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Dr Wong Nan Yaw

MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (Edin), FAMS (General Surgery)
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NY WONG SURGERY

3 MOUNT ELIZABETH
MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE
Singapore 228510
Phone: 67386020
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About Dr Wong Nan Yaw

Training and Education

Dr Wong Nan Yaw specialises in Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery after graduating from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1993 and subsequently working at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH). 

In 1999, Dr Wong obtained the Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh then proceeded to win awards from the Royal Infirmary in Yorkshire, and the Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Professional Interests

After receiving his official qualification as a laparoscopic colorectal surgeon in 2003, Dr Wong Nan Yaw sees cases such as colorectal cancers, colonoscopy screening for cancer, performing minimally invasive surgery, and managing colorectal diseases like hemorrhoids and fistulas. He has also conducted general surgeries including gallstones and abdominal wall hernias. His practice mainly revolves around the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions of the intestines, rectum, and anus.

Outside of work, Dr Wong regularly goes on mission trips, including the humanitarian earthquake medical relief effort in Taiwan, ROC in 1999.

Education

  • MBBS (S’pore)
  • FRCS (Edin)
  • FAMS (General Surgery)
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Peter S. Y. Chao
10 Jan 2019 | Report

Dr Wong did a very good procedure on me and did good report on 9 Jan 19. He gave me good advice and assurance on my condition

Iain Young
3 Jan 2019 | Report
I was referred to Dr Nan-Yaw Wong by my GP to surgically treat an inguinal hernia on my right side which had become painful and uncomfortable. At my initial consultation Dr Wong diagnosed a similar hernia, as yet not showing, on my left side - this was confirmed by an ultrasound whi...
Phey Wen Lian
11 Dec 2018 | Report

He took such wonderful care and explaining things carefully to ensure that I understood the procedure. He is smart and kind. What a great combination of attributes to have!

Lin
14 Oct 2018 | Report
Dr Wong is a caring, attentive and experienced doctor. He has been looking after me since I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013. I have been following Dr Wong's advice and been in remission ever since. I'm glad that I chose to see a private practice doctor rather than waiting...
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The Complete Guide To Colorectal Cancer Screening In Singapore (2019)
The Complete Guide To Colorectal Cancer Screening In Singapore (2019)

Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, and is the most common cancer amongst Singaporeans - about 1200 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year!

In this article, I explain some of the most common questions my patients ask me about colorectal cancer and screening in Singapore. 

These include:

  • Why cancer screening is important for early detection of colorectal cancer
  • What symptoms you should look out for in colorectal cancer
  • The latest treatments available for colorectal cancer
488 views 4 Mar 2019
Gallstones Are More Likely To Form In Overweight Middle-Aged Women; This Colorectal Surgeon Explains Its Causes And Treatment Options
Gallstones Are More Likely To Form In Overweight Middle-Aged Women; This Colorectal Surgeon Explains Its Causes And Treatment Options

In Singapore, gallstones are the most common type of gallbladder disease. Stone formation in the gallbladder is a fairly common condition that typically affects middle-aged women who are a bit overweight. It can also affect men.

Dr Wong Nan-Yaw, an experienced colorectal surgeon, tells you what you need to know about gallstones. 

205 views 27 Dec 2018
Colon Cancer Is Not Just In Old People! Here's What Millennials And Gen-Xers Need To Know
Colon Cancer Is Not Just In Old People! Here's What Millennials And Gen-Xers Need To Know

People normally associate colorectal cancers with older people. This is true to a certain degree. 80% of newly diagnosed colorectal cancers are in the above 70 age group. These are what surgeons call sporadic cancers.

For young people in their 30s and 40s, getting struck with colorectal cancer is simply shocking. At the prime of their lives and at the peak of their careers, they are diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease.

I wrote this article to help shed some light on colorectal cancers in young people. I want to explain the cause and characteristics of this cancer, and what you can do to detect the cancer early.

418 views 11 Dec 2018
Meet The Expert: Dr Wong Nan-Yaw

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Meet Dr Wong Nan-Yaw, an experienced colorectal surgeon who has a deep passion in helping people through their cancer journeys. 

He dubs colorectal cancer as the emperor of diseases because it's a silent killer. He explains that the colon is a capacious organ, so it can accommodate a lot of 'things', even big 'things'. 

Watch the video to find out more about colon cancer, its symptoms, and how Dr Wong's training helps him to nurse his patients back to good health. 

275 views 8 Nov 2018
Ask Dr Wong Nan Yaw: Colon Cancer
Ask Dr Wong Nan Yaw: Colon Cancer

In Singapore, colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Did you know that 3 in 100 Singaporeans will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime?

Unfortunately, many people harbour misconceptions about this dangerous disease. These misconceptions can keep people from accessing the preventive care and treatment they might need.

Join Dr Wong Nan Yaw, an experienced colorectal surgeon as he hosts a QnA where he answers all your questions on colon cancer. 

393 views 11 Oct 2018
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Symptomatic gallstone is an indication for surgery. There have been attempts in the past to blast the stones with shock wave therapy and also melt the stones using special enzymes, but the recurrence rate was very high. Enzyme therapy is also very expensive and in the long term w...
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Rubber band ligation is done as an office procedure and without needing any kind of sedation. Through a proctoscope, the applicator ties the rubber band around the pedicle of the haemorrhoids. Up to 3 haemorrhoids can be tied at one sitting. There is some mild discomfort during t...
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Mucus in stool must be taken seriously as certain pre-cancerous polyps known as villous adenoma can secrete large amounts of mucus and come out in the stool. Other possible causes include an infection of the colonic lining. The best and most accurate option is to go through a co...
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The standard investigation for such a symptom is a gastroscopy. This involves passing a camera down the esophagus into the stomach and ends in the duodenum. The patient is comfortably sedated and does not feel any pain or distress. The whole procedure is about 10 min and is done as ...
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Anal fissures are classified into acute or chronic. Acute fissure (lasting 8-12 weeks) may be treated conservatively with stool softeners, sitz bath and analgesics. Chronic fissures (more than 3 months) are more stubborn and difficult to heal. Treatment is surgical division of th...
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