Care at NUH

Department of Surgery


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With well over 100 years of history, the NUH Department of Surgery has come a long way. Surgeons and nurses work side by side to improve surgical health outcomes for our patients and actively embrace the ongoing digital transformation. Upholding quality of care and compassion has remained a priority over the generations. Our commitment is steadfast, aiming to deliver world-class care to each patient under our care.

The department offers a comprehensive spectrum of clinical services for a wide variety of surgical conditions, with both inpatient and outpatient services. Beyond surgical procedures, our department pioneers' new technological frontiers through innovative research. For instance, we are actively developing and the use of mixed reality (MR) technology  in medicine. Our aim is to redefine medical benchmarks to develop safer and more effective surgical approaches for the benefit of our patients.

Education remains a cornerstone of our focus, particularly in nurturing the next generation of academic surgical leaders. Our mentors are committed to the education and nurturing of the next generation of healthcare professionals.

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Patient-Centric Care

The NUH Department of Surgery offers quality patient care by embracing innovations and advances in medical treatment. Our medical professionals provide comprehensive specialised care in general and surgical subspecialties such as Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obesity Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Trauma and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. 

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Patient-Centric Care

We have built a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and allied health professionals who work closely together to ensure our patients receive holistic and comprehensive care—from their first appointment to after their discharge.

An example of our care philosophy is the Management and Innovation for Longevity in Elderly Surgical Patients (MILES) programme. Introduced in 2016, we adopted a holistic care approach, particularly during the perioperative period, to improve surgical outcomes for our silver generation, aged 65 years and above. 

Creating New Horizons on Research

With the ever-evolving landscape of diseases and lifestyle shifts, the NUH Department of Surgery strives to take the lead, focusing on research and innovation. We deepen our understanding of disease processes and collaborate with other medical specialists and clinical researchers to transform today’s scientific concepts into the therapeutic interventions of tomorrow. 

Find out more about our key research areas here.

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Nurturing Our Next Generation

The NUH Department of Surgery is committed to educating our next generation.We nurture and train future outstanding medical practitioners to serve their patients and community with compassion and integrity. 

Our dedicated consultants use a strong passion for teaching and engagement to impartpractical skills and knowledge through demonstrations, lectures, tutorial and the day-to-day management of patients in wards, clinics and operating theatres.  

Find out more about our education programmes here.

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Our team has won numerous teaching awards, including:

  • NUHS Eminent Teacher Award 2022;
  • NUHS Education Collaboration Award 2022; 
  • Educator of the Year Award 2021; 
  • Teaching Excellence Awards 2021; 
  • Digital Education Award 2021; 
  • NUS Medicine - 2021 Outstanding Mentor Award for Research Fellows 
  • NUH Eminent Teacher Award 2019; 
  • National Outstanding Clinician Mentor Award 2015; 
Our People, Our Pride

The NUH Department of Surgery has a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals in place to meet the increasing demand for quality care. Their wealth of expertise converges with innovative and advanced medical technology to deliver excellence in healthcare.

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Teleconsultation - Healthcare @ Your Convenience

 The NUH Department of Surgery offers teleconsultation (phone call or video conference) for our patients, making consultations more convenient. 

Patients’ health remains our top priority and the same standard of care of face-to-face clinic visits will be accorded to patients through teleconsultation, at no additional cost. 

With teleconsultation, we hope to bring you a positive experience by providing you with efficient and quality services at your convenience. 

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To make changes to your appointment, you may contact us via the central appointment line (+65 6908 2222) or by email ([email protected]).


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