Dr Fong Sau Shung
Consultant Surgeon, Raffles Specialist
MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edin)
Minimally Invasive surgery
Dr Fong Sau Shung is a specialist in
general surgery with a subspecialty interest in colorectal surgery. He
graduated from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine, in
2001, received his postgraduate Master of Medicine degree in 2007, exited as a
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and entered into the
register of specialists in Singapore, in 2011. He has since completed a
fellowship program under the hospital manpower development program, for the
treatment of advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer with Professor Peter
Sagar in Leeds, United Kingdom in 2013.
Prior to joining Raffles Hospital, Dr Fong
held multiple positions both within and outside of Tan Tock Seng Hospital
(TTSH). During his tenure in TTSH, he was the head of the Colorectal Service
(2017- 2019) and Director of the Endoscopy Center (2016-2019). He held the
position of Honorary Secretary of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons Singapore
(2015-2017). He is also a founding member of the Robotic Society of Singapore.
Dr Fong has a keen interest in quality improvement projects and was the
clinical lead in the TTSH ‘Better Colonoscopy’ and ‘Better Colectomy’ programs
based on the Geisinger ‘Provencare’ approach, as well as being the co-clinical
lead in the TTSH enhanced recovery after surgery initiative in 2017.
Dr Fong’s primary interest is in minimally
invasive surgery, including robotic surgery and advanced transanal endoscopic
techniques. He practises minimally invasive lateral pelvic lymph node dissection
for involved internal iliac lymph nodes in rectal cancer. He has also served as
proctor for the technique of transanal total mesorectal excision in Singapore
and robotic rectal cancer resection in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is a
proponent of colonic cancer stenting as a bridge to surgery.
Raffles Hospital is a hospital built around
the needs of the patients, providing specialist services combined with some of
the most advanced medical technology. A tertiary care hospital, it is the
flagship of the Raffles Medical Group.
As the first private hospital to partner
the Ministry of Health’s Emergency Care Collaboration to receive subsidised
patients from SCDF since 2015, Raffles Hospital has also been accredited and
certified as a trauma hospital by the National Trauma Committee in June 2018.
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