Dr Kum Cheng Kiong

General Surgeon
36 years of experience


General Surgery

Clinical Interest

Breast Surgery & Colorectal Surgery


MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (General Surgery)

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
See more [ + ]- 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 

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Clinic Locations

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

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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 ... See more [ + ]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

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Languages Spoken

English, German, Hokkien, TeoChew, Cantonese, Mandarin


National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine

Awards and Publications

Awarded the 1994 Manpower Development Plan Scholarship in Cologne, Germany, to train in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery 
Have written more than 65 publications and chapters of books
Treat in Cleveland Clinic in the year 1996 in colorectal surgery 

Professional Positions and Memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (General Surgery)
Member of the International Gastro-Surgical Club
See more [ + ] Founding Member of Endoscopic And Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Surgeons (SAGES)
President, Singapore Chapter of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)

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Accredited Hospitals

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

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Insurances Accepted

Alliance Medinet Pte Ltd
Allianz Parkway Integrated Care
Aviva /Aviva PCP Care
Chevron International Pte Ltd
Cigna / IXChange
See more [ + ]International SOS
Shenton Insurance

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