Dr. Dave Konkin performs various types of major abdominal operations including gastrointestinal, colorectal, gallbladder, trauma and hernia surgery.
Over his career he has developed a strong interest in improving the rehabilitation of people with abdominal hernias. He has enthusiastically supported the use of local anesthesia and sedation for hernias. He has also embraced the use of laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias.
Dr. Konkin was born and raised in British Columbia. He graduated medical school and completed his specialty training at the University of British Columbia. He took a special interested in advanced laparoscopic surgery as well as complex abdominal wall reconstruction. In 2007 he joined the staff of the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster and Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody.
Affiliated with the University of British Columbia, today he holds a position of Clinical Assistant Professor in surgery. He also holds the position of Regional Division Head of General Surgery for the Fraser Health Authority.