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Vascular Surgery Overview

The newly-formed Department of Vascular Surgery (DVS) at SGH commenced its operations on 1 April 2013. It is the first independent department dedicated to the care of patients with vascular diseases in Singapore and the region. Previously, vascular surgery units have always been a service or division housed under a larger Dept of General Surgery.

The formation of a Department dedicated to the care of vascular problems underscores the increasing importance and severity of vascular diseases in our population. It is widely recognized that patients with vascular conditions need holistic and comprehensive care to achieve better clinical outcomes. Under the DVS, patients will receive the required dedicated and comprehensive specialist care for their vascular conditions

Diabetic limb salvage and peripheral vascular disease

  1. Formation of multidisciplinary specialty clinics with endocrinologists, wound care nurses and podiatrist
  2. Provision of 1-stop service and care for limb salvage, including clinical consult (diagnosis and risk factor management), diagnostic imaging (ultrasound), surgery planning , wound care, podiatry and rehabilitation
  3. Collaborations with regional academic medical centres to develop research and interventional programmes for Asian patient-based diabetic limb salvage
  4. Regional fellowship programme for physicians in limb salvage surgery

Aortic aneurysm detection and treatment

  1. Development of screening programmes for aortic aneurysm ii. Specialist clinics for diagnosis and treatment for aortic aneurysms
  2. Programme for surgical treatment for complex aortic aneurysms
  3. Regional fellowship programme for physicians in EVAR

Renal dialysis vascular access creation and maintenance

  1. Clinics for vascular access creation, and maintenance.
  2. Increasing pre-emptive fistula/ TK catheter creation and reduction of perm catheter insertion rates
  3. Educational programmes for care of vascular access

Venous diseases including deep venous and artriovenous malformations

  1. One-stop ambulatory clinic for diagnosis and surgical management of varicose veins (same-day on-site surgery)
  2. Multi-disciplinary clinic for arteriovenous malformations, adult/ congenital – diagnostic imaging, endovascular and surgical therapy
  3. Clinic for management of complex deep venous disease and lymphedema – advanced diagnostic ultrasounds, endovenous and surgical reconstruction, symptom management and education
  4. Regional fellowship programmes in ambulatory varicose vein surgery and deep venous reconstruction
Staff MembersSub-Specialty
Head & Senior Consultant
Dr Chong Tze Tec MBBS (Sydney, Honours 1st Class), FACS (General & Vascular Surgery), RPVIGeneral Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Senior Consultant
Assoc Prof Tan Seck Guan MBBS, FRCS (Glas), FAMSVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr Chng Siew Ping MB ChB (Leicester), MRCS (Eng), FAMS (Gen Surg)Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr John Wang Chaw Chian MB, BCh, BAO (Hon), LRCPI & SI, MSc(Hon), MD, FACSVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr Ch'ng Jack Kian MBBS (Spore)Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr Tang Tjun Yip MA (Cantab), MB BChir, MD, FRCS(Gen), FAMS
Associate Consultant
Dr Tay Hsien Ts'ung MBBS, MSc, MRCS, FRCSVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr Yap Hao Yun MBBS, MRCSEd (Surgery), MMed (Surgery) FRCSEd (General Surgery)


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Department Office:
Academia, Level 5

Tel: 6576 7914
Fax: 6220 9323
(for departmental matters only)

Last Modified Date :15 Aug 2017