Dr Phoebe Hong
MBChB, PGDipObstMedGyn, FRANZCOG, MMinInvS
Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Hello, and welcome to my practice. I’m Dr Phoebe Hong, a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Cairns.
After completing my medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2006, I commenced my specialist training in Obstetric & Gynaecology. I trained at the National Women’s Hospital, Taranaki Base Hospital, and North Shore Hospital (all located in New Zealand).
In 2013, I moved to Australia and worked at Cairns Hospital as a Senior Obstetrics & Gynaecology Trainee and the Far North Regional Obstetric and Gynaecological Service (FROGS) Registrar. This invaluable experience enabled me to develop specialty knowledge of the healthcare needs of the people of Far North Queensland.
While working in Cairns, I fell in love with the beauty and tropical weather of this stunning region, and I decided to make it my permanent home. My husband and I married at the beautiful Newell Beach, north of Port Douglas, in 2014.
Wishing to provide more women in Cairns and Far North Queensland with access to advanced laparoscopy, I completed a 2-year fellowship in Advanced Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeries.
During this time, I was a facilitator at several GP courses and the Basic Surgical Skill course for Junior Obstetric and Gynaecology Trainees. I was also awarded a Covidien Scholarship and completed a Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Adelaide.
Today, my practice provides specialist care in obstetrics and gynaecology, and I deliver babies at Cairns Private Hospital.
Special interest in laparoscopic procedures
I am passionate about laparoscopic procedures, also known as keyhole surgery or minimally-invasive surgery. I believe this approach is the current and future of surgery.
I have extensive training in laparoscopic procedures, including hysterectomy, endometriosis, fibroid removal (myomectomy) and cerclage.
While training, I was mentored by a number of advanced gynaecology laparoscopic surgeons, including Dr Alex Ades, who is internationally recognised for his experience in laparoscopic cerclage.
Laparoscopic surgery is a modern surgical technique which uses very small incisions, or cuts, which can be as small as 0.5cm. The surgery is performed through these incisions using tiny instruments and a miniature camera called a laparoscope.
Laparoscopic surgery results in less surgical trauma than major abdominal surgery, and it allows for a quicker recovery – two key considerations for busy women of all ages.
Outside of medicine, I have a keen interest in cooking, baking, travelling, and foreign languages. I speak fluent Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as basic Japanese.
Personalised, Compassionate Care
I offer a highly personalised care approach that focuses on your individual wishes and goals. I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to medicine and surgery, as we are all different, and we all have unique needs and priorities.
Dr Phoebe Hong is a member of:
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy & Surgery (AGES)
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
Australasian Menopause Society (AMS)
Providing best Care
for women’s health