Dr Melvin Look
Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Melvin Look

MBBS, FRCSEdinburgh, FRCSGlasgow
Special Interest: Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & Obesity
Email: mlook@panasiasurg.com

Dr Melvin Look is a Consultant General Surgeon and Medical Director of the PanAsia Surgical Group in Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He graduated with MBBS from the National University of Singapore and completed his Fellowship in Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow.

He underwent further training for a year at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Tokyo on a Ministry of Health Fellowship in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery. He also worked for a year in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK, as an Honorary Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. 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 (UICC) for the Treatment of Peritoneal Cancer at the Washington Cancer Institute, Washington DC.

Dr Look is a general surgeon with a subspecialty expertise in gastrointestinal surgery, therapeutic endoscopy (including ERCP) and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He has a strong interest in Radical Resection, including Peritonectomy Procedures, for the surgical treatment of esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and abdominal cancers. He also performs a wide repertoire of minimally invasive surgery and was the first surgeon in the South East Asia to perform a number of advanced laparoscopic operations; including Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery, and Laparoscopic Swedish Adjustable Gastric Banding for morbid obesity.

Dr Look is very much involved in surgical education and was a Clinical Lecturer with the National University of Singapore. He is currently a Clinical Teacher with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He has been invited to surgical demonstrations in international conferences and proctored the training of many laparoscopic surgeons in Singapore and the region. In 2002, he set up the first laparoscopic surgery training center outside of USA to be endorsed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

For his work in the medical field, he has been listed in the peerage publication “Who’s Who in the World” since the year 2000.

Articles and topics from Dr. Melvin Look:
Ballooning weight? Get a balloon inside you
Gold 90.5 “Ask the Expert” with Dr Look
Tummy Trouble – Stomach Cancer in Singapore
Artisan of Medicine
Non-Surgical Weight Loss
Jelly in the Tummy
Weight Loss without Surgery
Digestive Problems
Upgraded Balloons for Weight Loss
Understanding Obesity Surgery
Radio Interview:Screening & Prevention is Better Than Cure
New Non-Surgical Hemorrhoid Procedure Offers Faster Recovery, Fewer Side Effects
6 Digestive Concerns Explained
Weight Loss Without Surgery

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