Designation: Senior Consultant Surgeon
Language spoken: English, Mandarin
Farrer Park Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
The Surgical Practice @ Farrer Park
1 Farrer Park Station Road
Mon-Fri: 09:00AM - 05:00PM
Sat: 09:00AM - 01:00PM
Dr Kan is a Senior Consultant Surgeon and he brings along with him a wealth of experience spanning over 23 years.
His scope of practice extends from simple conditions such as skin lumps, haemorrhoids and hernias to complex keyhole surgery for colon, oesophageal, stomach, pancreatic and liver cancers. Other conditions such as appendicitis, gall stone disease, gastritis, abdominal bloating, rectal bleeding or a change in bowel habit is part of his daily practice. He provides a service for early screening for cancers with endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy).
His expertise lies in the field of MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY (Keyhole), which he uses to operate on cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. He is one of a few surgeons in this region who specialise in this keyhole approach for stomach and oesophageal cancers. His other field of interest is bariatric/metabolic surgery for weight loss in those patients who are overweight and amy have associated medical conditions such as diabetes.
He devoted part of his career on several international renowned units focusing on Minimally Invasive Surgery – The National Cancer Centre and The Cancer Institute (Tokyo, JAPAN), Prince of Wales Chinese University Hospital (HONG KONG) and Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA).
He is a trainer on surgical workshops throughout the region and has presented numerous talks throughout the world (USA, UK, France, India, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand). He serves as a journal reviewer for several international journals and is an ATLS instructor.
In 2010, Dr Kan joined Alexandra Hospital, Singapore as the clinical lead in Upper GI Surgery and Visiting Consultant at the National University Hospital. By bringing along his years of training and expertise, he developed and led the Trauma and Bariatric Surgical Services.
Professional Positions and Memberships:
Secretariat for the Singapore chapter of ELSA,
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons,
Clinical Lecturer Yoo Ling School of Medicine,
Auditor of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS),
Chair of Tissue Review Committee Farrer Park Hospital,
Member of Hospital Board at Farrer Park Hospital,
Reviewer for the ANZ Journal of Surgery, British Journal of Surgery & Singapore Medical Journal
MB ChB ( United Kingdom) 1993
Certification of Completion of Training, UK 2009
Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) 2010
Awards and Publications
1. AUGIS Travelling Fellowship 2008
2. Addenbrookes Hospital Travelling Fellowship 2008
3. Health Manpower Development Programme (HMDP) Fellowship Award: Trauma 2013
4. Excellent Service Award (AH) 2011/2012
5. Service Champion Award (AH) 2014
1st National Safety Audit of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Singapore Obes Surg 2017
A randomised controlled trial investigating the analgesic efficacy of the transversus abdominis plane block for adult laparoscopic appendicectomy SMJ 2016
11-Year Experience with Anatomical and Extra-anatomical Repair of Mycotic Aortic Aneurysm EJVES 2004
Prospective multicentre study of the natural history of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis in patients with PVD BJS 2002
Retroperitoneoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy. Minimal Access Therapy for Vascular Disease 2002
Haemodynamic effects of Supervised Calf Muscle Exercise in Patients with Venous Leg Ulceration Arch of Surg 2001
Aneurysms of the Renal Artery. Vascular Disease 2000