Dr. Gabie Ong

Dr. Gabie Ong

Dr. Gabie Ong M.D

Education & Training

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
General Surgery Residency: St Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
General Surgery Internship: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester, MN
Doctor of Medicine, MD: Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Dutch Caribbean
Honors Bachelor of Science, Human Behavioural Biology, Psychology
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ABCRS)

Biography

Dr. Gabie Ong is a Board-Certified colon and rectal surgeon. She is an expert on laparoscopy and robotic surgery for the colon and rectum and anus. Dr. Ong is an expert in treating various benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus such as colorectal cancer, anal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anorectal fistulas, fecal incontinence, and others. She is passionate about patient education and strongly believes in a patient-centered approach. She is also a strong advocate about preventive medicine such as the role of screening colonoscopies.

Dr. Ong started her surgical training with an internship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She completed her general surgery residency at Ascension St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. She underwent advanced fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at Indiana University. She was trained by nationally and internationally renowned surgeons. Dr Ong is actively researching and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in reputed journals. She has also presented her research at various national and international conferences.

Originally from Singapore, Dr. Ong is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. In her spare time, Dr Ong enjoys playing the piano and is classically trained. She had taught piano to many students over the years. Dr. Ong also enjoys hiking, traveling, and learning about different cultures. You may also spot her cheering on the Toronto Raptors’ especially when they are in town.

Dr. Ong is a member of various surgical societies, including the Midwest Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. She is also the recipient of multiple awards in research and clinical care throughout her surgical training including Intern of the Year (2015), St Vincent Surgery Research Achievement Award (2018), and Best Paper by New Member (Midwest Surgical Annual Meeting, 2020).

Publications

  • 1.Lueders A, Ong GKB, Davis P, Weyerbacher J, Saxe J.  Colonic stenting for malignant obstructions – a review of current indications and outcomes.  Am J Surg. 2022 Jul; 224:217-227. 
  • 2.Ong GKB, Tsai B, Lozano Patron R, Johansen O, Lane F, Melbert RB, Reidy T, Maun D.  Transanal total mesorectal excision achieves equivalent oncologic resection compared to laparoscopic approach, but with functional consequences.  Am J Surg. 2021 Mar; 221(3): 566-569. 
  • 3.Krainev AA, Mathavan VK, Klink DF, Saxe JM, Ong GKB, Murphy JK.  Pancreatic neuroendocrine microadenomatosis presenting as a functional VIPoma.  J Surg Case Rep.  2019 Jun; 6: 1-3. 
  • 4.Ong GKB, Freeman RK, Ascioti AJ, Mahidhara RS, Nuthakki V, Dake M, Eckstein D. Patient Outcomes After Stent Failure for the Treatment of Acute Esophageal Perforation.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Sep; 106(3):830-835. 
  • 5.Ong GKB, Freeman RK.  Endoscopic management of esophageal leaks.  J Thorac Dis. 2017 Mar; 9 (Suppl 2): S135-S145. 
  • 6.Ong GKB, Reidy TJ, Huk MD, Lane FRClostridium difficile colitis: A clinical reviewAm J Surg. 2017 Mar; 213(3):565-571. 
  • 7.Bikhchandani J, Ong GKB, Dozois EJ, Mathis KL.  Outcomes of salvage surgery for cure in patients with locally recurrent disease after local excision of rectal cancer.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Mar; 58(3):283-7. 
  • 8.Ong  GKB,Hamilton JK, Sermer M, Connelly PW, Maguire G, Zinman B, Hanley AJ, Retnakaran R. Maternal serum adiponectin and infant birthweight: the role of adiponectin isoform distribution.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford) 2007 Jul; 67(1):108-14.

Oral Presentations

  • 1.Ong, GKB.  Transanal total mesorectal excision achieves equivalent oncologic resection compared to laparoscopic approach, but with functional consequences.  Midwest Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI.  Aug 2020.
  • 2.Ong, GKB.  Traumatic Mesocolic Internal Hernia with Strangulation and Small Bowel Obstruction: A Report of Two Cases.Midwest Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI.  Aug 2018
  • 3.Ong, GKB. Single Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy is Equivalent to Multiport Laparoscopic Resection but Offers Little Benefit to Justify Switching Technique. Ohio Valley of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.  Mar 2018. 
  • 4.Ong, GKB. Patient Outcomes after Stent Failure for the Treatment of Acute Esophageal Perforation. Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 64th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  Nov 2017.
  •  5.Ong, GKB. Treatment of Challenging, Persistent Spontaneous Pneumothorax with Endobronchial Valves. Midwest Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.  Jul 2017. 

Poster Presentations

  •  1.Ong GKB.  Initiation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol with Multimodal Analgesia Decreases Opiate Use in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  Midwest Surgical Association Annual Meeting, French Lick, IN. Jul 2019. 
  • 2.Wilkerson J, Ong GKB.  Endobronchial Valve Utilization in the Management of Bronchopleural Fistulas. Midwest Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Mackinac Island, MI.  Aug 2018.
  • 3.Fitz E,Ong GKB. Single Incision Laparoscopic Colectomy is Equivalent to Multiport Laparoscopic Resection but Offers Little Benefit to Justify Switching Technique. American Society of Colon and Rectal SurgeonsAnnual Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.  May 2018.
  • 4.Ong GKB. A Rare Case of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.  St. Vincent Health 12th Annual Research Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.  Jun 2016.  
  • 5.Ong, GKB.  Does Privacy Exist in Directed Organ Donation?  American Society of Transplant Surgery 16th Annual Winter Symposium, Miami, FL.  Jan 2016. 
  • 6.Ong, GKB. Outcomes of salvage surgery for cure in patients with locally recurrent disease after local excision of rectal cancer.  Mayo Young Investigators Research Symposium.  Mar 2014.
  •  7.Ong, GKB.  Maternal serum adiponectin and infant birthweight: the role of adiponectin isoform distribution.  ENDO 89th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. Jul 2007. 
  • 8.Ong, GKB.Evaluation of an Insulin Secretion-Insulin Sensitivity Index as a Measure of Pancreatic β-Cell Function in Children and Adolescents. SickKids Summer Student Research Day.  Aug 2006.

Leadership Activities

  • Council Member, Midwest Surgical Association Executive Council
  • Committee Chair, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Committee
  • Member, Membership Committee
  • Academic Chief Resident, Program Director: Jonathan Saxe, MD
  • Resident Member, Resident Wellness Committee
  • Resident Member, Patient Optimization Committee
  • Chief Student, Internal Medicine Program director: Richard Williams, MD

Certifications

ATLS, ACLS, BLS, FLS, FES