Dr Mark Wong is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Consultant surgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital, Singapore. Prior to this, Dr Wong practiced for more than 15 years at the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Singapore General Hospital, where he pursued his interests in minimally-invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) colorectal cancer surgery and functional disorders (piles, constipation and incontinence).
Dr Wong is one of few specialists to be conferred a prestigious double Ministry of Health (MOH) sponsored fellowship in Minimally Invasive Colorectal & Pelvic Floor Disorders in France in 2010 and then in Denmark in 2014. Shortly after his return, he was appointed Director of the SGH Pelvic Floor Disorders Service, the Nation’s foremost multidisciplinary initiative between specialists from Colorectal Surgery, Urology & Gynaecology, providing holistic care for Pelvic Floor Disorders including faecal incontinence, constipation and pelvic organ prolapse. In 2015, he was appointed Director of the SGH Gastrointestinal Function Unit, offering comprehensive evaluation and advanced therapies for functional gastrointestinal disorders.
Dr Wong is sought after as an opinion leader in the field of minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) colorectal cancer and pelvic floor surgery, having been invited to lecture at numerous international conferences. Dr Wong is widely published in his speciality and is dedicated to training the next generation of surgeons, having held academic appointments in both Duke-NUS and National University of Singapore Medical schools.
In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious SGH CEO Service Award in recognition of his clinical excellence and compassion to his patients. In 2016, he received the coveted SGH scholarship to pursue an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA), which he successfully completed in 2017 with top Honours.
Dr Wong enjoys the great outdoors and in his free time enjoys travelling widely to experience different cultures and peoples, which he feels is paramount to a more well-rounded clinical practice.
Father & Son : The Gift of a Surgical Family
Dr Mark Wong feels proud and privileged to work with his father and mentor, Dr Wong Sen Chow, in private practice. Having both trained at renowned hospitals across Europe, they have more than 45 years of combined specialist surgical experience between them.
Dr Wong Sen Chow’s invaluable experience coupled with Dr Mark Wong’s expertise in minimally invasive surgery allows this unique Father-and-Son surgical team to provide patients with comprehensive, personalised and compassionate care.
- Journal Reviewer : Colorectal Surgery, Techniques in Coloproctology, World Journal of Gastroenterology
- Journal Editorial Board : World Journal of Gastroenterology
- Society of Colorectal Surgeons of Singapore (since 2005): Member (Executive Committee 2011/12, 2013/14, 2014/15)
- Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association (ECTA) (since 2008) : Founding member
- European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) (since 2010) : Member
- Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) (since 2010) : Member
- Singapore Continence Society (since 2007) : Member
- Singapore Medical Association (since 1999) : Member
- Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award for 2014: Pelvic Floor Disorders and Functional Colorectal Disorders in Aarhus, Denmark.
- Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award for 2009: Pelvic Floor Disorders and Functional Colorectal Disorders in Nantes, France.
- Singapore Armed Forces Good Service Award : Feb 2012
- Ministry of Health Singapore Health Quality Service GOLD Award : Jan 2012
- Singapore General Hospital ‘Service A Smile’ Award : Dec 2011 - Feb 2012
- Singapore General Hospital ‘Heart of Gold’ Award : Sept 2014 – Dec 2014
- Singapore General Hospital Long Service Award 2015
- Singapore General Hospital ‘CEO Service’ Award : April 2014 – March 2015
- Singapore General Hospital Scholarship for Executive Masters of Business Administration 2016
- Wong MT, Eu KW. Primary Colorectal Lymphomas. Colorectal Dis 2006; 8:586-91.
- Wong MT, Eu KW. The Rise of Colorectal Cancer in Singapore, An Epidemiological Review. ANZ J of Surg 2007; 77:446-9.
- Wong MT, Goh L, Chia KH. Intestinal schistosomiasis manifesting as colonic intussusception arising from a mucocele of the appendix: report of a case. Surg Today 2008; 38:664-7.
- Wong MT, Ng KH, Ho KS, Eu KW. Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Right Hemicolectomy: Our Initial experience of 10 Cases. Tech Coloproctol 2010; 14:225-8.
- Wong MT, Lim JF, Ho KS, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. Radiation proctitis, A decade’s experience. Singapore Med J 2010; 51:315-9.
- Wong MT, Ng KH, Lim JF, Ooi BS, Tang CL, Eu KW. 418 cases of laparoscopic colorectal resections: a single-institution experience. Singapore Med J 2010; 51:650-4.
- Wong MT, Lim JF, Eu KW. Anal Canal Malignancies: A Review in An Asian Population. Singapore Medical J 2011; 52:9-14.
- Wong MT, Meurette G, Abet E, Podevin J, Lehur PA. Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy for Symptomatic Complex Rectocoele. Colorectal Dis 2011; 13:1019-23.
- Wong MT, Meurette G, Rigaud J, Regenet N, Lehur PA. Robotic vs Laparoscopic-assisted Ventral Mesh Rectopexy for Symptomatic Rectocoeles: A Matched Comparison of Short-term Outcomes. Dis Colon & Rectum 2011; 54:342-346.
- Wong MT, Meurette G, Rodat F, Regenet N, Wyart V, Lehur PA. Outcome and management of patients who failed sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence. Dis Colon & Rectum 2011; 54:425-432.
- Wong MT, Meurette G, Glemain P, Wyart V, Lehur PA. The Artificial Bowel Sphincter – A Single Institution Experience Over A Decade. Ann Surg 2011; 254:951–956
- Wong MT, Meurette G, Stangherlin P, Lehur PA. The Magnetic Anal Sphincter vs the Artificial Bowel Sphincter – A Comparison of 2 Treatments for Faecal Incontinence. Dis Colon & Rectum 2011;54:773-779.
- Wong MT, Abet E, Rigaud J, Frampas E, Lehur PA, Meurette G. Minimally-invasive ventral mesh rectopexy for complex rectocele: impact on anorectal and sexual function. Colorectal Dis 2011;13:323-6.
- Wong MT, Meurette G, Abet E, Wyart V, Lehur PA. The Magnetic Anal Sphincter versus Sacral Nerve Stimulation – A Comparison of 2 Recent Innovations In The Management of Fecal Incontinence. Colorectal Dis 2012; 14:323-9.
- Meurette G, Wong MT, Frampas E, Regenet N, Lehur PA. Anatomical and functional results after Stapled Transanal Rectum Resection (STARR) for obstructed defaecation syndrome. Colorectal Dis 2010 Sept 21 [Epub ahead of print]
- Meurette G, Wong MT, Paye F, Parc Y, Tiret E, Lehur PA. Sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of faecal incontinence after ileal pouch anal anastomosis. Colorectal Dis June 23 2011 [Epub ahead of print]
- Chew MH, Wong MT, Lim BY, Ng KH, Eu KW. Evaluation of current devices in single-incision laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a preliminary experience in 32 consecutive cases. World J Surg. 2011; 35:873-80.
- de Franco V, Frampas E, Wong MT, Meurette G, Charvin M, Leborgne J, Regenet N. Safety and feasibility of pancreaticoduodenectomy in the elderly: a matched study. Pancreas 2011;40:920-4.
- Abet E, Lehur PA, Wong MT, Rigaud J, Darnis E, Meurette G. Sexual function and laparoscopic ventral rectopexy for complex rectocoele. Colorectal Dis 2012 Oct [Epub ahead of print]
- Chew MH, Chang MH, Tan WS, Wong MT, Tang CL. Conventional laparoscopic versus single-incision laparoscopic right hemicolectomy: a case cohort comparison of short-term outcomes in 144 consecutive cases. Surg Endosc 2012 July 18 [Epub ahead of print].
- Gultekin FA, Wong MT, Podevin J, Barussaud ML, Boutami M, Lehur PA, Meurette G. Safety of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy in the elderly: results from a nationwide database. Dis Colon & Rectum 2015;58:339-43