Born and raised on the small, rural island of Kaunakakai in Hawaii, Dr. Dayton Wong is now proud to call West Texas home as the General Surgeon joins the physician group at Covenant Health Plainview. “West Texas has the small-town community feel that I love and was raised in,” explained Dr. Wong, who joins fellow Covenant Health Plainview General Surgeon, Dr. Douglas Cummins and the rest of the Plainview Surgical Team. Dr. Wong comes to Plainview after serving as the Chief Resident Surgeon at the Texas Tech University Health and Science Center.
“I chose to remain in general surgery and not specialize because I knew that even if I took the time to complete a fellowship, I would have the desire to do a more broad practice,” he explains. “I felt that in a small community setting, it would be more valuable for me to start practicing rather than delay that with a fellowship.”
Dr. Wong graduated from Molokai High School and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He earned this medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock.
"I saw an opportunity here where I can contribute my services to a population that is in need of care,” he explains. “It is an environment that I can raise my family in. The only thing missing in West Texas is the ocean. My goal is to make Covenant Plainview the first thought in the region when patients need surgery. I hope that through outreach and excellent patient care that the regional primary care physicians will not hesitate to call and refer patients to our group,” Dr. Wong notes.