEORGE PRIVATE, EAST SYDNEY PRIVATE HOSPITALS
UPPER GI & BARIATRIC SURGERY, LAPAROSCOPY, HERNIA REPAIR, ENDOSCOPY
Dr. Ken Loi of St. George Obesity Surgery in Kogarah, NSW, Australia achieved accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Dr Ken Loi specialises in Upper Gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic surgery with a focus on Bariatric, Hernia and Minimally Invasive Oesophagogastric Oncology surgery. His current appointments are at St George Private Hospital, Kareena Private Hospital, East Sydney Private Hospital and St George and Sutherland Public Hospitals.
Dr Ken Loi has performed more than ten thousand advanced laparoscopic surgeries including primary and revisional bariatric operations. He was instrumental in setting up the first Australian Centre of Excellence in St George Private Hospital and also achieving a Master of Surgery accreditation based on his thousands of bariatric operations with minimal complications. He has been a regular speaker at both international and local conferences (in person and via Zoom) and has published widely in peer reviewed journals regarding Bariatric and Hernia surgery.
During Dr Ken Loi's time as Honorary Treasurer of ANZMOSS (Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society), he was a key member in setting up a Bariatric Registry in Australia and assisting the Government in funding Medicare for Sleeve Gastrectomy.
Currently Dr Ken Loi holds the position of President Elect for IFSO-APC (International Federation of Obesity Society - Asian-Pacific Chapter) until 2023. He steps into the role of President in 2023 until 2025. He has advanced the course of bariatric surgery in Asian countries by his regular teaching and speaking roles internationally.
Other major achievements include being the first Asian Chair for RACS-NSW Chapter (2019- 2021), and has been an executive member for RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) for more than ten years. Current passions include advancing diversity within RACS and being part of the Surgical Sustainability Working Party to help shape the next generation of surgery. He has also been invited to assist the Government in their response to Covid Crisis Management via the Community of Surgery Practice.
Dr Ken Loi has played a key role in setting up ANZ Hernia Society and currently holds the position of Executive Secretary and has been involved in education and publication of Advanced Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery. This includes hosting the Journal Club, setting up pilot hernia surgery and being speaker at International Hernia Conferences. a