Dr Raj Jeyaraj Prema

General Surgeon
34 years of experience


General Surgery

Consultation Fee

$150 and above


MBBS (1982), MMed (Surgery) (1987) from the National University of Singapore.He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) (1987), the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (1987) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (1995).

What I do

Dr Prema Raj provides clinical services such as:
- Complex biliary reconstruction
- Surgery for Klatskin Tumors
- Major liver surgery requiring hepatic vascular isolation
- Porto-caval shunting and major pancreatic operationsGeneral surgical practice includes:
See more [ + ]- Surgery of the esophagus and stomach
- Colorectal surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Piles surgery
- Gastric bypass surgery and bile duct surgery

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Clinic Locations

Prema Raj Liver & General Surgery
Gleneagles Annexe Block 
#01-39, 6A Napier Road
Singapore 258500

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Professional Statement

Dr Jeyaraj Prema Raj is a General Surgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He is currently surgical Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program in Mount Elizabeth Hospital and also a Senior Consultant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic/Transplant Surgery surgeon in Singapore General Hospital. His practice includes specialized areas such as complex biliary reconstruction, surgery for Klatskin Tumors, major liver surgery requiring hepatic vascular isolation, porto-caval shunting and major pancreatic operations.

Dr Prema Raj completed his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1982 and went on to do his Fellowship examinations in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1987. ... See more [ + ]He obtained a Masters in Surgery from NUS in 1987.

From 1990 to 1992 he was awarded a HMDP (Health Manpower Development Plan) Scholarship, by the Ministry of Health Singapore, to train in Liver transplantation and Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in France. From 1990 to 1991 he trained in Hospital Paul Brousse in Paris. From 1991 to 1992 he worked in Hospital Cochin in Paris. During this time he was involved in pioneering work in Reduced Size Liver Grafts and Split Liver Grafts for Liver Transplantation in adults and children.

On his return to Singapore, he started and developed the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Service in Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. In 1995 as a Consultant Surgeon in the Singapore General Hospital he started the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgical Service there. He then began what was to become long term collaboration with Prof Koichi Tanaka, Head of Kyoto University Liver Transplant Team then, in Living Donor Liver Transplantation in 1996.

He started private practice in Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery in 2000 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. In 2004 he was asked by SingHealth to help start the Liver Transplant Service in Singapore General Hospital. This became the 2nd Liver Transplant Centre in Singapore after NUH. As Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation in SGH he pioneered the Piggy Back Technique in Cadaveric Liver transplantation, the use of a new preservation solution and trained the surgeons there.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay


National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine

Awards and Publications

Professional Positions and Memberships

Previous Head of Hepatobiliary Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital
Senior Consultant at the Singapore General Hospital
Visiting Consultant in Liver Transplantation at the National University Hospital
See more [ + ] Member of the Mount Elizabeth Advisory Board
Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee
Member of the Board of Governors of CHIJ – Group of Schools
Previous Secretary for the Singapore Society for Transplantation
Previous Vice Chairman of the Chapter of Surgeons
Previous Secretary for the Asian Transplantation Society Meeting (1999)
Secretary of the Council of the College of Surgeons Singapore
Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation at the Singapore General Hospital, 2006 - 2008

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Accredited Hospitals

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

Cigna / IXChange
Shenton Insurance