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Dr Foo Chek Siang

Dr Foo Chek Siang
Dr Foo Chek Siang
  • Clinic For Digestive Surgery


    38 Irrawaddy Road #11-58
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    6570 2703
  • Specialty

    • General Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • MBBS
    • M Med (Surgery)
    • MRCS (Edinburgh)
    • FRCS (Edinburgh)
    • FAMS (Surgery)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hainanese
    • Hokkien
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew


  • A general surgeon with more than 15 years experience in his field, Dr Foo Chek Siang currently practises out of his clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
  • Upon graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (MBBS, 1997), Dr Foo pursued his advanced surgical training and obtained his post graduate qualifications (MRCS Edinburgh, 2003) The same year, he received the Master of Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore. In 2007, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (General Surgery) as well as of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
  • As part of his sub-speciality training, Dr Foo trained in advanced laparoscopic techniques in gastrointestinal surgery with Dr Jean-Louis Dulucq at the Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery in Bordeaux, France. Subsequently, through the Health Manpower Development Programme Award, he pursued a one-year fellowship at the St George Hospital, Kogarah-Sydney, Australia in 2008. Under the mentorship of Dr John Jorgensen, Dr Michael Talbot and Dr Ken Loi, Dr Foo’s skills in advanced laparoscopy, in particular upper gastrointestinal and bariatric work was further honed.
  • Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Foo was a consultant in the Department of General Surgery at Changi General Hospital. During his tenure, he served as the Director of the Endoscopic Centre.
  • Teaching is of great interest to Dr Foo. He is often appointed as faculty of local master classes in advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as in the regional Asia Endosurgery Task Force. He continues to share his experience and encourages the adoption of advanced surgical techniques among the surgeons in South East Asia and wider East Asia. As a Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, he is also actively involved in the moulding of future generations of doctors. He is also an Attending Faculty for the Singhealth General Surgery Residency Programme.
  • Another interest is research. He is particularly keen on research involving oesophageal and gastric cancers, and bariatric and metabolic surgeries. Dr Foo is also a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and the World Journal of Surgical Oncology.
  • Outside of the hospital, Dr Foo is a member of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS) and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO).

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