Dr Melvin Look

General Surgery

Dr Melvin Look

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Upon securing a prestigious Ministry of Health Fellowship, Dr Look underwent training at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo in upper gastrointestinal cancer surgery. He also worked for a year in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK, as an Honorary Consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Other honours bestowed upon him include the TTSH Scholarship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the Mt Sinai Medical Centre, New York, and an International Cancer Fellowship from the Union Internationale Contre Le Cancer for the Treatment of Peritoneal Cancer at the Washington Cancer Institute, Washington DC.

Dr Melvin Look has a special interest in the treatment of stomach and esophageal cancers. He also performs a wide repertoire of minimally invasive surgical procedures and is credited with being the first surgeon in South East Asia to perform a number of advanced laparoscopic operations; including hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic thyroid surgery, and Swedish adjustable gastric banding for obesity. Besides practicing medicine, Dr Look has also helped train numerous local and regional surgeons in advanced laparoscopic surgery. He set up the first training facility in the world outside of America to gain an endorsement from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). In view of his medical accomplishments, Dr Look has been listed in the esteemed publication “Who’s Who in the World” since 2000.





Irrawaddy Road, #10-43/44 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre