Chandika Liyanage - Macquarie Weight Loss and Surgical Services

Chandika Liyanage

Chandika Liyanage

- Consultant Surgeon
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About Our Doctor

I am a Consultant Surgeon trained in General, Bariatric , Gastrointestinal and HPB Surgery. In addition I am a surgical endoscopist with GESA accreditation for Colonoscopy and Endoscopy and wide experience in ERCP. I am a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh , UK.

I had my Basic and advanced Surgical Training at the National Hospital Colombo, and the North Colombo Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka. I trained in Sub speciality of Gastrointestinal Surgery and HPB Surgery and trained in Canberra Hospital from 2008-2011. I was also a senior fellow in liver transplant and HPB Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.  I have had training stints in India, South Korea, Japan and UK.

I constantly update my skills with travelling short courses both in Australia and overseas to keep abreast of the skills in bariatric surgery. From 2011 to 2015, I practiced as a Consultant Surgeon at North Colombo Teaching Hospital with a conjoint appointment as a Senior Lecturer in Surgery.

I moved to Australia in 2015 and worked as a General Surgeon in Alice Springs till  I moved to Sydney in 2017 , performing full breadth of general surgery and enjoying the outback. I have also lectured as an honorary lecturer at The Australian National University and University of Flinders and currently as a Senior lecturer in Surgery in the University of Sydney.

I moved to Dubbo in February 2018 and have established my practice here. I work closely with the team at RPA and other referral centres in Sydney. I live on the outskirts of Dubbo with my family enjoying the quite country life. I enjoy a game of Tennis at the club and like to explore the surroundings with my family.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery M.B.B.S. (2000)
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • MS (University Of Colombo)
  • Master of Philosophy (Australian National University. Research and


  • Laparoscopic and Endoluminal Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery- Advanced Course- IRCAD , Hopitaux Universitaires, Strasbourg, France 2018
  • Bariatric Surgery Training Courses with Johnson and Johnson 2017-2018
  • Fellow in Liver Transplant/ HPB/Upper GI Surgery – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Fellow in HPB and Upper GI Surgery- Canberra Hospital
  • Travelling Fellowship to ASAN medical Centre South Korea
  • Travelling Fellowship to TATA Memorial Hospital Mumbai, India
  • Visiting Research and Clinical Fellow, Kyushu University , Fukuoka, Japan
  • Liver transplant and HPB Attachment- Kings College London
  • Bariatric Surgery Training Laparo Obese Centre , Pune India


  • VMO Dubbo Private Hospital, Dubbo, NSW
  • Senior Staff Specialist – Western NSW Health District, Dubbo, NSW
  • VMO Strathfield Hospital
  • VMO Lifehouse, Camperdown
  • Consultant Surgeon , Alice Springs Hospital 2015-2017
  • Consultant HPB/General Surgeon, North Colombo Teaching Hospital , Sri
    Lanka 2011-2015


  • Australian Medical Council AHPRA
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Speciality: General Surgery

  • Obesity Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary (liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery including hernia surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery (Upper and Lower GI)
  • General Surgery
  • Gastroscopy , Colonoscopy , ERCP and Interventional Endoscopy