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Dr. Yim Heng Boon

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Dr. Yim Heng Boon is a senior consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist with over 25 years of practice experience. His main expertise lies in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including gastroscopy, colonoscopy, and video capsule endoscopy.

Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Yim served at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as deputy head of the gastroenterology and hepatology department, director of endoscopy centre, and chairman of the endoscopy committee. He is now in private practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

He completed his MBBS degree at the National University of Singapore in 1990. After becoming a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1996, he pursued his training in advanced endoscopy at the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the United States. In 2007, he went to Japan to complete his training in endoscopic surgery for early gastric cancer at the National Cancer Centre in Tokyo.

Dr. Yim is the editor of Endoscopic Ultrasound journal. He is also a reviewer for a number of renowned medical journals, including the European Journal for Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has also published in numerous local and international journals and is often invited to give lectures as well as perform endoscopic procedures at local, regional, and international medical conferences.

Dr. Yim is highly experienced in the treatment of oesophageal, liver, gastric, pancreatic, and bowel cancers as well as peptic ulcer disease, large and small bowel diseases, functional gut disorders, gallstone disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, acute and chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, fatty liver, and liver failure.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), and American College of Gastroenterology (FACG).

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1990
Medical training
  • Residency in geriatric medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 1996
  • Fellowship in gastroenterology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2012
  • Residency in gastroenterology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 1999
  • Fellowship in gastroenterology, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 2018
  • Internship in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1991
Certifications
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1997
  • Royal College of Physicians, 1996
  • American College of Gastroenterology, 2004
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2001
Professional Memberships
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Singapore Medical Council
Languages spoken
  • Hokkien
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Malay
Insurance
  • MHC
  • AXA
  • AIA
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Fullerton Health
  • Great Eastern
  • Parkway Shenton
Affiliated Hospital
Clinics
Yim Gastroenterology Liver And Endoscopy Centre
Yim Gastroenterology Liver And Endoscopy Centre['Hepatology', 'Gastroenterology', 'Internal medicine'] in Singapore
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Yim Gastroenterology Liver & Endoscopy Centre is a specialist clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre in Singapore. It specialises in advanced therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy, liver diseases, and general gastroenterology. It provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of oesophageal, liver, gastric, pancreatic, and bowel cancers as well as peptic ulcer disease, large and small bowel diseases, functional gut disorders, gallstone disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, acute and chronic hepatitis, liver [cirrhosis](https://www.docdoc.com/info/condition/cirrhosis), fatty liver, and liver failure. The clinic is helmed by Dr. Yim Heng Boon, a highly experienced senior consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is also a renowned endoscopist. His qualifications are as follows: * MBBS, National University of Singapore, 1990 * Member, Royal College of Physicians (MRCP, Internal Medicine) of Edinburgh, 1996 * Advanced endoscopy training, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, United States, 1999 * Training on endoscopy surgery for early gastric cancer, National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Japan, 2007 * Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (FRCP) * Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS) * Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Yim served at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as: * Director of the endoscopy centre * Chairman of the endoscopy committee * Deputy head of the department of gastroenterology and hepatology He was also a visiting consultant to the National Cancer Centre (Singapore) and National University Hospital as well as an honorary lecturer at the University of North Sumatra in Indonesia.

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