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Dr. Soon Yuen

2A-03, Level 2

+603 9772 9191

Dr. Soon Yuen

General Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal

Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien
MBBS (London) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (General Surgery) CCT (UK)
schedule Clinic Schedule
Day Time
Monday 11:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 2:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Note: Please call the individual clinics for appointments/enquiries.

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Clinical Focus

  • Benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal diseases
  • Gallstones (cholelithiasis)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia (Incisional, Groin, Hiatal)
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Procedure Focus

  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • Oesophageal surgery (Benign and Cancer)
  • Gastric Surgery (Benign and Malignant-Open and Laparoscopic)
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal surgery)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery (Laparoscopic Single Port and open Surgery)
  • Single Port Surgery, Reduced Access Surgery, LESS Scar Surgery
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (Open and Laparoscopic)
  • Other General surgical procedures

Postgraduate Training

  • Basic Surgical Training, East Midlands Surgical Rotation (1992-1995)
  • Higher Surgical Training, West Midlands Surgical Rotation (1996-2005)
  • Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (2000-2002)
  • Consultant Oesopahgo-gastric and General Surgeon (2007-2014); Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford UK
  • Senior Consultant Upper GI and General Surgeon (2014-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (National University Health Systems)
  • Head of Division Upper GI Surgery (2019-2022) Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (National University Health Systems)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Visiting Consultant Upper GI Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Jan 2020-Present
  • Laparoscopic Fellow in Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgery Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, MATTU (2005-2006)
  • Laparoscopic Trainer Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit, MATTU (2007-2014)
  • Laparoscopic Trainer to Olympus (UK, MEA and Europe) for Middle East Africa and Pakistan (2008-2011)
  • Laparoscopic Trainer for Storz to Pakistan and Middle East 2010
  • Examiner M3 and M5, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Examiner MRCS (Edinburgh) (2000-)
  • Reviewer Surgical Endoscopy (2014-)

    Honorary Positions (Training)

  • Laparoscopic Tutor
  • Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), Guildford (2005-2014)
  • Association of Surgeons in Training (2008)
  • Laparoscopic Tutor for Single Port Surgery (Lecture and Live Demonstration); 2008-2012
  • Olympus Europe
  • Olympus MEA (Middle East Africa and Pakistan)
  • Olympus UK
  • Chairman of the Skills Laboratory (2018-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • NICE for assessment of Single Incision Surgery for laparoscopic cholecystectomy; National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2010
  • Surgical Undergraduate Tutor; Royal Surrey County Hospital (2009-2014)
  • Surgical Core Training Faculty; Royal Surrey County Hospital (2007-2014)
  • Foundation Doctors Programme Director; Royal Surrey County Hospital (2009-2011)
  • Educational Lead for General Surgery; Royal Surrey County Hospital (2009-2014)
  • Core member of Committee of Surgical Residency (2015-2020); National University Hospital Singapore
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (2019-2022); National University of Singapore

    Honorary Positions (Clinical)

  • Clinical Lead Oesophageal Physiology Labarotory; Royal Surrey County Hospital (2007-2014)
  • Lead for The Royal Surrey County Hospital and Kwaolo Hospital, Uganda Link; Royal Surrey County Hospital (2009-2014)
  • Trustee for Oesophageal Gastric Cancer Project (UK) (2012-2014)
  • Surgical Representative for Medical Advisory Committee; Mount Alvernia Hospital (2009-2014)
  • Paediatric Surgical Committee (Chairman); Royal Surrey County Hospital (2012-2014)
  • Emergency Laparotomy Pathway Steering Group (General Surgical Representative); Royal Surrey County Hospital (2012-2014)
  • Trauma Care Delivery Group (General surgical representative); Royal Surrey County Hospital (2012-2014)
  • Local Negotiation Committee/ Medical Negotiation Committee (member); Royal Surrey County Hospital (2012-2014)
  • Chairman of the Nutritional Support Team (2016-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Member of Endoscopic Committee (2017-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Member of the Credentialling and Privileging Committee (2018-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Chief Surgeon (MCI) (2018-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • Clinical Lead for Hernia VDO (2017-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • National Committee for Hernia VDC (2018-2022); Ministry of Health Singapore
  • Director of Upper GI Surgery (2019-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital


  • Fellows of Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS )
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore



Research Awards

  1. NOTES Closure of Gastrotomy: An Ex-vivo Experimental Design Comparing the Over The Scope Clip (OTSC) and Tissue Apposition System (TAS) with Laparoscopic Suturing (€10,000); Costanzi A, Soon Y, Bailey ME; Ethicon Endo-Surgery Research Fund Project
  2. Microdialysis In Oesophageal Surgery (£5000), B and T Research Charity 2009

Patient Service Awards

  1. Patient Choice Awards 2007; Royal Surrey County Hospital
  2. Patient Dignity Awards 2007; Royal Surrey County Hospital
  3. Service Quality Awards (Service Quality) (2017-2022); Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  4.   Service Ambassador (Gold) 10th SQ Award
  5.   Service Champion 11th SQ Award
  6.   CMB/CEO Award 12th SQ Award
  7.   Service Ambassador (Silver) 14th SQ Award
  8.   Service Champion 15th SQ Award

Teaching Awards

  1. Medsoc Yong Loo Lin Medical School ‘Outstanding tutor award” –National Award 2016; Singapore

Board Certifications

  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, United Kingdom
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Intercollegiate, General Surgery)
  • Specialist Registry, General Medical Council, United Kingdom
  • National Specialist Registry, Malaysia – Upper GI Surgery Surgery
  • National Specialist Registry, Malaysia - General Surgery
  • Specialist accreditation Board (Singapore) – General Surgery