Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Wong attended Medical School at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, where he graduated with Great Distinction. During his residency in General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan he was inspired by the remarkably improved postoperative pain and shortened hospital stays incurred by patients undergoing laparoscopic procedures and decided to dedicate himself to minimally invasive surgery (MIS), the principle of producing the best surgical outcomes while causing the least trauma to the patient, often with the assistance of cutting-edge technology. Following his residency Dr. Wong furthered his training with a two-year fellowship with Dr. Lee Swanström of the Oregon Clinic, one of the worldwide leaders in MIS. Dr. Wong joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 2005, where he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery until relocating to California in 2010.
Dr. Wong’s clinical areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery (surgery of the esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum), gallbladder surgery, and solid organ surgery (removal of the spleen and adrenal glands). He also has considerable expertise in complex hernia repair. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Gastroenterology, Surgical Endoscopy, Surgical Innovation and surgical textbooks. Dr. Wong’s goal is to deliver the highest quality of caring, compassionate surgical care to each and every patient and he was awarded the Patient and Family Centered Care Champion Award at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in 2013.
Dr. Wong is fluent in English, French and Cantonese; he is currently learning Mandarin. In his personal time, Dr. Wong enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include golf, hockey, and snowboarding.
Dr. Wong saved my life by performing emergency surgery at 5:00AM. My large intestine was twisted. He removed part of the intestine and part of the colon and glued me back together. I’ve had a fast and painless recovery thanks to his wonderful knowledge. If you ever have intestinal problems, be sure you see Dr. Wong. To me he is a miracle worker.
Jul 3oth, 2013, L.I.
Dr. Wong performed an emergency Diagnostic laparoscopy on me May 15th at Saddleback Hospital. I was very nervous but he put me and my family at ease as he explained the procedure and answered all of our questions. He was extremely professional, courteous and after a successful surgery he checked in on me every day at the Hospital – and I was there 9 days. The follow up appointments at his office were also very easy and quick and he never made us feel rushed. I have already highly recommended Dr. Wong and will continue to do so.
Jul 16th, 2013, S.S.
Saddleback Memorial Medical 3/27/13 – Dr. Wong performed an emergency Laparoscopic Appendectomy on me, Wednesday morning. This was my first surgery and I was a little nervous. Dr. Wong explain the order of operations to me and made sure all of my questions were answered before the procedure began. Before the operation started, Dr. Wong personally called my wife and gave her an update. He also took time to answer her questions. After the procedure, Dr. Wong was there to check on me and let me know how things went. Dr. Wong communicated with my wife and me until I was released. He also personally called to check on me after being home for a few days. I can only assume that his level of professionalism and care are just as high for scheduled procedures. I appreciate Dr. Wong’s commitment and highly recommend him as a surgeon.
Apr 1st, 2013, J.G.
Dr. Wong was wonderful! He spent extra time to explain the details of my operation and really went out of his way to set me at ease.
Mar 31st, 2013