Dr Chan Chungy Yip

Dr Chan Chung Yip

HepatoBiliary, Pancreas & General Surgeon

MBBS, MMed(Surg), FRCS(Edin), MD, FAMS

Clinical Interests

Speciality

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
Liver transplant
General Surgery

Languages Spoken

Education & Fellowship

Dr Chan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at National University of Singapore in 1997. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2006, and obtained his Doctorate of Medicine for benchtop research in pancreatic cancer in 2007. He did clinical fellowships in Taiwan and South Korea for sub-specialty training in liver transplant, and laparoscopic liver and pancreas surgery respectively. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2007.

Clinical Fellowship – Liver transplant
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical Centre. Taiwan 2007

Clinical Fellowship – Laparoscopic liver and pancreas surgery
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. South Korea 2008

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – National University of Singapore
  • Masters of Medicine (Surgery) – National University of Singapore
  • Doctorate of Medicine – National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Hepatobiliary Specialist

Research and Publications

Selected Publications

Dr Chan obtained his Doctorate in Medicine for benchtop research in pancreatic cancer. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 peer reviewed scientific publications, and has contributed book chapters in surgical textbooks.

  1. Propensity-Score Matched Analyses Comparing Clinical Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Versus Open Distal Pancreatectomies: A Single-Center Experience. Raghupathy, J., Lee, C. Y., Huan, S. K. W., Koh, Y. X., Tan, E. K., Teo, J. Y., Cheow, P. C., Ooi, L., Chung, A. Y. F., Chan, C. Y., & Goh, B. K. P. (2022). World J Surg, 46(1), 207-214.
  2. Laparoscopic and open liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma with Child-Pugh B cirrhosis: multicentre propensity score-matched study. Troisi, R. I., Berardi, G., Morise, Z., Cipriani, F., Ariizumi, S., Sposito, C., Panetta, V., Simonelli, I., Kim, S., Goh, B. K. P., Kubo, S., Tanaka, S., Takeda, Y., Ettorre, G. M., Russolillo, N., Wilson, G. C., Cimino, M., Montalti, R., Giglio, M. C., Igarashi, K., Chan, C. Y., Torzilli, G., Cheung, T. T., Mazzaferro, V., Kaneko, H., Ferrero, A., Geller, D. A., Han, H. S., Kanazawa, A., Wakabayashi, G., Aldrighetti, L., & Yamamoto, M. (2021). Br J Surg, 108(2), 196-204.
  3. Impact of Microsurgical Anastomosis of Hepatic Artery on Arterial Complications and Survival Outcomes After Liver Transplantation. Tan, E. K., Tan, B. K., Fong, H. C., Chua, D., Chew, K. Y., Koh, Y. X., Chung, A. Y., Lee, S. Y., Teo, J. Y., Cheow, P. C., Chan, C. Y., Goh, B. K., & Jeyaraj, P. R. (2021). Transplant Proc, 53(1), 65-72.
  4. Actual 10-year survivors and 10-year recurrence free survivors after primary liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in the 21st century: A single institution contemporary experience. Linn, Y. L., Chee, M. Y., Koh, Y. X., Teo, J. Y., Cheow, P. C., Chow, P. K. H., Chan, C. Y., Chung, A. Y. F., Ooi, L., & Goh, B. K. P. (2021). J Surg Oncol, 123(1), 214-221.
  5. Impact of liver cirrhosis on the difficulty of minimally-invasive liver resections: a 1:1 coarsened exact-matched controlled study. Goh, B. K. P., Syn, N., Lee, S. Y., Koh, Y. X., Teo, J. Y., Kam, J. H., Cheow, P. C., Jeyaraj, P. R., Chow, P. K., Ooi, L. L., Chung, A. Y., & Chan, C. Y. (2021). Surg Endosc, 35(9), 5231-5238.
  6. Minimally invasive versus open right anterior sectionectomy and central hepatectomy for central liver malignancies: a propensity-score-matched analysis. Chin, K. M., Linn, Y. L., Cheong, C. K., Koh, Y. X., Teo, J. Y., Chung, A. Y. F., Chan, C. Y., & Goh, B. K. P. (2021). ANZ J Surg, 91(4), E174-E182
  7. Minimally Invasive Versus Open Pancreatectomies for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: A Propensity-Score-Matched Study. Tan, H. L., Teo, R. Y. A., Syn, N. L., Teo, J. Y., Lee, S. Y., Cheow, P. C., Chow, P. K. H., Chung, A. Y. F., Ooi, L., Chan, C. Y., & Goh, B. K. P. (2020). World J Surg, 44(9), 3043-3051.
  8. Minimally invasive major hepatectomies: A Southeast Asian single institution contemporary experience with its first 120 consecutive cases. Goh, B. K. P., Lee, S. Y., Koh, Y. X., Kam, J. H., & Chan, C. Y. (2020). ANZ J Surg, 90(4), 553-557.
  9. Changing trends and outcomes associated with the adoption of minimally invasive pancreatic surgeries: A single institution experience with 150 consecutive procedures in Southeast Asia. Goh, B. K., Low, T. Y., Koh, Y. X., Lee, S. Y., Teo, J. Y., Kam, J. H., Jeyaraj, P. R., Cheow, P. C., Chow, P. K., Ooi, L. L., Chung, A. Y., & Chan, C. Y. (2020). J Minim Access Surg, 16(4), 404-410.
  10. Is minimally invasive surgery of lesions in the right superior segments of the liver justified? A multi-institutional study of 245 patients. Gholami, S., Judge, S. J., Lee, S. Y., Mashayekhi, K., Goh, B. K. P., Chan, C. Y., Nuno, M. A., Gonen, M., Balachandran, V. P., Allen, P. J., Drebin, J. A., Jarnagin, W. R., MI, D. A., & Kingham, T. P. (2020). J Surg Oncol, 122(7), 1428-1434.
  11. Critical Appraisal of the Impact of the Systematic Adoption of Advanced Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery on the Surgical Management of Mirizzi Syndrome. Koh, Y. X., Basu, P., Liew, Y. X., Teo, J. Y., Kam, J. H., Lee, S. Y., Cheow, P. C., Jeyaraj, P., Chow, P. K. H., Chung, A. Y. F., Ooi, L., Chan, C. Y., & Goh, B. K. P. (2019). World J Surg, 43(12), 3138-3152.
  12. Repeat liver resection versus salvage liver transplant for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma: A propensity score-adjusted and -matched comparison analysis. Guo, Y., Tan, E. K., Syn, N. L., Krishnamoorthy, T. L., Tan, C. K., Lim, R., Lee, S. Y., Chan, C. Y., Cheow, P. C., Chung, A. Y. F., Jeyaraj, P. R., & Goh, B. K. P. (2019). Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg, 23(4), 305-312.

Accolades and Achievements

  • Outstanding faculty award, Singhealth Residency
  • Service with a heart award, SGH
  • Outstanding Clinician Award, GCEO Excellence Awards, Singhealth
  • Public Administration Medal (Bronze), National Day Awards

Professional Profile

Dr Chan is an accredited General Surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in liver, bile duct and pancreas surgery, and liver transplant. Prior to private practice, he was a Senior Consultant and Head of Department of the Department of Hepatopancreatobliary and Transplant Surgery in SGH, and National Cancer Centre, Singapore.

He is a gazetted liver transplant surgeon with the Ministry of Health, Singapore. Besides liver transplants, his passion is in minimally invasive surgery of the liver and pancreas. He is a pioneer of laparoscopic HPB surgery in Singapore and is keenly involved in developing and promoting laparoscopic HPB surgery in Singapore as well as in regional countries. He was the lead surgeon in the donor surgery for the living donor liver transplant program in SGH. Since 2019, the donor surgeries have been performed laparoscopically by Dr Chan and his team.

He was awarded the Singhealth GCEO Outstanding Clinician Award, and also the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) at the National Day Awards in 2021. He maintains ties with the public sector by being a visiting consultant to SGH and CGH.

Breast Specialist Doctor FAQs

 I would say there are three types:

(1) A General Surgeon like myself, who sub-specialises in Breast Cancer treatment. Due to SMC rules, we are not supposed to call ourselves “breast surgeon”, even though most of us do exclusively breast work!

(2) A Plastic Surgeon: who may do the reconstruction for breast cancer, or who do purely cosmetic work like implants

(3) A General Practitioner, who may be trained in aesthetics and offering other forms of beauty treatment for the breasts

After these years of looking after breast cancer patients, I realise it is very personalised. Some patients find me “too young”; some prefer a male surgeon. Yet others are very comfortable with me and appreciate my style of care- maybe like an older sister, or even motherly- depending on their age relative to mine! That’s why I set up my own “Breast Friend Wellness” brand. Cancer diagnosis should not be scary and having a breast cancer should not be the end. It is just a medical condition like any other- we diagnose, we treat it, and life goes on. 

Skills wise, I tell my patients, I truly believe all local doctors are well trained, and the surgery will be smooth. The differences lie in our own personal preferences, and that shows in our counselling process.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, keep in mind that it is a lifelong condition- you will need to have a surgeon, and a team of specialists who will walk with you; the initial one year, and in the many years ahead- to keep you well; and in case of any cancer recurrence, to help pick it up early and do another round of treatments. 

For all ladies aged 18-80: do monthly breast self-examination.

If you feel a new lump: get it checked. It may be non-cancerous, or it may be- we cannot tell by touch alone.

Once you turn 40: start your mammogram screening, and discuss with your doctor, if you need a supplementary US breast screening as well.

Dr Ho is an accredited Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgeon. Since his graduation from the medical faculty at the National University of Singapore in 1994, Dr Ho has accumulated more than 20 years of clinical experience.

Dr Ho Choon Kiat is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital. Dr Ho specialises in the treatment of liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct cancers, as well as benign hepatobiliary diseases like gallstone, bile duct stone, pancreatitis, cystic tumours of the pancreas and neuroendocrine cancer. Dr Ho Choon Kiat is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital. Dr Ho specialises in the treatment of liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct cancers, as well as benign hepatobiliary diseases like gallstone, bile duct stone, pancreatitis, cystic tumours of the pancreas and neuroendocrine cancer. Dr Ho Choon Kiat is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital. Dr Ho specialises in the treatment of liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct cancers, as well as benign hepatobiliary diseases like gallstone, bile duct stone, pancreatitis, cystic tumours of the pancreas and neuroendocrine cancer.

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