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Dr. Melanie Seah

Consultant Breast Surgeon

‘I enjoy going to work everyday and meeting women from all walks of life. From listening, understanding and talking through various breast issues, to sharing a patient’s relief that a breast lump isn’t cancer. Or on the flip side, sitting down with a patient who has to face up to a cancer diagnosis, journeying through the surgery, countless medical reviews, repeated advice (again and again) for breast self examinations, scrutinizing mammograms and ultrasound images and the many life chats and sharings that naturally come along with these. I count it my blessing and privilege to have been there and being a part of it.’

“From listening, understanding and talking through various breast issues, to sharing a patient’s relief that a breast lump isn’t cancer”

Training And Achievements

She embarked on her medical training with the National University of Singapore in 1995 followed by residency training in General Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This subsequently led to Fellowship accreditation in General Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.

Upon completion of fellowship training in breast surgery, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan scholarship by the Ministry of Health to further hone her clinical skills in breast oncoplastic surgery at the Marien Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany. There she worked alongside Prof Audretsch Werner, an international leader in breast oncoplastic surgery.

Mentoring The Doctors Of Tomorrow

Apart from her passion for clinical work, Dr Seah believes in the importance of mentoring students who will eventually be doctors looking after the generations to come.

She served as a senior clinical lecturer with the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and as a Clinical Teacher with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Dr Timothy Shim

Dr. Timothy Shim is a Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon with the Clifford Clinic. He has an interest in aesthetic and reconstructive microsurgery. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2002 and completed his basic surgical training in 2005. He subsequently completed his advanced training in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in 2011. Dr. Shim is well versed in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast and has experience in various techniques of breast reconstruction, breast reduction and breast augmentation surgeries. He is also trained in supermicrosurgery and completed his fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery in the University of Tokyo. He is known to be meticulous and has a keen eye for detail. Dr. Shim is also actively involved in the training of Plastic Surgery Residents and was previously the programme director of the National Healthcare Group (NHG) Plastic Surgery Residency Programme.

Physiotherapy

Within our clinic setting, we work together with physiotherapists who are qualified and experienced in exercises and care after breast surgery. They are also able to manage lymphedema of the arm which very occasionally occurs after axillary lymph node surgery.

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