GENERAL SURGERY

 

Dr. Heah Sieu Min

Dr. Heah Sieu Min
MB BCh, FRCSEd (General Surgery), FAMS General Surgeon

Dr. Heah Sieu Min graduated from the National University of Ireland in 1990 with a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery. He began his career as a houseman in Ireland, before returning to Singapore where he worked in various hospitals including Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SGH and KK Women's and Children's Hospital. He obtained his FRCSEd in general surgery in 1994, and was accredited as a specialist in general surgery by the Singapore Ministry of Health and the Singapore Medical Council in 1999. He also obtained his FAMS in general surgery in 2000. Dr. Heah established his private practice, the Heah Colorectal Endoscopy & Piles Centre, in 2007.

 

 

Dr Chia Kok Hoong

Dr. Chia Kok Hoong
MBBS (Singapore), FRCSEd (General Surgery), FAMS General Surgeon

Dr. Chia Kok Hoong graduated from NUS in 1986 with a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery. Dr Chia started his career working in various hospitals including Tan Tock Seng Hospital and SGH. He completed his FRCSEd training in general surgery in 1991, and carried out his advanced speciality training in general surgery between 1992 to 1995. He was subsequently accredited as a specialist in general surgery by the Singapore Ministry of Health in 1998. In 2000, he obtained his FAMS in general surgery as well. After spending over 20 years in the public healthcare sector, Dr. Chia established his private practice in 2009 at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre.
 
Dr. Chia has served as a member of professional committees such as the Ministry of Health Specialist Training Committee for General Surgery.
 

 

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Dr. Lai Jiunn Herng
MBBS (Singapore), MRCSEd (Surgery), M. Med (Surgery), FRCSEd (General Surgery)

Dr. Lai obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He went on to obtain his Membership in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) in 2004, and received his Master of Medicine in Surgery (M.Med) from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He completed his advanced surgical training and was awarded the Fellowship in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 2009. He specialises in colorectal and general abdominal surgery, endoscopy and proctology. His subspecialties include minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery, advanced endoscopy (endoscopic mucosal resection) and new techniques in piles and anal fistula surgery.
 
Dr. Lai is Past President of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore (SCRS). He completed his stint on the Mt Elizabeth Hospital Medical Advisory Board as the General Surgery Representative (July 2021- June 2023). He sits on the Board of Directors of Asia Pacific EndoLaparoscopy Group (APELS) and is a lifetime member of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA). Dr. Lai is actively involved in post-graduate surgical teaching as well as endo-laparoscopic workshops for surgeons in the Asia Pacific region. Dr. Lai joined our Group in November 2016.
 
 
 
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Dr. Jason Lim Wei-Min
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Surgery), FRCSEd (General Surgery), FAMS

Dr. Jason Lim graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2006 with a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). After completing his housemanship in Singapore General Hospital and his National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces, Dr. Lim commenced on his general surgical specialist training in 2009. He obtained the position of Registrar in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital in 2011, and subsequently completed his Masters of Medicine (Surgery) in 2012.

Dr. Lim was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2015 and undertook a fellowship in Advanced Proctology, Functional Bowel Disorders and Pelvic Floor Disorders in Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. He was a Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital prior to leaving for private practice.

A qualified specialist in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery, Dr Jason Lim’s subspecialty clinical interests includes the treatment of complex anal conditions e.g. perianal fistula, functional bowel problems including irritable bowel syndrome, intractable constipation and bowel incontinence. He also published the first research paper on the prevalence of faecal incontinence in Singapore.

Dr. Jason Lim’s continual interest in improving patient outcomes and experience led him to hold various concurrent management positions in Singapore General Hospital.

These included:

  1. Member, Medical Board, Singapore General Hospital
  2. Clinician Lead, Same Day Admission Centre, Singapore General Hospital
  3. Co-Chair, Clinical Quality Improvement Committee, SingHealth Surgery Academic Clinical Program
  4. Co-Chair, Clinical Learning Environment Review Committee, SingHealth Surgical Residency Program
  5. Department Quality Officer, Dept of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital

Awards received:

  1. Service Champion, Service with a Heart Award (three-time recipient)
  2. Gold Award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (two-time recipient)
  3. CEO Service Award, SGH Service Quality Award
  4. Certificate of Commendation, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  5. Letter of Commendation, National Day Parade 2009
 
 
 
Dr Goh Minghui
 

Dr. Goh Minghui
MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Surgery), FRCSEd (General Surgery)

Dr. Goh graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2007 and started her surgical training at Singapore General Hospital in 2008.

In 2016, Dr. Goh received her Specialist Accreditation with MOH in General Surgery and in 2018, she was made Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. Dr. Goh was awarded the SingHealth Manpower Development Plan award in 2018 and embarked on a one-year fellowship at Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong where she was trained in minimally invasive techniques for colorectal surgery. These included laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Outside of clinical work, Dr. Goh was also appointed as clinical lecturer with the Department of Surgery at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr. Goh joined our Group in July 2020.

 

 

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY  

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Seah 

MBBS (UK), BSc Ortho (UK), MRCS (Edin), MMED (Ortho), FRCS (Edin)

Dr. Benjamin Seah graduated from the University College London (UK) in 2008 and was awarded the UCL-Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship. During his undergraduate years, he dedicated a year towards research at the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (UK), graduating with First Class Honours in Orthopaedic Sciences (Bachelor of Science) in 2005. He obtained his postgraduate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2011, his Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2013, and completed his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2017. 

In 2019, he received the SKH Fellowship Award for an Upper Limb Orthopaedic Fellowship under Prof. Gregory Bain at Flinders University and Medical Centre (AU). During the fellowship, he handled various complex shoulder and elbow issues. Upon his return in 2020, he established a 4-Dimensional CT Elbow imaging system for assessing intricate elbow injuries and published related research papers. As the Shoulder and Elbow Service Lead at SKH, he oversaw the management of complex shoulder and elbow injuries for the hospital. Additional surgical expertise in managing complex Rotator cuff injuries and Shoulder Tendon Transfer procedures was gained during his time at Asan Medical Centre (South Korea).

Dr. Seah was an Innovation Panel member at SKH, assessing novel ideas for better patient care and advocates the use of a bioinductive patch for the augmentation of rotator cuff repairs. He led the Ortho-biologics injection clinic for Upper limb/Tennis elbow pathologies and advocated the integration of Tele-rehabilitation with physiotherapy for patients with shoulder and knee pathologies. He has also presented at numerous conferences (locally/internationally) and published various book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals.

In addition, Dr. Seah has always been active in mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals. He held teaching positions in LKC School of Medicine, YLL-NUS School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School and is a Visiting Consultant to SKH. He was also an AO Trauma ORP regional contributor for Nurses and was recently the Chair of the AO Trauma Basic Course (2022) for Surgeons.

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