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Dr. Melvin Look Chee Meng

Dr. Melvin Look Chee MengVerified

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Overview

Dr. Melvin Look is a consultant general, gastrointestinal, and laparoscopic surgeon. He holds an MBBS degree and has received training in upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery at the National Cancer Centre Hospital in Tokyo, advanced laparoscopic surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Centre in New York, and peritoneal cancer treatment at the Washington Cancer Institute, Washington DC. Prior to going into private practice, he served at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (UK) for one year as an honorary consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Upon his return to Singapore, he joined the Centre for Gut and Liver Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Mt. Elizabeth Hospital and East Shore Hospital as a consultant general surgeon. He was also a visiting Fellow at Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York (2001) and clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore. He helped trained laparoscopic surgeons not just from Singapore but also from Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, India, and Hong Kong.

Dr. Look has pioneered a number of advanced laparoscopic procedures in Southeast Asia, including hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic thyroid surgery, and Swedish adjustable gastric banding for the treatment of obesity. He has been listed in “Who’s Who in the World” in 2000 for all his contributions in his field of expertise.

Dr. Look is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1989
Medical training
  • Residency in general surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 1992
  • Fellowship in general surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2000
  • Residency in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1995
  • Internship in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1990
Certifications
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1993
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1993
Professional Memberships
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
  • Gastroenterological Society of Singapore
  • Singapore Society of Oncology
  • Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium
Languages spoken
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Hokkien
  • English
Affiliated Hospital
Clinics

PanAsia Group is a one-stop multi-specialty surgical medical facility that brings together the expertise of seven of the best surgeons in Singapore, offering patients, both local and international, a comprehensive surgical and medical care under one roof. The team is composed of: **Dr. Melvin Look** - MBBS, FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow) – Specializes in Gastrointestinal Laparoscopic Surgeries and Obesity Management. **Dr. Sam Peh Oon Hui** - MBBS FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Urology) - Specializes in Stone Surgery, Andrology, and Laparoscopy **Dr. Denis Cheong** - MBBS FRCS (Glasgow) - Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon **Dr. Ganesh Ramalingam** - MBBS FRCS (Edinburgh) – Specializes in Gastrointestinal, Trauma, Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery **Dr. Cheng Shin Chuen** - MBBSHons (UNSW, Australia), FRCS (Edinburgh) FAMS (General Surgery) – Specializes in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery **Dr. Pearllyn Quek** – MBBS (Sing), FRCS (Glasgow), DIP-URO (London), FAMS (Urology) **Dr. Radhika Lakshmanan** – MBBS, MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh), Consultant General Surgeon, Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery The clinic’s goal is to become the preferred medical facility for patients who require state-of-the-art emergency and elective surgical procedures for a wide range of medical conditions. The clinic’s team of experts believes in continual research and in using advanced technologies and breakthrough procedures to provide the highest standards of clinical care to all its patients.

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The American International Clinic at Novena Medical Centre offers a comprehensive range of medical services for the diagnosis and treatment of various medical conditions affecting adolescents and adults. It also offers complete personal check-up, corporate healthcare services, health screenings, [vaccinations](http://www.docdoc.com/info/procedure/vaccines), and immunisation. The clinic’s medical director is Dr. Paul E. Zakowich, a board-certified internal medicine specialist with a medical degree from New York, United States and over 30 years of practice experience.

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PanAsia Surgery Group is a private multispecialty surgery group practice with clinics at top hospitals in Singapore, namely Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and Parkway East Medical Centre. It brings together the expertise of a group of fellowship-trained surgeons with subspecialty interests in gastrointestinal, laparoscopic, [obesity](https://www.docdoc.com/info/condition/obesity), colorectal, hepatopancreaticobiliary, and liver transplant surgery. It offers traditional, minimally invasive, and robotic surgery using advanced technologies and the latest in evidence-based medicine. It serves both local and international patients. PanAsia Surgery Group specialises in the surgical treatment of oesophageal, stomach, and pancreatic disorders, liver surgery, gallbladder and biliary surgery, and abdominal surgery. It also has expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures, including double balloon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy, therapeutic lasers, haemostasis for bleeding ulcers, and stenting for gastric and oesophageal cancers. Its other services include diagnostic procedures, including direct access endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) for polyps and gastric and colorectal cancers. In partnership with the Asian Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation, the clinic also provides a full range of surgical services for liver cancers and end-stage liver diseases.

PanAsia Surgery Group is a one-stop multispecialty surgical group practice that offers a complete range of both traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of a multitude of digestive diseases and certain types of cancer. It has clinics at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and Parkway East Medical Centre. Committed to patient safety and delivering quality outcomes, it uses only advanced technology, the latest in evidence-based medicine, and state-of-the-art medical facilities. The centre is helmed by Dr. Melvin Look, a consultant general surgeon with subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal surgery, therapeutic [endoscopy](http://www.docdoc.com/info/procedure/endoscopy), and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He completed his MBBS degree at the National University of Singapore and fellowship in surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow. He also completed the following: * Fellowship in upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, National Cancer Centre Hospital, Tokyo, Japan * Training in advanced laparoscopic surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Centre, New York, USA * International cancer fellowship on the treatment of peritoneal cancer, Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (UICC), Washington Cancer Institute, USA The clinic is also staffed by a dietitian, anaesthesiologist, and a group of highly experienced and qualified surgeons specialising in urology, stone surgery, andrology, laparoscopic surgery, liver transplantation, hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery, surgical oncology, and robotic surgery.

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