General Surgery (Colorectal Surgeon)
Dr Ng Chee Yung is a colorectal surgeon with One Surgical Clinic & Surgery. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1997. Following a training period that included military service, Dr Ng obtained his postgraduate qualifications in surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2002.
He went on to obtain further qualifications from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007. In 2008, Dr Ng completed an advanced colorectal surgery fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. There he pursued a subspecialty in colorectal surgery including laparoscopic colorectal resections, transanal endoscopic surgery and colonic stenting.
Dr Ng is well versed in different kinds of minimally invasive surgical procedures. In addition to laparoscopic colorectal resections, his clinical experience includes more advanced procedures such as robotic colorectal resection, single port laparoscopy, extended lymph node clearance for advanced colorectal cancer, colonic stenting, transanal (scarless) endoscopic microsurgery and transanal total mesorectal excision.
Since his return from his fellowship in 2008, Dr Ng has been performing colonic stenting as a means of reducing morbidity (complications) in the treatment of obstructed colon cancers. With this technique, Dr Ng has helped many patients with obstructed colon cancers to avoid stoma (bag) creation that has been traditionally necessary.
Dr Ng’s other clinical interest is in laparoscopic hernia repair. He has performed live demonstrations of his hernia repair technique locally and internationally at numerous surgical workshops and conferences.
He was trained in robotic colorectal surgery under various Korean surgeons, Prof Kim Seon Hahn and Prof Min Byung Soh. Currently, he is a trainer and educator in robotic surgery, delivering regular lectures locally and internationally. He also performs hands-on proctoring for other surgeons. In Nov 2015, Dr Ng performed a live demonstration of his robotic colorectal surgery technique at an international surgical conference, the ISLCRS (International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeons) 2015 Congress, a first for a Singaporean colorectal surgeon.
While in SGH he served as Senior Consultant Surgeon and was also the Director of the Centre for Digestive and Liver Diseases. It is a multidisciplinary clinical centre that includes doctors specialising in gastroenterology, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery. He also held the position of vice-chair of the Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery Committee, a steering group dedicated to the development and furtherance of robotic surgery.
On top of his clinical practice, Dr Ng is also active in academics. Throughout the years, he has participated in various scientific publications. They are spread across different topics including head & neck surgery, urology, general surgery, colorectal surgery and radiology.
Dr Ng has always believed that teaching in medicine is both a duty and an honour. Until this day, he is a lecturer at Duke-NUS. In recognition of his academic efforts, he was awarded an adjunct professorial title since 2011.