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Dr. Reuben Wong Kong Min

Dr. Reuben Wong Kong MinVerified

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Overview

Dr. Reuben Wong completed his MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore and was accredited as a gastroenterology specialist by the Ministry of Health in 2008. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS).

In 2008, Dr. Wong was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) scholarship. He went on to complete his subspecialty training in the management of complex functional gastrointestinal disorders and oesophageal motility and anorectal manometry testing at the University of North Carolina’s Centre for Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders under the mentorship of Professors Douglas Drossman and William Whitehead of the Rome Foundation.

Dr. Wong then returned to Singapore and joined the National University Hospital where he led the functional gastroenterology clinic and established the gastroenterology-psychology multi-disciplinary service. He also served as the clinical director of the gastrointestinal motility laboratory.

Dr. Wong, who is credited for bringing high resolution monometry to Singapore to enhance the diagnosis and management of oesophageal disorders, is the recipient of numerous local and international awards that recognise his commitment to excellence. These include:

  • AIA National Achievement Awards for Excellence in Community Service (1993)
  • Singapore Medical Association and Medical Society Excellence Award (1995)
  • Young Investigator Award (2nd Prize), 15th Asia Pacific Association for Study of the Liver (2005)
  • Young Investigator Award, 6th Asia Pacific Digestive Week (2006)
  • NUH Sunny-Side-Up Award (2007)
  • Young Investigator’s Award (Gold) in Clinical Research, NHG Annual Scientific Congress (2009)
  • MOH’s National Healthcare Quality Improvement Merit Award (2012)

Dr. Wong has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on neuro-gastroenterology, IBS, and gastrointestinal motility. He also reviews various local and international medical journals and does volunteer work by serving on the committee for the St. Andrew’s Home for the Aged.

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1998
Medical training
  • Residency in internal medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2004
Certifications
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2008
  • Royal College of Physicians, 2004
  • Royal College of Physicians, 2014
Professional Memberships
  • Gastroenterological Society of Singapore
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Singapore Medical Association
Languages spoken
  • Teochew
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Hokkien
  • English
  • Hakka
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Mandarin
Insurance
  • Aviva
  • Cigna
  • Parkway Shenton
  • MHC
Affiliated Hospital
Clinics

gutCARE, which has four clinics in Singapore, was established with the goal to provide the most up-to-date digestive care for Singaporean residents, expatriates, and medical tourists. It is composed of three gastroenterology specialists, each with specific subspecialist interests and years of further training in their specific field. By pooling their expertise within one practice, they are able to deliver holistic, multidisciplinary care. The clinic offers a complete range of services for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of all diseases that affect the gut, from the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine, and right through to the colon and rectum, as well as the liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. These include abdominal discomfort, swallowing difficulties, heartburn and acid reflux, digestive infections and cancer, fatty liver, and hepatitis, among others. The clinic offers common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as those that are not widely available in Singapore such as hydrogen/methane breath testing, motility testing, Fibroscan liver disease assessment, and advanced endoscopy. Aside from advanced diagnostics and targeted treatment, the clinic also focuses on providing patient-centered care. It advocates patient education, providing complete information about their condition and available treatment options.

gutCARE is a private group practice in Singapore that focuses solely on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gut, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts. These include fatty liver, hepatitis, function gut disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome), motility disorders, swallowing difficulties, inflammatory bowel disease, and digestive and liver cancer. gutCARE is staffed by three gastroenterology specialists who subspecialise in key areas including advanced endoscopy, gut motility, functional disorders, and liver and pancreatobiliary disorders. Working together, they provide multidisciplinary care and the best possible treatment outcomes from diagnosis through to treatment. As a leading subspecialty practice in Southeast Asia, the clinic offers comprehensive services under one roof. These include both common and not widely available services in Singapore such as Fibroscan liver disease assessment, advanced endoscopy, motility testing, and hydrogen/methane breath testing.

gutCARE Digestive • Liver • Endoscopy Associates is a gastroenterology group practice that offers comprehensive care for a wide range of digestive and liver disorders. It is the first gastroenterology clinic in Singapore to offer 24-hour oesophageal pH monitoring and manometry in-house as well as niche diagnostic services, including fibroscan, colon transit studies, and methane breath testing. It is conveniently located at four major hospitals in Singapore, namely Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Parkway East Medical Centre, and Mount Alvernia Medical Centre. It consists of a group of consultant gastroenterology specialists with clinical interests in endoscopy, pancreatobiliary disorders, digestive cancers, reflux and swallowing disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver disorders, hepatitis, [liver cancer](http://www.docdoc.com/info/condition/liver-cancer), and gut microbiota. Each of its consultants has undergone years of further training in their subspecialty interests and are all industry advisers. Clinic Highlights * Advanced endoscopy * Breath testing * Cancer screening * Consultation * Digestive and liver disorders * Fibroscan liver health assessment * Gastroscopy and colonoscopy * GI motility * Nutrition

gutCARE is a leading group practice in Singapore that provides a comprehensive range of sub-specialised care and niche clinical services for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive and liver disorders. It has four clinics conveniently located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Parkway East Medical Centre, and Mount Alvernia Medical Centre. It offers a full spectrum of general and advanced endoscopic services including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography (ERCP), percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG), colonoscopy, advanced polypectomy, and small intestine endoscopy, among others. Its services include general consultations for common digestive symptoms (such as diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite), digestive cancer screening and prevention, and treatment of various disorders including those that affect the liver (such as hepatitis and fatty liver), colon and rectum, small intestine, stomach, pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. The practice is composed of three highly experienced gastroenterology specialists who are regionally recognised experts within their subspecialty field, which include gut motility, advanced endoscopy, functional disorders, and liver and pancreatobiliary disorders. They pool their expertise in one practice to provide holistic, multidisciplinary care that meets international standards.

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