Dr Yim Heng Boon

Gastroenterologist 
28 years of experience

Specialty

Gastroenterology 

Consultation Fee

$180 and above

Qualifications

MBBS (S’Pore), MRCP(UK), FRCP (EDIN), FAMS (Gastroenterology), FACG (USA)

What I do

Dr Yim Heng Boon provides clinical services such as:
* Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy (including removal of polyps)
* ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiography), including spyglass cholangioscopy
* EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound), including fine needle aspiration, injection and drainage
* EMR (Endsoscopic Mucosal Resection)
See more [ + ]* ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection)
* Intragastric Balloon Placement for weight reduction
* Double Balloon Enteroscopy for diagnostic and therapeutic small bowel management
* Video Capsule Endoscopy for small bowel diagnostic evaluation
* Enteral stenting (including that of oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, biliary tree)
* Endoscopic Laser Therapy
* Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy (including removal of polyps)
* Treats general gastroenterology cases, such as: oesophageal, gastric, liver, pancreatic and bowel cancers, etc

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Clinic Locations

Yim Gastroenterology Liver & Endoscopy Centre
Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #07-39
Singapore 329563

Professional Statement

Dr Yim Heng Boon is a Gastroenterologist practicing at Yim Gastroenterology Liver & Endoscopy Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore. Dr Yim Heng Boon completed his MBBS MBBS degree in Medicine from the National University of Singapore in 1990 and the MRCP Master’s degree from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 1996. In 1999, he was awarded the Ministry of Health’s scholarship in Advanced Endoscopy at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA.

Dr Yim Heng Boon is multilingual and speaks English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Malay. Dr Yim Heng Boon was a ... See more [ + ]Deputy Head at The Deputy Head, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore and he was the Director of Endoscopy Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

In 2007, he was awarded a second scholarship in Endoscopic Surgery for Early Gastric Cancer at the National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Japan. Dr Yim Heng Boon was also awarded with several awards, such as: Excellent Service Award (EXSA), Silver Award, 2004, Excellent Service Award (EXSA), Gold Award, 2005, and Excellent Service Award (EXSA), Star Award, 2006.

Dr Yim is Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore and continues to contribute in the teaching of medical undergraduates and junior doctors. He was previously a member of the expert panel for the Institute of Family Medicine. In 2007, he was appointed Visiting Honorary Lecturer to the Faculty of Medicine, University of North Sumatra, Indonesia. He was also appointed Visiting Associate Professor to Vietnam Ministry of Health Choray Hospital since 2010.

His work involves all general gastroenterology and hepatology cases, including oesophageal, gastric, liver, pancreatic and bowel cancers, peptic ulcer disease, large and small bowel diseases (including inflammatory bowel diseases), gallstone disease, functional gut disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, acute and chronic hepatitis (including hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), fatty liver, liver cirrhosis and liver failure.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Hokkien, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] The Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

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Awards and Publications

20 Years Long Service Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, 2012
Second Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) overseas scholarship at National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Nov to Dec 2007
Excellent Service Award (EXSA), Star Award, 2006
Excellent Service Award (EXSA), Gold Award, 2005
Excellent Service Award (EXSA), Silver Award, 2004
Service Champion Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, May 2004
Quality Assurance Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Nov 2003.
Courage Star Award for contribution to SARS outbreak, Oct 2003.
10 Years Long Service Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, 2002.
See more [ + ] Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) overseas scholarship at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA 1999 to 2000
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Professional Positions and Memberships

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Visiting Associate Professor, Choray Hospital, Vietnam Ministry of Health, Vietnam
See more [ + ] Elected Council Member, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2012 Past Appointments
Deputy Head, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Director of Endoscopy Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Chairman, Endoscopy Committee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Visiting Consultant, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
Visiting Consultant, National University Hospital, Singapore
Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of North Sumatra, Medan, Indonesia
 

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Accredited Hospitals

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Gleneagles Hospital
Parkway East Hospital 

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Insurances Accepted

AXA

Health Articles by Dr Yim Heng Boon

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the commonest gut disorders without any organic cause. It usually...