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  3 Mount Elizabeth
Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre #07-08, Singapore 228510

Tel: +65 6836 5480
Fax: +65 6836 9523

24 hrs Emergency line:
+65 6535 8833

Clinic opening hours:

Monday - Friday:
9am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

Saturday:
9am-1pm

Sunday and Public Holidays:
Closed


 
Colorectal Surgeon
 
  DR KAM MING HIAN
Senior Consultant, Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Surgery),
FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS
     
 
 
Dr Kam Ming Hian graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 2003 and started his advanced surgical training at Singapore General Hospital. He completed his training in 2006 and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2007. He received advanced training in the surgical treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Edinburgh, UK (2004-2005) and in 2008, he was conferred the SingHealth HMDP award to further his skills in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He was promoted to Consultant in 2009. His last held position was as Senior Consultant in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital.

Dr Kam has a keen interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, including Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery as well as Robotic-assisted Surgery. He was appointed as Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery in 2012 and is among one of the few surgeons in Singapore accredited to perform Robotic Colorectal Surgery. He has since conducted numerous advanced laparoscopic workshops, to train both local and international surgeons. He has also been invited to speak at various international conferences on topics related to Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. Having performed thousands of gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures, he also conducted regular endoscopy training courses with the use of simulation machines, in his role as Endoscopy Platform Director, SGH Surgical Skills Centre. Since 2013, as Deputy Director, Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, SingHealth-Duke NUS, he oversaw the development of the surgical skills training curriculum across multiple platforms.

Dr Kam has published numerous research papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals and contributed academic chapters in surgical textbooks. With an interest in piles surgery and prevention of colorectal cancer, he has published several articles on stapled haemorrhoidectomy and screening for colorectal cancer. He was appointed Director of Clinical Research in 2009 and continues to be a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal. He was also active in academic teaching and held the positions of Assistant Professor with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, as well as Clinical Senior Lecturer with the National University of Singapore.

Dr Kam has received multiple awards for service excellence during his career and is fluent in both English and Chinese.

Past Appointments held
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2013-2015)
  • Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2012-2015)
  • Director of Clinical Research, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (2009-2015)
  • Co-director, Surgical Skills Training, Surgery Academic Clinical Programme, SingHealth
  • Deputy Director, Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, SingHealth-Duke NUS (2013-2015)
  • Endoscopy Platform Director, SGH Surgical Skills Centre (2011-2013)
  • Adj Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2011-2015)
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer, YLL School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2012-2015)
  • Visiting Consultant, Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore (2009-2015)
  • Physician Faculty, General Surgery Residency Programme
Awards
  • SingHealth HMDP award: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship to Brisbane, Australia (2008)
  • Service with a Heart Award: SingHealth (2009)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Silver Award (2010)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Gold Award (2011)
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award – Star Award (2012)
  • Service with a Heart Award: SingHealth (2013)
Membership of Professional Organisations
  1. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  2. Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (College of Surgeons)
  3. Member, Singapore Medical Association
  4. Member, Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore
Publications
  1. Results of 7302 stapled haemorrhoidectomy operations in a single centre: a seven-year review and follow-up questionnaire survey.

    Kam MH, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. ANZ J Surg 81 (2011): 253-256.

  2. Letter to the Editor on Article "Treatment of grade III and IV haemorrhoidal disease with PPH or THD. A randomized trial on post-operative complications and short-term results".

    Teo JY, Kam MH, Eu KW. Int J Colorectal Dis 2010 Nov; 25(11): 1385.

  3. Management of Fournier’s gangrene with Vacuum Assisted Closure@ dressing.
    Yeo ES, Kam MH, Eu KW. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2010 Oct; 39(10): 806-8.

  4. Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging – fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography fusion with pathological staging in rectal cancer.

    Kam MH, Wong DC, Siu S, Stevenson ARL, Lai J, Phillips GE. Br J Surg 2010 Jan; 97: 266-8.

  5. Carcinoembryonic antigen screening: how far should we go?

    Lim YK, Kam MH, Eu KW. Singapore Med J 2009 Sep; 50(9): 862-5.

  6. Short-term results of DST EEA 33 stapler and neu@ anoscope for stapled haemorrhoidectomy: a prospective study of 1,118 patients from a single centre.

    Kam MH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Eu KW. Tech Coloproctol 2009 Dec; 13(4): 273-7.

  7. Screening for colorectal cancer using a quantitative immunochemical faecal occult blood test: a feasibility study in an Asian population.

    Fu WP, Kam MH, Ling WM, Ong SF, Suzannah N, Eu KW. Tech Coloproctol 2009 Jul; 13(3): 225-30.

  8. Systematic review of intraoperative colonic irrigation vs manual decompression in obstructed left-sided colorectal emergencies.

    Kam MH, Tang CL, Chan E, Lim JF, Eu KW. Int J Colorectal Dis 2009 Sep; 24(9): 1031-7.

  9. The evaluation of CEEA 34 for stapled hemorrhoidectomy: results of a prospective clinical trial and patient satisfaction.

    Chew MH, Kam MH, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Am J Surg 2009 Jun; 197(6): 695-701.

  10. A case report of Endovascular Stenting in Salmonella Mycotic Aneurysm: a successful procedure in an immunocompromised patient.

    Kam MH, Toh LK, Tan SG, Wong D, Chia KH. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2007; 36: 1028-31.

  11. Perianal mucinous adenocarcinoma arising from chronic anorectal fistulae: a review from a single institution.

    Ong J, Lim JF, Kam MH, Ooi BS, Ho KS, Eu KW. Tech Coloproctol 2007 Mar; 11(1): 34-8.

  12. Correlation of Histology With Anorectal Function Following Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy.

    Kam MH, Mathur P, Peng XH, Seow-Choen F, Chew IW, Kumarasinghe MP. Dis Colon Rectum 2005 Jul; 48(7):1437-41.

  13. The study of the minilaparotomy resection of left-sided colorectal cancers.

    Peng XH, Seow-Choen F, Kam MH. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2004 Oct; 19(5): A528.

  14. Minilaparotomy left iliac fossa skin crease incision vs. midline incision for left-sided colorectal cancer.

    Kam MH, Seow-Choen F, Peng XH, Eu KW, Tang CL, Heah SM, Ooi BS. Tech Coloproctol 2004 Aug; 8(2): 85-8.

  15. Colorectal Cancer in the young: a 12-year review of patients 30 years or less.

    Kam MH, Eu KW, Barben CP, Seow-Choen F. Colorectal Disease 2004; 6: 191-194.

  16. Small Bowel Malignancies: A review of 29 patients at a single centre.

    Kam MH, Barben CP, Eu KW, Seow-Choen F. Colorectal Disease 2004; 6: 195-197.

  17. Results of Long Saphenous Vein Stripping.

    Kam MH, Tan SG. Singapore Med J 2003; 44(12): 639-642.

  18. Surgical Management of Vesicovaginal Fistulae – a 12 year experience with an uncommon problem.

    Kam MH, Tan YH, Wong MYC. Singapore Med J 2003; 44(4): 181-184.

  19. Intestinal Bleeding and Obstruction related to previously excised skin melanoma – a rare differential diagnosis to be considered.

    Kam MH, Ho YH. SGH Proceedings 2002; 11(3): 226-228.

Local

26th Apr 2000

Seminar on Medical Ethics & responsibilities of Medical Practice

29th Apr 2002

Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course

15th Sep 2002

Minor Surgical Skills Instructional Course (TTSH)

17th-19th Sep 2003

Basic Surgical Skills Course (BSSC)

May- July 2004

Introduction to colonoscopy programme (TTSH)

28th Sep 2004

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course

12th Dec 2004

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course

8th Jan 2005

Basic Suturing Workshop, course coordinator

6th May 2005

Clinical skills foundation course, NUS. Clinical tutor

24th Sep 2005

Laparoscopic colectomy workshop. Speaker, coordinator

17th-19th Nov 2005

SPSS course for health researchers

3rd- 4th Nov 2006

Singhealth Emerging Clinical Leadership programme

2006

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructors Course

9-10th Jan 2007

Instructed at ATLS student course, SMM

29th-30th Mar 2007

Instructor at ATLS course, SGH

1-3rd Nov 2007

Medical ethics, Professionalism and Health law course

29-31st Mar 2007

11th Colorectal week, SGH. Local Faculty

21ST-22nd Apr 2007

 The Lancet, Asia Medical Forum. Participant

27th- 28th Apr 2007

Singapore General Hospital, Annual Scientific Meeting. Participant

20th- 22nd Sep 2007

11th AFCP (Asian Federation of Coloproctology) Poster presentation. Evaluation of post-operative migration of abdominal drain

19th – 23rd Nov 2007

3rd ASCS (Asean Society of Colorectal Surgeons) Free paper presentation. CEA screening – How far should we go?

12, 19th Jan 2008

Division of Surgery, foundation surgical skills course, SGH. Teaching faculty

23rd – 24th Feb 2008

1st Asia-pacific inflammatory bowel disease conference and post-graduate course. Delegate

25th Mar 2008

Instructor, ATLS course

11th-12th Apr 2008

Instructor, ATLS course

12th – 16th May 2008

Speaker/ Local faculty. 12th Annual Colorectal Week, Singapore General Hospital

12th July 2008

Gastroenterologist Society of Singapore and Singapore Colorectal Surgeon Society Combined Annual Scientific Meeting (GIHep Singapore)

12th Sep 2008

Singhealth “Leading with yourself “workshop

17th – 20th Nov 2009

20th International Colorectal Scientific Congress, Singapore

4th Feb 2010

Instructor, ATLS course, SGH

20th Mar 2010

Organiser/ speaker, Robotic surgery training for Major OT Nursing staff

17th – 20th June 2010

GI HEP congress, Singapore. Public Speaker

4th Aug 2010

Course Director, Pre-congress Laparoscopic colectomy workshop

4th – 6th Aug 2010

21st International Colorectal Scientific Congress, Singapore. Speaker

13th Jan 2011

Course Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course

10th Aug 2011

Speaker and table instructor, Singapore General Hospital Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop (in conjunction with ELSA 2011)

10th- 13th Aug 2011

Speaker, 10th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Singapore

30-31st Jan 2012

Course Instructor ATLS course, Nee Soon Camp

4th Aug 2012

Invited faculty and speaker, Robotic and single-port surgery , Colorectal Symposium on Minimally Invasive Surgery, Annual Combined Surgical Meeting, Chapter of General Surgeon, College of Surgeons Singapore

17th Oct 2012

Instructor ATLS, Nee Soon Camp

6-9th Nov 2013

Faculty, 3rd Biennial ECTA Meeting, Singapore

1st May 2014

Invited Speaker, CME talk for General Practitioners on “FIA” at Jurong Country Club

16th July 2014

Teaching Faculty, NUH, ASCS PreCongress workshop, Live animal Laparoscopic workshop

5th Aug 2014

Invited Speaker, CME talk on “Complex FIA” at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital

21st Mar 2015

Invited Speaker S’pore Cancer Society- S’pore Medical Association Cancer Education series for GPs “care of the Colorectal Cancer Patient: Recovery and Function”

3-4th June 2015

Teaching Faculty, Asia Pacific Association for Gynecologic endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy(APAGE) Live Animal Laparoscopic Workshop

28th June 2015

Invited Speaker, English talk on Faecal Incontinence, on behalf of Society for Continence, Singapore, Public forum at Suntec City Singapore

Book Chapters
Colorectal Cancer in the Young. Topics in Colorectal Surgery.
Kam MH, Eu KW. World Scientific 2003; 248-253.

Minor anorectal conditions. Colorectal Surgery 3rd Ed: A Companion to Specialist Surgical
Practice. Chapter 14. Seow-Choen F, Kam MH. Elsevier Jul 2005; 265-282.
 
 
Our Centre
 
 
Capstone is the topmost stone of a structure such as a Pyramid.  Hence, it is often used to refer to a crowning achievement or the final stroke of a project; the culmination or acme of achievements.  It is also the keystone in a stone arch. Hence, our corporate logo comprises of a stylized symbol of Medicine embodied by the staff of Asclepius to represent medicine (and healing) and the caduceus, a rod with two entwined serpents topped by a pair of wings.

The apex of the logo is an arch with the capstone in a darker shade of blue and it encapsulates a figure of the colon & rectum, our Centre’s specialized area of interest.  The first 3 letters “CAP’ of the word CAPSTONE also stands for Colon, Anus & Proctology, emphasizing our dedicated focus on comprehensive surgical management of diseases affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

Together, this symbol embodies our Vision “to be a World-class Centre that delivers comprehensive, holistic and personalized care of patients in all aspects of colorectal diseases using the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies”.

Our Mission is to bring evidence-based, cost-effective surgical care to the bedside through the integration of clinical and molecular research. This is supported by our collaborative research initiatives with various research institutions and industries, both locally and internationally.

 
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