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Dr Tricia Kuo

Dr Tricia Kuo from Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Tricia Kuo

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

Consultant

Specialty: General Surgery, Urology

Sub-specialties: Female Urology

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Urology Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Consultant Urology Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Kuo is a Consultant in the Urology Service, Department of General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital. She obtained her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004. She completed her advanced traineeship in Urology in 2012. She is a member of the Singapore Urology Association (SUA). In addition to presenting at various local and international conferences, Dr Kuo has been actively involved in speaking at public talks and GP forums.

In 2013, she was awarded a fellowship at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield (UK) with Prof CR Chapple, sub-specializing in Female Urology, Urodynamics and Reconstructive Urology. She has a keen interest in incontinence disorders e.g. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). She is trained in sub-specialized procedures such as tapes/slings and artificial urinary sphincters for the treatment of both female and male incontinence, Botox treatment for overactive bladder, sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), posterior tribal nerve stimulation (PTNS) and reconstructive urology e.g. urethroplasty for urethral strictures and urethral diverticulum, vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF).

Currently, she is the Director of the Female and Reconstructive Urology Service at the Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital.

Education

  • 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)
  • Exco-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)

Awards

  • 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

Publications

  • Familial Risk of Allergic Rhinitis and Atopic Dermatitis among Chinese Families in Singapore.  JT Lee, ZCM Lam, WT Lee, TLC Kuo, V Jayant, G Singh, J Lee. Ann Acad Med Singapore 33:71-4, 2004.
  • 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.  TLC Kuo, YS Tan, TW Chong. SGH Proceedings 17: 2, 2008.
  • Xanthogranulomatous Inflammation of the Urachus Mimicking Urachal Carcinoma: A Case Report.  TLC Kuo, CWS Cheng. Urology 73:443.e13-443.e14,2009.
  • The Outcome of Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy and The Impact of Double Renal Arteries, Result of Two Transplant Centres.  TLC Kuo, SK Yip, CF Ng, LG Ng, CWS Cheng. Asian J Surg 2010;33(2):70-5.
  • Does periprostatic block increase the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy sepsis rate in men with elevated PSA?  VHL Gan, TLC Kuo, LS Lee, HH Huang, HG Sim. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2013;42:168-72.
  • Diagnosis of prostate adenoma and the relationship between the site of the prostate adenoma and bladder outlet obstruction.  GC Luo, KT Foo, TLC Kuo, GHC Tan. SMJ 2013;54(9):482-486.
  • The successful and novel treatment of non-neurogenic detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (DESD) with botulinum toxin.  TLC Kuo, LG Ng. A. Proceedings SingHealth 2013;22(2):93-98.
  • Tissue-engineered buccal mucosal urethroplastry: Long-term clinical outcomes.  N Osman, TLC Kuo, JM Patterson, S Bhargava, RD Inman, S MacNeil, CR Chapple. Eur Urol Suppl. Apr 2014;13(1):e85.
  • Surgical tips and tricks during urethroplasty for bulbar urethral strictures focusing on accurate localisation of the stricture: results from a tertiary centre.  TLC Kuo, S Venugopal, RD Inman, CR Chapple. Eur Urol 2015, Surgery in Motion Video.
  • The role of intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP _ in the evaluation and treatment of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO).  TLC Kuo, Teo JS, Foo KT. Neurourol Urodyn. 2015 Mar 1. doi: 10.1002/nau.22741.
  • Pelvic floor spasm as a cause of voiding dysfunction.  TLC Kuo, Ng LG, Chapple CR. Curr Opin Urol. 2015 Jul;25(4):311-6.
  • Editorial Comment to Two-Sided urethra-spacing reconstruction combining dorsal preputial skin plus ventral buccal mucosa grafts for tight bulbar strictures.  TLC Kuo. Int J Urol 2015 Jun 18. doi: 10.111/iju.12838.
  • The clinical presentation and diagnosis of ketamine-associated urinary tract dysfunction in Singapore.  J Yek, P Sundaram, H Aydin, TLC Kuo LG Ng. Singapore Med J. 2015;56(12):660-5.
  • Early outcome of transurethral enucleation and resection of prostate compared with transurethral resection of the prostate.  Palaniappan S, TLC Kuo, Cheng WS, Foo KT. Singapore Med J. 2016 Feb 15. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2016026.
  • Is intravenous ceftriaxone a valid empirical antibiotics cover for patients with sepsis after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy - A review of bacterial antibiogram.  ZW Law, LG Ng, AL Tan, TLC Kuo, JSM Teo. Int J Urol July 2016;23:65.
  • Assessing bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) in females: Is the change in intravesical pressure (Pves) instead of detrusor pressure (Pdet) more appropriate in urodynamic studies?  EJ Lim, TLC Kuo, LG Ng. Int J Urol July 2016;23:24.
  • Identification and treatment of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) is essential in the management of adult-onset vesicoureteric reflux (VUR).  HY Guo, LG Ng, TLC Kuo. Int J Urol July 2016; 23:31.
  • The surgical and functional outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy.  R Mangat, N Azhari BMZ, CWS Cheng, HSS Ho, TLC Kuo, R Tiwari. Int J Urol July 2016;23:33-34.
  • Teaching video of insertion of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) - a useful tool for surgical trainees.  JZ Du, TLC Kuo, JSM Teo, LG Ng. Int J Urol July 2016;23:134.
  • Non-invasive evaluation of lower urinary tract syndromes (LUTS) in men.  Mangat R, HSS Ho, TLC Kuo. Accepted to Asian J Urol 2017.
  • Bladder stones.  M Wong, TW Chong, Nor Azhari, TLC Kuo. In 2nd International Consultation on Stone Disease. SIU 2008.
  • Urethral disorders.  TLC Kuo, N Osman, CR Chapple. In J Heesakkers, CR Chapple, DE Ridder, F Farag, editors. Practical Functional Urology, Switzerland: Springer. 2016. p303-320.

Research Trials

  • ​Clinical correlation of bladder dysfunction in patients with adult onset vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR), CRIB: 2015/2097
  • Predicting adverse effects of intravesical botulinum toxin injection in overactive bladder patients, CIRB: 2015/3063
  • Antibiogram of patients with sepsis after transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy, CIRB: 2015/2764
  • The urodynamic findings of diabetic cystopathy in an Asian population, CIRB: 2015/3096
  • Compare analgesic effects of intravesical lidocaine instillation vs lidocaine gel in pain control during flexible cystoscopy intravesical botilinum toxin A injection, CIRB: 2015/3155
  • Our institution's 8 year experience with laparoscopic adrenalectomies, CIRB: 2016/3155
  • A study of traumatic genitourinary injuries and the outcomes in Singapore, CIRB: 2016/2930
  • Urodynamic results and their relation to voiding outcomes of patient undergoing bladder diverticulectomy, CIRB: 2016/3069
  • Outcomes of trigger point release treatment in patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome, CIRB: 2017/2309
  • Creation of a novel audio uroflow app for assessment of patients with LUTS, CIRB: 2017/2241
  • Combined non-antibiotic vs antibiotic prophylaxis for recurrent UTI in women - prospective randomized trial, CIRB: application in progress