Doctor's Profile

Dr Edward Foo

General Surgery

Clinic
Orchard Surgical Associates

Address
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre D #08-55
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours
9am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.30pm (Wed)

About

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

MBSS (Singapore) (1983)
FRCS (Glasgow) (1989)
Diplomate American Board of Surgery (1995)
Recertification 2005


WORK EXPERIENCE

1983 - 1984 Houseman (Ministry of Health, Singapore)
1984 - 1986 Medical Officer (Singapore Armed Forces)
Including 8 months of tropical medicine
1986 - 1989 Medical Officer (Ministry of Health, Singapore)
Rotating through Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Alexandra Hospital
1989 - 1993 Resident, Maimonides Medical Center, State University of New York
1993 - 1994 Chief Resident, Maimonides Medical Center, State University of New York
Including 9 months of vascular surgery and 5 months intensive care and 6 months cardiac surgery
1995 - 2003 Registrar to Consultant (Ministry of Health, Singapore)
2004 to present- private practice (Concord Hospital, Mt Alvernia Hospital)


AWARDS COMMENDATIONS

- Local Merit Scholarship (1979 - 1983)
- Japan Airlines Scholarship (1981)
- In Service Examination of American Board of Surgery (99th percentile (1994))
- Best Teacher of the Year (1994) – State University of New York
- Subject in Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare Sixth Edition 2006-7
- Received Grant from National Medical Research Council for study on short bowel syndrome using recirculating loops with an adjustable valve on an animal model 2003


COMMITTEES

1. National Classification Committee (Casemix) –
Member of Workgroup 1999
2. Board of Inquiry (2nd PDF) – Member (1996)
3. Singapore Vascular Surgical Society – Treasurer (2000 – 2003)
4. 5th Asian Vascular Society Meeting Organising Committee Secretary
5. Alexandra Hospital, Singapore (AH) Newsletter Committee (1999 – 2000)
6. AH Trauma Management Committee Member (1996)
7. National Healthcare Group Cancer Programme Executive Committee Member (2000 - 2003)
8. National University of Singapore Committee for special study module –
Member (2000 - 3)
9. National Medical Research Council Reviewer 2009
10. Medical Advisory Board member Parkway East Hospital (2009-11)
11. MOH preceptor for Liposuction Credentialling 2009-present
12. Society for practitioners of Cosmetic Surgery treasurer (2011)


PUBLICATIONS

1. Study of Mental Health in a New Town in Singapore
Singapore Medical Journal April 1983; Vol 24 #2
2. Acute Splenic and Superior Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis and Its Management, Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 1996; Vol 27
3. Ambulatory Anorectal Surgery: Is it Feasible Locally? Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 1998; Vol 27
4. Abdominal Surgery in HIV-infected Patients, Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 1998; Vol 27
5. Bile Duct Injuries During Laparascopic Cholecystectomy, Aust. NZ Surgical 1999; Vol 69
6. Role of Sonography in Blunt Abdominal Trauma, Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 2001; Vol 30
7. Prospective Comparison of Open “Sutureless” Hernia Repair vs Laparoscopic Preperitoneal Hernia Repair, Asian Journal of Surgery 2001; vol 24
8. The Role of Surgeon-performed Sonography in Acute Right Hypochondrial Pain. Asian Journal of Surgery 2001; vol 24
9. Laparoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal Obturator Hernia Repair using Prosthetic Plug Technique, Asian Journal of Surgery 2003; vol 26
10. Is Postoperative Pain less after Laparoscopic Hernia Repair? Asian Journal of Surgery 2003; vol 26
11. A Comparative Study of Circular Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy under Regional Anesthesia vs Local Anesthesia, ANZ Journal of Surgery (2005) 75.184 – 6


PRESENTATIONS

1. Abdominal Surgery in HIV patients (31st Annual Combined Surgical Meeting 1997)
2. Ambulatory Anorectal Surgery (31st Annual Combined Surgical Meeting 1997)
3. Limb Salvage Surgery (32nd Singapore-Malaysia Medical Congress 1998
4. Management of Hepatic Abscess (32nd Singapore-Malaysia Medical Congress 1998)
5. Sonography in Blunt Abdominal Trauma (32nd Singapore-Malaysia Medical Congress 1998)
6. Bile Duct Injuries During Laparoscopic Cholecystetomy (32nd Singapore-Malaysia Medical Congress 1998)
7. Definitive Surgery in Perforated Peptic Ulcer in the Era of H. Pylori Eradication (33rd Annual Combined Surgical Meeting 1999)
8. Surgeon-performed Sonography in the Management of Acute Appendicitis (33rd Annual Combined Surgical Meeting 1999)
9. Symposium on New Technology in Surgery (34th Singapore-Malaysia Medical Congress 2000)
10. Open “Sutureless” Hernia Repair vs Laparoscopic Hernia Repair – A Cost Benefit Study (87th Meeting of the American College of Surgeons 2001)
11. Role of Surgeon-performed Sonography in the Management of Acute Upper Abdominal Pain (13th Biennial Congress of the Asian Surgical Society 2001).
12. Laparoscopic repair of Obturator Hernia (18th World Congress of Digestive Surgery 2002).
13. Pain-control after laparoscopic hernia repair (89th Annual Scientific Congress of the American College of Surgeons 2003).
14. Circular Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy under Regional Anesthesia vs. Local Anesthesia – A Comparative Study. (89th Congress American College of Surgeons 2003).
15. A Novel Technique of Pain Control after Laparoscopic Hernia Repair using continuous bupivacaine infusion. European- N America Hernia Society Meeting Boston May 2006


ACTIVITIES

1. Teaching Faculty, 7th and 8th Basic Surgical Skills Course 2000
2. Teaching Faculty, Vascular Surgery Course (International Congress of Surgeons Meeting 2000)
3. Lecture, Surgical Intensive Care & Metabolic Consequences of Stress (M.Med Course 1999)
4. Lecture on Mycotic Aneurysm and Raynaud’s Disease Advanced Specialty Course (Surgery) 2001
5. Teaching Faculty, 4th Vascular Surgery Workshop (Singapore General Hospital) 2001
6. Lecture on Vascular Trauma, Postgraduate Vascular Surgery Course (13th Asian Surgical Meeting 2001)
7. Lecture on Homocysteine – A New Risk Factor in CVD Clinical Symposium 2002