vascular surgery specialists

Dr Lee Chee Wei

Vascular & General Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

Clinical Interests

Speciality

General Surgery Vascular Surgery

Languages Spoken

Education & Fellowship

Dr Lee graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2005 having obtained the qualifications of FRCS (Edin) along the way.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2011.

Clinical Fellowship – St Vincent’s HospitalVascular SurgerySydney, Australia2005

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Singapore) 1995
  • FRCS (Edinburgh) 2001
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Research and Publications

  1. Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum resulting from the rupture of a gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess Tan EY, Lee CW, Look CM Melvin ANZ J Surg 2005; 75:251-2
  2. Gluteal compartment syndrome following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Case Report Chew MH, Xu GG, Ho PW, Lee CW Ann of Vas Surg 2009, July; 23(4):535.e15-535.e20
  3. New hope for an old cure: a pilot animal study on selective venesection in attenuating the systemic effects of ischaemic-reperfusion injury. Ho CK, Lee CW, Lu J, Koh WP, Chan CY, Homer-Vanniasinkam S, Chao AK. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2009 Jul; 38(7): 569-7.
  4. Surgical management of infected pseudoaneurysms in intravenous drug abusers: a single institution experience and proposed algorithm. Tan KK, Chen K, Chia KH, Lee CW, Nalachandran S. World J Surg. 2009 Sep; 33(9): 1830-5
  5. Transvaginal small bowel evisceration and strangulation. Ho PW, Lee CW ANZ J Surg. 2008 Aug; 78(8): 726-7

Accolades and Achievements

  • Human Manpower Development Program 2005-2006 Fellowship training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital 2009-2011
  • Director of Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory, Tan Tock Seng Hospital 2009-2011
  • Member, National Diabetic Foot Workgroup 2010-2011

Professional Profile

Dr Lee graduated from National University of Singapore in 1995 and embarked on his surgical training in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This led to his Advanced Specialty Training in General Surgery which he completed in 2005. He also obtained his Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001.

Upon completing his AST, he was awarded a HMDP fellowship to do Vascular Surgery for one year at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. The training there included both open surgical procedures, including open aortic repair, bypass surgery and carotid endarterectomy as well as endovascular interventions, including peripheral angioplasties, Endovascular Repairs of the Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta and Endovenous Laser Treatment of varicose veins.

Dr Lee returned from his HMDP and was subsequently appointed Head of the Vascular Surgery Service, TTSH as well as the Director of the Vascular Diagnostic Lab in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He was involved in developing the Vascular Surgery Service and pushing the boundaries of peripheral arterial interventions (including use of drug-eluting balloons and stents), endovascular aortic repairs, arteriovenous fistula salvage for renal dialysis, bypass surgery (including distal bypass and trauma surgery) and minimally invasive interventions for varicose veins.

Vascular Surgery Specialist FAQs

A vascular surgeon will deal with problems with the arteries and veins throughout the body whereas a cardiologist only deals with the arteries of the heart. Most commonly vascular surgeons deal with diseases of the arteries and veins of the legs as well as the main blood vessel (Aorta) in the abdomen and chest.

Usually the cause of poor blood circulation especially to the legs and feet is due to blockages in the leg arteries. Vascular Surgeons can help you treat the blockage to restore the blood circulation to the feet. They are trained to perform both open surgery as well as minimally invasive endovascular interventions. Surgery may involve creating a bypass channel to bring more blood to the feet. Endovascular interventions include doing angioplasty (ballooning of the arteries to open the artery to improve blood flow) as well as stenting (placing a metal tube into the artery to keep it open).

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