Dr Sebastian Kwon graduated from UNSW in 2000 and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009. He then completed sub-specialist training in Oesophago-Gastric and Bariatric Surgery with ANZGOSA in 2013, with Fellowship training at John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle), St George Hospital (Sydney), Seoul National University Hospital (Seoul, Korea), Cancer Institute Hospital (Tokyo, Japan) and Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK).
His Oesophago-Gastric Surgery expertise include: Laparoscopic Radical D2 (extended lymphadenectomy) Gastrectomy for cancer, Laparoscopic repair of Complex, Para-oesophageal hiatus hernia, Laparoscopic resection of GIST (gastro-intestinal stromal tumours), Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia, Anti-reflux surgery (Nissen Fundoplication), Laparoscopic and Open Splenectomy and Management of Barrett’s Oesophagus.
His General Surgery expertise include: Laparoscopic ventral (anterior abdominal), incisional and umbilical hernia repair with On-Q Pain Relief system, Laparoscopic inguinal (groin) hernia repair using tackless mesh fixation technique, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal), Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy (GESA accredited) with Narrow Band Imaging.
Dr Kwon is the current president of Korean Australian Medical Society, since June 2017, and has been active in improving networking between doctors and referral pathways, improving access to health services, particularly to Korean migrant community, as well as education of doctors and community members on various health issues. Dr Kwon speaks Korean fluently.
Dr Kwon is a dedicated father of 5 children (and one in heaven) and enjoys playing tennis, swimming and fishing. He works as an Uber driver for his kids on weekends.