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

Clinic Hours

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

Specialist in Cancer, Incontinence & Robotic Surgery

Dr Chin Chong Min, Urologist in Singapore

Dr Chin Chong Min

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg), FAMS (Urol)

  • Senior Consultant Urologist, Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Visiting Consultant Urologist, National University Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Urologist, Changi General Hospital
  • Life Member, Singapore Urological Association
  • Life Member, Society for Continence (Singapore)
  • Life Member, Society for Men's Health (Singapore)

a) Current Position
Dr Chin Chong Min is a Senior Consultant Urologist based at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MNH) and Mt Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital (MEH). He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in National University of Singapore (NUS) and Visiting Consultant at National University Hospital (NUH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH).

b) Qualifications
Dr Chin graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1986. In 1991, he passed the surgery fellowship exams at the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCSG), Edinburgh (FRCSE) as well as the Masters of Medicine (MMed) degree from NUS. His subspecialty training at Bristol Urological Institute (BUI) in the United Kingdom (1996-1997), where he majored in oncology, incontinence and urodynamics.

c) Expertise
i) Oncology & Robotic Surgery
Dr Chin is renowned for his surgical expertise in urinary cancers, i.e. kidney, bladder, prostate and testis. He is accredited to perform laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He did his residency program in robotic urology in 2005 in the USA at the University of California, Irvine. He is trained on the latest da Vinci Xi system and currently, the only urologist in Singapore who is conversant with all 3 generations of the da Vinci robot (viz. Standard, Si and Xi model). His experience spans more than 500 robotic prostatectomies. The largest cancerous prostate he has removed is 120 gm. His average surgical time is 2 hours, the fastest being 1 hr 30 mins. He has also done more than 30 robotic partial nephrectomies, the largest tumour removed being 5 cm .

Dr Chin's Milestones in Robotic Surgery
2005: Did the 1st robotic partial nephrectomy on the da Vinci standard robot in MEH
2008: Did the 1st robotic prostatectomy at NUH
2010: Did the 1st robotic radical cystectomy at MEH
2013: Did the 1st robotic prostatectomy and 1st robotic pyeloplasty on the da Vinci Si robot at MNH
2013: Did the 1st robotic adrenalectomy in Singapore in an operative time of 1 hour. As this was also the very first case in Singapore, the story was featured in the main local newspaper (Straits Times, 3 October 2013)
2014: Did the 1st robotic radical cystectomy with continent neobladder at MNH
2015: Proctored the 1st robotic prostatectomy on the da Vinci Xi robot at Changi General Hospital (CGH)
2016: Assisted in his 1st gynaecologic robotic surgery at MNH
2017: Assisted in his 1st hepatobiliary robotic surgery at MNH

Dr Chin's expertise in robotic surgery is featured in the media, from newspapers to magazines and television, both local and foreign. On 6 April 2011, Channel News Asia featured him as one of 'The Specialist' in robotic surgery. He has even developed his own techniques in robotic prostatectomy and, presented two videos of his original techniques at the prestigious 27th European Association of Urology (EAU) Congress held in February 2012 in Paris.

ii) Bladder Dysfunction & Incontinence
His other area of expertise is in bladder disorders, i.e. bladder dysfunction, urinary incontinence. He has collaborated in many research projects on bladder dysfunction, ranging from clinical to pharmacological trials, epidemiological surveys and animal experimentation. He is author of the 2nd edition of Clinical Handbook on Management of Incontinence (2001) and chairman of the committee which drafted the Clinical Practice Guidelines on 'Management of Urinary Incontinence' (2008). In the field of female urology, he is one of the first urologists to perform Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure for stress incontinence in women. He has done about 100 TVT cases since 1999, and is a designated preceptor to teach this surgery.

iii) Endourology
In the minimal-invasive management of urinary stones, he is qualified to perform percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL) and laser endoscopy. At the 19th World Congress of Endourology in Bangkok in 2001, he showed a video of his original technique of using the holmium laser to break a ureter stone within a basket.

d) Academia
Dr Chin's publications include 23 peer-reviewed papers, 5 book chapters, and a book on Urinary Incontinence. He has presented his research and clinical work at various international congresses and lectured in many countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Russia. He is also a reviewer for the medical journal, Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and examiner for the advance urology exit (FAMS) exam, final year medical student (MBBS) and 3rd year dental student (BDS) exams.

An active member of the Singapore Urological Association, he held the positions of Vice-President (2007-2008), Honorary Treasurer (2003-2004), Chairman of the Incontinence Subcommittee (2001-2008) and Research Subcommittee (2004-2006).