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.
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.