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Dr Koong Heng Nung

General Surgery

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Icon Surgical Oncology Centre


Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre E #02-91
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours

8.30am to 5.30pm (Mon – Fri), Sat by appointment only


MBBS, FRCS (Edinburgh), MMed Surgery (Singapore)

“ I am dedicated to walking with every patient I have the privilege of treating, while delivering evidence-based cancer care through innovation and facilitating clinical education across Singapore and surrounding regions.”

Dr Koong Heng Nung is a general surgeon by training and qualifications, specialising in thoracic surgery. After obtaining his Masters in General Surgery in 1993, he went on to specialise in thoracic surgery at the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York from 1998 to 2000.

Alongside significant practice in thoracic surgical oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) from 2000 to 2014, Dr Koong continued with emergency general surgical service at Singapore General Hospital, including trauma. In his tenure as the Head of Surgical Oncology at NCCS from 2008 to 2014, he repeatedly won awards for excellent service, exemplary educator and innovations in service improvement. Dr Koong is well known for improving medical practices on a departmental and management level and initiated the smoke-free pub legislation across Singapore.

Additionally, Dr Koong accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in thoracic surgery for lung cancer. These can be indeterminate lesions in the lungs seen on x-rays or scans. He performs thoracic key-hole surgery on all types of chest conditions like benign tumours, resection of cancer spread to the lungs and lung cancers.