Asst Prof Chua Wei Jin graduated from University of Bristol, UK in 1997. He obtained his specialist degrees in surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Master of Medicine, Surgery (Singapore) in 2001 and 2003 respectively. He has completed his advanced specialist training in Urology in 2006, and is currently a Senior Consultant with the Department of Urology at the National University Hospital. He is also Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Asst Prof Chua was awarded the Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship in 2008 and had spent a year in the United Kingdom for his subspecialty training in Laparoscopic and Endourology. He worked as a fellow at the Bristol Urology Institute. His current practice at the National University Hospital includes all areas of general urology with special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgeries, Endo-urology, Laparoscopic and Uro-oncology surgeries.
Asst Prof Chua started the Day Surgery Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) program in NUH in 2005 and is currently the co-director of the program. In 2010, he introduced a minimally invasive therapy for benign enlargement of prostate (Transurethral Needle Ablation of Prostate or TUNA in short) which he has been doing in the out-patient clinic under local anaesthesia.
Advances in technology have increased the number of minimally invasive surgery options. Asst Prof Chua was one of the first few Urologists in Singapore to be trained in both UroLift and Rezum. UroLift makes use of implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, so as to increase the opening of the urethra, while the other option, Rezum makes use of the thermal energy from steam to gently kill the excess prostate cells.
Aside from clinical practice, Asst Prof Chua is also actively involved in clinical research and teaching. He travels frequently in the region to conduct training in Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) for stone diseases.