Dr Charles Yong


Dr Charles El Yong

Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery

Dr Charles Yong is a oncoplastic breast, endocrine and general surgeon with special interest in oncoplastic (reconstructive) breast surgery providing a full range of breast surgery. 

Charles completed his undergraduate training at the Adelaide University. During his resident year, he was awarded the Alan Kerr grant after being elected as the best resident medical officer. He then progressed to obtain his FRACS in South Australia, during which he also obtained GESA accreditation for colonoscopy. Charles had also being awarded excellence in clinical teaching by the University of Adelaide.

Charles further his fellowship training in general surgery in Northern Adelaide Health Service perfecting his skills in general surgery.

Following this, Charles furthered his training in oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgery (including reconstructive breast surgery) in New Zealand. During this time, he was awarded hononary clinical lecturer for his contribution to teaching. He continued to develop further experience in oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgery in Eastern Health where he continued to work as a consultant general surgeon. 

Charles had also completed a graduate certificate in breast surgery via the university of Sydney which compliments his work in breast surgery.

Charles regularly attends conferences to ensure ongoing professional development. He is also keen on teaching and ongoing research. 


ANZ J Surg 2018 doi:10.1111/ans.14967 Primary small bowel volvulus: surgical treatment dilemma. A Tam, J Phong, C Yong
Anatomical Location of sonographically occult parathyroid adenomas and implications for neck exploration Yong CEL*, Lai CS, Whitfield RJ, Parkyn RF (SA General Surgery Board Registrar paper day presentation South Australia 2010, RACS)

Further evidence for routine pre- operative core biopsy in invasive breast cancer; R J Whitfield, C S Lai, C Yong, D J Walters, R F Parkyn, D C A Walsh
Operative Strategies in Non Localised Primary Hyperparathyroidism; Lai CS, Yong CE, Whitfield R, Parkyn RF
ANZ J Surg 2009 79(10) 724-8 Outcome following surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. Yong EL, Han XP, Devitt, PG, jamieson GG, Thompson SK


2018 Hononary clinical lecturer (university of Otago)
2013 Excellence in Clinical Teaching citation University of Adelaide 

2009 Alan Kerr Grant Award: Outstanding General RMO of the Year

2003 Summer Vacation Scholarship in pilot study on kyphoplasty as a treatment of spinal fractures in osteoporosis