MBBS(Singapore), MHSc(Duke), MRCSEd, FRCSEd (General Surgery),
FAMS Fellowship, Advanced Vascular and Endovascular Surgery(Melbourne, Australia)
ProfileDr Benjamin Chua is a specialist in Vascular Surgery – a speciality that focuses on treating patients with vascular diseases using advanced endovascular (minimally invasive) techniques as well as traditional open surgery. His main interests are in vein conditions (e.g varicose veins, pelvic congestion syndrome and vein compression syndromes) as well as arterial diseases (peripheral artery disease arterial/ aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease). Dr Chua also specialises in using endovascular techniques to treat a spectrum of Women’s and Men’s Health related conditions (uterine fibroids, varicocoele, erectile dysfunction, etc).
Dr Chua was the Founding Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Singapore General Hospital, the first department of its kind in Singapore dedicated to caring for patients with vascular diseases. He was also concurrently Senior Consultant Surgeon and Director, Endovascular Surgery.
In 2001, he was awarded the Singapore National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Fellowship Training Award and obtained his MHSc in Clinical Research in 2003. He was also a research fellow at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, focusing on lower limb peripheral artery disease in the dialysis dependent populations and the development of randomized trials in surgery.
He completed his basic and advanced training in General and Vascular Surgery at SGH in 2003. In 2008, he obtained Specialty Accreditation from the Ministry of Health, Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2009, Dr Chua was awarded the Singapore Ministry of Health – NHG HMDP Award to pursue sub-specialty training in Advanced Endovascular Surgery in Melbourne, Australia. He trained as a Fellow under the tutelage of Professor Michael Denton, an expert in advanced aortic stent grafts and fenestrated devices. Dr Chua was also the Honorary Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery at St Vincent’s and Epworth Hospitals, Melbourne.
Dr Chua is a regional proctor and case demonstrator, travelling regularly in the Asia-Pacific region to teach and proctor complex aortic stenting, peripheral vascular interventions, vein surgery and vascular malformation treatment. He is also regularly invited to be faculty and speaker at regional and international vascular conferences. Dr Chua also travels to neighbouring regional countries to consult on patients and assist in surgeries. Dr Chua has also written many book chapters and has published research articles in international vascular surgery journals.
Dr Chua’s mission is to provide effective treatment for patients suffering from vascular related health problems. As a surgeon at Thomson Surgical Centre, he hopes to provide dedicated personalised care to patients with vascular diseases, with the goal of achieving optimal patient outcomes.