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, Clinical Director and Director of Endourology with the Department of Urology at the National University Hospital. He is also an 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 Laparoscopy 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. 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 for benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH). Asst Prof Chua is one of the first few Urologists in Singapore to be trained in both UroLift and Rezum. UroLift uses implants to lift and hold the enlarged prostate tissue out of the way, increasing the opening of the urethra. Rezum on the other hand, 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. He also proctors other health care professionals locally and in the region for Rezum, Urolift, Laparoscopy and Endourology surgery.