Dr Ray Yoong Profile
Ray was born in Malaysia where he undertook his high school and early university education. He then moved to New Zealand to complete his medical studies and stayed on to work in the ‘land of the long white cloud’ for several years.
In 2006, Ray and his family moved to Adelaide, South Australia to commence specialist Obstetric and Gynaecology training. This training saw Ray undertake various hospital rotations in both urban and regional hospitals right across in South Australia.
His rich experiences enabled Ray to accumulate invaluable skills managing women through almost all conceivable situations – from pre pregnancy problems and infertility to obstetric problems and complex gynaecological surgery.
Ray has managed the safe delivery of hundreds of babies and is well known for his likeable, relaxed and open manner, as well as his attention to detail.
Ray’s credentials are also supported with academic achievement. In 2008, Ray was awarded the ‘Young Researcher of the Year’ award at the annual Royal Australia New Zealand College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’s conference.
In his final years of training, Ray undertook specialised gynaecology training, focusing on minimally invasive surgical techniques, including advanced laparoscopic surgery, and vaginal surgery. During this time he also completed his Masters of Reproductive Medicine through the University of New South Wales, as well as working at Adelaide’s Repromed Fertility Clinic.
Ray has a special interest in infertility, and through his work at the Repromed Fertility Centre he helps guides couples through the difficulties of falling pregnant. Patient’s having successful fertility treatment can look forward to Ray continuing his care of them into their pregnancy and beyond.
Ray’s private practice in obstetrics and gynaecology is located at the Ashford Medical Centre, and this is where he delivers his pregnant patients. He also has public appointments at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adelaide and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Ray also works at Repromed Fertility clinic.
There is a saying – “the only constant in life is change”. And medicine is an ever changing field. New technologies and new techniques allow better outcomes for patients. To this end, Ray is proud to be able to offer his patients the option of having Robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery. He is one of the first gynaecologist in Adelaide to offer such a service.
Ray, his wife, Alice, and their three daughters have chosen to settle in Adelaide after spending many years training here. They love the beach and spending time together at local parks, playing football and tennis. Ray tries to keep fit spending most early mornings huffing and puffing at the local gym.