Place of Practice

Affinity Surgery Centre

Practice Address

38 Irrawaddy Road,  #09-45/46,
Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
Tel: (65) 6684 0992

820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D, #08-52,
Singapore 574623
Tel: (65) 6252 5257

Practice Website



Consultant General Surgeon
Specialty Interest: Colorectal Surgery


B. Med (Australia), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

About Dr Chen

Dr Chen is a Singaporean who graduated from University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1994, with a degree in Bachelor of Medicine. He then returned to Singapore to undergo surgical training and subsequently obtained his surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1999, and successfully completed his Advanced Surgical Training in General Surgery in April 2004. He was then admitted as a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2005.

To further develop his skills in colorectal surgery, Dr Chen spent one year training in Sydney, Australia, in 2006, under the guidance of Professors Graham Newstead and David Lubowski, two world renowned colorectal surgeons. Dr Chen then returned to Singapore antd continued his practice as a Consultant in Changi General Hospital. He streamlined and refined the colorectal service in the Department of Surgery and developed laparoscopic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant colorectal diseases. He was subsequently appointed as Director of Colorectal Service and Director of Endoscopy Centre. In 2009, he was conferred the Gold Service Award and Best Service Award.

Dr Chen has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and has contributed a book chapter on colorectal surgery. Academically, he was appointed Senior Lecturer for Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He also serves as a committee member of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore).

Specialized Services

• Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy

• Management of benign and malignant colorectal diseases

• Anorectal diseases-piles, fissures and fistula-in-ano

• Open and laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancers

• Faecal incontinence

• Functional bowel disorders

• Upper gastrointestinal surgery

• Laparoscopic gall bladder surgery

• Hernia repair

• Thyroid surgery

• Excision of lumps and bumps

Professional Associations/Affiliations

• Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

• Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

• Colorectal Fellow, Prince of Wales and St George Hospitals, Sydney, Australia

• Specialist Registration (General Surgery), Singapore Medical Council

• Accredited Specialist (General Suregery), Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore.

• Member, Society of Colorectal Surgeons Singapore