Our Surgeon

Dr Lee Chee Wei

a little about his background

Dr Lee graduated from National University of Singapore in 1995 and embarked on his surgical training in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This led to his Advanced Specialty Training in General Surgery which he completed in 2005. He also obtained his Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001.

Upon completing his AST, he was awarded a HMDP fellowship to do Vascular Surgery for one year at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. The training there included both open surgical procedures, including open aortic repair, bypass surgery and carotid endarterectomy as well as endovascular interventions, including peripheral angioplasties, Endovascular Repairs of the Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta and Endovenous Laser Treatment of varicose veins.

Dr Lee returned from his HMDP and was subsequently appointed Head of the Vascular Surgery Service, TTSH as well as the Director of the Vascular Diagnostic Lab in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He was involved in developing the Vascular Surgery Service and pushing the boundaries of peripheral arterial interventions (including use of drug-eluting balloons and stents), endovascular aortic repairs, arteriovenous fistula salvage for renal dialysis, bypass surgery (including distal bypass and trauma surgery) and minimally invasive interventions for varicose veins.

a little about his education

Dr Lee graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2005 having obtained the qualifications of FRCS (Edin) along the way.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2011.

Clinical Fellowship - St Vincent's HospitalVascular SurgerySydney, Australia2005

what he did for research ?

Spontaneous pneumoperitoneum resulting from the rupture of a gas-forming pyogenic liver abscessTan EY, Lee CW, Look CM MelvinANZ J Surg 2005; 75:251-2

Gluteal compartment syndrome following Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Case ReportChew MH, Xu GG, Ho PW, Lee CWAnn of Vas Surg 2009, July; 23(4):535.e15-535.e20

New hope for an old cure: a pilot animal study on selective venesection in attenuating the systemic effects of ischaemic-reperfusion injury.Ho CK, Lee CW, Lu J, Koh WP, Chan CY, Homer-Vanniasinkam S, Chao AK.Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2009 Jul; 38(7): 569-7.

Surgical management of infected pseudoaneurysms in intravenous drug abusers: a single institution experience and proposed algorithm.Tan KK, Chen K, Chia KH, Lee CW, Nalachandran S.World J Surg. 2009 Sep; 33(9): 1830-5

Transvaginal small bowel evisceration and strangulation.Ho PW, Lee CWANZ J Surg. 2008 Aug; 78(8): 726-7