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about Dr Roy Hopkins

Dr Hopkins is an Australian trained Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & General Surgeon. He has accredited subspecialist training in Oesophago-gastric & Bariatric Surgery(AANZGOSA). He is an approachable & compassionate person, who puts the quality of life of his patients at the forefront of his treatments. He believes in evidence based practice & working closely with the multidisciplinary team to achieve the best possible outcome for all patients.

Dr Hopkins grew up in New Zealand and completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Master of Science by Thesis before moving to Sydney to study medicine. He graduated from Sydney University with Honours in 2007 and undertook his junior medical officer and general surgery training in Central Sydney through RPA and Concord Hospitals.
Dr Hopkins obtained his Fellowship in General Surgery in 2016 and was subsequently accepted onto the highly competitive Australian and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association (AANZGOSA) post Fellowship program.  This involved placements at Bankstown and Liverpool Hospitals in Sydney, and at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. He subsequently spent time at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before relocating to the United Kingdom. There, he worked at the Bristol Royal Infirmary followed by the Greater Manchester Oesophago-Gastric Service at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. He contributed to the highest-volume oesophago-gastric cancer service in the UK whilst also undertaking bariatric and complex benign cases.
Dr Hopkins has a passion for education and teaching, as shown through his current public appointment as Surgical Superintendent and Staff Specialist at St George Public Hospital, where he oversees the training of junior surgical trainees within the Southern Surgical Skills Training Network, while also completing his on-call commitments.

Hospitals Practicing At: St George Hospital, St George Private Hospital, The Mater Sydney, Hurstville Private Hospital, Nowra Private Hospital


Areas of Special Interest
Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & General Surgery with special interest in Oesophago-gastric & Bariatric Surgery.
Dr Hopkins performs all aspects of Upper GI surgery including surgery for stomach & oesophageal cancers, anti-reflux surgery, weight loss surgery & general surgery including gallbladder & abdominal/groin hernia surgery


BSc (Hons), MSc, MBBS (Hons), FRACS,

Specialist Training
FRACS General Surgery
AANZGOSA Post-Fellowship training with additional subsequent training in high volume UK units

Specialist Experience
Consultant Upper GI & General Surgeon, St George Hospital

Current Positions
Consultant Surgeon: St George Hospital, St George Private, The Mater Sydney, Hurstville Private Hospital, Nowra Private Hospital, Conjoint Lecturer UNSW

contact Dr Roy Hopkins

02 9188 4550

02 9188 4551

Ste 14A, Lvl 5, St George Pvt Hosp, 1 South St, Kogarah NSW 2217

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