Dr Lim Khong Hee




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



Consultant General Surgeon
Specialty Interest: Upper Gastointestinal Surgery


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

About Dr Lim

Dr Lim Khong Hee is an accredited general surgeon with special interests in oesophageal and gastric cancer, hernia and minimally invasive surgery. He decided to specialize in general surgery as he wanted to be actively involved in the management of his patients and to have the ability to make a difference by performing surgical procedures for them.

Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Lim was the Chief of the Upper Gastrointestinal Service and Senior Consultant in the Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. During his tenure as the Director of the Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in the hospital, Dr Lim encouraged the development of complex laparoscopic skills and led the organisation of basic, advanced and masterclass laparoscopic courses.

Dr Lim has had wide exposure to upper gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic procedures such as radical gastric resections with systematic lymphadenectomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, and laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity. He has also gained much experience in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr Lim understands the importance of sharing knowledge and is actively involved in the teaching of students and surgical trainees. He was a Clinical Lecturer in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an Examiner in the Final Professional Examination for the Degrees of M.B.,B.S. He was the Track Leader for the Laparoscopy Symposium in the National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2008 and a Clinical Tutor for the Exit Exam Preparatory Course 2009 and 2010 organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons. In addition, Dr Lim is a reviewer in the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Singapore Medical Journal. He has been an invited Speaker and Chairperson for numerous local and regional meetings.

Known to his patients as being dependable and prompt, Dr Lim believes in giving his very best in whatever he does.

Specialized Services

• Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

• Weight Loss Surgery

• Bariatric Surgery

• Digestive Surgery

• Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

• Endoscopy


Dr Lim graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992. He started his surgical training after his National Service. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2003 having obtained the qualifications of FRCS (Edin), M.Med (Surgery) and FRCSEd (Gen) along the way.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2004.

Clinical Fellowship – Princess Alexandra Hospital
Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery
Brisbane, Australia


• Senior Consultant Surgeon, Nexus Surgical Associates
• Clinical Director, Nexus Surgical Weight Loss Centre
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
• Member of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
• Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
• Founding Member of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS)
• Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
• Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore


A comparison of treatment outcome between adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus.
K.H.Lim, J. Thomas, W. Brown, J. Harvey, B.H. Burmeister, E. Walpole, D. Thomson, I. Martin, D. Gotley and B.M. Smithers.
ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73(s): A63. (Abstract)

Use of oesophagogastroscopy to assess the response of oesophageal carcinoma to neoadjuvant therapy.
W.A. Brown, J. Thomas, D. Gotley, B. Burmeister, K.H. Lim, I. Martin, E. Walpole, D. Thomson, J.A. Harvey and B.M. Smithers.
British Journal of Surgery 2004 Feb; 91(2):199-204.

The role of surgery in the management of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus.
W.A. Brown, J. Thomas, D. Gotley, K.H. Lim, I. Martin and B.M. Smithers.
ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73 (s): A63. (Abstract)

Lap-Band Causing Left Gastric Artery Erosion Presenting with Torrential Hemorrhage.
KS Png, J Rao, KH Lim and KH Chia.
Obes Surg. 2008 Aug;18(8):1050-2.

Striving for a better operative outcome: 101 Pancreaticoduodenectomies.
Kow AW, Chan SP, Earnest A, Chan CY, Lim K, Chong SY, Lim KH, Ho CK, Chew SP, Liau KH.
HPB (Oxford). 2008;10(6):464-71.

Novel approach to laparoscopic resection of tumours of the distal pancreas.
Das De S, Kow AW, Liau KH, Lim KH, Ho CK.
ANZ J Surg. 2009 Apr;79(4):288-93.

ITIH3 is a potential biomarker for early detection of gastric cancer.
Chong Poh Kuan; Lee Huiyin; Zhou Jianbiao; Liu Shaw-Cheng; Loh Marie Chiew Shia; Wang Ting Ting; Chan Siew Pang; Smoot Duane T; Ashktorab Hassan; So Jimmy Bok Yan; Lim Khong Hee; Yeoh Khay Guan; Lim Yoon Pin.
Journal of proteome research 2010;9(7):3671-9.

Upregulation of plasma C9 protein in gastric cancer patients.
Poh-Kuan Chong; Huiyin Lee; Marie Chiew Shia Loh; Lee-Yee Choong; Qingsong Lin; Jimmy Bok Yan So; Khong Hee Lim; Ross Andrew Soo; Wei Peng Yong; Siew Pang Chan; et al.
Proteomics 2010;10(18):3210-21.

Reduced plasma APOA1 level is associated with gastric tumor growth in MKN45 mouse xenograft model.
iPoh-Kuan Chong; Huiyin Lee; Jianbiao Zhou; Shaw-Cheng Liu; Marie Chiew Shia Loh; Jimmy Bok Yan So; Khong Hee Lim; Khay-Guan Yeoh; Yoon-Pin Lim.
Journal of proteomics 2010;73(8):1632-40.

Emergency surgery for perforated gastric malignancy: An institution’s experience and review of the literature.
KK Tan, TJL Quek, N Wong, KW Li, KH Lim
Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Vol 2, No 1, March 2011:13-18.