Lim Chin Hong
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Dr Lim Chin Hong

Dr Lim Chin Hong

BMedSc (Ireland), MB BCh BAO (Ireland), MRCS (Ireland), M Med (Surg), FRCS (Edin)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: General Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery

Sub-specialties: Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic & General Surgery, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Constipation.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Division of Surgery & Surgical Oncology National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Senior Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


​Dr. Lim completed his medical degree and basic surgical training at the University College of Dublin, Ireland in 2006 following which he embarked on a year-long research with Professor Desmond Winter and the esteem Professor John Hyland at the St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Dr. Lim was granted a training position at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore in 2009 and has had the privilege to work with the grandmasters of surgery – Dr. John Cameron and Dr. Pamela Lipsett. Following this, Dr. Lim returned to Singapore to complete his AST training in General Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital before exiting in 2014.

Under the expert tutelage of bariatric surgeon, Dr. Sayeed Ikramuddin and advanced endoscopist and gastroenterologist Dr. Martin Freeman, he completed a year of accredited fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2015 in which he gained hands-on experience of over 200 cases of complex bariatric surgical cases and advanced foregut endoscopy



  • BMedSc (Ireland)
  • MB BCh BAO (Ireland)
  • MRCS (Ireland)
  • M Med (Surg)
  • FRCS (Edin)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Consultant, Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Singapore General Hospital
  • Consultant, General Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Clinical Faculty, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
  • Clinical Faculty, SingHealth General Surgery Residency
  • Course Director, Basic Laparoscopic Skills Workshop
  • Faculty, Basic Surgical Skills Workshop
  • Instructor, SingHealth Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Workshop
  • Instructor, SingHealth Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Simulation Course
  • Member, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singap


  • ​Service with A Heart Award, Singapore General Hospital 2017
  • Health Manpower Development Plan 2015
  • Service with A Heart Award, Singapore General Hospital 2013

Research Interests


  1. Lim Chin Hong, McDonald Nicholas, Freeman Martin, Amateau Stuart. Percutaneous Cecostomy with Fully Covered Self-Expanding Metal Stent for Initial Management of Severe Malignant Colon Obstruction. Endoscopy 2017
  2. Chin Hong Lim, Cyrus Jahansouz, Martin L Freeman, Daniel B Leslie, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Stuart K Amateau. Outcomes of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Sphincterotomy for Suspected Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD) Post Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass. Obes Surg 2017 (Epub ahead of print)
  3. Chin Hong Lim, Stuart K Amateau, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Daniel B Leslie. Endoscopic management of vertical banded gastroplasty stricture: feasibility, safety and efficacy. Obes Surg 2016;26(11):2802-2808
  4. Chin Hong Lim, David Hunter, Daniel B Leslie, Sayeed Ikramuddin. Transhepatic tract for visualization of the remnant stomach after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.  Gastrointest Endosc 2016;84(4):736-737
  5. Chin Hong Lim, Cyrus Jahansouz, Anasooya A Abraham, Daniel B Leslie, Sayeed Ikramuddin. The future of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2016;10(7):777-784
  6. Chin Hong Lim, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Daniel B Leslie, Arain Mustafa, Stuart K Amateau. Novel endoscopic management of a pancreato-biliary limb obstruction by the creation of an entero-enterostomy following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Endoscopy 2016;48:e99-100
  7. Chin Hong Lim, Stuart K Amateau, Arain Mustafa, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Daniel B Leslie. Endoscopic-guided transgastric stapled stricturoplasty. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;84(2):375-376
  8. Chin Hong Lim, Hock Soo Ong, Alvin Eng. A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain. Gastroenterology 2015. 149(3);551-552
  9. Christopher EG Ho, Chin Hong Lim, Sangeeta Mantoo, Chow Yin Wong. Synchronous Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma of the breast: a case report and review of the literature. WJSO 2013;12:88
  10. Chin Hong Lim, Mark Wong, Ming Hoe Chew. Unusual Cases of Rectal Mass. Gastroenterology 2013. 145;e5-6
  11. Lee SY, Lim CH, Pasupathy S, Poopalalingam R, Tham KW, Ganguly S, Wai CHD, Wong WK. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a novel procedure for weight loss. Singapore Med J. 2011. 52(11):794
  12. Chin Hong Lim, David Mulvin. Embolisation of Bleeding Renal Angiomyolipoma in Pregnancy. Open Journal of Urology. 2011. 1;25-27
  13. D. Beddy, J.M.P. Hyland, D.C. Winter, C. Lim, A. White, M. Moriarty, J. Armstrong, D. Fennelly, D. Gibbons and K. Sheahan. A Simplified Tumor Regression Grade Correlates with Survival in Locally Advanced Rectal Carcinoma treated with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2008. 15(12);3471-3477
  14. Lim CH, Quinlan DM. Are Doctors Examining Prostates in University Hospital? Urology 2007. 70(5):843-5
  15. Savage D, Perkin J, Lim CH, Bund SJ. Functional Evidence that Potassium is the Non – Nitrate Oxide, Non – Prostanoid Endothelium Derived Relaxing Factor in Rat Femoral Arteries. Vascular Pharmacology. 2003. 40;23-28

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