General Surgery | Gleneagles Hospital

General Surgery

General surgery is a broad field with various subspecialties such as colorectal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, endocrine surgery, and vascular surgery.

General surgeons have a wide range of knowledge and skills to manage various surgical emergency and elective procedures.

Types of general surgery procedures

1
Vascular surgery

Common vascular surgery includes:

  • Angioplasty / stenting: Insertion of a balloon or stent to widen narrowed arteries and improve blood flow
  • Endovenous laser treatment Treatment of varicose veins via ultrasound
2
Hepatobiliary surgery

Treatment of the liver and biliary system includes: 

  • Removal of gallstones or the entire gallbladder
  • Removal of tumours such as haemangioma and focal nodular hyperplasia
  • Treatment and/or removal of fluid-filled cysts in the liver 
  • Treatment of pancreatic cancer
3
Breast Surgery

For benign and/or even malignant conditions may include the procedures listed below:

  • Lumpectomy: Removal of breast lumps and surrounding tissues while maintaining the natural appearance of the breast. This procedure is usually advised if an early biopsy shows early stages of breast cancer with a small tumour or even for the removal of non-malignant abnormalities.
  • Mastectomy: Complete removal of the entire breast(s), especially for those with multiple or large areas of ductal carcinoma. This procedure may also be recommended to reduce the possibility of breast cancer recurrence.
  • Breast augmentation: Performed to enhance the appearance of a woman's breast via implants over or under the pectoralis chest muscles.
  • Breast reduction: Performed to reduce the volume and contour while preserving breast sensation and function. This includes the removal of excess skin, fat and glandular tissue which may benefit those afflicted by neck and back pains and skin irritations.
  • Breast reconstruction: Recreate breasts with the desired appearance, volume and contour via implants using the patient's own tissue.
4
Colon and rectal surgery (colorectal surgery)

To diagnose and treat patients with bowel and associated conditions such as colorectal cancers, ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, and a wide range of benign anorectal conditions, including haemorrhoids and anal fissures.

Some of these surgeries include:

  • Haemorrhoidectomy: Removal of distended veins in the lower parts of the rectum and/or anus. Other methods may include lasers, stapling or rubber banding
  • Partial colectomy: Excision of parts of the colon to treat colon cancer and long-term ulcerative colitis
5
Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gastrointestinal surgery is a treatment for conditions that affect the organs that form the digestive organs.

Conditions that may be treated with surgery:

  • Oesophageal diseases - reflux oesophagitis, oesophageal obstructions, hiatal hernia, and oesophageal cancers
  • Hepatobiliary (liver) disease - benign and malignant diseases of the biliary tract and liver, jaundice, pancreatitis and cholelithiasis
  • Gastroduodenal diseases - reflux problems, gastric and/or duodenal ulcers and cancers
6
Head and Neck Surgery

Head and neck surgery concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases located in the head and neck. 

Common surgeries include:

  • Tonsillectomy: Surgical removal of one or both tonsils to manage and/or treat tonsillitis
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Examination of sinus openings for obstructions and/or unusual growths, which are then removed
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: Removal of excess tissue from the back of the throat, helping with sleep apnoea
  • Thyroidectomy: Removal of the thyroid gland

What to expect when you visit a general surgeon

Each treatment plan will be tailored according to the needs of the patient. However, your visit to the general surgeon will probably include an evaluation to ensure surgery is the best option for you. 

The surgeon will also explain the procedure and help you to prepare for the surgery. This may include:

  • Other tests that you may need to take before the operation
  • Whether you need to stop any medications
  • Whether you need to fast before the procedure.
  • Post-surgical management

The surgeon will also let you know how long you will need to stay at the hospital. Additionally, you'll also be able to ask any questions you have about the surgery.

Gleneagles Hospitals Surgical Facilities

Here at Gleneagles, we are committed to keeping you safe and achieving the best results during your surgery. We aim to ensure that the most effective surgical methods are used to put you on the fast track to recovery and rehabilitation. Our advanced technologies aim to diagnose and treat each patient's condition for the best possible outcome while minimising side effects and reducing recovery time.

We believe each patient is unique with their own specific expectations and requirements, and our team of dedicated and experienced surgeons ensure this via a planned discussion and guided counsel through the most crucial areas concerning treatment.

Our Specialists

Dr. Benjamin Leong Dak Keung
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Vascular Surgery
Location
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Dr. Buvanesvaran Tachina Moorthi
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
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Dr. Chai Feng Yih
Specialty
General Surgery
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Dr. Chan Khan Wei
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Bariatric Surgery
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Dr. Chan Koon Khee
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
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Dr. Chan Sau Soon
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Dr. Chang Keng Wee
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
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Dr. Charles Tsang Bih Shou
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Location
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Dr. Chin Kin Fah
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Upper Gastro Intestinal (GI) Surgery
Location
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Dr. George John
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Thoracic Surgery
Location
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Mr. Jasjit Singh
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
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Mr. Kirubakaran A/L Malapan
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Breast Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Location
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Dr. Krishnan Raman
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
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Dr. Lau Peng Choong
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Dato’ Dr. Lee Sing Hong
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Dr. Leong Ai Chen
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Breast Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Location
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Dr. Liau Kui Hin
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
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Dr. Lim Huay Cheen
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Upper Gastro Intestinal (GI) Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Location
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Dr. Louis Ling Leong Liung
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
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Dr. M. Mahadaven
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Location
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Dr. Mutyala Vinod Kumar
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Laparoscopic Surgery
Location
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Dato' Dr. Nik Ritza Kosai Nik Mahmood
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Bariatric Surgery
Location
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Dr. Nor Azham Hakim Darail
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Breast Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Location
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Dr. Ooi Wei Keat
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Upper Gastro Intestinal (GI) Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Location
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Dr. Paul Selvindoss
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Laparoscopic Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Location
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Dr. Ratha Krishnan Sriram
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Location
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Datin Dr. Rohamini Sibin
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Dr. Sandip Kumar a/l Mahendra Kumar
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Location
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Dr. Seniyah binti Md Sikin
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Breast Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Location
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Mr. Shaun Khoo
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Surgical Oncology
Location
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Mr. Soon Lean Ee
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Dato' Dr. Suseela Nair
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Breast Surgery
Location
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Dr. Syed Alwi bin Syed Abd Kadir
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Vascular Surgery
Location
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Dr. Thanesh Kumar
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Mr. Vimal K. Vasudeavan
Specialty
General Surgery
Location
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Dr. Wong Lai Fen
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Bariatric Surgery
Location
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Dr. Wong Shiak Sun
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Location
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Dr. Yeap Chee Loong
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Upper Gastro Intestinal (GI) Surgery
Bariatric Surgery
Location
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Datuk Dr. Yunus Gul Bin Alif Gul
Specialty
General Surgery

Sub Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Location
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