Dr Melvin Look is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburghand Glasgow. He worked for a year in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK as an Honorary Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.
He underwent further training at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo on a Ministry of Health Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery.
Dr Look has a specialty interest in the treatment of stomach and esophageal cancers. He performs a wide repertoire of minimally invasive surgery and was 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.
Dr Look helped train many local and regional surgeons in advanced laparoscopic surgery and set up the first training facility in the world outside America to gain endorsement with the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).
His other training awards include a 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. For his work in the medical field, he has been listed in the peerage publication “Who’s Who in the World” since 2000.