Dr Mario Malkoun

General (Laparoscopic) Surgeon & Endoscopist

Located in Wollongong & Shellharbour

About Me

Dr Mario Malkoun is an Illawarra-based General Surgeon who has undertaken significant minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic ("keyhole") surgical training. He also provides Endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy) and a range of skin surgeries which can be done in the clinic or in the hospital. Dr Malkoun also provides non-surgical weight loss solutions like a gastric balloon which can be swallowed without the need for an anaesthetic or a trip to hospital.

After growing up in Sydney, Dr Malkoun completed his undergraduate medical science degree at Sydney University and gained his Honours degree through the Westmead Millennium Institute in human genetics using DNA Microarray, which was a new technology at the time. He undertook his graduate medical degree at the University of Queensland and graduated with an MBBS in 2004.

He then returned to NSW for his internship and chose Wollongong Hospital where he also stayed on throughout his resident year. Dr Malkoun subsequently began his surgical training around NSW in hospitals such as St George Hospital in Kogarah and Wollongong Hospital. He later returned to Wollongong Hospital as a Surgical Fellow in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery for a further two years.

Dr Malkoun now lives in Wollongong full-time and consults in Wollongong and Shellharbour. He operates regularly and performs a large number of the below minor procedures in-clinic, rather than having to go to hospital.

Dr Malkoun welcomes all referrals. Please contact us if you have any questions.


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (Queensland University)

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (University of Sydney)

Hospital Appointments:

  • Wollongong Private Hospital

  • Wollongong Day Surgery

  • Shellharbour Private Hospital

Speciality Areas:

  • General Surgery (gallbladder removal, gallstones, lymph node biopsy, temporal artery biopsy)

  • Colorectal Surgery (haemorrhoid repair including ultrasound guided repair, anal fissure repair, abscess removal, removal of polyps, cancer screening and surgery)

  • Hernia Surgery (repair of all types of hernias, robotic hernia repair)

  • Urological (vasectomy, adult circumcision)

  • Skin Surgery (removal of lipomas, sebaceous cysts, warts, abscesses, moles, skin cancers, ingrown toe nails, and other lumps and bumps)

  • Endoscopy (colonoscopy, gastroscopy)

  • No Surgery Weight Loss Gastric Balloon which does not require an anaesthetic or surgery

Dr Mario Malkoun

General (Laparoscopic) Surgeon & Endoscopist

General Surgery

Surgery of the abdominal wall, organs, upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and the removal of 'lumps and bumps' and moles from the skin.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Also known as "keyhole surgery", this minimally invasive approaches offers patients smaller scars, less pain and a faster recovery.


Allows for the inspection of the gastric tract ("Gastroscopy") and colon ("Colonoscopy") for evidence of disease and routine monitoring.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Dr Mario Malkoun is a Fellow (General Surgery) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). RACS is the leading advocate for surgical standards, professionalism and education in Australia and New Zealand.

General Surgeons Australia

As a member of GSA, Dr Mario Malkoun pursues the highest standards of surgical care based on expertise, compassion, ethical practice, conscientiousness and scholarship.

Australian Medical Association

Dr Mario Malkoun is also a member of the AMA. The AMA works to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.


02 4243 9900


02 4273 1199


Consulting Locations

Malkoun Surgery

61 Auburn St Wollongong NSW

Shellharbour Specialist Centre

27 Captain Cook Drive Barrack Heights NSW

Operating Locations

Wollongong Private Hospital

360-364 Crown Street Wollongong NSW

Wollongong Day Surgery

354-358 Crown Street Wollongong NSW

Shellharbour Private Hospital

27 Captain Cook Drive Barrack Heights NSW