Our clinical team is headed by Dr Cheng Shin Chuen. As a vascular surgeon in Singapore for over 15 years, Dr Cheng understands the need for continual renewal of skills and knowledge to keep up with new techniques and methods that are being developed all the time. Experienced, patient-centric and professionally qualified, Dr Cheng is a steady pair of hands you can trust for thorough diagnosis, compassionate care, and expertise.
MBBS (Hons) (UNSW), MMed (Surg),
FRCS Edin (Gen Surg)
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Dr Cheng is a fellowship-trained vascular and endovascular surgeon whose sub-specialty interests are in all methods of minimally invasive/ Endovascular interventions in Aortic and Peripheral Arterial and Venous Diseases.
The range of procedures include Clarivein, Endovenous ablation (either by EVLT or radiofrequency) of varicose veins, Peripheral Arterial Angioplasty(Leg artery ballooning) and Aortic Stenting. Dr Cheng also provides services in diabetic foot management, diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis, renal nerve denervation, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
Dr Cheng has been in clinical practice since 1998 when he completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In 2006, Dr Cheng completed his basic and advanced specialty training in General Surgery in Singapore. In 2007, Dr Cheng was a Senior Clinical Fellow in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Australia.
Prior to joining the Pacific Vein and Endovascular Centre, he was the Head of Vascular and Endovascular Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; consultant surgeon with Alexandra Hospital; visiting consultant of Vascular Surgery with Changi General Hospital; and an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
Being among the few vascular surgeons in Singapore specially trained in doing vascular ultrasound, Dr Cheng is able to provide a one-stop service for his patients who are able to get a diagnosis to their veins problem instantly and quickly get their problems treated. In addition, Dr Cheng will prescribe a customised treatment after personally diagnosing the patient’s unique anatomy and conditions.
For vascular surgery, Dr Cheng also does his own angioplasty or ballooning, a procedure to restore blood circulation from the infusion of a tube with a tiny balloon through the artery. For patients with aneurysm, he recommends endovascular stenting as the Regional Proctor (SEA) of Medtronic Endovascular. This is a complex procedure where approximately 5 cm cuts are made in the groin for the stent graft to be inserted into the aorta to prevent the aneurysm from further swelling or rupturing.
Dr Cheng also specialises in diabetes management to prevent amputation before the conditions of patients with leg ulcers or gangrene. Along with his existing clinical practice, Dr Cheng has authored a number of articles and abstracts in numerous peer-reviewed journals and other publications. He has also lectured and presented at many international symposiums in Taiwan, Seoul and Tokyo, on his specialisation as a vascular doctor in Singapore and is also invited overseas to supervise or proctor complicated vascular surgeries.