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Dr. Wong Heng Yu , Consultant Gastroenterologist

Medical Group: HY Wong Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialist Clinic
Qualification: F.A.M.S., F.R.C.P., M.R.C.P., BA(Hons)(Oxford), MA(Oxford), BM BCh(Oxford)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Medical Group Address: 3 Mount Elizabeth, #07-10 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Operating Hours:
Years of Practise: 17
Practice Locations: Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre

(A) Diagnostic procedures
Oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD)
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Capsule endoscopy
Wireless Bravo intraoesophageal pH monitoring
Oesophageal manometry
Liver biopsy
Urea breadth test for Helicobacter pylori infection

(B) Therapeutic procedures
Gastrointestinal haemostasis (endoscopic treatment of bleeding)
Band ligation of oesophageal varices
Removal of polyps
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

(C) Assessment and Treatment of:
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder
Gastric/duodenal ulcers
Gastric pain/discomfort/bloating/gas
Helicobacter pylori infection
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease
Screening for colorectal and gastric cancer
Swallowing disorders
Hepatitis (liver inflammation) including Hepatitis A/B/C/D/E and autoimmune liver disease
Fatty liver
Liver cirrhosis

Vice-President, Singapore IBS-Support Group
Visiting Consultant, GI Motility Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Gastroenterology Society of Singapore
American College of Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom)
Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
Singapore Medical Association

Dr Wong Heng Yu graduated from University College, Oxford University in England in 1991 with an honours degree in Physiological Sciences. He continued his medical education at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford University and graduated in 1994. In his final year, Dr Wong traveled to China for an elective to understand alternative forms of medical treatment such as Traditional Chinese Medicine. During his 6 years at Oxford University, Dr Wong was awarded the University College Exhibition Award in 1990 and the Geoffrey Hill Spray Prize in 1994 for his academic achievements. He spent the next 1 year gaining medical experience further north in Britain where he worked at 2 major university hospitals, the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.

Dr Wong continued his Internal Medicine training back in Singapore and gained much experience from his time at the National University Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Changi General Hospital. He then gained Membership to the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Thereafter, he embarked on advanced specialty training in Gastroenterology and was accredited as a Specialist in Gastroenterology by the Specialist Accreditation Board and Singapore Medical Council in 2003. Dr Wong was then awarded the HMDP fellowship for subspecialty training in Gastroenterology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the United States for a year to further his expertise in managing challenging Gastroenterological disorders. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine in Gastroenterology, Singapore in 2004 and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2007.

Dr Wong has been involved in providing medical community service and was part of humanitarian expeditions in the Riau Islands in Indonesia with the Singapore Red Cross, and in Namibia with Raleigh International. He has also had the opportunity to provide healthcare in Thailand and Taiwan.

His philosophy in the treating medical problems is that each patient is distinctly unique, and that treatment should be tailored individually according to each patientís needs. His extensive travel and work experience around the world have equipped him to understand and treat patients of diverse backgrounds.