MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed
(Surgery, Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh)
Specialty: General Surgery, Breast Surgery
Sub-specialties: Breast Surgery, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
3D-breast Tomosynthesis, Atypical Hyperplasia, Benign Breast Change and Symptoms, Benign Breast Diseases, Benign Breast Neoplasms, Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer - Early Detection and Screening, Breast Cancer (Breast Health), Breast Cancer (Diagnosis to Treatment), Breast Clinical Assessment, Breast Infection, Breast Lumps, Breast Radiological Evaluation, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Screening – Self-Exam and Mammogram, Breast Surgery, Duct Ectasia, Early and Advanced Breast Cancer, Fibroadenoma, Fibrocystic Change, Gynaecomastia, Hereditary Breast Cancer Syndromes, High Risk Breast Changes, Intraductal Papillomas, Lobular Carcinoma in Situ, Malignant and Benign Breast Conditions, Mastitis.
Dr Chua Hui Wen is a Consultant in Breast Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital and a member of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre. Her practice encompasses both benign breast disease and breast cancer. She believes in working closely alongside patients and other professionals in a multi-disciplinary team to create individualized treatment plans for patients, targeting key areas ranging from clinical to psycho-social aspects, for the best quality of life possible.
Dr Chua graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2012, and entered the highly competitive general surgery residency programme after the completion of housemanship. She received her general surgery and initial breast subspecialist residency training in the National University Hospital of Singapore (NUHS) from 2013 to 2018. In this period, she completed her membership examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Surgery) in 2014, and obtained the Master of Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 2017. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery) in 2018, after passing her exit examinations and completing residency training.
She now practices at Sengkang General Hospital’s department of general surgery, adept at endoscopies and both open and minimally invasive hernia surgeries and cholecystectomies, while sub-specialising in breast and oncoplastic surgery. She is also keenly interested in new ways to improve the quality of surgeries to achieve excellent oncological outcomes with enhanced cosmesis, like minimally invasive breast resections and mastectomies. Young women with breast cancer is a key research area for Dr Chua as these patients who in their reproductive years and are major contributors to the productive workforce, bear significant socioeconomic impact. She is also a key personnel in quality improvement projects in the institution to reduce the perennial bed crunch and increasing the efficacy of day surgery.
She is also heavily involved in medical student and postgraduate residency education, being the education lead for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, in addition to her faculty duties in Lee Kong Chian Medical School, Duke-NUS medical school, SingHealth post-graduate year 1 programme, and SingHealth general surgery residency programme. She is instrumental in the set-up of the hospital clinician programme for general surgery and is the current programme director. She believes there are many routes for doctors to contribute to general surgery, be it via residency or the hospital clinician programme, and is deeply passionate about creating these opportunities.
Best Quality Improvement Projects Award March 2021: Pop and Squeeze Model for Healthy patients with abscesses for elective drainage (SKH)
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