Top Bariatric Surgeons in Singapore


What is a bariatric surgeon? 

A bariatric surgeon is a medical professional trained and specialised in performing bariatric surgery – which is a type of weight loss surgery.  

Who is bariatric surgery for? 

A common misconception about bariatric surgery is that it is for anyone who wants to lose weight without dieting and exercising. That is the incorrect mindset to have and is far from the truth. Bariatric surgery is for people who have a high BMI (Body High Index) that exceeds 30. However, patients will need to meet certain medical guidelines to qualify for bariatric surgery. 

Here are some Bariatric Surgeons to consider:



Dr Chunhai Tan

Address 6A Napier Road, #03-00, Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block, 258500
Telephone +65 6432 8319
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Sunday: Closed




Pan Asia Surgery Group

Address #10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563
Telephone +65 6570 2608
Operating Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9 AM to 1 PM

Sunday: Closed




G & L Surgical Clinic

Address 38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-23, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
Telephone +65 6255 1234
Operating Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9 AM to 1 PM

Sunday: Closed




Slim Couture

Address 20 Cecil St, #02-05 GSH Plaza, Singapore 049705
Telephone +65 6534 0747
Operating Hours Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM

Sunday: Closed




Arden JR Surgery 

Address 38 Irrawaddy Rd, #08-32 38, Singapore 329563
Telephone +65 6592 0078
Operating Hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9 AM to 12 PM

Sunday: Closed




Bariatric Surgery

Address 38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-23 Mount Elizabeth, Specialist Centre, 329563
+65 6255 1234
Operating Hours Monday – Friday : 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am – 1:00 pm




Digestive Centre

Address 3 Mount Elizabeth, #12-14 Medical Centre, Singapore 228510
Telephone +65 6737 5388
Operating Hours Call to ask




Bridge Bariatrics

Address Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road #06-55, Singapore 329563
Telephone +65 6733 0847
Operating Hours Call to ask




ASG Diabetes Surgery Clinic

Address 290 Orchard Road, #18-01 Paragon Medical Tower, 238859
Telephone +65 6836 2168
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM

Saturday: 9 AM to 1 PM

Sunday: Closed




Raffles Surgery Centre

Address 585 North Bridge Rd, Level 13 Raffles Specialist Centre – 莱佛士专科医疗中心, Singapore 188770
Telephone +65 6311 1140
Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 6 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM to 1 PM
Sunday: Closed


What does a bariatric surgeon do? 

A bariatric surgeon is the main surgeon who will be in charge of performing the bariatric surgery on you. The bariatric surgeon will also be responsible for informing and educating you of the risks of bariatric surgery and ensuring that you are a suitable candidate for bariatric surgery. The bariatric surgeon will also be following up on you regarding your health after the bariatric surgery. 

When to visit a bariatric surgeon 

Bariatric surgery is not for everyone. There are certain circumstances whereby an individual is highly recommended to visit a bariatric surgeon for a consultation on bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is not recommended for individuals who have a BMI of less than 27. 

If you are obese and have type 2 diabetes, undergoing bariatric surgery may be a viable option for you. In fact, bariatric surgery has been proven by clinical trials to reverse type 2 diabetes. However, the results were done on obese diabetic patients. 

Bariatric surgery procedures 

Laparoscopic surgery 

Laparoscopic surgery involves using a telescope and long, fine calibre instruments which is inserted into the abdomen to perform the surgery. The incisions used are 5 – 12mm in size. Patients will be able to recover rather quickly after the surgery. Most patients will be able to resume their daily activities within a week or so. There is also minimal scarring as the small incisions require fewer stitches. 

Laparoscopic gastric banding

A laparoscopic gastric bypass is a form of restrictive procedure which produce early satiety and fullness after a small meal by gastric restriction. The procedure is performed by inserting a silicone band around the upper abdomen and stitched into a position that creates a small gastric pouch that limits the quantity of food that the stomach can hold. 

Risks of bariatric surgery 

Like any other surgery, undergoing bariatric surgery has its own risks – both long term and short term health risks. Some of the risks include: 

  • Excessive bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Blood clots 
  • Adverse reactions to anaesthesia 
  • Lung or breathing problems 
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system 

Some of the long term risks and complications of bariatric surgery include: 

  • Bowel obstruction 
  • Hernias 
  • Malnutrition 
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting 
  • Acid reflux 
  • Hernias 
  • Gallstones 

What to prepare before bariatric surgery?

If you meet the health guidelines and qualify as a candidate for bariatric surgery, your bariatric surgeon will advise you accordingly on what to do before bariatric surgery. There may be diet restrictions and medications to take. You might also have to stop smoking for a short period of time before bariatric surgery. 

What to expect for bariatric surgery?

Generally, all patients for bariatric surgery will be under general anaesthesia, which means you will be unconscious during the surgery. 

Most types of bariatric surgery today are performed laparoscopically which is a small, tubular instrument with a camera attached. 

Psychological consultation 

Some doctors will require patients to go for a psychological consultation before bariatric surgery. This is because undergoing bariatric surgery will change a person’s relationship with food. The psychological consultation will go through whether bariatric surgery is a suitable solution for you. Some of the things that you will be assessed include: 

  • Psychiatric history 
  • Current psychological function 
  • Weight and dieting history 
  • Current eating behaviours and eating disorders (if any) 
  • Level of physical activity 

During the consultation, you will also be informed on the behavioural changes which are necessary to ensure good post-operative results, as well as any psychological changes that can be anticipated after surgery. 

Post-surgery recovery 

Patients will be required to stay overnight in the hospital for 1 to 3 days for observation before they can be discharged. Most patients will be able to walk comfortably on their own within 1 to 3 days and start eating regularly as well. 

Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery should refrain from lifting heavy items for at least a month. Patients should also avoid abdominal exercises for six to eight weeks post-surgery. There will also be post-surgery follow-ups usually a week, two weeks, a month, 3 months, 6 months, and a year later. Lifelong follow-up is required for bariatric surgery patients. The follow-ups aim to help patients evaluate their diet, prevent diet regain, and prevent complications after surgery. 


Bariatric surgery is not for everyone – you will have to meet health requirements in order to be considered as a candidate for bariatric surgery. Even then, bariatric surgery may not be the best solution for you. Please consult with your doctor to find out more if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you. 

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