A/Prof Fong started his journey in Medicine when he was awarded the President’s Scholarship to study medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He graduated with the top medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Master’s Examination in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NUS). He also achieved the Board of Examiner’s Prize (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and a letter of commendation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists leading to his postgraduate degrees.
In 2002, A/Prof Fong won a Fellowship programme in Minimally Invasive Gynaecologic Surgery and was the lead-surgeon in laparoscopic surgery in NUH for more than 10 years. Under his leadership, many firsts were achieved in the region. In 2008, he performed the first robotic surgery in NUH and the team went on to perform the first robotic surgery for gynaecological cancer in the region. In 2009, A/Prof Fong was the first to perform single incision surgery in the region and later went on to perform the first multidisciplinary single incision surgery in the region. In a breakthrough in 2014, A/Prof Fong led the team in transplanting ovarian tissue back into a patient with ovarian failure, which led to Asia’s first baby conceived naturally from implanted ovarian tissue.
His expertise and key interests are in the treatment of complex gynaecological problems such as stage 3/4 endometriosis, difficult fibroids and ovarian cysts, congenital genital tract abnormalities, as well as fertility. His other areas of interest include pelvic floor reconstruction and the use of microsurgical techniques for tubal re-anastomosis or fertility enhancing surgery.
Fluent in English, Mandarin, Bahasa, Cantonese, and Hokkien, A/Prof Fong sees local and international patients from all walks of life.