General Surgery & Endoscopy

Specialists

General Surgery & Endoscopy

Dr Richard Benny

Speciality: General Surgery & Endoscopy
Phone: 08 9721 1333
Email: referral@swss.com.au

Dr Benny is a general surgeon with an interest in laparoscopic surgery including laparoscopic hernia and bowel surgery.

Dr Benny grew up and attended medical school in Papua New Guinea graduating in 1994. He has worked as a surgical specialist in Papua New Guinea and later in Australia, obtaining FRACS in general surgery in 2010. He did a fellowship in rural surgery in Northern Territory and later in Wagga Wagga. He worked in Toowoomba Base Hospital for 3 years as a general surgeon before moving to Bunbury in 2017.

Dr Benny is a member of the RACS, GESA and GSA. Being trained in rural surgery needs he can offer a wide range of general surgery surgical services.

Special Interests/Services Offered:
• General surgery
• Endoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Gastrointestinal surgery

Dr Richard Benny
Dr Nikhil Agrawal

Speciality: General Surgery & Endoscopy
Phone: 08 615 615 22
Email: admin@gbgsurgery.com.au

Dr Agrawal is a General Surgeon who has sub-specialist training in colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He attended Medical school at Pune University in India graduating 1998 and completing a master’s degree in general surgery in 2003.

After arriving in Australia in 2005 he spent 3 years doing a Fellowship in Trauma Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital. He then decided to undertake general surgery speciality training becoming a FRACS in 2017. Last year he furthered his experience by doing a fellowship in acute surgery and colorectal surgery at Fiona Stanley Hospital. His Endoscopy and Colonoscopy training is recognised by the CCRTGE.

Dr Agrawal provides outstanding clinical care for the people of the South West region.

Dr Nikhil Agrawal
Dr Nick Newman

Speciality: General Surgery & Endoscopy
Phone: 08 9721 1333
Email: referral@swss.com.au

Dr Newman studied medicine at UWA and graduated in 1984. He undertook
his advanced training in a General Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital, Sir Charles
Gairdner Hospital and Fremantle Hospital and attained his fellowship of the
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1995.

In 1996 he undertook a Rural Surgical Fellowship at Royal Darwin Hospital. He
commenced practice in Bunbury in 1997. He has experience in a very broad
range of General Surgery. He is particularly interested in hand surgery and
gastrointestinal endoscopy (Upper GI Endoscopy and Colonoscopy). His
Endoscopy and Colonoscopy training is recognised by the CCRTGE.

Dr Newman has admitting rights at Bunbury Regional Hospital, Busselton
Hospital, SJOG Bunbury and Bunbury Day Hospital. Dr Newman has practiced
in Bunbury and the Southwest of W.A. for 20 years and continues to provide a
high level of surgical care for his patients.

Dr Nick Newman has a special interest in:
• Colonoscopy
• Endoscopy
• General surgery
• Hernia surgery
• Laparoscopic surgery

Dr Nick Newman
Dr Marcus Ong

Speciality: General Surgery & Endoscopy, Breast Augmentation
Phone: 08 9707 3320
Email: admin@southwestsurgery.com.au

Dr Ong is a Western Australian trained specialist surgeon who was raised in
the northern suburbs of Perth, studying Medicine at the University of Western
Australia. He completed his Fellowship in General Surgery with the Royal
Australian College of Surgeons in 2009.

Dr Ong is extensively trained and experienced in oncoplastic and
reconstructive breast surgery in Australia, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
Having worked at the Royal Free Hospital and the Harley Street Clinic in
London between 2010 and 2012, Dr Ong completed his Fellowship, returning
to Australia with his young family, joining the Surgical Department in Bunbury,
Western Australia.

Bunbury Day Hospital is the home of Western Breast Clinic for your breast
augmentation procedures.

General and laparoscopic surgery services, with a particular interest in the
gallbladder, thyroid and parathyroid surgery and hernia repairs in addition to
endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) services are also available to
clients.

Teaching medical students and surgical registrars is a passion for Dr Ong who
was recently awarded the “Excellence in Surgical Teaching Award for Best
Surgical Teacher in Western Australia, 2016”.

With Dr Ong’s extensive experience, he specialises in breast conserving
cancer surgery and reconstruction for breast cancer patients.

Dr Marcus Ong
Dr Jacinta Cover

Speciality: General Surgery & Endoscopy
Phone: 08 9721 1333
Email: referral@swss.com.au

Dr Cover is a general surgeon trained in WA. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with post fellowship experience in colorectal surgery. She is experienced in all aspects of general surgery including hernia and gallbladder management and upper and lower endoscopy. She has subspecialty interest in benign and malignant colorectal and anal conditions and offers laparoscopic surgical options.

Jacinta has further qualifications and interest in teaching with a Masters in Health Professional Education and is the South West Health Campus supervisor of general surgical training. She also advocates for rural surgeons with her role as WA State representative on the College of Surgeons Rural Surgical Committee.

Jacinta has worked in the South West since 2016 and lives here with her partner Michael and their four sons.

Special Interests/Services Offered:
• General surgery
• Endoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Gastrointestinal surgery

Dr Jacinta Cover
Dr Justin Johnston

Speciality: General Surgery & Endoscopy
Phone: 08 9721 1333
Email: referral@swss.com.au

Dr Johnston became a fellow of RACS in 1993 and returned to the South West to commence practice in 1995. His area of expertise is general surgery with a special interest in bowel surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Dr Johnston chairs the SW Colorectal MDT and the Clinical Practice Morbidity and Mortality Committee SJOG Hospital Bunbury.

Dr Johnston is the Medical Director of Bunbury Day Hospital and operates at SJOG Hospital Bunbury, Bunbury Regional Hospital, Bridgetown Hospital and Warren District Hospital. He consults at 140 Spencer St Bunbury, Bridgetown Hospital and Warren District Hospital.

Special Interests/Services Offered:
• General surgery
• Endoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Gastrointestinal surgery

Dr Justin Johnston