Dr Stephen Chang

MBBS, MRCS, M Med

Glad Clinic

Farrer Park Hospital
1 Farrer Park Station Road
#07-01 Connexion
Singapore 217562

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About Dr Stephen Chang

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

General Surgery

2. Services

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Management of Gall Bladder
  • Liver and Pancreatic Diseases Management
  • Liver Transplantation

3. Experience

Dr Stephen Chang obtained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994 then went on to pursue his fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003. He continued his training in laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and liver transplantation in Paris, France. He is the pioneer for the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery and was the first among the first in the world to publish his experience in single incision laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, liver resection and pancreas resection. He has since been spearheading the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program in Singapore. Dr Chang is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS and has conducted clinical research in basic science and Medtech development. 

Dr Chang holds the President of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore, is a member of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society and the Singapore Representative in the Asia-Pacific Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Promotion and Development Expert Committee.

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Health Manpower Development Programme award (hepatopancreaticobiliary and laparoscopic surgery) (2004)
  • Health Manpower Development Programme award (multi-organ transplant) (2010)
  • Best Innovation in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications, National Instruments ASEAN Achievement Awards (2011)

5. Publications

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Education

  • MBBS (S’pore)
  • MRCS (Edin)
  • M.Med (Surg)
  • FRCS Ed (Gen Surg)
  • FAMS

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When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process
When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process

Gallbladder removal is a fairly common procedure that many people have gone through. There are certain factors that can lead to this operation being required and in most instances, the removal process is easy and largely successful.

As can be expected, there is a phase of recovery that patients have to deal with.

General surgeon, Dr Stephen Chang, shared details about recovery process after gallbladder removal surgery on DoctorxDentist.

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In general, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) should not affect your bowel habits. Very occasionally, some patients may have softer stools which may give rise to the sensation of urge to defecate. Various studies have also found that to be true [1] . Some patients reported less constipation ...
30 Jan 2020
Gallstone formation is found to be 2 to 3 times more common in females as compared to males [1] . This difference is observed starting puberty and throughout childbearing age. This is because females have higher levels of estrogen which promotes gallstones formation. Gallstones ...
30 Jan 2020
The symptoms of 'gallbladder attacks' can be very varied. The most common symptom is just an upper abdominal vague discomfort of which you may just feel 'bloated' or have 'gas' in your belly. It usually happens after a meal even though the amount consumed may not be a lot. Occasion...
30 Jan 2020
In general, as per all abdominal surgeries, laparoscopic approach has less pain compared to open incisional hernia repair during the recovery period. In incisional hernia repair, with the laparoscopic approach, it may be possible to identify other subclinical hernia defects in th...
10 Jan 2020
Laparoscopic hernia surgery works by covering the defect of the hernia with a prosthetic mesh introduced via the laparoscopic ports. The mesh will eventually be incorporated into the patient's abdominal wall and prevent the intra-abdominal contents from protruding through the defect...
10 Jan 2020
In the majority of the situations, a perforated ulcer presents itself in an acute emergency situation with severe abdominal pain. The treatment is surgery to either seal the perforation or to resection the portion of bowel that has perforated. This may be done via laparoscopic (k...
10 Jan 2020
As per all cancers, the earlier the stage of the cancer, the higher the chance of cure. In stomach cancer, it is no different. If stomach cancer is in the early stages where there is no spread of cancer to the surrounding tissues or to distant sites, surgery offers the best cha...
10 Jan 2020
Cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder is best treated with early removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). In Singapore, it is usually performed as a key-hole procedure (laparoscopic approach) and in expert hands [1] , a single key-hole may only be needed (Single-...
30 Dec 2019
It depends on where the abscess is found. In essence, an abscess is a collection of pus which usually is a thick liquid made up of necrotic tissue, white blood cells and often bacteria. If this collection is on the body surface, it can be drained with an incision and the contents ex...
10 Dec 2019
Transplant is recommended when the risk of demise from the liver condition outweighs the immediate and long term risks of a liver transplant . If a transplant is performed prematurely, the patient will be subjected to unnecessary surgical risk as well as the risks of long te...
26 Nov 2019
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