Neely M. Panton, MB BS FRCSC FACS

Clinical Professor

Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital

City: Vancouver
Hospital Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Office Address:
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
5th Floor 2775 Laurel St. Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9


  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery


Dr. O.N.M Panton was originally from the Cayman Islands and completed his medical schooling and internship, and was a Senior House Officer in Surgery at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He then completed his surgical residency at UBC in 1984 and subsequently joined the surgical team at the UBC Hospital.

A pioneer in laparoscopic surgery in BC, he introduced laparoscopic adrenalectomy, splenectomy, colorectal resections, abdominal wall reconstruction, inguinal hernia repair and Nissen fundoplication at the UBC Hospital and laparoscopic gastric surgery and trans-anal endoscopic rectal surgery at VGH. He also established fluorescent cholangiography and angiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the UBC Hospital and performed the first robotic colectomy for cancer in BC.

For more information about Dr. Panton’s education, clinical and research interests, and publication list- see Dr. Panton’s complete CV