Dr Sebastianus Kwon

Oesophago-Gastric and ​General Surgeon

Laparoscopic (Key-Hole, MIS) Surgery, Gallstones, Hernias, Reflux disease (GORD), Laparoscopic Hiatus Hernia Repair, Gastic Cancer, Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

Dr 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 (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.

Qualifications

Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Accredication with Gastroenterology Society of Australia for Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Science (Medicine)

Operating Hospitals

Norwest Private Hospital Bella Vista, NSW
Nepean Private Hospital Kingswood, NSW
Minchinbury Community Hospital Rooty Hill, NSW
Lakeview Private Hospital Norwest, NSW
Healthwoods Endoscopy Centre Granville, NSW

Presentations

Grants

  • May 2018

    Competitive grant awarded for “Enhanced participation in Bowel Cancer Screening Program by Korean Australians in NSW.” by Cancer Institute NSW. Grant activity: June 2019 – Aug 2019.

Specialty Expertiese

Gallstones, Abdominal and Groin Hernia, Anti-reflux Surgery, Complex Hiatus Hernia Repair, Barrett’s Oesophagus, Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy, Gastric Cancer, Laparoscopic Gastrectomy and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Publications

  • 2014

    Suh, Y. S., Han, D. S., Kong, S. H., Kwon, S., Shin, C. I., Kim, W. H., … & Yang, H. K. (2014).
    Laparoscopy-assisted pylorus-preserving gastrectomy is better than laparoscopy-assisted distal
    gastrectomy for middle-third early gastric cancer. Annals of surgery, 259(3), 485-493.

    Chan, D. L., Talbot, M. L., Chen, Z., & Kwon, S. C. M. (2014). Simultaneous ventral hernia
    repair in bariatric surgery. ANZ journal of surgery, 84(7-8), 581-583.

    Byun, J., Kwon, S., Oh, S. Y., Lee, K. G., Suh, Y. S., Kong, S. H., … & Lee, H. J. (2014).
    Laparoscopic management of hypertrophic hypersecretory gastropathy with protein loss: A case
    report. Asian journal of endoscopic surgery, 7(1), 48-51.

    Le Page, P. A., Kwon, S., Lord, S. J., & Lord, R. V. (2014). Esophageal Dysmotility After
    Laparoscopic Gastric Band Surgery. Obesity surgery, 24(4), 625-630

    Oh, S. Y., Kwon, S., Lee, K. G., Suh, Y. S., Choe, H. N., Kong, S. H., … & Yang, H. K. (2014).
    Outcomes of minimally invasive surgery for early gastric cancer are comparable with those for
    open surgery: analysis of 1,013 minimally invasive surgeries at a single institution. Surgical
    endoscopy, 28(3), 789-795.

  • 2013

    Yang, H.K, Kwon, S. (2013). Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery. In J.L. Cameron & A.M. Cameron
    (Eds.), Current Surgical Therapy: Expert Consult-Online. Elsevier Health Sciences.

    Kong SH, Suh YS, Kwon S. Lee HJ, Kim HH, Yang HK. (2013) Stable purse-string suturing
    using an anterior esophagotomy for reconstruction with a circular stapler during laparoscopic total
    gastrectomy. Asian J Endosc Surg. 6(2):82-9.

    Kwon, Y. H., Lee, K. G., Oh, S. Y., Kwon, S., Jang, M. Y., Cho, Y. M., … & Lee, H. J. (2013).
    Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy for Super Obese Patient: A Case Report. Journal of Metabolic
    and Bariatric Surgery, 2(1), 15-19.

Professional Memberships

Australian New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association
Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

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