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​​​ We provide specialised and comprehensive surgical services for a wide variety of benign and malignant conditions.



About Us​

The Department of Surgery provides specialised and comprehensive surgical services for a wide range of benign and malignant conditions, including trauma, colorectal, breast, upper gastrointestinal tract, urology, plastics and reconstruction, hepatopancreatobiliary, head & neck, endocrine and vascular specialties.

Supported by a dedicated team of hospital clinicians, resident physicians, surgical residents, medical officers, and house officers, we ensure round-the-clock coverage at Woodlands Health.

Our Servi​ces​

Our service provision can be broadly divided into Emergency and Non-Emergency Services.

Emergency Services

​In order to provide responsive emergency surgical care, our Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (TRACS) Unit will respond to emergency conditions like major trauma, acute appendicitis, cholecystitis, obstructive uropathy, ​gastrointestinal tract bleeding and perforation of the intestines from the point of admission at the Emergency Department. Patients who require emergency surgery will be expediently optimised so that it can be performed timely and safely. This will shorten waiting time and length of hospital stay, leading to better outcomes.

Non-Emergency Services

We provide specialist outpatient consultation at our General Surgery, Colorectal, Upper Gastrointestinal, Hepatopancreatobiliary, Head & Neck and Endocrine, Urology, Breast, Plastic and Vascular Clinics, via referrals from the polyclinic, general practitioner and emergency department. Patient​s without a referral letter can also walk-in to seek a specialist consultation. Common conditions like hernia, gallstones, haemorrhoids, kidney stones, peripheral vascular disease, colorectal cancer and breast and liver cancer will be managed by our team of surgeons using various methods of treatment including laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Our surgeons will provide treatment based on the most current international best practice guidelines.

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Conditions & Treatments

  • Mastalgia
  • Benign breast lumps
  • Nipple discharge
  • Breast infections
  • Complex granulomatous mastitis
  • Male breast disorders including surgery for gynaecomastia
  • Breast cancer

  • Biopsy of breast lump
  • Breast conserving surgery, mastectomy and breast reconstruction for breast cancer
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary clearance

  • Benign polyps of the colon
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis
  • Anal fistula
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Constipation

  • ​Colonoscopy and endoscopic procedures like removal of polyps
  • Insertion of colonic stents, transrectal ultrasound scans and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of colonic lesions
  • Open or minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer and other colonic conditions
  • Transanal resection of various anorectal pathologies, including endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles) Surgery
  • Benign salivary gland tumours
  • Benign thyroid nodules / cysts
  • Parathyroid adenoma / hyperplasia
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy
  • Benign tumours of the oral cavity
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Adrenal gland tumours

  • Thyroidectomy
  • Excision of salivary gland tumours
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Excision of oral cavity tumours
  • Tracheostomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Acute cholangitis
  • Liver abscess
  • Choledocholithiasis
  • Mirrizi syndrome
  • Acute / Chronic pancreatitis
  • Splenic abscess
  • Benign tumour / cyst of the liver, pancreas and spleen
  • Primary liver cancer
  • Secondary liver metastases
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas

  • Cholecystectomy
  • Common bile duct exploration
  • Splenectomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Whipple's operation
  • Liver resection
  • Facial trauma: e.g. laceration of the face, facial bone fracture, mandible fracture
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction
  • Breast ptosis
  • Benign and malignant skin lumps
  • Burns (<20%)
  • Dermal scars including tattoos
  • Post cancer surgery reconstruction of the head and neck, body and limbs
  • Advanced wound care

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, fillers and laser
  • Brow, face and neck lift
  • Correction of eyelid ptosis/droopy eyelids
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial contouring
  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Body contouring surgery to correct excess skin and fat in patients after bariatric surgery
  • Major body trauma
  • Perforated viscus: e.g. perforated duodenal/gastric ulcer, perforated colonic diverticulitis or colon cancer
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary sepsis: e.g. liver abscess, acute cholecystitis and cholangitis
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Ischaemic bowel
  • Bleeding gastrointestinal tract
  • Incarcerated and strangulated hernia
  • Anorectal sepsis: e.g. perianal abscess, fistula
  • Truncal soft tissue infections: e.g. skin abscess, carbuncle, infected sebaceous cyst, and necrotising fasciitis

  • Emergency trauma surgery
  • Appendicectomy
  • Resection of small and large bowel
  • Herniorraphy
  • Drainage of abscess
  • Emergency laparotomy
  • Emergency endoscopy
  • Acute/Chronic gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer disease including bleeding gastric and duodenal ulcer
  • Removal of foreign body in the oesophagus and stomach
  • Caustic ingestion injury
  • Boerhaave syndrome (oesophageal perforation)
  • Perforation of stomach and duodenum
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal spasm
  • Obesity
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST)

  • Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Whipple's operation
  • Benign prostatic enlargement/hyperplasia
  • Urolithiasis (urethra, bladder, ureter and kidney stones)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Gross haematuria
  • Incontinence (male and female)
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection
  • Urethral stricture
  • Trauma to the urinary system
  • Urinary diversion
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Male infertility
  • Malignant
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Penile Cancer
    • ​Testicular Cancer

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Ureteroscopy
  • Flexible renoscopy
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • Prostatectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Acute limb ischaemia
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissections
  • Traumatic arterial injury
  • Acutely blocked arterio-venous fistula / graft
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Carotid artery atherosclerosis

  • Arterial revascularization procedures including endovascular, open or hybrid approach
  • Limb amputation
  • Advanced wound care
  • Sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation or open stripping of large varicosities, venoplasty and stenting for deep venous insufficiency
  • Arteriovenous fistula / graft creation for patients requiring haemodialysis
  • Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (open or endovascular)
  • Carotid endarterectomy