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    General Surgery Overview

    The Department is a major provider of acute surgical care and tertiary and quaternary surgical services in Singapore. We provide comprehensive surgical services in general and surgical subspecialties including endovascular surgery, surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy, trauma and liver transplant. 

    Minimally Invasive Surgery

    • Management of gallstone disease
    • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery for obesity
    • Management of gastroesophageal reflux disease requiring fundoplication, paraoesophageal hernias, achalasia, gastric tumours, groin hernias, hyperhidrosis, enlarged spleen where minimal access surgery may be useful
    • Diagnostic and staging laparoscopy for evaluation of tumours

    Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery & Endoscopy Service

    • Comprehensive management of oesophagus, stomach and other upper GI cancers
    • Management of obesity
    • Management of upper GI motility disorders 
    • Fiberoptic endoscopic service provides screening, diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal tract disease (peptic ulcer disease, gastric and oesophageal cancer, etc)
    • Therapeutic endoscopy in the treatment of bile duct stones, achalasia, stricture, advanced gastrointestinal cancers and intragastric balloon for obesity. 

    Breast & Trauma Surgery

    • Breast screening programme and mammogram localisation service
    • Breast Counseling and Support Service for breast cancer and post-surgical patients
    • Multi-disciplinary approach to breast cancer management including assessment of breast lesions seen on mammogram/ultrasound, diagnosis using minimally invasive techniques and surgery for the breast and axilla
    • Ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsy
    • Mammographic-guided mammotome biopsy
    • Assessment, diagnosis, surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy for malignant melanoma
    • Trauma Service
      • Integrating multi-disciplinary care of the multiply injured patient
      • Trauma Registry
      • Quality Assurance activities
      • Educational lectures for doctors and nurses

    Head and Neck Service

    • Head and Neck Oncology, eg. cancers of the oral cavity, hypopharynx, cervical, oesophagus etc
    • Thyroid nodule evaluation and treatment of thyroid malignancies and associated disease
    • Salivary gland disease especially malignancies
    • Multi-disciplinary participation from Oral Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Radiotherapy

    Nutritional Support Services

    • Dedicated Surgeons, Physicians, Nursing Officers, Dieticians and Pharmacists provide multi-disciplinary Nutritional Support Service for patients requiring enteral or parenteral nutritional support

    Surgical UGI Clinic

    Referral criteria:

    • Upper abdominal pain in patient with any of the "alarm" features
      • above 40 years old
      • associated weight loss
      • haematermesis, malena
      • abdominal mass
    • All patients with dysphagia
    • Patients who require therapeutic or diagnostic endoscopy

    Clinic schedule: Every Monday

    Head & Neck Clinic

    Referral criteria:

    • Thyroid nodules
    • Cervical lymph node
    • Salivary Gland Tumour
    • Cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract

    Clinic schedule: Every Thursday

    Read more about HEAD AND NECK SERVICES

    Breast Clinic

    Referral criteria:

    • Patients with breast complaints:
      • pain
      • lump
      • nipple discharge
    • Patients with suspicious or confirmed diagnosis of breast cancers
    • Abnormal mammographic or ultrasound findings, BIRADS 4 or 5

    Clinic schedule: Every Friday

     Read more about  Breast Cancer

    Staff MembersSub-Specialty
    Head and Senior Consultant
    Prof. Wong Wai Keong MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMS, Clinical ProfessorGastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Therapeutic Endoscopy
    Senior Consultant & Director, National Cancer Centre
    Prof. Soo Khee Chee MBBS, MD, FRACS (Australia), FACS, Clinical ProfessorHead & Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Senior Consultant
    Dr. Chan Weng Hoong MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Edin)Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Therapeutic Endoscopy
    Dr. Goh Yaw Chong MBBS, FRCS (Ed), PhD (Ed)Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Therapeutic Endoscopy
    Dr. Ho Gay Hui MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg)(Ed), FAMS, MDBreast Surgical Oncology, General Surgery
    Assoc. Prof. Koong Heng Nung MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Ed), FAMSThoracic & Breast Surgical Oncology, General Surgery
    Assoc. Prof. Ong Hock Soo MBBS(Spore), FRCSEd (Gen Surg), FAMS (Gen Surg), FACSGastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Therapeutic Endoscopy
    Dr. Ong Kong Wee MBBS, MRCS (Ed), PhD (Bistrol), FAMSBreast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Tan Hiang Khoon MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Edin)Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid and Parathyroid Neoplasm, Robotic/Endoscopic Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgery
    Dr. Tan Kiat Tee, Benita MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Ed), FAMS, PhD (SSHSPH, NUS)Breast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Tan Ngian Chye MBBS, MMed (Surg), FRCSEd (Gen), FAMSHead and Neck Surgery, Robotic/Endoscopic Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgery
    Dr. Wong Chow Yin MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FAMSBreast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Yong Wei Sean MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg)(Glas), FRCS (Gen Surg)(Ed), FAMSBreast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Consultant & Director, Trauma Services
    Dr. Jeremy Ng Chung Fai MBBS (London), M Med (Surg), FRCSEd (Gen)Thyroid, General Surgery and Trauma Surgery
    Dr. Alvin Eng Kim Hock MBBS, MRCS (Eng), M Med (Surg), FRCS (Ed), FAMSGeneral Surgery
    Dr. N Gopalakrishna Iyer MBBS(Hons)(Singapore), PhD(Cantab), FRCS(Gen), FAMSHead & Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Preetha Madhukumar MBBS (Kerala), FRCS (Glasg)Trauma Surgery & Breast Surgery
    Dr. Melissa Teo MBBS (S'pore), MRCSEd, MMed (Surg)Head & Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Wong Ting Hway MB BChir (Cambridge), FRCS (Ed), MPH (Public Health)Trauma and General Surgery
    Dr. Chia, Shulyn Claramae MBBSAdvanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Chng, Jack Kian MB BCh BAO, LRCP * SI (NUI)Advanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Chanyaputhipong Jendana MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), MRCS (Ed),Advanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Kam, Juinn Huar MBBS (Karachi), MRCS (Ed)Advanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Lim, Chin Hong MBBS (Dublin), MRCS (Ed)Advanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Ong, Chin Ann Johnny MBBSAdvanced Specialty Training
    Dr. Pang, Siyan Jinnie MBBSAdvanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Tan, Kiak Mien Veronique MBBSAdvanced Specialty Training
    Dr. Tay, Ci-An Gerald MBBS, MRCS (Edin)Advanced Speciality Training
    Dr. Tay, Hsien Tsung MBBS (London)Advanced Specialty Training
    Dr. Teo Jin Yao MBBSAdvanced Speciality Training


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    Department Office:

    Academia Level 5
    Tel: 6321 4051
    Fax: 6220 9323
    (for departmental matters only)

    Last Modified Date :07 Mar 2014