People struggling with obesity deserve access to safe, modern surgical weight loss solutions that actually work to help them lose weight and keep it off for good.

Dr Benedict Mackay
BSc, MBChB, MRCS (England), FRACS
General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
Step into your future

Helping patients achieve a healthy weight and a healthy life.

Dr Benedict Mackay is one of Australia’s most highly trained bariatric surgeons. He brings a combination of exceptional qualifications, skills and experience with compassion and care.

With a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to weight loss surgery, Dr Benedict Mackay offers cutting edge surgical methods underpinned by a commitment to improving the overall wellbeing and life expectancy of his patients.

That means working in partnership with surgeons and allied health professionals to ensure patients have all the support they need to meet their future with confidence.

A team approach

Benedict Mackay™

Dr Benedict Mackay is based on the Sunshine Coast and operates at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, so patients no longer need to travel to Brisbane or beyond for exceptional gastrointestinal medical care.

Dr Benedict Mackay has consulting rooms at Maroochydore, plus monthly clinic consults in Mt Isa. As part of Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast, patients have access to 24-hour care, 365 days of the year.

Each bariatric operation is conducted at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and is attended by two specialist surgeons.

Nice to meet you

Meet Dr Benedict Mackay.

Dr Benedict Mackay is a specialist in laparoscopic bariatric (weight loss), upper gastrointestinal and general surgery.‍

Dr Benedict Mackay obtained his BSc in Microbiology at the University of Birmingham (UK) prior to obtaining his MBChB at the University of Manchester (UK). His general surgical training began in the UK and continued in New Zealand and Australia.‍

He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia.‍

After obtaining his FRACS, he commenced a further two years of specialist training with one year in Brisbane with pioneering bariatric surgeon Dr G Hopkins. In 2017, he was selected by the ANZGOSA post-fellowship training scheme. He completed a second post-fellowship year in St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.‍

His training in obesity surgery included Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery (both Roux-en-Y and Single Loop), Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery, complex revisional surgery and robotic surgery. His training in upper gastrointestinal surgery included both benign surgery and gastro-oesophageal cancer resectional surgery.‍

In 2019, Dr Benedict Mackay relocated to the Sunshine Coast to form Benedict Mackay™. He also joined Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and Noosa Hospital in 2019.

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Dr Benedict Mackay
BSc, MBChB, MRCS (England), FRACS
General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

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