Dr Jit Fong Lim

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (Singapore)

Lim Jit Fong Colorectal Centre

Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road #09-09
Singapore 258499

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About Dr Jit Fong Lim

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

General Surgery / Colorectal Surgery

2. Services

  • Anal Fissures

  • Anal Warts

  • Appendicitis

  • Colon and Rectum Diseases
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Colorectal Polyps

  • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Perianal abscess and Anal Fistula

  • Functional Disorders
    • Constipation Treatment
    • Pelvic Floor Disorder
    • Bowel Incontinence

 

3. Experience

Dr Lim Jit Fong completed his MBBS at the National University of Singapore and fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr Lim then pursued his Advanced Specialty Training in General Surgery in 2003 and was awarded a Singapore General Hospital (SGH) fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. During his time there, Dr Lim underwent training in the management of functional defecatory disorders and minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Shortly after his return, Dr Lim joined SGH as a consultant in the Department of Colorectal Surgery until he left for private practice in 2011.

Aside from general practice, Dr Lim has a keen interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery and is well-versed in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery including single incision colorectal surgery and robotic surgery. Dr Lim also has extensive experience in performing laparoscopic colorectal operations as well as sharings and workshops concerning the topic at locally and internationally-held meetings.

Currently, Dr Lim holds several appointments including the President of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore) and Vice-President of the Society for Continence (Singapore). Dr. Lim is also a member of the Singapore Medical Association and Faculty of Medical Experts (Academy of Medicine, Singapore) and also serves as a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Surgery at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Sengkang Hospital.

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Service with a Heart Award, SGH (June 2003)
  • Service with a Heart Award, SGH (Mar 2006)
  • Reviewer with Distinction 2006, Singapore Medical Journal
  • Service with a Heart Award, SGH (Oct 2007)
  • Reviewer with Distinction 2007, Singapore Medical Journal
  • Service with a Heart Award, SGH (June 2008)
  • Reviewer with Distinction 2008, Singapore Medical Journal
  • Service with a Heart Award, SGH (Feb 2010)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2010 (Star Category)

 

5. Publications

  • Lim JF, Ho YH. Total Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis leads to Appreciable Loss in Quality of Life Irrespective of Primary Diagnosis Tech Coloproct 2004; 5(2): 79-83
  • Lim JF, Seow-Choen F, Tang CL, Heah SM. Prospective, Randomized Trial Comparing Intraoperative Colonic Irrigation With Manual Decompression Only For Obstructed Left-sided Colorectal Cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2005; 48(2): 205-9
  • Tjandra JJ, Lim JF, Hiscock R, Rajendra P. Injectable Silicone Biomaterial for Faecal Incontinence due to Internal Anal Sphincter Dysfunction is Effective. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2004; 47: 2138-46
  • Tjandra JJ, Lim JF, Matzel K. Sacral Nerve Stimulation – An Emerging Treatment for Faecal Incontinence. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2004; 74: 1098-106
  • Lim JF, Tjandra JJ, Hiscock R, Chao MW, Gibbs P. Preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer causes prolonged pudendal nerve terminal motor latency. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2006; 49:12-19
  • Tan KY, Ho KS, Lai JH, Lim JF, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases of adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2006; 35(8):585-7
  • Ong J, Lim JF, Kam MH, Ooi BS, Ho KS, Eu KW. Perianal mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from chronic anorectal fistulae: a review from a single institution. Tech Coloproct 2007; 11(1): 34-8
  • Tjandra JJ, Tan JJY, Lim JF, Murray-Green C, Kennedy ML, Lubowski DZ. Rectogesic (glycerin trinitrate 0.2%) ointment relieves symptoms of haemorrhoids associated with high resting anal canal pressures. Colorectal Disease 2007; 9(5): 457-63
  • Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Charity colonoscopy event to commemorate the 185th anniversary of Singapore General Hospital. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 2008; 37(3): 180-4
  • Chew MH, Koh PK, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Phenotypic characteristics of hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer by the Amsterdam criteria: An Asian perspective. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2008; 78(7): 556-560
  • Chew MH, Quah HM, Ooi BS, Lim JF, Ho KS, Tang CL, Eu KW. A prospective study assessing anal plug for containment of faecal soilage and incontinence. Colorectal Disease. 2008; 10(7): 677-80
  • Chew MH, Suzanah N, Ho KS, Lim JF, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Colorectal cancer mass screening event utilising quantitative faecal occult blood test. Singapore Medical Journal. 2009; 50(4):348-53
  • Chew MH, Kam MH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. The evaluation of CEEA 34 for stapled hemorrhoidectomy: results of a prospective clinical trial and patient satisfaction. American Journal of Surgery. 2009; 197(6):695-701
  • Kam MH, Lim JF, Ho KS. Ooi BS, Eu KW. Short-term results of DST EEA 33 stapler and neu@ anoscope for stapled haemorrhoidectomy: a prospective study of 1,118 patients from a single centre. Techniques in Coloproctology. 13(4):273-7, 2009 Dec
  • Cheah PY, Wong YH, Chau YP, Loi C, Lim KH, Lim JF, Koh PK, Eu KW. Germline bone morphogenesis protein receptor 1A mutation causes colorectal tumorigenesis in hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 104(12):3027-33, 2009 Dec
  • Tan WS, Chew MH, Ooi BS, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Laparoscopic versus open right hemicolectomy: a comparison of short-term outcomes. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 24(11):1333-9, 2009 Nov
  • Kam MH, Tang CL, Chan E, Lim JF, Eu KW. Systematic review of intraoperative colonic irrigation vs. manual decompression in obstructed left-sided colorectal emergencies. [Review] International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 24(9):1031-7, 2009 Sep
  • Tan KL, Tan WS, Lim JF, Eu KW. Krukenberg tumors of colorectal origin: a dismal outcome--experience of a tertiary center. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 25(2):233-8, 2010 Feb
  • Cheah PY, Wong YH, Chau YP, Loi C, Lim KH, Lim JF, Koh PK, Eu KW. Germline bone morphogenesis protein receptor 1A mutation causes colorectal tumorigenesis in hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 104(12):3027-33, 2009 Dec
  • Tan WS, Chew MH, Ooi BS, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Laparoscopic versus open right hemicolectomy: a comparison of short-term outcomes. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 24(11):1333-9, 2009 Nov
  • Kam MH, Tang CL, Chan E, Lim JF, Eu KW. Systematic review of intraoperative colonic irrigation vs. manual decompression in obstructed left-sided colorectal emergencies. [Review] International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 24(9):1031-7, 2009 Sep
  • Wong MTC, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. 418 cases of laparoscopic colorectal resections: a single-institution experience and literature review. [Review] Singapore Medical Journal. 51(8): 650-4, 2010 Aug
  • Wong MTC, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Radiation proctitis: a decade’s experience. Singapore Medical Journal. 51(4): 315-9, 2010 Apr
  • Wong MTC, Lim JF, Eu KW. Anal canal malignancies: a review in an Asian population. Singapore Medical Journal. 52(1): 9-14, 2011 Jan
  • Ong J, Lim KH, Lim JF, Eu KW. Solitary Caecal Ulcer Syndrome: Our experience with this benign condition. Colorectal Diseas. 13(7): 786-90, 2011 July
  • Lai JH, Ng KH, Ooi BS, Ho KS, Lim JF, Tang CL, Eu KW. Laparoscopic resection for colorectal polyps: a single institution experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 81(4): 275-80, 2011 April
  • Kam MH, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Results of 7302 stapled haemorrhoidectomy operations in a single centre: a seven-year review and follow-up questionnaire survey. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 81(4): 253-6, 2011 April
  • Lim JF, Seow-Choen F. Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Jun;15(6):713-4.
  • Liu Y, Tham CK, Ong SY, Ho KS, Lim JF, Chew MH, Lim CK, Zhao Y, Tang CL, Eu KW. Serum methylation levels of TAC1. SEPT9 and EYA4 as diagnostic markers for early colorectal cancers: a pilot study. Biomarkers. 2013 Aug;18(5):399-405.


Book Chapters

  • Lim JF. Chronic anal fissure. In Seow-Choen F (ed) Topics in Colorectal Surgery, Singapore: World Scientific, 2003; Ch. 5
  • Lim JF. Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome. In Seow-Choen F (ed) Topics in Colorectal Surgery, Singapore: World Scientific, 2003; Ch. 12
  • Lim JF. Perianal Crohn’s Disease. In Seow-Choen F (ed) Topics in Colorectal Surgery, Singapore: World Scientific, 2003; Ch. 22
  • Lim JF. Staging of Colorectal Carcinoma. In Seow-Choen F (ed) Topics in Colorectal Surgery, Singapore: World Scientific, 2003; Ch. 28
  • Lim JF. Rectal Prolapse. In Handbook on Colorectal Diseases, a Fortis Healthcare Singapore Enterprise publication. 2013; Ch. 2
  • Lim JF. Functional Constipation. In Handbook on Colorectal Diseases, a Fortis Healthcare Singapore Enterprise publication. 2013; Ch. 2
  • Lim JF. Faecal Incontinence. In Handbook on Colorectal Diseases, a Fortis Healthcare Singapore Enterprise publication. 2013; Ch. 2
  • Lim JF, Seow-Choen F.. Minor Anorectal Conditions. In Philips & Clark (Ed) Colorectal Surgery – A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice, 5th Edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2013; Ch.15

6. More Information

Education

MBBS (Singapore) August 1995
National University of Singapore

FRCS (Glasgow) May 1999
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

FRCS (Glasgow) FAMS (Singapore) September 2003
Exit Exam in General Surgery
Academy of Medicine Singapore

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