Dr. Looi Kok-Poh


General surgeons are doctors who specialize in surgical procedures. Surgery is any procedure that alters body tissues to diagnose or treat a medical condition. A general surgeon is part of a surgical team that also includes an anesthesiologist, nurses, and surgical technicians. You’ll talk to the surgeon about the procedure prior to surgery.

Dr Looi completed his basic medical and surgical degrees in Singapore and progressed to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994. He then furthered his training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, where he resided and honed his skills in Orthopedic, Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery with many renowned surgeons from around the world.

Dr Looi brought arthroscopic wrist surgery to Singapore following completion of the prestigious fellowship in Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA. He was then elected as the President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery where he pioneered wrist arthroscopy. Dr Looi subsequently set up and chaired a subspeciality interest group in wrist surgery, where he championed the arthroscopic treatment in wrist conditions.

A regular speaker at local, regional and international meetings, Dr Looi has much of his academic research featured in numerous publications and is involved in ongoing National Medical Research Council funded research projects with the National University Hospital. Dr Looi was a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards such as the NUH Young Doctors Award of 2000, the Young Orthopedic Surgeon Award of 2000, SOA ambassador to HKOA in 2000, and the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship to USA (Hand Surgery) in 1999. Dr Looi is now director of the Hand Wrist and Microsurgical Centre with services located in Gleneagles Medical Centre, Mt Alvernia Hospital and Novena Medical Centre in Singapore,. He continues to provide most up-to-date care for patients with Sports, Orthopedic, Hand, Wrist, and Reconstructive Microsurgical conditions.

Dr Looi is well-known by patients and colleagues to be cheerful, exuberant and extremely approachable doctor. Hos work philosophy is to be always willing to spend time to connect with patients, to understand their needs, to explain medical conditions to patients and to discuss treatment modalities with them. He is also passionate about medical education in Hand surgery both for patients, public, and medical professionals. He releases educational videos and lectures regularly in public forums. Dr Looi accepts invitations to speak on specific topics requested by various interest groups, such as cancer patients, industry safety leaders and various geriatric associations.

  • Speciality

    Hand Surgery

  • Subspeciality

    Hand Surgery

  • Medical Qualifications

    M. Med, MBBS, FRCSEd

  • Areas of Expertise
    • Trigger Digits of Hand
    • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
    • Infections of the Hand and Wrist
    • Joint Replacements of the Hand and Wrist
    • Sports Injuries of the Upper Limb
    • Tumors of the Hand and Wrist
    • Carpal Fractures and Ligamentous Instabilities
    • Distal Radial-Ulna Joint Instabilities
    • Tears of the Triangular Fibrocartilage
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Ulnar Sided Wrist Problems
    • Reconstruction of Upper & Lower Limbs
    • Flap Reconstructions (Free and Pedicled)
    • Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors
    • Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
    • Chronic Bone Infections
    • Congenital Hand and Upper Limb Anomalies
    • Free Tissue Transfers
    • Tumor Reconstruction of the Upper and Lower Limbs
    • Sports and Industrial Hand & Wrist Injuries
    • Microsurgical Replantation and Reconstruction
    • Tendon, Blood Vessel and Nerve Repairs and Reconstruction
  • Office

    Novena Medical Centre, #08-14 Inliven Medical 10 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506

Awards And Honours

Hand Fellowship in Mayo Clinic (USA)

Director, Hand Wrist and Microsurgical Centre

Eminent Sports, Trauma Orthopaedic, Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Reconstructive Nerve and Microvascular Surgeon

Past President, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery

Medical Education

Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery - Singapore

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Master of Medicine (Surgery)