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Assistant Professor Chong Choon Seng

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Credential:
MBBS (S'pore), MRCS(Ed), M Med (Surg), FRCS (Ed)
Designation:
Consultant, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Hospital
Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
Specialty:
Cancer, Surgery
Sub Specialty:
Colorectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Colorectal Surgery)
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Anal Fissures, Anorectal Abscesses and Fistulas, Colorectal Cancer, Constipation, Haemorrhoids or Piles, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Special Interest:
Colorectal Cancer
Minimally invasive Surgery
Medical Education
Institution:
National University Hospital
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore
National University Health System
Dr Chong Choon Seng graduated from the National University of Singapore (MBBS) in 2004 and obtained his Fellowship diploma from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013. 

Being awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme scholarship in 2013 and he proceeded on to perform minimal invasive colorectal surgery with one of the most prestigious cancer centers in South Korea, Samsung Medical Center. During this fellowship, he had the opportunity to be involved with cutting edge technology in colorectal cancer treatment like robotic surgery and natural orifice surgery like transanal total mesorectum excision (taTME) and dealt hundreds of patients with colorectal cancer. He is currently appointed as the representative for robotic surgery in the division of colorectal surgery in NUH. 

Appointed as the Director of undergraduate studies in surgery, Dr Chong is significantly involved in both the undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He has obtained numerous awards including Best teacher award, NUH Excellence teaching award and nominated role model for students over several years. 

Dr Chong has published some publications namely in the field of colorectal cancers. He is also part of the editorial board for the a few journals. He is an invited speaker and faculty member of the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS) which is a congregate of colorectal surgeons from many well-known regional centers in ASEAN countries.

Awards and Honours

Outstanding Tutor Award, Medsoc Singapore, 2016
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, University Surgical Cluster, NUH, 2016
Certificate of Commendation for Role Model 2015, NUS, YLLSoM. 2015
NUH Special Recognition Award, University Surgical Cluster, NUH, 2015
NUH Teaching Excellence Award, University Surgical Cluster, NUH, 2015
NUH Teaching Excellence Award, University Surgical Cluster, NUH, 2014
Outstanding Tutor Award, 2014
Certificate of Commendation for Role Model 2014, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, 2014
Certificate of Commendation for Role Model 2013, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Top 10 Teacher Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2013
Dean's Award for Clinician Educators, 2013
National Health Group Teaching Award for Junior Clinicians, National Health Group Cluster, 2013
Top 10 Teacher Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2013
Best Teacher Award (Surgery), AY 2011/2012
Best Teacher Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2011-2012

Professional Memberships

ASEAN Society Colorectal Surgeons (ASCS)
Singapore Colorectal Society - Member
Cochrane Review Group – Member

Research and Publications

  1. Operative Method for Transverse Colon Carcinoma: Transverse Colectomy Versus Extended Colectomy. Chong CS, Jung Wook Huh, BoYoung Oh et al
  2. Diseases of Colon and Rectum Jul 2016.
  3. Innovative Patient Safety Curriculum Using iPAD Game (PASSED) Improved Patient Safety Concepts in Undergraduate Medical Students. A.W.C Kow, B L Ang, Chong CS et al. World Journal of Surgery Jul 2016.
  4. Laparoscopic Anterior Resection with Transvaginal Specimen Extraction (TVSE) for Colorectal Cancer and Concomitant Total Hysterectomy and Bilateral Salpingo-Oophrectomy (THBSO): A Technical Description. Chu-Han Nigel Tan, Chong CS, Yoke Fai Fong et al. Annals of Surgical Oncology Aug 2016.
  5. An Unusual Cause of Rectal Invasion. Chang Sian Ying Heidi, Low Jen Hui Jeffrey, Chong CS. Gastroenterology Oct 2016.
  6. Response to bacteriological study in perianal abscess is not useful and not cost-effective. Roland Xu, Tan KK, Chong CS. ANZ Journal of Surgery Nov 2016.
  7. Thinking out of the Gut: A case of obscure lower GI bleeding. Fredrick H Koh, Hian-Li Chan, Fredrik Petersson, Chong CS. Gut Dec 2016.
  8. Prevalence of refractive errors in teenage high school students in Singapore. Timothy PL Quek, Chua CG, Chong CS, Chong JH, Hey HW, June Lee, Lim YF, Saw SM. Opthalmic Physiol Opt 2004 Jan;24(1):47-55.
  9. Management of Acute Sigmoid Volvulus: An Institution's Experience Over 9 Years. Tan KK, Chong CS, Sim R. World J Surg. 2010 Apr 7.
  10. Total Hip Arthroplasty in patients with chronic autoimmune inflammatory arthroplasties. Chong RW, Chong CS, Lai CH. Int J Rheum Dis. 2010 Aug;13(3):235-9.
  11. Management of Acute Sigmoid Volvulus: An Institution's Experience Over 9 Years. Tan KK, Chong CS, Sim R. World J Surg. 2010 Apr 7.
  12. Total Hip Arthroplasty in patients with chronic autoimmune inflammatory arthroplasties. Chong RW, Chong CS, Lai CH. Int J Rheum Dis. 2010 Aug;13(3):235-9.
  13. Pattern of Recurrence of Lower Limb Varicose Veins Post EVLT: A Single Center Experience. Chong CS, BC Toh, V Chiang, SC Cheng, CW Lee. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Aug 2011.
  14. Perforated early gastric cancer: uncommon and easily missed. A case report and review of literature. Raymond Hon GL, Clifton MT, Benjamin Wong, Chong CS, Koji Kono, Jimmy So BY, Asim Shabbir. J Gastric Cancer 2013 Mar 31:13(1):65-8. Epub 2013 Mar 31.
  15. Outcomes following surgery for distal rectal cancers. A comparison between laparoscopic and open abdomino-perineal resection. Tan KK, Chong CS, Tsang CB, Koh DC. Med J Malaysia 2013 Aug; 68(4): 348-52.
  16. Outcomes following surgery for distal rectal cancers. A comparison between laparoscopic and open abdomino-perineal resection. Tan KK, Chong CS, Tsang CB, Koh DC. Med J Malaysia 2013 Aug; 68(4): 348-52.
  17. Isolated abdominal aortic dissection. Ee Ling Serene Tang, Chong CS, Sriram Narayanam. BMJ Case Reports 2014; doi:10: 1136/bcr-2013-203097.
  18. Colonic diverticulitis in young Asians: a predominantly mild and right-sided disease. Tan KK, Wong JY, Yan ZY, Chong CS, Jody Z Liu, R Sim. ANZ J Surg 2014 Mar 25;84(3):181-4. Epub 2013 Jun 25.
  19. Laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer: what is the evidence? Dedrick Chan KH, Chong CS, Bettina Lieske, Tan KK. Biomed Res Int 2014 16;2014:347810. Epub 2014 Apr 16.
  20. Computed Tomography thorax for Gastric Cancer Staging. Is it necessary? CS Chong, Celene Ng, Asim Shabbir, Koji Kono, Jimmy So BY. Scandinavian journal of surgery. Feb 2015.
  21. Colonoscopy for polyp surveillance in octogenarians: is it beneficial? Ng JY, Chong CS, Tan KK. Int J Colorectal Dis Dec 2015.