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Dr. Cheong completed his undergraduate training at the National University of Singapore in 1983 and went on to train as a General Surgeon. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1989 and was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program scholarship in 1992 to do subspecialty training in Colorectal Surgery. He completed his subspecialty training as an overseas fellow at the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida in 1993 under Dr Steven Wexner.

On returning to Singapore, Dr Cheong was appointed consultant surgeon in 1995 and was subsequently promoted to senior consultant at the Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in 2001. During his time at TTSH he served as head of Colorectal unit and Surgical director of the Digestive Disease Centre. He has also visiting consultant appointments with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, John Hopkins Singapore and the National Cancer Centre, Singapore.

Dr. Cheong was responsible for developing Medical and Radiation Oncology services in TTSH and pioneered the development of laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery in the hospital. He is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training as a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the NUS School of Medicine and was a member of the earthquake relief team to Turkey in 1999.

Services (Colorectal Cancer):

  • Screening for Colon Cancer and Polyps
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Open and Laparoscopic Resection for Cancer
  • Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer

Services (Benign Conditions and General Surgery):

  • Anal Fistula, Fissure and Haemorrhoids – Longo procedure
  • Diverticular Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Rectal Prolapse – Laparoscopic / Perineal Repair
  • Constipation
  • Hernia Repair - open/laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Gastric Ulcer

Associated Services

  • Chemotherapy & Targeted Therapy
  • Radiotherapy services
  • Palliative care services
  • Cancer support services

Past & Current Positions:

  • Director Digestive Disease Centre
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Member of Medical Accreditation Committee
  • Member of Surgical Case Review Committee
  • Member of OT Management Committee
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Visiting Consultant
    John Hopkins Singapore
  • Visiting Consultant
    KK Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Founding Member
    Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore
  • Head of Colorectal Surgery Service
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Council Member, College of Surgeons
    Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Executive Committee
    The Cancer Institute, National Health Group

Thomson General Surgery & Colorectal Clinic
10 Sinaran Drive,
#09-15/16, Square 2, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506
Tel : (65) 6591 8218
Fax : (65) 6591 8210