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General Surgery Overview

The Department is a major provider of acute surgical care and tertiary and quaternary surgical services in Singapore. We provide comprehensive surgical services in general and surgical subspecialties including endovascular surgery, surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy, trauma and liver transplant. 
Breast Surgery
  • Breast screening programme and mammogram localisation service
  • Breast Counseling and Support Service for breast cancer and post-surgical patients
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to breast cancer management including assessment of breast lesions seen on mammogram/ultrasound, diagnosis using minimally invasive techniques and surgery for the breast and axilla
  • Ultrasound-guided mammotome biopsy
  • Mammographic-guided mammotome biopsy
  • Assessment, diagnosis, surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy for malignant melanoma

Trauma Service

  • Integrating multi-disciplinary care of the multiply injured patient
  • Trauma Registry
  • Quality Assurance activities
  • Educational lectures for doctors and nurses

Head and Neck Service

  • Head and Neck Oncology, eg. cancers of the oral cavity, hypopharynx, cervical, oesophagus etc
  • Thyroid nodule evaluation and treatment of thyroid malignancies and associated disease
  • Salivary gland disease especially malignancies
  • Multi-disciplinary participation from Oral Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Radiotherapy

Nutritional Support Services

  • Dedicated Surgeons, Physicians, Nursing Officers, Dieticians and Pharmacists provide multi-disciplinary Nutritional Support Service for patients requiring enteral or parenteral nutritional support

Head & Neck Clinic

Referral criteria:

  • Thyroid nodules
  • Cervical lymph node
  • Salivary Gland Tumour
  • Cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract

Clinic schedule: Every Thursday

Read more about Head & Neck Services

Breast Clinic

Referral criteria:

  • Patients with breast complaints:
    • pain
    • lump
    • nipple discharge
  • Patients with suspicious or confirmed diagnosis of breast cancers
  • Abnormal mammographic or ultrasound findings, BIRADS 4 or 5

Clinic schedule: Every Friday

Read more about  Breast Cancer

Trauma Service

24-hour on-site provision of clinical care for all trauma patients, which starting from resuscitation efforts during initial assessment at the Emergency Department, including co-ordinating and facilitating multi-disciplinary in-patient care services and concluding with comprehensive post-discharge specialist clinic follow-up. The Trauma Service also takes referral for semi-urgent trauma cases and reviews them in the weekly trauma clinic.

Staff MembersSub-Specialty
Senior Consultant
Dr Wong Chow Yin MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FAMSBreast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Dr Narayanan Gopalakrishna Iyer MBBS(Hons)(Singapore), PhD(Cantab), FRCS(Gen), FAMSHead & Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Dr Preetha Madhukumar MBBS (Kerala), FRCS (Glasg)Trauma Surgery & Breast Surgery
Dr Tan Ngian Chye MBBS, MMed (Surg), FRCSEd (Gen), FAMSHead and Neck Surgery, Robotic/Endoscopic Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgery
Assoc Prof Teo Ching Ching Melissa MBBS (S'pore), MRCSEd, MMed (Surg)Colorectal, Pelvic & Peritoneal, Sarcoma, Skin & Melanoma, Upper Gastrointestinal
 Yong Wei Sean MBBS, FRCS (Gen Surg)(Glas), FRCS (Gen Surg)(Ed), FAMSBreast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Head, Senior Consultant & Director, Trauma Services
Dr Jeremy Ng Chung Fai MBBS (London), M Med (Surg), FRCSEd (Gen)Thyroid, General Surgery and Trauma Surgery
Dr Wong Ting Hway MB BChir (Cambridge), FRCS (Ed), MPH (Public Health)Trauma and General Surgery
Dr Chia Shulyn Claramae MBBS, MRCS (Ed)GI, Peritoneal-based Malignancies
Senior Consultant
Dr Tan, Kiak Mien Veronique MBBS, MMed (Surgery), MSc, FRCS (Edinburgh)Breast & General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Dr Koh Puay Theng MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCS (CTh)Surgical and Thoracic Oncology
Dr Tay, Ci-An Gerald MBBS, MRCS (Edin). FRCS (Edin)Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Dr Soo Kian Tak MBBSAdvanced Specialty Training
Associate Consultant
Dr Lim Sue Zann MBBS (Malaya); FRCS (Edin)Breast & General Surgery


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Department Office:

Academia Level 5
Tel: 6321 4051
Fax: 6220 9323
(for departmental matters only)

Last Modified Date :15 Aug 2017