The Journey from Cancer Patient to Famous Colorectal Surgeon – Today my special guest is Dr Francis Seow-Choen from Singapore. As a little boy he became medically famous when diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma; the first recorded case in Singapore. After diagnosis & an arduous 6 months that included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment; he survived! He was just 7 years old.
Today, Dr Francis Seow-Choen is Dr Francis Seow-Choen is now an internationally recognised colorectal surgeon, currently practising at Mount Elizabeth Medical. Centre. He is Visiting Professor to the Tianjin Police Hospital, PR China, Visiting Professor to the National Centre for Colorectal Diseases, Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, PR China.
The professor is an ardent entomologist, husband, father and above all he is a surgeon & survivor who beat the odds and inspires others through his life and vocation. See more at gracegawlermedia.com
Dr Francis Seow-Choen – Dr. Seow-Choen graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1981 and obtained his higher surgical qualifications in 1987. He subsequently sub-specialised in colorectal surgery in 1989 where he worked with the world-class surgeons of St Marks’ Hospital in London. Dr. Seow-Choen then returned and helped establish the first colorectal surgery department in Asia at Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
Dr. Seow-Choen has established himself in the field of colorectal surgery. He is leading the development of colorectal surgery in Asia particularly in the area of robotic technique, and has frequently conducted trainings in a number of countries, including the USA, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Indian, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
He is frequently consulted by surgeons from all over the world with regard to the best method of handling difficult cases. Contact via http://www.colorectalcentre.com/eng/
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