In 1991, Surgical Associates, Inc. was started by Dr. Livingston Wong to create a surgical group that would fulfill the needs of the patients in the State of Hawaii in the specialties of General Surgery and Transplantation.  With just himself, partner Dr. Fong-Liang Fan and a vision, Dr. Wong assembled a team of highly skilled and well trained surgeons that have brought the transplant program in Hawaii to new heights.  Today, Surgical Associates, Inc. is comprised of six transplant trained surgeons and are the primary surgeons for kidney, liver and pancreas transplants in Hawaii.  All surgeons are also trained and Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and hold the highest honors as Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. 


Our scope of surgery involves General Surgery and Transplant Surgery and includes the following types of cases:


General Surgery:

  • Abdominal Surgery

  • Abdominal wall surgery (hernia, abscess)

  • Breast surgery

  • Diabetic foot/extremities infections and problems

  • Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal)

  • Gastrointestinal tract surgery (stomach, intestine, colon, rectal)

  • General vascular surgery

  • Hemorrhoid surgeryhepatobiliary surgery (liver, gallbladder, pancreas)

  • Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery

  • Oncological (cancer) surgery

  • Skin and soft tissue surgery

  • Vascular access for dialysis and chemotherapy




Transplant Surgery:

  • Renal (Kidney) Transplants

  • Liver Transplants

  • Pancreas Transplants

  • Bone Marrow Transplants