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Dr Evan Woo

Plastic Surgeon

Evan Woo Plastic Surgery
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #07-21
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Professional Statement

Dr Evan Woo is a plastic surgeon accredited by the Ministry of Health who specializes in breast surgery and reconstruction, postnatal rejuvenation and aesthetic surgery, lymphaedema surgery, and paediatric plastic surgery. He is bilingual and speaks English and Mandarin.

Dr Evan Woo had a broad training in plastic surgery covering all aspects of reconstruction, wound and scar management and aesthetic surgery. Notably, he furthered his training at The Nottingham Breast Institute on a Health Manpower Development Programme scholarship, where he gained new skills in his two special interests – microsurgical breast reconstruction and oncoplastic breast surgery. With this comprehensive training, he is currently one of a handful of surgeons in Singapore who is able to offer the full range of options in breast reconstruction after both breast removal or breast conservation surgery, including the use of perforator flap- free tissue transfer.

He is also a plastic surgeon and a breast surgeon at the KK Women’s and Children Hospital, Singapore’s premiere hospital for women and children. He also lectures at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, where he is Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr Evan Woo is the Founder and President of the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Singapore (BRAS), a non-profit society that aims to educate Singaporeans about breast reconstruction. 

What I do

Dr Evan Woo provides clinical services such as:

Plastic List
- Mummy makeover (including stretchmarks)
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Breast Lift
- Liposuction, fat grafting
- Body Contouring , tummy tuck
- Scar Management
- Laser, Botox, Fillers

Breast List
- Breast Screening
- minimal scar breast lump excision
- Oncoplastic Breast surgery
- Minimal scar mastectomies and nipple sparing mastectomies
- Full range of Breast reconstruction including perforator flaps and Acellular
  dermal matrix (Alloderm)
- Second opinion on surgical plan
- Breast scar and Breast deformity correction

Dr Esther Chuwa

General Surgeon, Breast Surgeon

Esther Chuwa Breastcare Pte Ltd
Gleneagles Medical Centre #10-03
6 Napier Road, S 258499

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OR call 65doctor medical concierge at +65 6473 8123 to make an appointment

Professional Statement

Dr Esther Chuwa chose to devote her general surgical practice solely to the management and research of breast diseases since 2006. Recognizing the importance to balance oncologic control and cosmetic outcomes in the surgical treatment of breast cancers, Dr Chuwa embarked on an oncoplastic breast fellowship at the renowned Nottingham Breast Institute, United Kingdom, under the Human Manpower Development Plan Award in 2009. She has undertaken visiting stints and observerships at the breast and reconstruction units at  various institutions including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City, USA, the Lyon Berard Cancer Center in Lyon, France and Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr Chuwa  ranks among the few local breast surgeons to have received formal training in oncoplastic breast surgery. She now offers this as one of the surgical options of breast cancer treatment. Her other specializations include minimally invasive breast biopsy techniques and localization and excision of non-palpable breast tumours.

What I do

Dr Esther Chuwa provides clinical services such as:

- Breast examinations
- Breast pain
- Breast lumps
- Breast skin changes
- Nipple discharge
- Abnormal breast ultrasound
- Abnormal mammogram
- Breast cancer risk assessment
- Family history of breast cancer   
- Surgery for breast lumps and other breast conditions
- Surgery for breast cancer

Dr Jane Tan Jye Yng

General Surgeon

Nexus Surgical Associates
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre
#08-06 & 11-02
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Nexus Surgical Associates
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #08-43
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329563

Nexus Surgical Associates
Parkway East Medical Centre #05-01
319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989

Professional Statement

Dr Jane Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. She obtained her postgraduate surgical qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000, and a Masters in Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She was certified a Specialist in General Surgery by the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore in 2005, and subsequently admitted as a Fellow to the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Singapore. Since then, she has gained wide experience in minimally invasive colorectal and general surgical procedures, treatment of colorectal cancers and benign colorectal diseases, complex perianal disorders and functional bowel disorders.

Dr Tan in an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates. She has many research interests, and has participated in clinical and laboratory studies. She has won research awards, and published articles in many international journals. Dr Tan has been an invited speaker at many local and international surgical meetings.

What I do

Dr Jane Tan provides clinic services such as:
- Colorectal Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Surgery of the Gallbladder and Bile Duct
- Surgical Oncology Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Endoscopy
- Breast Surgery

Prof Abu Rauff

General Surgeon

Surgery A Pte Ltd
Mt E Medical Centre #12-12
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Professional Statement

Prof Abu Rauff obtained his MBBS in Calcutta in 1962, completed his M.Med in Delhi and subsequently underwent subspecialty training in the UK.  From 1985 to 1988, he chaired the Department of Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital, and later the National University Hospital from 1988 to 1992.  In 1990, Prof Rauff participated in Singapore’s first liver transplant at the National University Hospital.

Prof Abu Rauff is a very experienced senior surgeon who trained many of the top surgeons in practice today. He is still actively involved in teaching clinical surgery to both undergraduate and post graduate students.  He also participates in research projects at the National University Hospital.

Prof Abu Rauff’s main specialty is Endocrinology.  His other areas of specialisation/Interest are Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Hepato-Biliary, Pancreative Surgery, Upper G.I. Surgery, Oncology and Renal Transplant.

What I do

Professor Rauff's areas of specialization/ Interest include:
- General Surgery (especially on abdominal organs, such as intestines, esophagus,
   stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts)
- Endocrine Surgery on thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal & pancreas.
- Diseases of the skin, breast, soft tissue
- Hernias
- Renal Transplant

Dr Felicia Tan

General Surgeon, Breast Surgeon

Fem Surgery Pte Ltd
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre #05-02
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

FeM Surgery Pte Ltd
Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Professional Statement

Dr Felicia Tan received her postgraduate training as a general surgeon at the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital. Prior to starting her own practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, she was an associate consultant in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and a consultant surgeon in Raffles Hospital.

 Dr Tan's clinical interest is in treatment of breast cancer.She uses various surgical techniques to achieve the best oncologic and cosmetic outcome for her patients. These include breast conservation surgery (lumpectomy) for cancers as well as nipple and skin-sparing mastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction.

What I do

Dr Felicia Tan provides clinical services such as:
- Whole range of breast surgical procedures and general surgical operations
- Breast cancer surgery
- Breast reconstruction
- Nipple and skin-sparing mastectomies

Dr Tan Yah Yuen

General Surgeon, Breast Surgeon

Breast Care Surgery Pte Ltd
Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre #13-01
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Professional Statement

Dr Tan Yah Yuen is trained as a general surgeon and specialises in breast surgery.  Dr Tan has been managing breast conditions since the late 1990s.  Since 2005, Dr Tan has dedicated her practice to the treatment of breast diseases. 

Before she joined private practice in 2010, Dr Tan was a Senior Consultant at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she helped to set up a new Breast Unit, which is the only specialized surgical department in Singapore dedicated to dealing with breast diseases.  She also pioneered the Sentinel Lymph Node Program, which is now the standard of care for women with early breast cancer in Singapore. 

Dr Tan treats a wide spectrum of breast conditions including lactation-related complications, hormone-related breast changes, minimally invasive biopsy procedures, and surgery for benign tumours and breast cancer.   Her interests are in minimally invasive breast surgery, including the ultrasound guided vacuum assisted needle biopsies (mammotomy).  

What I do

Dr Tan Yan Yuen provides clinical services such as:
- Breast cancer
- Benign breast tumours 
- Breast fine needle aspiration cytology 
- Breast biopsy
- Mammotome
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast surgery
- Lactation-related breast complications
- Hormone-related breast changes
- Minimally invasive breast surgery
- Ultrasound guided vacuum assisted needle biopsies 

Dr Chong Chee Keong

General Surgeon

Maven Surgery
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, #07-49 38
Irrawaddy Road S 329563

Professional Statement

Dr Chong Chee Keong is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore. He specialises in minimally invasive breast surgery, and the diagnosis and surgical management of breast cancer and colorectal cancer.

Dr Chong graduated in 1993 from National University of Singapore, started specialist training in 1995, and was registered with the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board in 2002.

Dr Chong has been looking after cancer patients for 20 years. He has worked with many senior surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to gain a broad understanding of the management of this dreaded disease.

Dr Chong has participated in various international cancer conferences. He also took time off work to do a stint in Japan to learn minimally invasive breast cancer surgery and various reconstruction techniques. Dr Chong has travelled to places like US and Vietnam to upgrade his skills on minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

He believes that the breast is an important part of a woman's image, and is hence a believer of breast conservation surgery. He will make the greatest effort to save the breast, but not at the expense of the patient's safety. Dr Chong has various breast remodelling techniques to help keep deformity to the minimum.

What I do

Dr Chong Chee Keong provides general Surgery for:
- Breast
- Hernia
- Trauma
- Intensive Care

Dr Wee Siew Bock

General Surgeon

Wee Breast & General Surgery
Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre #04-10
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

Professional Statement

Dr Wee Siew Bock is a general surgeon with special interest in breast and endocrine Surgery. He has been involved in the activities of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Singapore since its inception in 1997.

What I do

Dr Wee Siew Bock provides clinical services such as:
- Breast examinations
- Breast pain
- Breast lumps
- Breast skin changes
- Nipple discharge
- Abnormal breast ultrasound
- Abnormal mammogram
- Breast cancer risk assessment
- Family history of breast cancer
- Surgery for breast lumps and other breast conditions
- Surgery for breast cancer

Dr Lim Chong Sian

General Surgeon

C S Lim Colon, Rectum & General Surgery
Gleneagles Medical Centre #07-04
6 Napier Road, S 258499

Professional Statement

Dr Lim Chong Sian is a General Surgeon practicing at C S Lim Colon, Rectum & General Surgery, Gleneagles hospital, Singapore. As a committee member of the Gleneagles Minimally Invasive Surgery for General Surgery, he is active in the teaching and promotion of the use of ‘key-hole’ surgery in General Surgery. His area of practice includes colorectal surgery, laparoscopic or ‘key-hole’ surgery and most aspects of general surgery. He is currently an active member of the Medical Quality Control Committee at Gleneagles Hospital since 2008.

He completed his MBBS from the national University of Singapore in 1985. He then completed his advanced surgical training programme in General Surgery in 1994. Dr Lim Chong Sian is multilingual and speaks English, Mandarin, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese.

In 1996 Dr Lim Chong Sian was awarded a scholarship under the Singapore Ministry of Health Manpower Development Programme. This was a one-year full-time clinical fellowship programme to further his subspecialty interest in colorectal and laparoscopic general surgery at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom.

Dr Lim Chong Sian is admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore since 1996 and is a founding member of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons in Singapore. He was an associate fellow of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, and previously a teaching faculty member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh InterCollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course held in Singapore twice annually.

Dr Lim Chong Sian is a recipient of the Minister for Health 2005 Award for his volunteer effort in in medical relief in Sri Lanka following the 2004 Asian Tsunami. He was again awarded the Minister for Health Award in 2006 for Medical Relief Effort after the Indonesian Earthquake of 2006.

What I do

Dr Lim Chong Sian provides clinical services, such as:
Diagnostic and Screening services:
- Evaluation of abdominal pain, indigestion, abdominal bloatedness and heartburn
- Evaluation of gastrointestinal problems like diarrhoea or constipation
- Evaluation of bleeding from the gastrointestinal system
- Screening for colorectal cancer
- Screening for breast cancer
- Gastroscopy
- Colonoscopy +/- ileoscopy

Colorectal surgery:
- Colon & Rectal Cancer Surgery including Laparoscopic(“key-hole”) Colorectal surgery
- Treatment of Haemorrhoids;
- Injection sclerotherapy
- Rubber Band Ligation
- Staple or Conventional Haemorrhoid Operations
- Treatment of Painful Anal conditions:
- Perianal abscesses
- Anal fissures
- Surgery for anal fistulas/warts
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Stomach cancer
- Gastric ulcer surgery
- Intestinal surgery

Hepatobiliary surgery:
- Laparoscopic or ‘Keyhole’ surgery for eg:
- Gallstone disease
- Appendicitis
- Abdominal adhesions
- Inguinal/abdominal wall hernia repair
- Varicocoele
- Breast Surgery:
- Mammotome excision of breast lumps
- Breast Cancer Surgery eg. Breast Conservation surgery for breast cancer
- Radical Mastectomy
- Thyroid surgery

- Minor surgery for lumps and bumps
- Emergency general surgery

Dr Kum Cheng Kiong

General Surgeon

Centre for Screening and Surgery
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #05-32
38 Irrawaddy Rd, S 329563

Professional Statement

Dr Kum is a renowned surgical oncologist (cancer surgeon) in Singapore. His Centre for Screening and Surgery in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital specialises in the screening and treatment of common cancers such as breast, colon, stomach, thyroid, etc. His motto is ‘Screening Saves Lives’ and believes in detecting cancer early as the cure rate in such situations can be more than 90%. Dr Kum specialises in using minimally Invasive approaches (key-hole surgery) to curing cancer.

Dr Kum is a pioneer in Asia for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic Surgery) and Robotic Surgery. He has extensive experience with laparoscopic surgery for gallstones, hernia and weight management.

In 1994, he was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship to Cologne, Germany, to train in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery. He was also a Fellow in Cleveland Clinic, USA, in 1996. Since then, he has given live demonstration of complex laparoscopic surgery operations in more than 10 countries and has been invited to speak in more than 50 international conferences. He has also published more than 60 papers in peer reviewed journals and 7 book chapters. He was also the Leader of the Singapore International Foundation Specialist Team on Laparoscopic Surgery to Vietnam from 1997 to 2002.

Dr Kum was an Associate Professor of Surgery in the National University of Singapore till 2003, when he joined Mount Elizabeth and Gleneagles Hospitals. He is the immediate Past President of the Singapore chapter of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) and was also the Congress President for the 10th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery that was held in Singapore in August 2011. The congress won the Best Association Conference Award in Asia

What I do

Dr Kum Cheng Kiong provides clinical services such as:
- Breast Cancer treatment
- Mammotome Breast Biopsy
- Colon cancer and stomach cancer 

- Removal of Polyp
- Rectum Surgery
- Stomach Cancer Surgery
- General Cancer Screening (Pancreas, lung, prostate, liver, thyroid, etc)
- Blood Test, Colorectal Surgery
- Thyroid Diseases
- Minimal Invasive Surgery
- Treatment of gallstones - Using key hole surgery
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Hernia diagnosis and repair - Using key hole or robotic surgery
- Abdominal, Umbilical Groin
- Liver Diseases
- Weight Management 

Dr Chua Choon Lan

General Surgeon

Chua Surgical Centre & Endoscopic Surgery
Gleneagles Medical Centre #05 -10
6 Napier Road, S 258499

Professional Statement

Dr Chua Choon Lan has worked for in various government hospitals in Singapore for 20 years before starting his own private surgical practice in Gleneagles Medical Centre.

What I do

Dr Chua Choon Lan provides clinical services such as:
- General Surgery