Dr Kan obtained his medical degree (MB ChB 1993) and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCSed 1998 , FRCSgensurg 2007) in the United Kingdom.
Dr Kan’s surgical training was at Addenbrookes University Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom and he brings along a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years.
Dr Kan is a senior consultant surgeon who has expertise in Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric, Surgical Oncology and General Surgery with a focus specifically on minimally invasive / keyhole surgery (MIS). With a fellowship in Brisbane, he gained hands-on experience at a world-renowned centre for minimally invasive oesophagectomy. He is one of a few surgeons in this region who can successful use this keyhole approach to operate on stomach and oesophageal cancers. His scope of practice extends from simple conditions such as skin lumps, haemorrhoids, simple & complex hernia to complex keyhole surgery for colon, oesophageal, stomach, pancreas and liver cancers. His other daily practice includes appendicitis, gall stone disease, gastritis, abdominal bloating, colonoscopy for bleeding or changes in bowel habits. He provides a service for early screening with endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy), which is of vital importance to detect early changes before malignancy occurs. His other area of interest is bariatric surgery for the overweight/obese patient which is now established as a treatment option for those who are diabetic and obese. He regularly undertake surgery for these overweight patient (100kg to over 280kg in weight) with laparoscopy sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass with the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach.
His expertise on keyhole surgery is not only focused on complex cancer surgery but also on very common conditions such hernia and gall bladder disease which he has performed in excess of over two thousand cases. His formative training was 1.5 years in the field of hepatobiliary surgery at Addenbrookes Tertiary Hepatobiliary Transplant Surgical Unit and over 4 years in the field of Upper GI surgery commencing in Cambridge and then Hong Kong, Japan and Brisbane.
After completing his training in Cambridge, he devoted a couple years on surgical fellowship in international renowned units – The National Cancer Centre and The Cancer Institute (Tokyo, Japan), Prince of Wales Chinese University Hospital (Hong Kong) and Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, Australia) where he further developed and enhanced his expertise in the field of surgery for stomach and oesophageal cancers both for MIS and advance therapeutic endoscopy. The management of benign Upper GI conditions such as Barrett’s oesophagus, reflux/heartburn/gastritis or simple and complex hiatus hernia is also a focus of his experience and expertise.
He is regularly invited as a trainer on surgical workshops for minimally invasive keyhole surgery around the region and he has presented numerous talks at medical conferences throughout the world (USA, UK, France, India, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand).
In 2010, he joined Alexandra Hospital, Singapore as the clinical lead in Upper GI Surgery and as a Visiting Consultant at National University Hospital whilst continuing his focus of minimally invasive surgery in General Surgery. He developed and led the Trauma and Bariatric Surgical Services. In 2015, he became the Medical Director for the “The Surgical Practice @ Farrer Park” with a full time busy Private Practice.