Dr Esther Chuwa

General Surgeon, Breast Surgeon
22 years of experience


General Surgery, Breast Surgery

Consultation Fee

$150 and above


MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Sugery), FRCS Ed (General Surgery), FAMS

What I do

Dr Esther Chuwa provides clinical services such as:- Breast examinations
- Breast pain
- Breast lumps
- Breast skin changes
- Nipple discharge
See more [ + ]- 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 cance

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Clinic Locations

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

Please email enquiry@65doctor.com 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 ... See more [ + ]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.
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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, TeoChew, Mandarin


National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] Nottingham Breast Institute, UK
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Lyon Berard Cancer Centre, Lyon, France

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Awards and Publications

Awards: Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award for oncoplastic breast surgery, Nottingham, UK
KK Service from the Heart Awards
KK EXSA Service Excellence award- silver category
Singhealth Long Service Award 2010
EXSA Service Excellence award Prognostic significance of peritoneal lavage cytology in gastric cancer in Singapore.  Asia Pacific Digestive Week Sep 2003, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2003; 18S, Abs No. 60 Publications:  Prognostic significance of peritoneal lavage cytology in gastric cancer in Singapore. ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Jan 2004, Abs No 79 Surgical Options for Rectal Cancers-a review of a single institution’s experience.19th World Congress of International Society of Digestive Surgery Dec 2004, Yokohama, Japan Early detection of breast cancer through population-based mammographic screening in Singapore: a comparison study between screen-detected and symptomatic cancers.  Combined Asian Breast Diseases Association and BreastScreen Singapore Breast Cancer Conference Nov 2007, Singapore Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) and ductal carcinoma In-situ (DCIS) within benign breast lesions: a rare occurrence. Miami Breast Cancer Conference Feb 2008, Orlando. Outcomes of stereotactic core biopsy of BIRADS category 4 microcalcifications. European Breast Cancer Conference April 2008, Berlin. European Journal of Cancer Supplements Vol 6, No. 7, page 64, April 2008. Cosmetic and psychosocial outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty. Oral presentation at International meeting of oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery 2009, Nottingham Early experience with LICAP flap in oncoplastic breast surgery. International meeting of oncoplastic and reconstructive breast surgery 2009, Nottingham Presentation and outcomes of breast cancer in Asian women under 40: Misdiagnosis or misfortune? 8th European Breast Cancer Conference 2012, Vienna Unusual recurrence after chemoirradiation and surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the tomgue. EWL Chuwa, Tan YM, DTH Lim, KC Soo. Asian Journal of Surgery Jan 2002; 25: 62-5 Unusual sites of metastases from squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue following good loco-regional control- a case report. EWL Chuwa, Tan YM, DTH Lim. SGH Proceedings 2001; 10:198-201 An unusual presentation of abdominal Castleman’s Disease- report of a case.  EWL Chuwa, Chuah KL, Ong HS. Asian Journal of Surgery July 2006; 29:3 Gastrointestinal: mesenteric cystic lymphangioma. H Chim, E Chuwa, C Chao, P Chow.  J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2006; 21(5): 916. Prognostic significance of peritoneal lavage cytologyin gastric cancer in Singapore. EWL Chuwa, LW Khin, WH Chan, HS Ong, WK Wong. Gastric Cancer 2005;8(4): 228-37. Omentum as a cover for abdominal wall loss. EWL Chuwa, Seow-Choen F. Techniques of Coloproctology2006; 10(2): 139-42 Outcomes for abdominoperineal resection are not worse than those of anterior resections. EWL Chuwa, Seow-Choen F. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2006; 49(1): 41-9 Dietary Fibre. EWL Chuwa, Seow-Choen F. British Journal of Surgery 2006;93(1):3-4 Treatment for Ductal Carcinoma in-situ in an Asian population- outcome and prognostic factors. EWL Chuwa, VHS Tan, PH Tan, WS Yong, CY Wong. ANZ J Surg 2008; 78:42-8 Early detection of breast cancer through population-based mammographic screening in Asian women: a comparison study between screen-detected and symptomatic breast cancers. EWL Chuwa, AWY Yeo, HN Koong, WS Yong, CY Wong, PH Tan, JST Ho, JSL Wong, GH Ho. The Breast Journal 2009; 15:133-139 MRSA breast abscesses in postpartum women. EWL Chuwa, CMY Wong, Tan YY, Hong GS. Asian journal of Surgery 2009; 32:55-58. Young Breast cancers in Singapore: Clinical, radiological and pathological factors. SY Teo, EWL Chuwa, CL Ong, GS Hong. Ann Acad Med Sing 2012. Manuscript submitted. Book Chapters: Touchpoint @ KK supported by Astra Zeneca. An educational informational booklet for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Published for distribution to breast cancer support group members. Jan 2009 Classification and review of oncoplastic techniques in breast conserving surgery- the Nottingham experience. Book chapter: Breast Conservation Surgery: An Oncoplastic Approach. Churchill Livingstone. In press. 

Professional Positions and Memberships

Member, Singapore Medical Association
Member, European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists
Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons
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Member, International Society of Surgery
Member, Breast Surgery, International
Chairperson, KK Alpine Blossoms Breast cancer support group

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
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Insurances Accepted