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Dr Liau Kui Hin

 

 

DR LIAU KUI HIN

Place of Practice

Nexus Surgical Associates

Practice Address

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-06, #11-02
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #05-01
Singapore 427989

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #08-43
Singapore 329563

Main Appt Line: (65) 6235 8633

Practice Website

www.NexusSurgical.sg

Specialty

Consultant General Surgeon
 
Specialty Interest: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
 

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), M.Med(Surgery), FRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

About Dr Liau

Dr Liau Kui Hin is an accredited surgeon with many years of experience in diagnosing and treating liver, gallbladder and pancreatic cancers and disorders. His other clinical expertise includes cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, surgical infections, laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. Dr Liau graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1994 and obtained his postgraduate surgical degree in 1998. The same year, he was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. Subsequently, he received his further training in cancer management at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA in 2002. When he returned to Singapore in 2003, he was conferred Fellowships by Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and International College of Surgeons (USA).

Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Liau was the Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Unit in the Department of General Surgery from 2004 to 2010. He was the Deputy Head of Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2008 to 2010 and council member of Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association from 2005 - 2011. Currently, Dr Liau serves in the council of the College of Surgeons, Singapore and is a member of the Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (SSAT) and International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). Dr Liau has a keen interest in the care of patients with neuroendocrine tumours (carcinoids) and he serves in the executive committee of the Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (CNETs).

Beneath the youthful and cheerful disposition which Dr Liau is commonly known to his patients, he is a surgeon who has a proven clinical track record. Dr Liau, an ASEAN Scholarship awardee, was the recipient of the 2008 and 2009 Star Excellent Service Awards. In 2009, the Singapore Public Service honoured Dr Liau with PS21 Star Service Award for having gone beyond the call of duty to deliver excellent service to his patients. In recognition to his service to Emirate patients, he was also presented with the Embassy of United Arab Emirates Medal.

Specialized Services

• Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery & Oncology (Liver, Gallbladder, Bile Duct & Pancreas Cancers & Disorders)
• Laparoscopic Surgery (Keyhole Surgery)
• Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery)
• Neuroendocrine Oncology (NET & Carcinoids Cancer)
• Soft Tissue Tumours & Sarcoma
• Digestive & Gastrointestinal Surgery & Oncology
• Gallstones, Liver Stones, Bile Duct Stones & Pancreas Stones
• Endoscopy (Diagnostic & Therapeutic)
• Surgical Infections & Surgical Site Infection

Education/Fellowship

Dr Liau graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2002 having obtained the qualifications of FRCS (Edin) and M.Med (Surgery) along the way.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2003.

Clinical Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, Weill Medical College, Cornell University
Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery and Surgical Oncology
New York, USA
2003

Traveling Fellowship - Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital
Organ Transplantation
New York, USA
2003

Appointments/Membership

• Senior Consultant Surgeon, Nexus Surgical Associates
• Clinical Director, Nexus Surgical Cancer Centre
• Clinical Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
• Member, Singapore Medical Association
• Member, Medical Alumni Association of Singapore
• Member, Singapore Society of Oncology
• Member, Gastroenterological Society of Singapore
• Member, Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumour Society
• Member, Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
• Member, Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
• Member, International College of Surgeons, Chicago
• Member, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
• Member, New York Academy of Sciences, USA
• Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Alumni
• Member, The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, USA
• Member, European Neuroendocrine Tumours Society
• Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
• Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

Publications

Journals

Results of Distal Radial Fractures Treated by Intra-focal Pin Fixation
Low Chee Kwang, Liau Kui Hin, Winston Chew
Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore; Nov 2001; 30 No 6: 573-6

Hepatolithiasis: A Case Series.
Heng Chin Tiong, Liau Kui Hin, Ho Choon Kiat, Chew Soo Ping
Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore; Jan 2002; Vol 30 No 1:97- 101

Mirizzi’s Syndrome: A Diagnostic and Operative Challenge.
Chan Chung Yip, Liau Kui Hin, Ho Choon Kiat, Chew Soo Ping
Journal RCS Edinburgh & Ireland; Oct 2003; Vol 1 No 5: 273-278

Fresh Frozen Plasma Use in Liver Resection.
Liau Kui Hin, DeMatteo Ronald Paul
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Oct 2003; 197(4): 700-1

Segment-oriented Approach to Liver Resection.
Liau Kui Hin, Ronald P DeMatteo, Leslie H.
Blumgart Surgical Clinics of North America; April 2004: 84 No 2: 543-561

Outcome of Partial Hepatectomy for Large (>10 cm) Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Kui Hin Liau, L Ruo, J Shia, A Padela, M Gonen, WR Jarnagin, Y Fong, M D’Angelica, LH Blumgart, RP DeMatteo.
Cancer; Nov 2005; 104(9): 1948-1955

Outcome of patients with fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma.
F. Stipa, SS Yoon, Kui Hin Liau, Y Fong, WR Jarnagin, M D’Angelica, G Abou-Alfa, LH Blumgart, RP DeMatteo.
Cancer; 2006 Mar 15;106(6):1331-8.

Background: Tokyo Guidelines for the management of acute cholangitis and cholecystitis.
Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Yoshida, Masahiro; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Sekimoto, Miho; Miura, Fumihiko; Wada, Keita; Hirota, Masahiko; Yamashita, Yuichi; Nagino, Masato; Tsuyuguchi, Toshio; Tanaka, Atsushi; Kimura, Yasutoshi; Yasuda, Hideki; Hirata, Koichi; Pitt, Henry A.; Strasberg, Steven M.; Gadacz, Thomas R.; Bornman, Philippus C.; Gouma, Dirk J.; Belli, Giulio; Liau, Kui-Hin
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):1-10.

Need for criteria for the diagnosis and severity assessment of acute cholangitis and cholecystitis: Tokyo Guidelines.
Sekimoto, Miho; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Yoshida, Masahiro; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Miura, Fumihiko; Wada, Keita; Hirota, Masahiko; Yamashita, Yuichi; Strasberg, Steven; Pitt, Henry A.; Belghiti, Jacques; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Gadacz, Thomas R.; Hilvano, Serafin C.; Kim, Sun-Whe; Liau, Kui-Hin; Fan, Sheung- Tat; Belli, Giulio; Sachakul, Vibul
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):11-4.

Flowcharts for the diagnosis and treatment of acute cholangitis and cholecystitis: Tokyo Guidelines.
Miura, Fumihiko; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Wada, Keita; Hirota, Masahiko; Nagino, Masato; Tsuyuguchi, Toshio; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Yoshida, Masahiro; Strasberg, Steven M.; Pitt, Henry A.; Belghiti, Jacques; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Gadacz, Thomas R.; Gouma, Dirk J.; Fan, Sheung-Tat; Chen, Miin-Fu; Padbury, Robert T.; Bornman, Philippus C.; Kim, Sun-Whe; Liau, Kui-Hin; Belli, Giulio; Dervenis, Christos
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):27-34.

Techniques of biliary drainage for acute cholangitis: Tokyo Guidelines.
Tsuyuguchi, Toshio; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Wada, Keita; Nagino, Masato; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Yoshida, Masahiro; Miura, Fumihiko; Tanaka, Atsushi; Yamashita, Yuichi; Hirota, Masahiko; Hirata, Koichi; Yasuda, Hideki; Kimura, Yasutoshi; Strasberg, Steven; Pitt, Henry; Büchler, Markus W.; Neuhaus, Horst; Belghiti, Jacques; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Fan, Sheung-Tat; Liau, Kui-Hin; Sachakul, Vibul
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):35-45.

Diagnostic criteria and severity assessment of acute cholangitis.
Wada, Keita; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Miura, Fumihiko; Yoshida, Masahiro; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Strasberg, Steven; Pitt, Henry A.; Gadacz, Thomas R.; Büchler, Markus W.; Belghiti, Jacques; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Gouma, Dirk J.; Neuhaus, Horst; Dervenis, Christos; Fan, Sheung-Tat; Chen, Miin-Fu; Ker, Chen- Guo; Bornman, Philippus C.; Hilvano, Serafin C.; Kim, Sun-Whe; Liau, Kui-Hin; Kim, Myung-Hwan
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):52-8.

Antimicrobial therapy for acute cholangitis: Tokyo Guidelines.
Tanaka, Atsushi; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Yoshida, Masahiro; Miura, Fumihiko; Hirota, Masahiko; Wada, Keita; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Gomi, Harumi; Solomkin, Joseph S.; Strasberg, Steven M.; Pitt, Henry A.; Belghiti, Jacques; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Padbury, Robert; Chen, Miin-Fu; Belli, Giulio; Ker, Chen- Guo; Hilvano, Serafin C.; Fan, Sheung-Tat; Liau, Kui-Hin
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):59-67.

Methods and timing of biliary drainage for acute cholangitis
Nagino, Masato; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Yamashita, Yuichi; Tsuyuguchi, Toshio; Wada, Keita; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Yoshida, Masahiro; Miura, Fumihiko; Strasberg, Steven M.; Pitt, Henry A.; Belghiti, Jacques; Fan, Sheung-Tat; Liau, Kui-Hin; Belli, Giulio; Chen, Xiao-Ping; Lai, Edward Cheuck-Seen; Philippi, Benny P.; Singh, Harjit; Supe, Avinash
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):68-77.

Diagnostic criteria and severity assessment of acute cholecystitis
Wada, Keita; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Miura, Fumihiko; Yoshida, Masahiro; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Strasberg, Steven; Pitt, Henry A.; Gadacz, Thomas R.; Büchler, Markus W.; Belghiti, Jacques; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Gouma, Dirk J.; Neuhaus, Horst; Dervenis, Christos; Fan, Sheung-Tat; Chen, Miin-Fu; Ker, Chen- Guo; Bornman, Philippus C.; Hilvano, Serafin C.; Kim, Sun-Whe; Liau, Kui-Hin; Kim, Myung-Hwan
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery. 2007;14(1):78-82.

Surgical treatment of patients with acute cholecystitis
Yamashita, Yuichi; Takada, Tadahiro; Kawarada, Yoshifumi; Nimura, Yuji; Hirota, Masahiko; Miura, Fumihiko; Mayumi, Toshihiko; Yoshida, Masahiro; Strasberg, Steven; Pitt, Henry A.; de Santibanes, Eduardo; Belghiti, Jacques; Büchler, Markus W.; Gouma, Dirk J.; Fan, Sheung- Tat; Hilvano, Serafin C.; Lau, Joseph W.Y.; Kim, Sun-Whe; Belli, Giulio; Windsor, John A.; Liau, Kui-Hin; Sachakul, Vibul
Journal Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surgery. 2007;14(1):91-7.

Tumour mitotic rate, size, and location independently predict recurrence after resection of primary gastrointestinal stromal tumour.
RP DeMatteo, Gold JS, Saran L, Gonen M, Kui Hin Liau, Maki RG, Singer S, Besmer P, Brennan MF, Antonescu CR.
Cancer. 2008 Feb 1;112(3):608-15

Striving for A Better operative Outcome: 101 Pancreaticoduodenectomies.
A. KOW, Chan CY, Earnest A,;Chan CY, Lim K, Chong SY, Lim KH, Ho CK, Chew SP, Liau Kui Hin
HPB (Oxford). 10(6):464-71; 2008

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic : Operative Bile Duct Injury.
VG Shelat, CY Chan & Kui Hin Liau
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 23:1461, 2008

An Audit of Ambulatory Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in a Singapore Institution: Are We Ready for Day-Case Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?
A. KOW, Chan CY, Earnest A,;Chan CY, ;Lim K, Chong SY, Chew SP, Liau Kui Hin, Ho CK
HPB (Oxford). 10(6):433-8; 2008

Novel Approach to Laparoscopic Resection of Tumours of Distal Pancreas.
Soumen Das De, Kow Wei Chieh, Kui Hin Liau, Lim Khong Hee, Ho Choon Kiat.
ANZ J Surg. 2009 Apr;79(4):288-93

Operative Blood Loss predicts Recurrence and Survival Following resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Independent of Allogenic Transfusion.
SC Katz, J Shia, Kui Hin Liau , M Gonen, L Ruo, WR Jarnagin, Y Fong, MD Angelica, LH Blumgart, RP DeMatteo
Ann Surg. 2009 Apr;249(4):617-23

Starting a Laparoscopic Hepatectomy Programme.
Wang Ethene, Kow Alfred Wei Chieh, Chan Chung Yip, Liau Kui Hin, Ho Choon kiat
Singapore Med J. 2009 Apr 50(4):354-9

Pancreatic Tuberculosis Mimicking Pancreatic Carcinoma: Series of Three Cases.
Tan Ker Kan, Chen Kenneth, Liau Kui Hin, Ho Choon Kiat
European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology, 2009 May 26

Ablation of Phosphoinositide-3-Kinases Class II Alpha Suppresses Hepatoma Cell Proliferation.
Neo Soek-Ying, Ng Stanley, Yap Yann-Wan, Krishna Murthy Karaturi, Loh Evelyn, Liau Kui Hin, Ren Ee Chee
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009Sep 18;387(2):310-5

Outcome of a Strategy in Reducing Surgical Site Infection in a Tertiary-care Hospital.
Liau Kui Hin, Thanda Aung Khin, Nelson Chua, Chia Sing Joo
Surgical infections 2010;11(2):151-9.

Diagnosis and Management of Cystic Neoplasm of Pancreas.
Huang M, Kwek JW, Liau Kui Hin, Vu C
Singapore Medical Journal, 2010 Aug;51(8) 668-75

An Audit Study of the Sensitivity and Specificity of Ultrasound, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and Frozen Section in the Evaluation of Thyroid Malignancies in a Tertiary Institution.
Tan Jianhong Winson, Kaushal Sanghvi, Liau Kui Hin, Low Cheng Hock.
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2010;39(5):359-62.

Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration: our first 50 cases.
Tan Ker-Kan, Shelat Vishalkumar Girishchandra, Liau Kui-Hin, Chan Chung-Yip, Ho Choon-Kiat
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2010;39(2):136-42.

Emergency Surgery for a Ruptured Intra-abdominal Desmoid Tumour.
Tan Ker Kan, Yan Zhiyan, Liau Kui Hin
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2010;39(6):497-8.

Mesenteric desmoid tumour masquerading as a fat-containing cystic mass.
Tan C H, Pua U, Liau Kui Hin, Lee H Y
The British journal of radiology 2010;83(994):e200-3.

Reducing Surgical Site Infection in a Hospital in Singapore.
Liau Kui Hin, Aung Khin Tung
Wounds International, 2011 Feb; 2(1):9-13

Using Percutaneous transhepatic Cholangioscopic Lithotripsy for Intrahepatic Calculus in Hostile Abdomen.
Kow Alfred, Wang Bei, Wong Daniel, Sundeep PJ, Chan Chung Yip, Ho Choon Kiat, Liau Kui Hin
Surgeon. 2011 Apr:9(2):88-9437.

Moving towards the New International Study Group for Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS) definitions in pancreaticoduodenectomy: a comparison between the old and new.
Tan Winton J, Kow Alfred, Liau Kui Hin.
HPB (Oxford). 2011 Aug;13(8):566-72



Book & Book Chapter Publication

Practical Guidebook for Surgical Doctors, 2000
Editor-in-chief: Liau Kui Hin,
Department of Surgery, TTSH Guide Book, December 2000

Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
4th Edition, Elsevier Jan 2007
Segment-oriented Anatomic Liver Resections
Liau Kui Hin, Ronald Paul DeMatteo

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Handbook Jan 2008
Editor Liau Kui Hin, Ho Choon Kiat, Chan Choon Yip, Alfred Kow

NHG Handbook - Embracing Clinical Practice Improvement in 2008. Preventing Surgical Site Infection
Liau Kui Hin, Thanda KA

Coded for Quality -The NHG Clinical Governance Framework for Patient Safety and Quality of Care (Second edition)
Outcome of a Strategy in Preventing Surgical site Infection
Liau Kui Hin, Thanda KA

 

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