ProfileDr Tricia Kuo is a Consultant in Urology, providing specialized care in Functional disorders and Female Urology such as urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, Reconstructive and Adolescent Urology. She is an accredited surgeon in minimally invasive stone and laparoscopic procedures in major hospitals; Mount Alvernia Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Novena and Orchard), Gleneagles Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. Dr Tricia Kuo is an active speaker and has presented at various local and international conferences including Nepal, Philippines and Australia. She is a member of a few societies and professional organizations where she was previously an executive committee member of the Singapore Urology Association (SUA) and the Society for Continence Singapore (SFCS). She is also a reviewer for articles for several journals and most recently for the conference abstracts of European Urology (EAU). She is an active researcher who has published several studies relating to Urology in particular, the functional and reconstructive aspect of Urology. Dr Tricia Kuo is currently carrying out research on developing a device for stress urinary incontinence and developing new urinary catheters. In addition, she is also involved in local and regional advisory board meetings for overactive bladder and nocturia.
Medical Background and interest
Dr Tricia Kuo was formerly a Consultant Urologist at Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, and Director of Female and Reconstructive Urology Service at Singapore General Hospital. She is a Visiting Consultant with Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital. Her specialty includes;
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Other Functional Lower Urinary Tract Disorders
- Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Sub-Specialized Urology Procedures;
- Tapes, Slings, Injectables and Artificial Urinary Sphincter
- Botox™ Treatment for Overactive Bladder, Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS), Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
- Reconstrutive Urology such as Urethroplasty for Urethral Strictures, Urethral Diverticulum and repair of Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF)
Dr Tricia Kuo graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004 and completed her advanced traineeship in Urology in 2012.
In 2013, Dr Tricia Kuo was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award for Urology and completed Fellowship at Royal Hallamshire Hospitaland Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The Fellowship in Royal Hallamshire Hospital focused on Female Urology, Urodynamics and Reconstructive Urology.
Dr Tricia Kuo was also a Clinical Lecturer at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Sheffield, UK)
Research and Publications
Dr Tricia Kuo has a keen interest in research and has published several studies relating to Urology in particular, the functional and reconstructive aspect of Urology. She is currently carrying out research on developing a device for stress urinary incontinence and developing new urinary catheters.
Dr Tricia Kuo has been recognized by patients and colleagues for her outstanding service at Singapore General Hospital and won the “Service with a Heart Award”. She enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.