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Dr Tricia Kuo

Dr Tricia Kuo

MBBS (S'pore), M Med (Surg), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Urol)

Visiting Consultant

Specialty: Urology

Clinical Interest: Reconstructive Urology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Voiding Dysfunction.

Clinical Appointments

  • Department of Urology Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Urology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Tricia Kuo is a Visiting Consultant with Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital. She was formerly a Consultant Urologist at Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, and Director of Female and Reconstructive Urology Service at Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Tricia Kuo graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004 and completed her advanced traineeship in Urology in 2012. In 2013, Dr Tricia Kuo was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award for Urology and completed Fellowship at Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The Fellowship in Royal Hallamshire Hospital focused on Female Urology, Urodynamics and Reconstructive Urology. Dr Tricia Kuo was also a Clinical Lecturer at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Dr Kuo is also a reviewer for articles for several journals and most recently for the conference abstracts of European Urology (EAU). She is an active researcher who has published several studies relating to Urology in particular, the functional and reconstructive aspect of Urology.


  • MBBS (S'pore)
  • M Med (Surg)
  • MRCS (Edin)
  • FAMS (Urol)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Surgery-in-General Residency Program
  • Consultant, Urologist at Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
  • Clinical Tutor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Board Member, Chapter of Urology, College of Surgeons, Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Urology Association (SUA)
  • Honorary Secretary, Society for Continence Singapore (SFCS)
  • Member, Asian Society for Female Urology (ASFU)
  • Member, European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Member, International Continence Society (ICS)


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2017, Gold Award, April 2015 - March 2016
  • 'You Shine' Award for positive contribution to SingHealth Financial Counselling Taskforce, SCTF,19 October 2016
  • UAA Youth Section Fellowship at 14th UAA Congress, 21 July 2016
  • Service with a Heart Award, June 2016
  • 10 Years Long Service Award - SGH, Aug 2014
  • Human Manpower Development for Professionals (HMDP), Clinical Fellowship, with Prof CR Chapple, Female Urology, Reconstructive Urology and Urodynamics, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK, 2013 - 2014
  • College of Surgeons Gold Medal in Urology, 2013
  • Urofair 2013, Video Presentation: Transurethral enucleation and resection of the prostate, TUERP, 2nd Prize, 7 - 9 March 2013
  • Asia Pacific Congress of Urological Diseases, Urofair 2012, Poster Presentation: Clinical diagnosis and management of ketamine-associated bladder dysfunction, 1st Prize, 29 - 31 March 2012
  • Best systematic in surgery, 1st Prize, SGH 16th ASM, 2007
  • Merit Award: Basic laboratory skills in handling DNA, 1999

Research Interests



  • JT Lee, ZCM Lam, WT Lee, TLC Kuo, V Jayant, G Singh, J Lee. Familial Risk of Allergic Rhinitis and Atopic Dermatitis among Chinese Families in Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:71-4, 2004
  • TLC Kuo, YS Tan, TW Chong. To Assess if Alpha-blocker Therapy Increases Stone Free Rates, and Reduces Renal Colic in Urinary Stones, Following Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) – A Systematic Review. SGH Proceedings 17: 2, 2008
  • TLC Kuo, CWS Cheng. Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation of the Urachus Mimicking Urachal Carcinoma: A Case Report. Urology 73:443.e13-443.e14, 2009
  • TLC Kuo, SK Yip, CF Ng, LG Ng, CWS Cheng. The Outcome of Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy and The Impact of Double Renal Arteries, Result of Two Transplant Centres. Asian J Surg 2010;33(2):70-5
  • VHL Gan, TLC Kuo, LS Lee, HH Huang, HG Sim. Does periprostatic block increase the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy sepsis rate in men with elevated PSA? Ann Acad Med Singapore 2013;42:168-72
  • GC Luo, KT Foo, TLC Kuo, GHC Tan. Diagnosis of prostate adenoma and the relationship between the site of the prostate adenoma and bladder outlet obstruction. SMJ 2013;54(9):482-486
  • TLC Kuo, LG Ng. The successful and novel treatment of non-neurogenic detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (DESD) with botulinum toxin A. Proceedings Singhealth 2013;22(2):93-98
  • N Osman, TLC Kuo, JM Patterson, S Bhargava, RD Inman, S MacNeil, CR Chapple. Tissue engineered buccal mucosal urethroplasty: Long term clinical outcomes. Eur Urol Suppl. Apr 2014;13(1):e85
  • TLC Kuo, S Venugopal, RD Inman, CR Chapple. Surgical tips and tricks during urethroplasty for bulbar urethral strictures focusing on accurate localisation of the stricture: results from a tertiary centre. Eur Urol 2015, (Surgery in Motion Video)
  • TLC Kuo, Teo JS, Foo KT. The role of intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP_ in the evaluation and treatment of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Mar 1. doi: 10.1002/nau.22741
  • TLC Kuo, Ng LG, Chapple CR. Pelvic floor spasm as a cause of voiding dysfunction. Curr Opin Urol. 2015 Jul;25(4):311-6
  • TLC Kuo. Editorial Comment to Two-sided urethra-sparing reconstruction combining dorsal preputial skin plus ventral buccal mucosa grafts for tight bulbar strictures. Int J Urol. 2015 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/iju.12838
  • J Yek, P Sundaram, H Aydin, TLC Kuo, LG Ng. The clinical presentation and diagnosis of ketamine-associated urinary tract dysfunction in Singapore. Singapore Med J. 2015;56(12):660-5
  • Palaniappan S, TLC Kuo, Cheng WS, Foo KT. Early outcome of transurethral enucleation and resection of prostate compared with transurethral resection of the prostate. Singapore Med J. 2016 Feb 15. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016026
  • Mangat R, HSS Ho, TLC Kuo. Non-invasive evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men. Asian J Urol. 2018 Jan;5(1):42-47. doi: 10.1016/j.ajur.2017.12.002. Epub 2017 Dec 8. Review
  • Hassani FA, Peh WYX, Gammad GGL, Mogan RP, Ng TK, Kuo TLC, Ng LG, Luu P, Yen SC, Lee C. A 3D printed implantable device for voiding the bladder using shape memory alloy (SMA) actuators. Adv Sci 2017 Jul 26;4(11):1700143. doi: 10.1002/advs.201700143. eCollection 2017 Nov
  • Park JJ, TLC Kuo, Chapple CR. Mitomycin C in the treatment of anterior urethral strictures. Nat Rev Urol 2018 Sep 28. doi: 10.1038/s41585-018-0102-1
  • SS Lo, EJ Lim, LG Ng, TLC Kuo. The role of estrogen in the causation of female lower urinary tract and pelvic floor dysfunction. Curr Bladder Dysfunction Rep 2019;14(3):139-143
  • Balamurali BT, Aslim EJ, Ng YS, Kuo TL, Chen JS, Herremans D, Ng LG, Chen JM. Acoustic prediction of flowrate: varying liquid jet stream onto a free surface. In2020 International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM) 2020 Jul 19 (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
  • J Lu, K Thandapani, TLC Kuo, HY Tiong. Validation of laparoscopy and flexible cystoscopy tasks in inanimate simulation training models at a large-scale conference setting. Asian J Urol Dec 2021 Apr; 8(2): 215–219.
  • Tan YG, Teo SMJ, TLC Kuo, L Guo, LM Shi, V Shutchaidat, E Aslim, LG Ng, Ho SSH, Foo KT. As systematic review and meta-analysis of transabdominal intravesical prostatic protrusion assessment in determining bladder outlet obstruction and unsuccessful trail without catheter. Eur Urol Focus 2021 Sep 21;S2405-4569(21)00245-5. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2021.09.016.


  • ZW Law, LG Ng, AL Tan, TLC Kuo, JSM Teo. Is intravenous ceftriaxone a valid empirical antibiotics cover for patients with sepsis after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy – A review of bacterial antibiogram. Int J Urol July 2016;23:65
  • EJ Lim, TLC Kuo, LG Ng. Assessing bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in females: Is the change in intravesical pressure (Pves) instead of detrusor pressure (Pdet) more appropriate in urodynamic studies? Int J Urol July 2016;23:24
  • HY Guo, LG Ng, TLC Kuo. Identification and treatment of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) is essential in the management of adult onset vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). Int J Urol July 2016;23:31
  • R Mangat, N Azhari BMZ, CWS Cheng, HSS Ho, TLC Kuo, R Tiwari. The surgical and functional outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy. Int J Urol July 2016;23:33-34
  • JZ Du, TLC Kuo, JSM Teo, LG Ng. Teaching video of insertion of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) – a useful tool for surgical trainees. Int J Urol July 2016;23:134
  • Y Lu, TLC Kuo, LG Ng. Analysis and predictors of urinary retention for idiopathic overactive bladder treated with intravesical onobotulinum toxin A injection. BJU International 2017;119:22
  • EJ Aslim, TLC Kuo, VHL Gan, LG Ng. Early results of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation in overactive bladder. BJU International 2017;119:35
  • Q Toh, TLC Kuo, JS Teo, TH Wong, JC Ng, LG Ng. A review of genitourinary injuries in a tertiary trauma centre in Singapore. BJU International 2017;119:38
  • SH Neo, A Low, TW Chong, A Ooi, TLC Kuo, LG Ng. Post partial penectomy glans reconstruction. BJU International 2018;122, 56
  • EJ Aslim, LG Ng, TLC Kuo, LYS Ng. Machine-learning augmented audio-uroflowmetry comparison with standard uroflowmetry in healthy men. BJUI 2019; 123:6-7
  • J Yong, TLC Kuo, LG Ng. The clinical application of a minimally invasive non-surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). BJUI 2019;123:29
  • V Khor, TLC Kuo, LG Ng, SS Lo, J Yong. Surgical approach for transvaginal urethral diverticuletomy: our learning experience over 10 years. BJUI 2019;123:49
  • EJ Aslim, YSL Ng, TLC Kuo, JS Chen, J Chen, LG Ng. A novel machine-learning augmented audio-uroflowmetry comparison with standard uroflowmetry. Eur Urol Suppl 2019;18(1):e1773

Book chapters

  • M Wong, TW Chong, Nor Azhari, TLC Kuo. Bladder stones. In: 2nd International Consultation on Stone Disease. SIU 2008
  • TLC Kuo, N Osman, CR Chapple. Urethral disorders. In: J Heesakkers, CR Chapple, DE Ridder, F Farag, editors. Practical Functional Urology. Switzerland: Springer; 2016. p303-320

Research Trials