Our Surgical Doctors

Dr George Hopkins: Weight Loss Surgery

Dr George Hopkins is the founder of Obesity Surgery Brisbane and a visiting Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgeon at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside. In the last two decades Dr Hopkins has been a leading exponent of new and emerging bariatric procedures and techniques.

Most of Dr Hopkins’ general surgical practice is in the field of bariatric and revisional bariatric procedures. He has published a number of articles in both local and international peer reviewed journals, and presented at multiple meetings throughout Australia. Dr Hopkins has memberships with the following: Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons; Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS); International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association; and Australian Hepatopancreatobiliary Association. Dr Hopkins is a past president of the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS).

Dr Benjamin Dodd: Reflux Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Gastric Cancer Surgery and General Surgery

Dr Ben Dodd is a trained Laparoscopic Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon. After completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Queensland (UQ), Dr Dodd went to complete his medical degree in 2001 at the same institution. General Surgery training was completed in Ireland and the UK and an additional Masters of Science in Advanced Perioperative Care was also completed during these years. Dr Dodd completed his UK Fellowship exam (FRCS) in 2012.

Dr Dodd then returned to Brisbane to obtain additional subspecialty fellowship training in Upper GI surgery (18 months with the Princess Alexandra Hospital) and Bariatric surgery (12 months with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital). Deciding to stay in Brisbane long term, Dr Dodd then completed the Australasian Fellowship exam (FRACS) in 2015. He has been in Consultant practice at the Royal Brisbane Hospital since 2015.

Dr Dodd is actively involved in the teaching of surgical trainees at the Royal Brisbane. He leads many Upper GI/Bariatric Surgery research projects through the HUB (Hepatic/Upper GI/Bariatric) Research Group, which he co-founded at the RBWH in 2017.

Dr Kevin Lah: General Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, and Reflux Surgery

Dr Kevin Lah is a General Surgeon specialising in Upper Gastrointestinal (GI), Weight Management (Bariatric) and Complex Hernia Surgeries along with the management of General and Emergency surgeries.

Kevin completed degrees at the University of Queensland in Physiotherapy (BPhty 2006) and Medicine and Surgery (MBBS 2010), then went on to General Surgery training in Queensland.  After obtaining General Surgery Fellowship in 2019, he undertook 3 years of Post-Fellowship Training in Upper Gastrointestinal and Weight Management (Bariatric) Surgery at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.