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Overview

The Department of General Surgery has a distinguished history, having been established with the founding of the hospital in the 19th century.

The mission of the department is to advance surgical care, education and research in the Central Region of Singapore and beyond. We achieve this by providing  a comprehensive spectrum of services, tailored towards accurate and timely diagnosis with management of all general surgical conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. A drive towards minimally invasive surgery has resulted in a shorter length of stay for patients, smaller surgical incisions, reduction in morbidity and complications, and overall improvement in surgical outcomes. This has allowed an increasing proportion of surgical procedures to be performed in our ambulatory surgery centre where suitable patients are not required to be admitted to the hospital following their operation and can be discharged on the same day or after a short overnight stay.

We excel in both undergraduate and postgraduate education as the primary clinical training partner for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and also an affiliated teaching hospital of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. We are also a training centre for the National Healthcare Group General Surgery Residency Program and support other postgraduate programs and surgical specialties including the Surgery-in-General and Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Programmes. We are passionate about surgical education as this continues our strong tradition of ensuring high standards in the practise of the craft of Surgery.

The Department has also successfully introduced an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program, which was initially implemented in Colorectal Surgery and subsequently in the other sub-subspecialties. We are also active in initiatives to detect and treat fraility in our elderly surgical patients to optimise them for surgery and ensuring the best post-operative outcome.

Head of Department: Dr Tan Wei Leong, Glenn

List of services

We are a close knit family of 8 clinical subspecialties:

  1. Breast and Endocrine Surgery
  2. Colorectal Surgery
  3. Hepatopancreatobilliary Surgery
  4. Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  5. Thoracic Surgery
  6. Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  7. Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  8. Vascular Surgery




















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List of Related Clinics

Clinic 2A
Contact information
6357 7000
Fax
6889 4260
Location
Level 2,
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 5.30pm

Saturdays
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sundays and Public Holidays
Closed
Clinic 2B
Contact information

6357 7000
6889 4242

Fax
6889 4260
6732 7510
Location
Level 2
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 5.30pm

Saturdays
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sunday and Public Holidays
Closed
Clinic 3B
Contact information

6357 2668
(The Heart Atrium)


6357 2400/2421
(Non-Invasive Cardiac Laboratory)


6357 2378
(Nuclear Imaging/Cardiac CT)

Location
Level 3,
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am - 5.30 pm
 
Saturdays
8.00 am - 12.30 pm
 
Sundays & Public Holidays
Closed
Endoscopy Centre
Contact information
6357 3767
Location
Level 2,
TTSH Atrium Block
Operating hours
Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am to 5.00 pm
 
Saturdays
8.00 am to 2.00 pm
 
Sunday & Public Holiday
Closed
2020/07/27
2020/09/15
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