Dr Quah Hak Mien

Dr Quah Hak Mien

Cantonese, English, Hokkien, Mandarin, Teochew
Last updated 31 Oct 2023

Key Achievements

  • One of the few surgeons in Singapore accredited to perform robotic-assisted colorectal surgery


Dr Quah Hak Mien is a colorectal and general surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.

His expertise includes the treatment of anal diseases, piles, and functional bowel disorders such as chronic bowel disorder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

He is proficient in minimally invasive colorectal surgeries such as laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery and single incision laparoscopic (single keyhole) colorectal surgery, as well as gallbladder and appendix surgeries. Dr Quah also performs pelvic floor disorder treatment and prolapsed bladder surgery. His area of interest includes perianal diseases and haemorrhoids (piles).

He received accreditation to perform robotic-assisted colorectal surgery when first introduced.

He has degrees from the University of Bristol, UK and the National University of Singapore. He is also trained in surgery at the Glan Clwyd Hospital in Wales, UK. In 2006, Dr Quah was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) to pursue subspecialty training in colorectal surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, US. While there, he worked with the late chief of Colorectal Service Dr Douglas Wong on colorectal cancer, particularly sphincter-preservative surgery for rectal cancer and recurrent pelvic cancer operations.

Dr Quah was a former consultant in the department of colorectal surgery and former director of the Singapore Polyposis Registry at the Singapore General Hospital. He was also a visiting consultant in the department of surgical oncology at the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

He was appointed adjunct assistant professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. He has conducted laparoscopic and endoscopic skill courses for local and overseas trainee surgeons, particularly in the use of simulation machines.

Dr Quah has published academic articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and is also a reviewer for the Singapore Medical Journal and Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Awards and honours

  • 2010
    Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Silver
    Service with a Heart Award

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