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Dr Anthony Cheng

Specialty: General Surgery
Special Interests: Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, revision bariatric surgery Gastric band complications, band-to-bypass procedures
Practices at: MPHB
Phone 07 3010 5780
Fax07 3010 5781

Consult Rooms

Mater Sessional Suites
Suite 15, Level 6
Mater Medical Centre
293 Vulture Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101


Dr. Anthony Cheng is a consultant surgeon who specialises in Bariatric,
Hepatic-Pancreatic-Biliary (HPB) and General surgery. He has extensive
experiences in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, roux-en-Y gastric bypass, minigastric
bypass, biliary reconstruction and pancreatic tumour resections. His
special interest is in complex revision bariatric procedures such as gastric bandto-
bypass and sleeve-to-bypass. Dr Cheng is an accredited robotic surgeon and
performed the first total robotic sleeve gastrectomy and roux-en-Y gastric
bypass in Queensland.
Dr. Cheng underwent surgical training in Melbourne. He qualified as a General
Surgeon and became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in
2010. He then completed the Post-Fellowship Training Program of the Australia
and New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic & Biliary Association (ANZHPBA),
including a year of overseas scholarship in the United Kingdom as the Paul
McMaster Liver Surgery Fellow at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
After coming back from overseas, Dr Cheng further advanced his expertise and
skills by training in a high volume Hepatobiliary and Bariatric unit at the Royal
Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. From this experience, Dr. Cheng had the
opportunity to witness the enormous demands and benefits of bariatric surgery
in Queensland. Henceforth, Dr Cheng became a consultant bariatric surgeon in
Metro South Health. In 2015, he formed the Multi-Disciplinary Bariatric Surgery
Service in Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital.
The service has now been adopted as the model of care for the Queensland
Statewide Bariatric Surgery Initiative.
At the same time, Dr Cheng started his private bariatric surgery practice in
Mater Private Hospital Brisbane. Together with his team of specialists, dietitians
and clinical psychologist, Dr Cheng has successfully helped hundreds of
patients achieving their weight loss goals and comorbidities resolution. Apart
from bariatric surgery, Dr Cheng welcomes referrals for hernia surgery,
gallbladder surgery, anti-reflux procedures and hepato-pancreatic-biliary
surgery. Dr Cheng is accredited with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia
in gastroscopy and colonoscopy. He is happy to accept direct referral for
screening colonoscopy for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Academically, Dr Cheng is a Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland
and an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
In addition, Dr Cheng is a certified member of the Royal College of Surgeons
Edinburgh and a registered medical practitioner with the General Medical
Council in the United Kingdom. He is also a registered medical practitioner and
a specialist surgeon with the Hong Kong Medical Council in Hong Kong.
Besides English, Dr Cheng is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
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