Mark Wong Te Ching
Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong is a general surgeon with special interest in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) and robotic surgery for both cancer and benign bowel disorders.
Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong graduated from the medical school at the National University of Singapore in 1999 and obtained his fellowship diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. He proceeded to complete his advanced surgical training at the Singapore General Hospital. He completed the Joint Specialty Fellowship in General Surgery examination in 2008, where he was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold medal as the top performer and admitted as a fellow to the Academy of Medicine (Surgery) in the same year.
In 2009, Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong was awarded the prestigious Singapore Government’s Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Scholarship to pursue fellowship training in minimally invasive colorectal surgery at the renowned University Hospital of Nantes in France. This was followed by a second HMDP scholarship in 2014 to train in pelvic floor and functional colorectal disorders at the renowned pelvic floor unit of the University Hospital of Aarhus in Denmark. With an illustrious career spanning 15 years in the public service, Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong was a Senior consultant at the Singapore General Hospital’s Department of Colorectal Surgery and Visiting consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology of the National Cancer Centre of Singapore, before moving to private practice. Up till his departure from public service, Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong was the Director of the SGH Pelvic Floor Disorders Service since 2011, leading the Nation’s first multidisciplinary team of specialists, comprising colorectal surgeons, gynaecologists and urologists, to provide holistic care for patients with pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, chronic constipation and organ prolapse. In 2016, he was appointed Director of the SGH Gastrointestinal Function Unit, leading a team of gastroenterologists and surgeons, committed to the evaluation of patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders, another first in the country.
Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong pioneered robotic and laparoscopic techniques in pelvic floor surgery at SGH and performed the first successful sacral neuromodulation (SNS) implant for incontinence in SGH. As such, he is a highly accomplished surgeon, well versed in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for both cancer and benign disorders, proctology, advanced therapeutic endoscopy and functional bowel disorders such as constipation and incontinence. Today, he remains a visiting consultant to the KK Women and Childrens‘ Hospital Singapore.
Throughout his career, Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong has worked with colorectal surgeons throughout Europe, USA and Asia, gaining a global perspective in treating patients. He is highly sought after as an opinion leader in the field of minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) colorectal surgery and pelvic floor surgery, having been invited to lecture at numerous local, regional and international colorectal conferences. He has also mentored and trained international fellows in colorectal surgery from all across Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam.
In recognition of his contributions to teaching, he was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He was Core Faculty of the Singhealth General Surgery Residency Program and has been instrumental in maintaining the high standards in surgical education. He served as Honorary Secretary of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore in the past. He is currently a member of the European Society of Coloproctology, the Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Society of Asia, Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore and the Singapore Continence Society.
Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong has authored several book chapters and numerous publications in international, peer reviewed colorectal journals. In recognition of his clinical expertise and research contributions, he continues to be an expert Reviewer for international colorectal journals including Colorectal Disease and Techniques in Coloproctology. Throughout his career, he has also been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his excellent surgical outcomes and compassion toward his patients, including the prestigious SGH CEO Service Award, the Heart of Gold and Service With A Heart Awards.
Adj Asst Prof Mark Wong is passionate about his work and feels privileged to serve his patients, with holistic patient-centric care being the most important tenet of his clinical practice.