Clinic Location & Map

#09-40 Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
(located within Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital)
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329563

Phone: +65 6235 1180
Fax: +65 668 41310
Emergency: +65 6535 8833
Email: drchin@ccmurology.com
 

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am -12:30pm
Sunday / Public Holiday Closed

Rare & Complex Surgery Cases Managed

2005

  • Cystolitholapaxy of bladder stone from foreign body suture
  • Nephrectomy for completely avulsed ureter following basket extraction of upper ureter stone
  • Laparoscopic reimplantation of endometriotic ureteric stricture
  • Partial cystectomy for 8 cm bladder diverticulum
  • Re-do reimplantation of strictured ureter post-Boari flap
  • Retropubic radical prostatectomy on 150 ml prostate cancer
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy of 2 cm kidney angiomyolipoma
  • Retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for post-chemotherapy pelvic teratoma
  • Radical orchidectomy for bilateral testicular seminoma
  • Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy for bilateral impacted ureter stones

2006

  • Excision of 2 cm urachal cyst
  • Partial nephrectomy for 9 cm kidney cancer
  • Partial nephrectomy of refluxing duplex kidney
  • Partial nephrectomy for bleeding renal arteriovenous malformation despite angioembolisation
  • Radical orchidectomy for lymphoma testis
  • Reimplantation for post-tuberculosis ureteric stricture
  • Repair of high vesico-vaginal fistula

2007

  • Cystoscopic fulguration of bladder cancer within bladder diverticulum
  • Left ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy of 9 ureteric stones
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy for non-functioning pyonephrotic kidney
  • Robotic prostatectomy for post-TURP prostate cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer and 8 cm renal cyst

2008

  • Cystolitholapaxy of 5 bladder stones
  • Heminephrectomy for obstructed upper moiety in duplex kidney
  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for kidney cancer in male with scoliosis
  • Transurethral resection of bladder paraganglioma
  • Primary anastomotic repair of complete rupture of bulbous urethra following straddle injury
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer after failed brachytherapy

2009

  • Monti tube ureteral replacement for long segment post-radiation ureter stricture
  • Robotic prostatectomy for 94 gm prostate cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy for post-TURP prostate cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer in male with triple coronary artery stents on dual anti-platelet drugs
  • Resection of endometriotic ureter stricture

2010

  • Cystoscopic removal of unrecognized foreign body tape in bladder
  • Cystoscopic dilatation of ureteral stricture in transplant kidney
  • Partial cystectomy for colo-vesical fistula
  • Robotic radical cystectomy for multiple bladder tumours
  • Robotic prostatectomy for post-TURP prostate cancer
  • Transurethral resection & cystolitholapaxy of 4 cm stone within infected ureterocoele
  • Y-V plasty for recurrent bladder neck contracture

2011

  • Excision of 3 cm infected urethral diverticulum
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for 3 cm pheochromocytoma
  • Laparoscopic excision of simultaneous 5 cm adrenal and 8 cm kidney cyst
  • Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for 2 cm angiomyolipoma
  • Laser ureterolithotomy of upper ureteric stricture
  • Re-do vas reversal for failed vasovasostomy done 10 years ago
  • Robotic radical cystectomy with ileal conduit
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer with 2 cm median lobe
  • Robotic prostatectomy for post-TURP prostate cancerr
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 2 cm kidney cancer
  • Robotic pyeloplasty for recurrent UPJ obstruction following failed endoscopic pyelolithotomy
  • Segmental resection of 1 cm ureteral leiomyoma
  • TURP of 76 gm BPH

2012

  • Laparoscopic repair of bladder perforation
  • Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for 4 cm Conn's Syndrome adenoma
  • Nephroureterectomy for ureter cancer in native kidney post-renal transplant
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy for 6 cm staghorn & multiple (12) calyceal stones
  • Partial nephrectomy for 5 cm para-pelvic kidney cancer
  • Reimplantation of ectopic refluxing ureter of single kidney
  • Retropubic prostatectomy for 200 ml benign prostatic adenoma
  • Robotic prostatectomy for post-hormonal therapy prostate cancer
  • Robotic pyeloplasty for UPJ obstruction from crossing vessel
  • Segmental excision of idiopathic ureteric stricture
  • Single port laparoscopic excision of 8 cm kidney cyst
  • Transurethral resection of bladder lymphoma
  • Transurethral resection of bilateral ureterococoeles (3 cm + 1 cm)

2013

  • Bilateral orchidopexy for undescended testis in adult male
  • Correction of penile shortening from excess skin removed post-circumcision
  • Laparoscopic repair of bladder perforation
  • Laparoscopic excision of intra-abdominal mass in previous testis teratoma
  • Laparoscopic excision of 2 large cysts (11 cm + 9 cm) in same kidney
  • Partial nephrectomy for 6 cm kidney cancer
  • Partial nephrectomy for 14 cm kidney angiomyolipoma
  • Partial nephrectomy for 3 cm para-pelvic kidney cystic cancer
  • Reimplantation of refluxing ureter in neurogenic bladder causing recurrent UTII
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer with previous colectomy and colostomy
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer with previous laparotomy for small bowel infarct
  • Robotic prostatectomy for stage 3 prostate cancer at PSA of 75
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer in 48 year old man
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer with absent unilateral vas/seminal vesicle
  • Robotic pyeloplasty for UPJ stricture
  • Robotic adrenalectomy for 4 cm left adrenal adenoma - the 1st case in Singapore
  • Radical nephrectomy + distal pancreatectomy + splenectomy for locally advanced 13 cm kidney cancer
  • Radical nephrectomy for 5 cm kidney angiomyoma mimicking cancer
  • Transurethral resection of bladder inverted papilloma
  • TURP and cystolitholapaxy of 44 gm BPH with 4 bladder stones
  • Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy and ureterotomy for pin-hole upper ureter stricture with remnant stone

2014

  • Anastomotic urethroplasty for recurrent 1.5 cm bulbous urethral stricture and simultaneous meatoplasty for recurrent meatal stenosis in hypospadius penis
  • Cystoscopic catheterization of anterior urethral stricture from granulomatous urethritis
  • Cystoscopic urethrotomy for extensive anterior urethra stricture with hypospadius penis
  • Cystoscopic stenting for multiple ureter and pelvi-ureteric junction strictures for 2 cm renal stone in unsuspected urinary tuberculosis
  • Debulking of recurrent Mullerian adenocarcinoma
  • Laparoscopic orchidectomy for undescended testis
  • Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for 9 cm kidney cancer
  • Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy for inguinal hernia after previous robotic prostatectomy
  • Open (Millin's) prostatectomy for 118 gm BPH combined with bilateral hernia repair
  • Open (Millin's) prostatectomy for 125 gm BPH combined with right hernia repair in man presenting with bilateral hydronephrosis and chronic retention of urine
  • Partial nephrectomy for 3 cm kidney cancer with intra-renal tumour thrombus
  • Partial nephrectomy for 12 cm hypervascular angiomyolipoma kidney
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) for 4 x 5 cm staghorn stone without hydronephrosis
  • Radical nephrectomy for 14 cm kidney cancer
  • Radical orchidectomy for 5 cm liposarcoma of spermatic cord
  • Re-do pyeloplasty for recurrent pelvi-ureteric stricture after 2 previous open pyeloplasties
  • Reimplantation ureter plus insertion of Trans Obturator Tape for simultaneous ureter stricture and stress incontinence
  • Repair of distal hypospadius in 12 year old boy
  • Robotic radical cystectomy with Mitrofanoff neobladder
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 2 cm kidney angiomyolipoma mimicking as cancer
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 1.5 cm kidney cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy in man with second degree heart block
  • Robotic prostatectomy for 79 gm prostate cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy for 90 gm prostate cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy for 96 gm prostate cancer
  • Reimplantation of 15 cm tuberculous ureter stricture using Monti ileal tube
  • Transurethral incision of prostate & drainage of recurrent giant Mullerian cyst in 35 year old man with 2 previous attempts via abdominal approach
  • Transurethral resection of 1 cm bladder cancer within diverticulum
  • Transurethral resection of 2 cm bladder inverted papilloma
  • Transurethral resection of 2 cm bladder leiomyoma
  • TURP for 36 gm BPH followed by PCNL of 3 x 2 cm impacted upper ureter stone
  • Transurethral resection of remnant ureterocoele in duplex hydroureter 10 years post upper pole hemi-nephrectomy
  • Sperm retrieval in man who azoospermia from congenital absence of vas

2015

  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer at PSA of 3.5 ug/L in man who presented with blood in semen
  • Partial nephrectomy for 2 cm cancerous kidney cyst in dominant kidney & atrophic opposite kidney
  • Cystoscopic fulguration of posterior urethral valve in 9 year old boy
  • Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer with 2 cm median lobe
  • Transurethral resection of 1 cm bladder tumour plus insertion of DJ stent for concurrent left vesicoureteric junction stricture
  • Robotic adrenalectomy for 3 cm adrenal tumour
  • Open radical prostatectomy in man with previous colo-anal resection
  • Radical nephrectomy in man with 9 cm kidney cancer with left colon mesentery adherent to tumour
  • Bilateral testicular lymphoma presenting as epididymo-orchitis and testicular deficiency and found to have diabetes
  • Circumcision for balanitis from phimosis and found to have penile cancer
  • Robotic left adrenalectomy for 5 cm metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma not demonstrated on PET CT scan
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 2 cm cancerous tumour imaged 5 years ago
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 6 cm angiomyolipoma with laparoscopic adhesiolysis of ipsilateral lower ureter stricture
  • Laser lithotripsy for 2 x1 cm radiolucent ureter stone presenting initially with acute pyelonephritis
  • Cystoscopy and laser incision of para-ureteric cyst
  • Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for 8 cm kidney cancer
  • Partial nephrectomy for 5 cm kidney cancer
  • Transurethral incision of unsuspected ureterocoele containing 1.5 cm stone without any hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias repair for 5 year boy with undiagnosed distal hypospadias despite circumcision done at infancy
  • Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy for highly FDG-avid 2 cm benign adenoma in woman with leiomyosarcoma of uterus
  • Robotic left adrenalectomy for 3 cm adrenal metastasis from previous lung cancer
  • Robotic prostatectomy for 62 gm prostate cancer with sacro-ileitis over-reported as "metastasis" on bone scan
  • Transurethral bladder neck incision for bladder neck hypertrophy in 44 year old man with recurrent retention of urine
  • Cystoscopy and urethral dilatation for long-segment long-standing urethral stricture
  • Insertion of DJ stent and laparoscopic biopsy of malignant lymphoma causing ureter obstruction
  • Transurethral resection of post-brachytherapy prostate causing recurrent clot retention and chronic bladder obstruction
  • Simultaneous laparoscopic marsupialization of 8 cm right kidney cyst & laparoscopic appendisectomy for subacute appendicitis
  • Flexible cystoscopic biopsy of prostate cancer simulating invasive bladder cancer by invading bladder base and both ureters
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 3 cm endophytic kidney cancer
  • Insertion of DJ stent and laparoscopic biopsy of malignant lymphoma encasing mid-ureter of left kidney
  • Insertion of bilateral DJ stents for 20 x 12 cm malignant lymphoma causing bilateral ureter obstruction
  • Ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy for 12 x 8 mm stone with chronic pyelonephritis but without obstruction
  • Cystoscopy and excision of complex but benign 4 x 3 cm urachal cyst
  • Laparoscopic right nephrectomy for 6 cm kidney cancer in man with double inferior vena cava

2016

  • Reimplantation and reduction ureteroplasty of refluxing 2.5 cm wide megaureter after previous ureterocoele surgery
  • Partial orchidectomy for Leydig cell tumour in 17 year old male with precocious puberty
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 5 cm kidney cancer located at anterior hilum
  • Optical urethrotomy for 3 pin-hole strictures at bulbous urethra from previous TURP
  • Partial nephrectomy for 2 cm kidney cancer and 3 cm complex cyst in same kidney
  • Transurethral resection of 2 cm endometriotic nodule in bladder
  • Robotic pyeloplasty for PUJ obstruction from crossing vessel
  • Transurethral resection of 3 cancerous tumours in posterior bladder using flexible cystoscope because tumours beyond reach of standard resectoscopes
  • Laparoscopic-assisted right nephroureterectomy for 3 x 1 cm ureter cancer causing gross hydronephrosis
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 2 cm angiomyolipoma in left kidney mimicking cancer
  • Robotic radical nephrectomy for 9 cm cancer in right kidney
  • Robotic prostatectomy on 55 year old man whose cancer progressed to stage 3 after 3 years of active surveillance
  • Robotic marsupialisation of symptomatic 7 cm parapelvic cyst in right kidney
  • Repair of distal hypospadias with correction of chordee in 48 year old man
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 2 cm kidney cancer
  • Flexible ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy for 3 stones ( 1 cm each) in horseshoe kidney
  • Excision biopsy of intra-testicular adenomatoid tumour
  • Transurethral resection of 2 x 1 cm inverted papilloma in bladder
  • Partial nephrectomy for 3.5 cm cancerous complex cyst with adjacent simple cysts
  • Robotic right adrenalectomy for 3 cm adenoma
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy followed by completion lower ureterectomy for renal transitional cell cancer mimicking renal cell cancer
  • Transurethral deroofing of 3 cm left ureterocoele
  • Circumcision, TURP followed by open diverticulectomy of 14 x 7 cm bladder diverticulum compressing right ureter
  • Laparoscopic excision of 6x5 cm left adrenal cavernous haemangioma
  • Laparoscopic right adrenalectomy for 3x2 cm adenoma causing Cushing's syndrome
  • Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for 1 cm adenoma causing Conn's syndrome
  • Cystoscopic excision of bladder neck cyst in 50 year old man with bladder outlet obstruction
  • TURP for 52 year old man with BPH causing recurrent acute retention of urine
  • Radical nephrectomy for 12 x10 cm left kidney cancer adherent to left colon, pancreas and aorta
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 7 x 5 cm angiomyolipoma
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 2.5 cm papillary type of kidney cancer
  • Flexible ureteroscopy and laser ablation of urothelial cancer within pelvis of single kidney in man with previous nephroureterectomy for similar cancer in opposite kidney
  • Partial nephrectomy for 4 x 2 cm kidney cancer sited above hilum
  • PCNL for three recurrent stones 2.5 cm + 1.5 cm + 1 cm in man with previous open stone surgery in same kidney
  • DJ stenting followed by needle aspiration of posterior parapelvic kidney cyst causing PUJ obstruction in same kidney

2017

  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 3 x 3 cm kidney cancer
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 5.5 cm angiomyolipoma
  • Ureteric dilatation for right ureter stricture followed by robotic left partial nephrectomy for 1.7 cm oncocytic type of kidney cancer
  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy and TURBT for synchronous ureter cancer and bladder cancer
  • Cystoscopic ablation of 1 cm bladder cancer
  • Cystoscopic ablation of 2 cm recurrent bladder cancer with recurrent urethral stricture and long penile urethra
  • Urethrotomy and dilatation of double urethra stricture
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy for 1 cm totally endophytic oncocytoma of kidney
  • Radical nephrectomy for 10 x 12 cm malignant plasmacytoma of kidney invading psoas muscle and left colon mesentery
  • Repair of 3 mm bladder-uterine fistula post-Caesarean section
  • Partial nephrectomy for 5.5 cm cancerous complex cyst of kidney in 35 year old female
  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for 3 cm ureter cancer
  • Urethral dilatation of membranous urethral stricture post-TURP
  • Robotic pyeloplasty for PUJ obstruction from crossing vessel followed by robotic cholecystectomy for gallbladder polyps in same patient
  • Transurethral resection of multiple ( > 8 ) bladder tumours up to 3 cm size
  • Repair of recurrent bladder-vaginal fistula plus stenting of left ureter following laparoscopic hysterectomy and previous repair complicated by suture obstruction of left ureteric orifice
  • Robotic prostatectomy on 107 kg man with a BMI of 38
  • Robotic prostatectomy for 120 gm prostate cancer in man with recurrent retention of urine
  • Robotic prostatectomy for post-TURP prostate cancer
  • Cystoscopy and right hemicolectomy for caecum cancer invading into bladder
  • Orchidectomy for 23 year old with missed torsion testis
  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy for 3 cm ureter cancer adherent to internal iliac artery
  • Insertion of bilateral DJ stents for bilateral impacted ureter stones causing acute kidney failure with creatinine level of > 1000 mmol/L
  • Partial nephrectomy for 4 cm kidney cancer
  • Total nephrectomy for xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis from staghorn stone and fistula between calyx and left colon
  • Partial cystectomy for recurrent colon cancer invading into bladder
  • Sperm retrieval for man with azoospermia from congenital absence of vas
  • Excision of 9 x 8 x 7 cm bladder diverticulum causing recurrent UTI
  • Urethrotomy and dilatation for recurrent double urethra stricture