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Dr Yap Chin Kong

Dr Yap Chin Kong
Dr Yap Chin Kong
  • Yap Chin Kong Gastroenterology & Liver Clinic

    Address

    3 Mount Elizabeth #03-06/07
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    Tel
    Fax
    6737 6169
  • Specialty

    • Gastroenterology
  • Qualifications

    • MBBS
    • M Med (Internal Medicine)
    • MRCP (UK)
    • FAMS (Gastroenterology)
    • FRCP (Edinburgh)
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin

Background

  • Dr Yap Chin Kong, is a leading Specialist and Senior Consultant in Gastroenterology, Liver Diseases and Endoscopy. He was awarded a Merit Scholarship to study Medicine at the National University of Singapore and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1983. In 1988 he obtained his Masters degree in Medicine (Singapore) and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom). He subsequently became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 1994 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 2000.
  • In 1992, Dr Yap was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program Award by the Ministry of Health to pursue advanced training in therapeutic ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography) at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. After a year of extensive experience, he returned in 1993 to develop endoscopy further at the Singapore General Hospital until he left for private practice in 2004. He pioneered the use of endoscopic ultrasonography at SGH for a decade. During this time, he taught many generations of medical students and post-graduate doctors. In 2002, he continued to pursue his interest in early cancers of the stomach and colon and visited the Showa University Hospital in Yokohama, and the National Cancer Centre in Tsukiji, Tokyo. He lectured and taught at workshops locally and internationally, combining the best of Western and Eastern techniques. A Master endoscopist, he developed an innovative cap-fitted gastroscopy technique that is used to help countless patients worldwide.
  • Dr Yap was President of the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore (1999 to 2003) and President of the Asia-Pacific Digestive Week in 2003. He is currently in private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. His broad specialist experience include advanced endoscopy techniques such as ERCP treatment of bile duct stones and diseases of the pancreas, endoscopic ultrasound, treatment of esophagus, stomach, colon and liver cancers, viral hepatitis and inflammatory bowel disease.

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