I have over 21 years of clinical experience, and my subspecialty interest is in endocrine surgery and endoscopic hernia repairs.
I attained my medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leicester in 1995. After completing my basic surgery training in Singapore at the Singapore General Hospital & National University Hospital, I attained entry into the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 2006. I was then awarded a fellowship for further training at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Prior to establishing my private practice, I was formerly Senior Consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH) of Singapore. As Head of the Endocrine Surgery Division in NUH, I started the robotic axillary thyroid surgery program.
I currently have the largest experience of thyroid surgery via the axillary in Singapore. Apart from comprehensive treatment of thyroid cancers, other new procedures include minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under local anaesthesia and key-hole adrenal surgery (trans-abdominal or retroperitoneal).
I am currently the president of the Singapore Hernia Society. I have performed more than 1000 cases, of which 90% of cases are performed via key-hole.
I regularly conducts courses and master classes to share my expertise to fellow colleagues. I also have a strong passion to teach. I have been the best tutor in the department of surgery every year and still hold position as a visiting consultant, adjunct assistant professor in National University Hospital. To further contribute to medical education, I have written a best-seller OSCE book for students.
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I am excited to be here to share/discuss endocrine health with everyone. Whether you’ve got questions about thyroid cancer, hernias, skin lesions, skin cysts or lipomas, ask me anything!
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