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Dr Ng Foo Cheong from Changi General Hospital Singapore

Adj Assoc Prof Ng Foo Cheong

MBBS, FRCS, FAMS

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Urology

Sub-specialties: Reconstructive Urology, Uro-Oncology, Endourology, Robotic Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Bladder, Bladder Cancer, Enlarged Prostate, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer, Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Ureter, Ureter Stricture, Urethral Stricture.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Urology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Profile

Dr Ng Foo Cheong is a senior consultant at the Department of Urology, Changi General Hospital (CGH). He is the director of the Robotic Surgery Programme in CGH and chairman of the Robotic Surgery Credentialing Committee. He also is a member of the Medical Board, the deputy chairman of the Medical Audit Committee and served as the chief for the Department of Urology till 2019.

Additionally, Dr Ng holds academic appointments as adjunct associate professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, as well as clinical senior lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Urology Residency Advisory Committee (Ministry of Health), and a fellow of the Chapter of Urology (College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine).

Dr Ng has had fellowship training in reconstructive urology and subsequently, in minimally invasive urology including robotic surgery. He has participated as principal investigator in several international multi-centre clinical drug trials and various clinical and basic research projects. Currently, his research includes a collaboration with an academic tertiary institution in the area of biomedical engineering. He also has a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences.

Education

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • FRCS (UK)
  • FAMS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Associate Professor - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor - NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Adjunct A/Prof - Duke NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct A/Prof - Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Site Director - SingHealth Surgery in General Surgical Specialties Residency Programme
  • Site Director - SingHealth Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Programme
  • Site Director - SingHealthFamily Medicine Residency Programme
  • Clinical Physician Faculty - SingHealth Urology Residency Programme
  • Clinical Physician Faculty - SingHealth Surgery-in-General and Surgical Specialties Programme
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Member - SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Council for Surgery
  • Member - SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medicine Education Institute
  • Chairman - Robotic Surgery Credentialling Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Director - Robotic Surgery, Changi General Hospital
  • Deputy Chairman - Medical Audit Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Member - Medical Device Oversight Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Member - Surgery Credentialling Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Member - Laparoscopic Surgery Credentialling Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Member - Tissue Audit Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Member - Operating Theatre Committee, Changi General Hospital
  • Member - Robot Assisted Surgery Health Technology Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health
  • Member - Resource Panel, Chronic Disease Management Programme Clinical Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health 
  • Member - Urology Residency Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health 
  • Member - Guidelines Committee for LUTS and BPO, Singapore Urological Association

Awards

  • Urinary Incontinence in Female Outpatients in Singapore - A Pilot Study (Won Best Poster prize). R Luo, LH Tay, FC Ng, LT Koh. 14th Urological Association of Asia Congress 20-24 Jul 2016, Singapore. 
  • Balloon Dilatation of Ureteric and Ureteroileal Strictures (Won Best Poster prize). WL Yam, SKT Lim, JK Teo, KS Ng, FC Ng. 31st European Association of Urology Congress, 11-15 Mar 2016, Munich. 
  • The Long Service Medal, National Day Awards 2014 
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques For The Treatment Of Ureteric And Urethral Strictures: An Experience at Changi General Hospital (Won 1st prize in Scientific Education category). Tashi S, KS Ng, Cheong L, Tan A, FC Ng. 11th Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 15-18 May 2014, Singapore. 
  • Quarterly Best Service Award FY13 Q4, Changi General Hospital. 
  • Best Teacher Award 2009 (Surgical Disciplines), Changi General Hospital. 
  • 20 Years Long Service Award, 2006, Changi General Hospital. 
  • HMDP Fellowship in Telerobotic Radical Prostatectomy & Urology, 2005, Melbourne. 
  • HMDP Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology & Uro-oncology, 2005, Vienna. 
  • 10 Years Long Service Award, 1996, Toa Payoh Hospital. 
  • HMDP Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology, 1993-1994, London.

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • Design and fabrication of BiV(O, N)4 p-n homojunction solid solutions for enhanced methylene blue degradation via LED light irradiation. Andrei Lebedev; Gary Hsing-Huan Ma; Franklin Anariba; Xu Li; Lim Terence Sey Kiat; Ng Foo Cheong; Ping Wu. Solar Energy 2018 Manuscript No.: SE-D-17-01669.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy: Advantages and Limitations. Ng FC, Yam WL, Lim TY, Teo JK, Ng KK, Lim SK. Investig Clin Urol 2017 Sep;58(5):346-352. The Use of Anti-Muscarinics, Phosphodiesterase Type V Inhibitors and Phytotherapy for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men. Kok Kit Ng, Foo Cheong Ng. Asian J Urol, Vol 4 Issue 3, Jul 2017, 191-194. 
  • Singapore Urological Association Clinical Guidelines for Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. KT Foo, C Teo, CF Shum, KK Ng, FC Ng, KB Lim, M Wong, FF Vasanwala, H Ho, YM Lee, WJ Chua. S’pore Med J 2017; 58(8):473-480. 
  • A Modified Transperitoneal Ports Configuration and Docking Technique for Renal Surgeries with the da Vinci Surgical System Xi. Lim, Sey Kiat; Ng, Foo Cheong; Yam, Wai Loon; Rha, Koon Ho. Int J Urol. IJU-00060-2016.R2. 
  • Detection Rate of Prostate Cancer on the Basis of the Vienna Normogram: A Singapore Study. JK Teo, BK Poh, FC Ng, YK Fong. Korean J Urol Apr 2014; 55(4): 245-8. 
  • Outcomes of Long-Term Follow-Up of Patients with Conservative Management of Asymptomatic Renal Calculi. Li-Tsa Koh, Foo-Cheong Ng and Kok-Kit Ng. BJU International 109, 622 – 625. doi:10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10329.x. 
  • Plasmakinetic (Bipolar) Transurethral Resection of Prostate: A Prospective Trial to Study Pathological Artefacts, Surgical Parameters and Clinical Outcomes. BK Poh, K Mancer, D Goh, T Lim, V Ng, KK Ng, FC Ng. SMJ May 2011 52(5):336-339. 
  • Acute Pyelonephritis and Renal Abscesses in Adults – Correlating Clinical Parameters with Radiological (CT) Severity. SK Lim, FC Ng. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011 Sep; 40(9):407-13. 
  • Presentation and Progression of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Singapore Experience Profiling Ethnic Differences in a Multiracial Study Cohort. HPA Loh, KK Ng, FC Ng. Annals, Acad Med May 2009 38(5): 451-456. 
  • Efficacy and Tolerability of Vardenafil in Asian Men with Erectile Dysfunction. HM Tan, CM Chin, CB Chua, E Gatchalian, A Kongkanand, CL Moh, FC Ng, K Ratana-Olam, D Serrano, A Taher, I Tambi, A Tantiwong, MW Chen, WC Yip. Asian J Androl 2008 May;10(3):495-502. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7262.2008.00388.x. 
  • Efficacy and Safety of On-Demand Tadalafil for the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction in South-East Asian Men. Guo YL, Zhu JC, Pan TM, Ding Q, Wang YX, Ng Foo Cheong, E Lim, Shen W, M Venugopalan, M Chan. Int J of Urol 13(6): 721-7 June 2006. 
  • Magnetic Resonance Cystography: Novel Imaging Technique for Evaluation of Vesicoureteric Reflux. HS Teh, JSJ Gan, FC Ng. Urology Apr 2005 65(4): 793-794. 
  • Lower Pole Ratio: A New & Accurate Predictor of Lower Pole Stone Clearance After Shockwave Lithotripsy? YK Fong, SO Peh, SH Ho, FC Ng, PL Quek, KK Ng. Int J Urol 2004 Sep; 11(9):700-703. 
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy & Intracorporeal Lithotripsy for Proximal Ureteric Calculi – A Comparative Assessment of Efficacy & Safety. YK Fong, SH Ho, OH Peh, FC Ng, PHC Lim, PLC Quek & KK Ng. Annals, Academy of Medicine, 2004; 33:80-83. 
  • The Use of Sildenafil in Patients with Erectile Dysfunction in relation to Diabetes Mellitus - a Study of 1511 Patients. KK Ng, PHC Lim, MK Li, FC Ng, D Consigliere & SJ Chia. Singapore Medical Journal, Oct 2002, 43(8):387-390. 
  • Clinical Efficacy & Safety of Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) in a Multi-Racial Population of Singapore: A Retrospective Study of 1520 Patients. PHC Lim, MK Li, FC Ng, SJ Chia, Consigliere D, Gooren L, KK Ng, Malathy M & Moorthy P. International Journal of Urology, Jun 2002, 9(6):308-315. 
  • Clinical Safety Profile of Sildenafil in Singaporean Men with Erectile Dysfunction: Pre-marketing Experience (ASSESS-I Evaluation). PHC Lim, FC Ng, CWS Cheng, MYC Wong, CYT Chee & S Vasan. Journal of International Medical Research, 2002; 30(2):137-143. 
  • Penile Colour Duplex Ultrasonography as a Screening Tool for Venogenic Erectile Dysfunction. HS Teh, MBK Lin, I Tsou, TK Khoo, PHC Lim, FC Ng, CM Chin, SOH Peh, SH Ho, KK Ng & YK Fong. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Mar 2002; 31(2):165-169. 
  • Holmium Laser Lithotripsy in the Management of Ureteric Calculi. OH Peh, PHC Lim, FC Ng, CM Chin, P Quek & SH Ho. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Nov 2001, 30(6):563-567. 
  • Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy: An Effective and Economical Modality of Endoscopic Ureteric Lithotripsy. AC See, FC Ng & HC Chng. Australia & NZ Journal of Surg, Aug 1997, 67:8, 551-553. 
  • Use of Patient-Controlled Analgesia in Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy. CM Chin, KP Tay, FC Ng, PHC Lim & HC Chng. British Journal of Urology, June 1997; 79:848-851. 
  • Venous Ligation for Cavernous Leak Impotence - A Review of 30 Cases. FC Ng, XQ Ruan, HT Wong & PHC Lim. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Sep 1995; 24(5):716-719. 
  • Laparoscopic Varicocelectomy - Techniques and Results. SM Tan, FC Ng, T Ravi, PHC Lim & HC Chng. British Journal of Urology, Apr 1995; 75(4):523-528. 
  • Experience with Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy at the Toa Payoh Hospital. Chng HC, Chia KH & Ng FC. S’pore Med J, Jun 1993; 34(3):205-207. 
  • Erectile Dysfunction in Singapore Men - Presentation, Diagnosis, Results & Treatment. PHC Lim & FC Ng. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Mar 1992; 21(2):248-253. 
  • Operative Cholangiography. SC Low, FC Ng, JYL Yap & HC Chng. S’pore Med J, Jun 1992; 33(3):252-254.
  • Pulsed Dye Laser Lithotripsy - The Toa Payoh Hospital Experience. FC Ng, T Ravi, PHC Lim & HC Chng. Br J Urol, Apr 1992; 69(4):358-362.

Research Trials