To Heal With A Heart

Our Vision

To provide responsive, advanced urological care and treatment with a conscience

Our Mission

To maintain utmost professionalism and integrity in the course of patient management
To uphold excellent clinical outcomes at all times
To constantly upgrade our services with the latest expertise and technology

To Our Patients

We commit to listening to our patients’ problems and be responsive to their medical needs at all times. We will maintain a high level of professionalism and integrity throughout the entire course of the treatment and care and beyond. We are also committed to constantly upgrade our professional knowledge, expertise and equipment so that they are consistently on par with the best worldwide. Our main end-point with every single patient contact is a happy patient with an excellent clinical outcome.

The Doctor

Dr Poh Beow Kiong
MB, BS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), M Med (Surgery), FAMS (Urology)

  • About Dr B K Poh

Dr Poh Beow Kiong is a board-certified consultant urologist accredited with The Singapore Medical Council Registry of Specialists (Urology). He is a consultant urologist accredited with most of the private hospitals in Singapore including:

  • Mt Elizabeth Hospital
  • Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Mt Alvernia Hospital

  • Overseas Fellowship Training

Dr Poh graduated from the National University of Singapore and went on to start his surgical training in Singapore. After completing his surgical training, he was awarded The Masters in Medicine (Surgery) degree from the National University of Singapore. He was also accepted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dr Poh subsequently went on to advance his training in Urology.

After graduating from The Advanced Specialist Training in Urology, Dr Poh travelled to North America to further his training in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS/Keyhole surgery) in urological cancers and urinary stones.

Dr Poh pursued his urology sub-speciality fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, where he trained under world-renowned endourologist Dr Ben Chew and MIS surgeon Professor Ryan Paterson in the fields of Advanced Endourology and Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery.

During his fellowship training, Dr Poh also received training in Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) surgery at the University of Southern California, USA, under the guidance of Professor Inderbir Gill.

  • Research

During his stint at UBC, Dr Poh was closely involved in the research and development of new-generation endourologic stents. His efforts contributed to the development of the revolutionary MicroStentTM(PercSys). Dr Poh was also involved in the research of renal physiology in intrarenal pressures during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) and his work contributed to the development of the novel AccordionTM device.  Dr Poh was also involved in basic science and clinical research in bladder cancers, looking at the preventive strategies of bladder cancer recurrence.

  • Operative Surgery

Dr Poh specialises in advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery and Endourology, including Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery (RIRS). Dr Poh is one of the first urologists who helped refine the technique of laparoscopic retropubic radical prostatectomy (lap RRP) for prostate cancer in Singapore.  Being one of the most experienced urologists in Singapore with this technique, Dr Poh’s efforts has resulted in lap RRP being developed into a highly efficient and oncologically safe procedure with post-operative complication rates comparable to those of major centres internationally.

During his fellowship stint in Canada, Dr Poh underwent specialised training in Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy (Nephron Sparing Surgery or NSS) and after his return to Singapore, he has sought to further refine the technique to make it safer and more efficacious. In Minimally Invasive (MIS) Nephron Sparing Surgery for kidney cancers, patients no longer need to sacrifice the entire kidney and at the same time are able to achieve good cancer control.

As a result of his efforts to refine this technique, he has been able to consistently achieve warm ischemia time of less than 20 minutes during his laparoscopic partial nephrectomies. This is achieved with good clinical and oncological outcomes with a short hospital stay. Patients who underwent this operation claimed excellent post-operation pain control and a short post-operation recovery period.

In the field of endourology, Dr Poh specialises in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) of renal stones. Under the guidance of Vancouver General Hospital Chief Interventional Uro-radiologist Professor Allen Rowley, Dr Poh is one of the few urologists in Singapore who routinely performs ultrasonic access of the kidney during PCNLs. To date he has performed more than 500 PCNLs, many of which involved patients with challenging anatomical deformities and complex stones. He is able to achieve this with a hybrid technique of combined ultrasonic and fluoroscopic guidance during PCNL.

Dr Poh also specialises in Retrograde Intra-Renal Surgery (RIRS), using Holmium Laser in the endoscopic resection of transitional cell cancer of the ureter and the kidney. He also uses this technique extensively in the fragmentation of kidney and ureteric stones.

Dr Poh is also one of the few urologists in Singapore who is fellowship-trained to perform the technically challenging Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP). This advanced endourology technique is used to remove large prostates in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and has registered results that is as good as if not better than Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) in large prostatic glands. This excellent clinical result is coupled with a good post-operative recovery with a short post-operative hospital stay.

During his fellowship training, Dr Poh also received training in Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) surgery at the University of Southern California, USA, under the guidance of Professor Inderbir Gill. LESS (Single Port Surgery) has a role in various urological MIS surgeries including LESS nephrectomy for kidney cancers and LESS adrenalectomy for adrenal tumors, in which the entire MIS surgery is performed through a small single umbilical port. This single port operation improves the cosmetic results of these operations.

  • Academia and Teaching

Dr Poh was also part of the Prostate Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) panel of experts tasked by Singapore’s Ministry of Health to draft The Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines of Singapore, which was published in 2009.

In the field of teaching, Dr Poh has trained many urologists from Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines. He was also involved in teaching urology residents of The University of British Columbia’s (Canada) Urologic Sciences Residency Programme. Dr Poh currently serves as a Clinical Teacher and Examiner of the Yong Loo Lin Medical Faculty, National University of Singapore. Dr Poh is also active in the training of young urologists in the field of laparoscopic urologic cancer surgeries as well as minimally invasive urinary stone surgeries.

Dr Poh currently serves in the Executive Committee of the Singapore Urological Association. He was also the Scientific Chairman of the recently concluded UROFAIR 2012, an annual International/Regional Urologic Congress that is attended by internationally renowned urologists.