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Dr Kim Guowei

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  • Consultant, Division of General Surgery (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery), Department of Surgery, National University Hospital
Special Interests:
Upper gastrointestinal surgery (including esophageal and gastric cancer) , Metabolic and bariatric surgery , Minimally invasive surgery , Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy


Dr Kim Guowei graduated from the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2007. He did his surgical residency at the National University Hospital, Singapore and served as Chief Resident in the Department of General Surgery. He completed his general surgical training in 2016, obtaining the qualifications of MRCS (Edinburgh) in 2011, MMed (General Surgery) in 2015 and FRCS (Edinburgh) in 2016. Dr Kim was accredited as a specialist in General Surgery by the specialist accreditation board in 2016.

With a keen interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and education, Dr Kim holds an appointment as Clinical Lecturer for the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore since 2014. He has also served as an instructor at workshops in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy as well as in laparoscopic surgery locally as well as in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Dr Kim is active in academia and research, having authored several publications and book chapters as well as presenting frequently at international meetings.

Journals & Publications

  • Focused parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidectomy – A single centre experience - Oral presentation at 13th Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons Congress March 2012
  • Single-port endo-laparoscopic surgery in combined abdominal procedures; Asian J Endosc Surg. 2013 Aug;6(3):209-13. doi: 10.1111/ases.12037. PMID: 23879412
  • Single-incision laparoscopic hepatic resection in patients with previous hepatic resections: a mini case series; Asian J Endosc Surg. 2014 Jan;7(1):63-6. doi: 10.1111/ases.12072. PMID: 24450347
  • Two or Combined Procedures. In: Toshiyuki Mori, Giovanni Dapri, Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery; Springer; 2014. pp 483-489
  • Modified hanging maneuver for minimally invasive posterior sectionectomy of the liver – Video presentation at the International Consensus Conference on Laparoscopic Liver Resection, Oct 2014
  • Goal-directed program after sleeve gastrectomy improves weight loss – Oral presentaion at AMPBSS April 2014; Oral presentation (Top 15 Posters) at Obesity Week/American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Nov 2014; Published in Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Mar-Apr;12(3):518-21. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2015.11.014. PMID: 26944549
  • Post laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy strictures – Video presentation at Asia Pacific Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Workshop, Singapore - Video clinics, July 2015
  • Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair in an Asian Female Cohort – Poster presentation at Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, Sept 2015
  • Double endoscope transillumination technique for peroral endoscopic myotomy – Poster presentation at the 30th International Workshop on Therapeutic Endoscopy, Dec 2015
  • Is Elective Gastroscopy Prior to Bariatric Surgery in an Asian Cohort Worthwhile? – Obes Surg. 2016 Sep;26(9):2156-60. doi: 10.1007/s11695-016-2060-0. PMID: 26780361
  • Hypercapnia during per oral endoscopic myotomy: prevalence and consequences – Poster presentation at the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, Sept 2016
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Lead to Comparable Changes in Body Composition in an Asian Population – Poster presentation at Obesity Week/American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Nov 2016; Best oral presentation (2nd) at Obesity, Bariatric, Endocrine and Study of Obesity Scientific Meeting, Nov 2016
  • Post bariatric and metabolic surgery leaks - Video presentation at Obesity, Bariatric, Endocrine and Study of Obesity Scientific Meeting, Nov 2016
  • Tips and tricks to avoid bile duct injury in SILC: an experience of 500 cases – Surg Endosc. 2016 Nov;30(11):4750-4755. PMID: 26932550]
  • Extensive peritoneal lavage after curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer (EXPEL): study protocol of an international multicentre randomised controlled trial. Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2016 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27889694