Dr Koong specialises in thoracic and breast surgery for more than 20 years. He trained in thoracic surgery at the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York from 1998 to 2000 focussing on early and multifocal lung cancers and approaching them via key-hole surgery. He also specialises in complex surgeries at the lower neck/upper thorax areas and breast cancers. He practised at the National Cancer Centre Singapore from 2000 to 2014, heading the Surgical Oncology Department for 8 years and provided surgical expertise to 4 public health care institutions concurrently. He won multiple excellent service and innovations awards. At the international level, he is the global leader of the Tobacco Free Generation Endgame approach that is increasingly being adopted by governments to prevent smoking and vaping related diseases. http://www.tobaccofreegen.com

Thoracic Subspecialty

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Operations (Key-hole surgery)

Removal of diseases lung by lobectomy, segmentectomy, pneumonectomy or in various combinations

Resection of Mediastinal Tumours like Thymoma and other forms of growth in the centre of the chest

Flexible Bronchoscopies to evaluate the airway and oropharynx

Operations and reconstructions of the chest wall, ribs and muscles including clam-shell thoracotomy

Operations on the diaphragm including reconstruction

Operation on the pleura like extra-pleuropneumonectomy for mesothelioma

Root of neck operations in collaborations with Head and Neck Cancer Surgeons

Minimally invasive thymoma or thymic tumour resections

Minimally invasive thoracic surgery for hyperhidrosis

Breast Subspecialty

Ultrasound guided vacuum assisted biopsy of breast lumps

Ultrasound guided core biopsy of breast lumps

Breast conserving surgery and sentinel node biopsy for breast cancers

Skin and nipple sparing mastectomy with reconstruction of the breast

Muscle and skin flaps for breast cancers

Surgery for both thoracic and breast cancers

Chest wall resections and reconstructions for primary cancers and recurrent cancers

Rib reconstruction after chest wall resections

Other forms of general surgery

Skin lumps like sebaceous cysts, lipoma

Hernia operations

Other skin and deeper tumours including blood vessels malformations

Blood vessel malformation