General surgery

Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic vs open)

Removal of gallbladder. This is usually done for gallstone disease, gallbladder polyps and gallbladder dyskinesia. Usually done laparoscopically with small risk (<5%) of conversion to open surgery.

Abdominal wall hernia repair (laparoscopic vs open)
  • Repair of abnormal protrusion of intraabdominal content out of its confines.
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Umbilical/paraumbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
Carpal tunnel release

Surgery to release transverse carpal ligament to allow release of pressure on median nerve. Patient will require confirmation of carpal tunnel syndrome with symptoms and diagnosis confirmed on nerve conduction studies.

Ingrown toenail surgery

Surgery to remove corner or side of a toenail growing into flesh. This surgery remove the offending nail and its nail matrix to prevent further nail growth in the region.
Usually done under local anesthetic and sedation.

Lumps and bumps

Excision of lesion ie lipoma, fibroma, cyst throughout body .
Day procedure, done under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.

Skin lesion/skin cancer +/- flap +/- skin graft

Excision of cancerous or non-cancerous skin lesion.
For larger lesion, skin flaps or skin graft are used to allow closure of the defect.
Usually done as day procedure.

Surgery of Vasectomy/ circumcision

Surgical sterilization where both segment of vas (tube that carries sperm to penis) who does not want further children after completion of family. Highly effective, risk of pregnancy is 1 in 1000.
Circumcision (removal of penile foreskin) done for phimosis, hygiene, infection or balanitis. For adolescent and adults.

Intra-abdominal surgery (appendicectomy/bowel resection)