Dr. Lim Khong Hee

General, Upper GI & Weight Loss Surgeon

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A Little About His Background


Dr Lim is an accredited general surgeon with special interests in oesophageal and gastric cancer, hernia and minimally invasive surgery. He decided to specialize in general surgery as he wanted to be actively involved in the management of his patients and to have the ability to make a difference by performing surgical procedures for them.


Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Lim was the Chief of the Upper Gastrointestinal Service and Senior Consultant in the Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. During his tenure as the Director of the Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in the hospital, Dr Lim encouraged the development of complex laparoscopic skills and led the organisation of basic, advanced and masterclass laparoscopic courses.


Dr Lim has had wide exposure to upper gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic procedures such as radical gastric resections with systematic lymphadenectomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, and laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity. He has also gained much experience in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.


Dr Lim understands the importance of sharing knowledge and is actively involved in the teaching of students and surgical trainees. He was a Clinical Lecturer in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an Examiner in the Final Professional Examination for the Degrees of M.B.,B.S. He was the Track Leader for the Laparoscopy Symposium in the National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2008 and a Clinical Tutor for the Exit Exam Preparatory Course 2009 and 2010 organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons. In addition, Dr Lim is a reviewer in the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Singapore Medical Journal. He has been an invited Speaker and Chairperson for numerous local and regional meetings.


Known to his patients as being dependable and prompt, Dr Lim believes in giving his very best in whatever he does.

Education & Fellowship

Dr Lim graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992. He started his surgical training after his National Service. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2003 having obtained the qualifications of FRCS (Edin),  M.Med (Surgery) and FRCSEd (Gen) along the way.


He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2004.


Clinical Fellowship – Princess Alexandra Hospital
Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery
Brisbane, Australia

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