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Navigating the Cancer Maze

Navigating the Cancer Maze

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October 03rd 2014:How Surgeons Can Help You Navigate the Colorectal Treatment Maze

Today's Navigating the Cancer Maze comes to you from Singapore where I have recently had surgery to replace a neuro-stimulating device that allows me to have normal colon function. Today I interview my surgeons; Dr Francis Seow Choen & Dr Lim Jit Fong; both specialists in colorectal issues. Dr. Seow-Choen is a colorectal surgeon and is leading the development of colorectal surgery in Asia. He consults globally on difficult cases & trains CR surgeons in many countries. Dr Lim Jit Fong has a strong interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery & is adept at laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal

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Dr Francis Seow Choen MBBS (Spore), FRCS (Edin), FAMS

Dr Francis Seow Choen is himself a medical miracle. As a 7 year old he recovered from major surgery for a cancer in his small intestine after facing a horrendous 6 months of radiation treatment and chemotherapy back in 1964 when treatments were harsh. He survived! Dr. Seow-Choen graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1981 & obtained his higher surgical qualifications in 1987. He sub-specialised in colorectal surgery in 1989 where he worked with the world-class surgeons of St Marks’ Hospital in London. Dr. Seow-Choen then returned and helped establish the first colorectal surgery department in Asia at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Dr. Seow-Choen is leading the development
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Dr Lim Jit Fong MBBS (Spore), FRCS (Glasg), FAMS

Dr. Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1995 and obtained his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, FRCS (Glasgow), in 1999. Dr. Lim has a strong interest in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. He is adept at laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery including single incision (single keyhole) colorectal surgery. He is also one of the few surgeons in Singapore accredited to do Robotic Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Lim is also an expert in the management of patients with functional defecation problems such as faecal incontinence and obstructed defecation syndrome. For patients suffering from complex functional disorders of the p
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