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Dr. Charles Tsang

Dr. Charles TsangVerified

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Overview

Dr. Charles Bih-Shiou Tsang is a UK and US-trained consultant colorectal surgeon with special interests in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for cancer and bowel disorders. He is also well versed in proctology, endorectal and endoanal ultrasound imaging, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy.

He has over 15 years of experience as a consultant colorectal surgeon and is currently practicing at Colorectal Clinic Associates located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre and Parkway East Medical Centre. Prior to going into private practice, he served at the National University Cancer Institute of Singapore as head and senior consultant for the division of colorectal surgery as well as head of surgical oncology.

Dr. Tsang graduated from the National University of Singapore with his MBBS and Master of Medicine in Surgery. He also completed his fellowship diploma in surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1993. He then pursued his residency in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, clinical fellowship in surgery at Leeds General Infirmary in the United Kingdom, and Masters in Experimental Surgery.

Dr. Tsang is the first non-American to receive the prestigious Carl E. Christensen Outstanding Resident Scholar Award in 1997.

He is an International Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and member of the Board of Governors of the Society for Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and Edinburgh (FRCS) and Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS).

While serving at the National University Hospital as head of colorectal surgery, Dr. Tsang started the robotic colorectal surgery programme as well as the double balloon enteroscopy programme for the evaluation of small bowel disorders. He also collaborated with Jichi Medical University in Japan for the development of endoscopic submucosal dissection techniques for the removal of early colorectal tumours through endoscopy.

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1987
  • Master of business administration, National University of Singapore, 2013
Medical training
  • Internship in internal medicine, Singapore General Hospital, 1988
  • Residency in general surgery, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 1993
  • Fellowship in colorectal surgery, University of Minnesota, 1997
Certifications
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1993
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1993
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1999
Professional Memberships
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
  • Singapore Medical Council
  • Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore
Languages spoken
  • Cantonese
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • English
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Mandarin
Insurance
  • Prudential
  • Tokio Marine
  • AXA
  • iXchange
  • Fullerton Health
  • Cigna
  • AIA
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • i-Medicare
  • Aviva
  • Great Eastern
  • FWD
  • Bupa
  • IHP
  • Medisave
  • MHC
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Clinics
Colorectal Clinic Associates Novena
Colorectal Clinic Associates Novena['General surgery', 'Colorectal surgery'] in Singapore
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Colorectal Clinic Associates Novena is a group practice that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, anal fistula, constipation, hernia, and haemorrhoids. Its services include advanced gastrointestinal tract endoscopy, open and minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, anal physiological assessment, and single-incision laparoscopic surgery. The clinic brings together a group of six colorectal surgeons who received advanced colorectal residency training in Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. They have a combined 75 years of experience in colorectal surgery. The group practices out of four clinics conveniently located at Farrer Park Hospital (Connexion), Parkway East Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.

Colorectal Clinic Associates Farrer Park
Colorectal Clinic Associates Farrer Park['General surgery', 'Colorectal surgery'] in Singapore
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Colorectal Clinic Associates is a group practice that provides full subspecialty service in colorectal surgery. It brings together six general and colorectal surgeons with a combined 75 years of experience and expertise in all aspects of proctology and colon and rectal surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques, physiological assessment, advanced gastrointestinal tract endoscopy, and endoluminal ultrasonography of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Prior to going into private practice, the clinic’s surgeons served at the National University Health System and the National University of Singapore. They all received training abroad. Dr. Charles Tsang, Dr. Dean Koh, and Dr. Aileen Seah completed their colorectal residency programmes in the United States. Meanwhile, Dr. Victor Keng completed his colorectal training at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom and Dr. Mark Wong in France. Dr. Cheryl Lau underwent her advanced surgical training at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in the United States. Colorectal Clinic Associates has four clinics located at Mount Elizabeth Novena, Mount Alvernia, Parkway East, and Farrer Park Hospitals. Each offers a relaxed and comfortable surrounding and equipped with tools used for outpatient assessment, including endoanal and endorectal ultrasonography, video proctoscopy, and anal manometry.

Colorectal Clinic Associates Mount Alvernia
Colorectal Clinic Associates Mount Alvernia['General surgery', 'Colorectal surgery'] in Singapore
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Colorectal Clinic Associates at Mount Alvernia is a one-stop centre that offers comprehensive general and colorectal surgical services for the treatment of all types of conditions and diseases that affect the colon, rectum, and gastrointestinal tract. It is a group practice that combines more than 75 years of experience and expertise of six general and colorectal surgeons trained in Singapore and other countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Denmark in the fields of laparoscopic and robotic surgery, advanced gastrointestinal tract endoscopy, coloproctology, and endoluminal ultrasonography of the lower gastrointestinal tract, among others. The clinic features a relaxed and comfortable environment and is fully equipped with the latest tools in outpatient assessment, including endoanal and endorectal ultrasonography, video proctoscopy, and anal manometry. Colorectal Clinic Associates is also located at Farrer Park Medical Centre, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, and Parkway East Hospital.

Colorectal Clinic Associates Parkway East
Colorectal Clinic Associates Parkway East['General surgery', 'Colorectal surgery'] in Singapore
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Colorectal Clinic Associates at Parkway East Hospital is a general and colorectal surgical practice that brings together the expertise of six UK, France, and US-trained general and colorectal surgeons. The team's subspecialty training and interests span all aspects of proctology and colon and rectal surgery, including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, robotic and laparoscopic surgery, and endoluminal ultrasonography of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The clinic features a fully equipped consultation room and provides comprehensive outpatient assessment in a one-stop setting. The doctors are experienced in the management of a wide variety of colorectal and anorectal conditions, including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders, and functional colorectal conditions. They received training at various hospitals in Singapore as well as medical institutions abroad, including Leeds General Infirmary, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, and the University Hospital of Nantes in France. All the doctors (Dr. Charles Tsang Bih-Shiou, Dr. Dean Koh Chi-Siong, Dr. Aileen Ai-Lin Seah, Dr. Victor Keng, Dr. Mark Wong Te Ching, and Dr. Cheryl Lau) are Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of the United Kingdom (FRCS). They have more than 75 years of combined specialist practice experience. Apart from Parkway East, the team also practices at Mount Alvernia and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospitals.

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