Dr Melvin Look is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore.
Dr Look is a general surgeon with a subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal surgery, therapeutic endoscopy (including ERCP) and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He has a strong interest in radical resection and systematic lymph node dissection for the surgical treatment of oesophageal, gastric, pancreatic and abdominal cancers.
He underwent further training at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo on a Ministry of Health Fellowship in upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery, and also spent a year working in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK, as an honorary consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery.
Other training awards he received include a TTSH Scholarship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Centre, New York, and an International Cancer Fellowship from the Union Internationale Contre le Cancer for the Treatment of Peritoneal Cancer at the Washington Cancer Institute in Washington DC.
He also performs a wide repertoire of minimally invasive surgery and has performed a number of advanced laparoscopic operations including hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic thyroid surgery, and laparoscopic Swedish adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity.
Dr Look has helped train numerous local and regional surgeons in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He set up a training facility outside of America to gain endorsement with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (General Surgery), UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery), UK