Dr Peter Robless



DR Peter Robless

Place of Practice

Peter Robless Vascular Surgery

Practice Address

Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
#13-06, 3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510

1 Farrer Park Station Road
Singapore 517562

Advanced Vascular Centre
#07-58, Medical Block D, Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Singapore 574623

Tel: 6737 1180 / 6535 8833

Practice Website


Consultant Vascular Surgeon


 MBChB (UK) FRCS (Edin) MD (Lond) FEBVS

About Dr Peter Robless

Dr. Peter Robless has trained and worked in the UK, Australia and Singapore.

He obtained his MBChB from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK in 1992. He then underwent training in General Surgery on the West of Scotland Surgical specialties rotation, and obtained the FRCS qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996.

Dr. Robless then moved to London, to St Mary’s Hospital at the Imperial College School of Medicine, as research fellow for the MRC funded Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial (ACST). Completing two years of clinical research, he thereafter trained as a specialist registrar in General and Vascular Surgery, on both the South East and North West Thames London Deanery Surgical rotations.

After obtaining the Intercollegiate FRCS in General Surgery in 2003 and the UK Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in General/Vascular Surgery in 2004, he became a Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery (FEBVS) by examination in 2004.

Moving from the UK to Australia, Dr. Robless then spent a year as the Vascular Fellow at St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia subspecialising in Endovascular Surgery, before returning to Singapore in 2005 as Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore.

During his 9 years at NUH, he was the Founding Head, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Senior Consultant in the Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. He was also Program Director for the Vascular Medicine and Therapy Program and Director of the Non Invasive Vascular Laboratory at the National University Heart Centre Singapore (NUHCS).

He is also Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Visiting Consultant (Vascular surgery) at National University Hospital, National Heart Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Jurong General Hospital and Changi General Hospital.

In 2006, Dr. Robless was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London and in 2009, to advance Vascular Surgery in Singapore, he was awarded a National Healthcare Group Health Manpower Development Program grant to visit the Vascular surgical units at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston and The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, UK, the European Board of Vascular Surgery, and the American Society of Angiology. He is a member of the ongoing Cochrane Collaboration Review Group on Peripheral Vascular Disease, and has published on the use of antiplatelet agents and cilostazol in Peripheral Vascular Disease. He is on the Board of Directors for the Adelaide Vascular Trials Pty Ltd (Aust) and also serves as a Council member for the Asian Society for Vascular Surgery and the Asian Venous Forum.

Dr. Robless is a regular speaker at international and regional meetings on vascular surgery and endovascular interventions. He was an International Visitor for the Australasian New Zealand Society Vascular Society meetings in 2007 and 2011. In 2013 he was the International Visitor for the New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery meeting in Hamilton, NZ.

Dr Robless was awarded the NUH STAR award in 2005-2007 for patient care. He believes in holistic patient care and in providing the best service and outcomes for his patients and their families.

Specialized Services

Conditions we treat:

We provide treatment to a variety of conditions related to a vein problems, artery problems and other conditions:

  • Thoracic and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Body Tumours
  • Critical Limb Ischaemia
  • Diabetic Feet
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Lower Limb Ischaemia
  • Lymphoedema
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Popliteal Aneurysms
  • Strokes, Transient Ischaemic Attack and Carotid Artery Disease
  • Vascular access for renal dialysis
  • Chemotherapy Port insertion / removal
  • Spider / Thread veins
  • Varicose Veins
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Leg Ulcers

Investigations & Treatments:

  • Duplex Ultrasound
  • Compression Stockings
  • 4 Layer Bandage
  • Venefit
  • Venaseal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Micro Phlebectomy
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • CelluTome

Dialysis Access:

  • Vascular Access
  • Preparation / Aftercare
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arterio Venous Graft
  • Dialysis Catheter
  • Interventions

Selected Works

1. Asian venous thromboembolism guidelines: prevention of venous thromboembolism.

Liew NC, Chang YH, Choi G, Chu PH, Gao X, Gibbs H, Ho CO, Ibrahim H, Kim TK, Kritpracha B, Lee LH, Lee L, Lee WY, Li YJ, Nicolaides AN, Oh D, Pratama D, Ramakrishnan N, Robless PA, Villarama-Alemany G, Wong R; Asian Venous Thrombosis Forum.

Int Angiol. 2012 Dec;31(6):501-16. Review.

2. Treatment of acute venous thromboembolism with dabigatran or warfarin and pooled analysis.

Schulman S, Kakkar AK, Goldhaber SZ, Schellong S, Eriksson H, Mismetti P, Christiansen AV, Friedman J, Le Maulf F, Peter N, Kearon C; RE-COVER II Trial Investigators.

Circulation. 2014 Feb 18;129(7):764-72. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.004450. Epub 2013 Dec 16.

3. Central vein stenosis in an Asian hemodialysis population.

Thwaites SE, Robless PA. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2012 Oct;20(5):560-5. doi: 10.1177/0218492312449634.

4. Outcomes of initial hemodialysis access surgery in an Asian population.

Thwaites SE, Robless PA. J Vasc Access. 2012 Oct;13(4):409-14. doi: 10.5301/jva.5000064.

5. Comparative outcomes of primary autogenous fistulas in elderly, multiethnic Asian hemodialysis patients.

Renaud CJ, Pei JH, Lee EJ, Robless PA, Vathsala A. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Aug;56(2):433-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2012.01.063. Epub 2012 May 12

6. Outcomes of endovascular intervention for salvage of failing hemodialysis access.

Tan TL, May KK, Robless PA, Ho P. Ann Vasc Dis. 2011;4(2):87-92. doi: 10.3400/avd.oa.10.00009.

7. Managing venous stenosis in vascular access for haemodialysis.

Yap HY, Robless PA, Lee JC, Wang SC. Singapore Med J. 2007 Jan;48(1):6-10; quiz 11. Review.

Epub 2011 Jun 2.

8. Validation of the new venous severity scoring system in varicose vein surgery.

Kakkos SK, Rivera MA, Matsagas MI, Lazarides MK, Robless P, Belcaro G, Geroulakos G.

J Vasc Surg. 2003 Aug;38(2):224-8.

9. Lymphoedema. Peter Robless, Jane Lim, George Geroulakos
Surgery - June 2010 (Vol. 28, Issue 6, Pages 268-272, DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2010.01.013)


Invited lectures:

1. VTE in Asia: How different are we from the West? ICC-CMA & 2nd APS Hong Kong 2013

2. Challenges in vascular access practice: the Singapore Perspective. Vascular Society of New Zealand. 15-17th Feb 2013, Hamilton, NZ

3. Challenges in vascular access practice: the Singapore Perspective. Thai Vascular Association. Annual Scientific Congress, 29th March 2013, Bangkok.

4. State of the Art – Venous Thrombosis. Asian Thrombosis Forum. Hong Kong May 2012.

5. VTE in Asia. Asian Thrombosis Forum. Hong Kong May 2012.

6. Results of endovenous laser for saphenous vein incompetence. Vascular 2012. Australia New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery / Asian Society for Vascular surgery combined meeting. Melbourne Oct 2012.

7. Challenges in vascular access practice: the Singapore Perspective. Vascular 2012. Australia New Zealand Society for Vascular Surgery / Asian Society for Vascular surgery combined meeting. Melbourne Oct 2012.

8. Prophylaxis of Venous thromboembolism- improving hospital performance. 6th Asian Venous Forum, 12th ASVS. Taipei. Sept 2011

9. KDOQI guidelines for vascular access. Kuala Lumpur Vascular Access Conference 2010 (KLVAC 2010)
10. Newer grafts for vascular access. Kuala Lumpur Vascular Access 2010.

11. Vascular access in children. Kuala Lumpur Vascular Access 2010