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Dr Kam Ming Hian

 

DR KAM MING HIAN

Place of Practice

KAM Colorectal Centre

Practice Address

Farrer Park Medical Centre
1 Farrer Park Station Road #14-16 Connexion
Singapore 217562

Tel: 6443 1005

Website

kamcolorectal.com

Specialty

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Subspecialty Interest: minimally invasive colorectal surgery

 

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), FRCSEd, FAMS

About Dr Kam

Dr Kam Ming Hian graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 2003 and started his advanced surgical training at Singapore General Hospital. He completed his training in 2006 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2007. He received advanced training in the surgical treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Edinburgh, UK (2004-2005) and in 2008, he was conferred the SingHealth HMDP award to further his skills in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He was promoted to Consultant in 2009. His last held position was as Senior Consultant in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Kam has a keen interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, including Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery as well as Robotic-assisted Surgery. He was appointed as Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2012 and is among one of the few surgeons in Singapore accredited to perform Robotic Colorectal Surgery. He has since conducted numerous advanced laparoscopic workshops, to train both local and international surgeons. He has also been invited to speak at various international conferences on topics related to Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery.

Having performed thousands of gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures, he also conducted regular endoscopy training courses with the use of simulation machines, in his role as Endoscopy Platform Director, SGH Surgical Skills Centre. Since 2013, as Deputy Director, Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, SingHealth-Duke NUS, he oversaw the development of the surgical skills training curriculum across multiple platforms.

Dr Kam has published numerous research papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals and contributed academic chapters in surgical textbooks. With an interest in piles surgery and prevention of colorectal cancer, he has published several articles on stapled haemorrhoidectomy and screening for colorectal cancer. He was appointed Director of Clinical Research in 2009 and continues to be a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal. He was also active in academic teaching and held the positions of Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, as well as Clinical Senior Lecturer with the National University of Singapore.

Colorectal Surgeon, Dr Kam has received multiple awards for service excellence during his career and is fluent in both English and Chinese.

Specialized Services

ENDOSCOPY: 

1. Colonoscopy: 

  • Screening (Above 50 years)
  • Diagnostic
  • Therapeutic (Removal of polyps)

2. OGD / Gastroscopy Diagnostic

 

ANAL SURGERY: 

1. Haemorrhoids

  • Rubber Band Ligation
  • THD (Transanal Haemorrhoid Dearterialisation)
  • Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Conventional Haemorrhoidectomy

2. Anal Fistula

  • Fistulotomy (Lay-open)
  • Seton
  • LIFT (Ligation of Inter-sphincteric tract)

3. Anal Fissures

4. Perianal Abscess

 

APPENDIX SURGERY:

  • Open / Laparoscopic (Key-hole)

 

COLON & RECTUM SURGERY

1. Open / Laparoscopic / Robotic

  • Colectomies
  • Anterior Resections
  • Sphincter preserving surgeries

2. Colorectal Cancers

3. Diverticular Disease

 

OTHER SURGICAL PROCEDURES:

  • Excision Biopsy
  • Hernia Repair

Past Appointments Held

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2013-2015)
  • Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2012-2015)
  • Director of Clinical Research, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2009-2015)
  • Co-director, Surgical Skills Training, Surgery Academic Clinical Programme, SingHealth
  • Deputy Director, Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, SingHealth-Duke NUS (2013-2015)
  • Endoscopy Platform Director, SGH Surgical Skills Centre (2011-2013)
  • Adj Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2011-2015)
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Consultant, Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore (2009-2015)
  • Physician Faculty, General Surgery Residency Programme

Professional Awards & Memberships

AWARDS

  • SingHealth HMDP award: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship to Brisbane, Australia (2008)
  • Service with a Heart Award: SingHealth (2009)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Silver Award (2010)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Gold Award (2011)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Star Award (2012)
  • Service with a Heart Award: SingHealth (2013)

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (College of Surgeons)
  • Member, Singapore Medical Association
  • Member, Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore

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