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Dr Quah Hak Mien
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Quah Hak Mien Colorectal Centre

6 Napier Road, #05-01
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499

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Dr Quah Hak Mien is a renowned colorectal surgeon, graduated from the University of Bristol (United Kingdom) in 1997. He received majority of his training in Singapore but had the opportunity to train overseas in Surgery at Glan Clwyd Hospital, United Kingdom in 2002. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2002. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore in 2005. In 2006, he was awarded the SingHealth HMDP award for further training subspecialising in Colorectal Surgery. He went for his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA in 2006. He had the privilege of working with Late Dr Douglas Wong, who was the Chief of Colorectal Service, focusing his clinical training and research on colorectal cancer, in particular, sphincter-preservative surgery for rectal cancer and recurrent pelvic cancer operations. His clinical interests are in the areas of prevention, endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Dr Quah was formerly Consultant at the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. During his time in Singapore General Hospital, he held the post of Director of the Singapore Polyposis Registry. He was also Visiting Consultant to the Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre of Singapore. He also held concurrent appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Dr Quah has a very keen clinical interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. He is proficient in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery and single incision laparoscopic (single keyhole) colorectal surgery. He is also one the few surgeons in Singapore accredited to perform Robotic-Assisted colorectal surgery.

He is also passionate about training and education of young specialist doctors and medical students. He has conducted laparoscopic and endoscopic skill courses for local and overseas trainee surgeons. He has particular interest in the use of simulation machines for the training of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical skills.

He has also developed expertise in functional bowel disorders and pelvic floor disorders, such as patients suffering from chronic constipation, obstructed defaecation syndrome, faecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Another area of interest is that of perianal diseases and haemorrhoids (piles). He has published numerous academic articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. And he is a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

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16 Sep 2017
Dr Quah Hak Mien turned out to be calm and humble when I saw him. He explained all the possible options and he is very ethical as he would only recommend surgery if that is absolutely necessary. I am happy that my piles which existed for a long time, stopped giving me problems a...
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13 Jan 2018
I had a tumor in my colon and had stage 4 cancer. Dr Quah Hak Mien was my surgeon. After my surgery, from other inside sources, I got to know that Dr Quah had done the best he could for me. Firstly, I was told that he was really strict with the nurses. He checked everything in th...
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28 Jul 2017
Four years back, I was diagnosed with acute colorectal cancer that was in its middle stage. Life seemed to have ended then and there as I was the only earning member and had a wife, two children and an ailing mother. Apart from excessive consumption of junk foods, my habits were sob...
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