Mr Cuong Duong is an Upper GI surgeon with expertise in performing minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and robotically-assisted) for the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, obesity, hernias and oesophageal and gastric cancers. He undertook specialist oncology training at a world-leading cancer centre, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York and is currently a senior surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. After completing his PhD in oesophageal cancer, Mr Duong has continued performing both clinical and laboratory research to improve outcome for patients with oesophageal and gastric cancers.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

17 Stanlake St
Footscray VIC 3011

Consulting Location

Suite 4, level 6, 372 Albert St
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Consulting Location

493 Ballarat Rd
Sunshine VIC 3020

Special interests

  • Advanced laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and robotically-assisted surgical techniques.
  • Oesophageal and gastric cancers. Australian pioneer in performing vagal nerve sparing tota
  • Bariatric surgery (Sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass)
  • General surgery (gallbladder, hernia, adrenal and spleen)
  • GI endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, dilatation and stent, PEG)


  • Laboratory research (Pathogenesis of oesophageal cancer and the development of targetted therapy - Surgical Oncology lab at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)
  • Clinical research (PET scan in oesophageal and gastric cancers, familial gastric cancer)


  • MBBS
  • PhD
  • Surgical Oncology

Professional Associations

  • RACS
  • ISDE
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.