Dr Hopkins is an Australian trained General Surgeon with interests in Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric
and General Surgeon. He has Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
accredited subspecialist training in Oesophago-Gastric and Bariatric
Surgery (AANZGOSA Program) as well as experience at the highest volume
cancer, bariatric and complex benign Upper GI Centre in the UK.
He performs all aspects of Upper GI surgery including surgery for stomach
and oesophageal cancers, hiatus hernia and anti-reflux surgery, weight loss
surgery and general surgery including gall bladder and hernia surgery. He
is an approachable and compassionate person, who puts the quality of life
of his patients at the forefront of his treatments.
Roy grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand and relocated to Sydney to
study Medicine. He graduated in 2007 with MBBS Honours and further
obtained his Fellowship in General Surgery in 2016, through the Royal
Prince Alfred and NSW central training network.
In 2017, Roy was accepted onto the highly competitive Australian and New
Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association (AANZGOSA) post
Fellowship program. He trained at Liverpool and Bankstown Hospitals in
Sydney then at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. He was awarded the
AANZGOSA Travelling Scholarship in 2018, which allowed him to present
his research internationally.
In subsequent years, he worked at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in the UK and
then with the Greater Manchester Oesophago-Gastric Service at Salford
Royal NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. This is the biggest cancer,
bariatric and complex benign Upper GI Centre in the UK.
Roy has a passion for education and teaching, as Surgical Superintendent
and Staff Specialist at St George Public Hospital. Roy is continually active
in keeping up to date with the latest research through being an active
member of various professional societies, as well as publishing research,
having recently published research in the field of anti-reflux surgery in the
prestigious British Journal of Surgery.
Outside of the operating theatre, Roy is a proud husband and father. He is
also a keen bagpipe player and avid soccer and rugby fan.