Dr Desmond Wai

28 years of experience



Consultation Fee

$150 and above



What I do

Dr Desmond Wai provides cllinical services such as:
- Gastroscopy- Colonoscopy
- Capsule endoscopy
- Fibroscan
- Percutaneous liver biopsy
See more [ + ]- Large volume paracentesis
- Endoscopic variceal band ligation
- Polypectomy
- Hemorrhoids (Pile) ligation
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiogram (ERCP), with bile duct stone removal
- Insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube

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Clinic Locations

Desmond Wai Liver & Gastroinstestinal Diseases Centre
Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #06-35
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Please email enquiry@65doctor.com to make an appointment!

Professional Statement

Dr Desmond Wai is a Gastroenterologist at Desmond Wai Liver & Gastrointestinal Diseases Centre in Mount Elizabeth Novena.

Dr Desmond Wai completed his MBBS in 1994 and MMed (Intl Med) in 1998 at the National University of Singapore. He also completed his MRCP (Intl Med) in 1998 at the Royal College of Physicians, UK.

Dr Desmond Wai is bilingual and speaks both English and Mandarin, and his works involve a focus in liver and digestive diseases. He has provided liver transplant care to over 100 live donor liver transplant patients. Dr. Desmond Wai is a frequent speaker at local ... See more [ + ]and regional medical conferences on liver diseases, liver transplantation, as well as on other aspects of digestive diseases. Dr Wai's interviews and articles, covering various topics in on liver and digestive diseases, are also frequently featured in local and international media. Dr. Desmond Wai had received numerous awards such as the Young Clinician Award, Digestive Disease Week Thailand (1999), Heath Manpower Development Programme Fellowship (2002), 8th Congress of Asian Society of Transplantation: The Transplantation Society Travel Scholarship (2003) and Singapore National Day Award for Overcoming SARS-Commendation Medal (2003). His most recent award was the Mother Theresa Award, given by National Public Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2011, for his contribution in the field of Hepatology.
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Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin


National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine

Awards and Publications

Young Clinician Award, Digestive Disease Week Thailand, 1999
Heath Manpower Development Program Fellowship, 2002
8th Congress of Asian Society of Transplant: The Transplantation Society Travel Scholarship, 2003
Singapore National Day Awards for Overcoming SARS-Commendation Medal, 2003
National Healthcare Group Courage Award, 2003
1st runner-up, Young Investigator Award, Asia Pacific Digestive Week, Bali, 2005.
Singapore Medical Journal Reviewer Recognition Award 2005
Poster with Distinction. Gastroenterology Society of Singapore Annual Scientic Meeting 2006.
NUH Long Service Award, 2006
See more [ + ] Singapore Medical Journal Best Reviewer Award 2006
Letter of commendation from Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine 2009
Singapore Medical Journal 2009/2010 SMJ Reviewer Recognition Award
Mother Theresa Award, given by National Public Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2011 Click here to view Dr Desmond Wai's Publications
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Professional Positions and Memberships

Member, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Fellow, Hepatalogy in University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)

Accredited Hospitals

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

International SOS
Parkway Shenton
Cigna / IXChange
Shenton Insurance

Health Articles by Dr Desmond Wai

Fatty Liver: It Is Not Just About The Liver

Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is diagnosed clinically, when fatty infiltration of the liver...