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About Dr Bernard Lim

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

General Surgery / Colorectal Surgery

 

2. Services

  • Abscess
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Surgery
  • Appendix Surgery
  • Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Fistula In Ano (FIA)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Piles/Haemorrhoids
  • Skin Tags and Warts
  • Stoma Management

 

3. Experience

Dr. Bernard Lim is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and an accredited Console Surgeon for the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System Platform. He is currently the Chairman for the Chapter of General Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2015-2019). Dr. Lim is also a Life member of the prominent Endoscopic, Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA), and has also served in the Medical Advisory Board in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.

Dr. Lim received his training in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital, where he served as a Consultant Surgeon. During his time there, he has performed hundreds of colon and rectal surgeries in both laparoscopic and open techniques. Dr. Lim's area of specialty is in Colorectal Surgery and has a sub-specialty interest in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery which includes conventional laparoscopic (“key-hole), single-port and robotic surgery.

Dr. Lim received the esteemed Singhealth HMDP fellowship at Queen Mary Hospital in advanced minimally invasive surgery. Since then, he has conducted several workshops and courses in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He has trained colorectal specialist and trainees in Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery both locally (in Singapore General Hospital and Changi General Hospital) and regionally, and is still an active visiting consultant at the Department of Surgery at Changi General Hospital. He was also an adjunct assistant professor in DUKE-NUS graduate medical school, as well as a clinical lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

 

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Human Manpower Development Program (2008-2009) for Advanced Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
  • 1st prize for Video presentation category: Robotic-assisted Surgery for low rectal dissection – From better views to better outcome presented at the 2008 Gastroenterologist Society of Singapore and Singapore Colorectal Surgeon Society Combined Annual Scientific Meeting (GIHep Singapore 2008) on 12 July 2008
  • Silver award, Singapore Health Quality Service Award (SHQSA) 2010
  • 10 year long service award, Singapore General Hospital. July 2011

 

5. Publications

Book Contributions

  • “Beautiful Inside Out” The Singhealth-Reader’s Digest guide to women’s health


Others: Research Projects

  • CSF otorrhea complicating temporal bone osteoradionecrosis in a patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. YK Lim et al, published Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Jan;84(1):39-40
  • PPH03 stapled haemorrhoidectomy: Our experience. YK Lim et al Techniques of Coloproctology Vol 10 No.1 Mar 2006 p43-46
  • Sub-investigator. A Multicenter, Randomized, Parallel-Group, placebo controlled, double-blind study with in-house blinding to determine the effect of 156 weeks of treatment with vioxx on the recurrence of neoplastic polyps of the large bowel in patients with a history of colorectal adenomas
  • Sub-investigator. A 1 year off study extension to a multicenter, randomized parallel group, placebo-controlled, double-blind study with in-house blinding to determine the effect of 156 weeks of treatment with vioxx on the recurrence of neoplastic polyps of the large bowel in patients with a history of colorectal adenomas
  • Initial experience in Colorectal screening using immunochemical quantitative FOBT in Singapore. : YK Lim et al SGH proceedings Vol16, No1 2007(s)
  • Evaluation of postoperative drain migration of abdominal drains IRB206/2006: YK Lim et al SGH proceedings Vol16, No1 2007(s)
  • CEA screening- How far should we go? : YK Lim et al. Singapore Med J. 2009 Sep;50(9):862-5
  • Sub-investigator: A phase III double-blinded randomized parallel-group placebo-controlled study of intravenous methylnaltrexone bromide in the treatment of postoperative ileus
  • Robotic-assisted Surgery for low rectal dissection – From better views to better outcome. This paper was presented at the 2008 Gastroenterologist Society of Singapore and Singapore Colorectal Surgeon Society Combined Annual Scientific Meeting (GIHep Singapore 2008) on 12 July 2008, and won the first prize for Video presentation category. Ng KH, LimYK, Ooi BS, Ho KS, Eu KW.SMJ 2009;50(8):763-7
  • Impact of multimodality treatment on total mesorectal excision (TME) surgery for ultra-low rectal cancers. World Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2010 Mar 26; 8:23
  • Single Site laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: an oncologically feasible option. YK Lim, KH Ng, KW Eu. World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2010, 8:79 (8 September 2010)
  • Evaluation of current devices in Single Incision Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: a preliminary experience in 32 consecutive cases. MH Chew, Wong TCM, Lim YK. World Journal of Surgery, Jan 2011.35:873-880
  • Toxic Haemorrhagic colitis: a rare presentation of eosinophilic colitis. Yeo SA, Lim YK, Lim KH, Tang CL. Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2012:2012:279813. Epub 2012 Sep 10

 

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