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Dr. Richard Sim

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Dr. Richard Sim is a senior consultant general and colorectal surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery.

He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 1989 and Masters in General Surgery in 1994 in Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and Edinburgh (1994) and Academy of Medicine of Singapore (1998).

Prior to going into private practice in 2014, he served at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a senior consultant and head of the hospital's colorectal unit. He was also the director of the surgical training programme and centre for advanced laparoscopic surgery (CALS). CALS is the first centre outside the United States to be accredited by the Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). It is also the first in Singapore to use virtual reality simulators.

Dr. Sim is a member of the Annals of the Academy of Medicine’s editorial board and clinical senior lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1989
Medical training
  • Residency in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1999
  • Residency in general surgery, National University of Singapore, 1994
  • Internship in general surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 1990
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1998
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1994
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1994
Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore
  • Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
Languages spoken
  • Hokkien
  • Mandarin
  • Teochew
  • English
  • Cantonese
Affiliated Hospital
RSim General & Colorectal Surgery
RSim General & Colorectal Surgery['General surgery', 'Colorectal surgery'] in Singapore
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RSIM General and Colorectal Surgery is conveniently located at Farrer Park Medical Centre, Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore. The clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various colorectal diseases using minimally invasive endoscopic-laparoscopic techniques. To ensure the best possible outcome, the clinic uses state-of-the-art technologies and scientifically proven techniques that aim to make each procedure more comfortable and significantly reduce recovery time so patients are able to get back on their feet as soon as possible. RSIM General and Colorectal Surgery is headed by Dr. Richard Sim, who boasts an impressive reputation in his chosen field. He is a Senior Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon with a keen interest in minimally invasive procedures and enhanced recovery protocols. He is currently an Honorary Secretary of the ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons and was previously the President of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons in Singapore. Trusted not just by patients by also by his peers, he made significant contributions to the MOH Guidelines for the Management of Colon and Rectal Cancers. He believes in the importance of patient empowerment and devotes his extra time to raising public awareness about diseases that affect the colon. Dr. Sim was also previously the Senior Consultant and Head of Colorectal Unit, Director of Surgical Training, and Director of Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This is the first centre outside the United States to be accredited by Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

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Language Spoken: English
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Language Spoken: English ,Hokkien ,Malay ,Mandarin
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Language Spoken: Hokkien ,Cantonese ,Mandarin ,Chinese (Simplified) ,English
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