About Anthony Siow

Medical Director, ASC Clinic for Women

About Dr. Anthony Siow

MBBS (S’pore) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
FRCOG (UK) Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London
MMed O&G (S’pore) Masters of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University of Singapore
MRANZCOG (Aust-NZ) Member of the Royal Australia-New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FAMS (S’pore) Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

 

Anthony is the medical director of ASC Clinic for Women Pte Ltd at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore. He has more than 20 years of institutional practice and was the first Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, the largest tertiary referral hospital in Singapore.

Anthony was awarded the Singapore Government Scholarship for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Sydney, Australia where he spent a year mastering the finer aspects of Advanced Endometriosis Surgery and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. As Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, he spearheaded the KK Laparoscopic Fellowship Training Program, and established the KK Endometriosis Clinic. His passion for teaching Advanced Laparoscopy attracted specialists from Malaysia,Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and the region to train with him. He was awarded Outstanding Clinical Teacher in 2007 and appointed Visiting Professor for Laparoscopy to University of Philippines in 2009.

Anthony is the first gynaecologist in Singapore to perform Single Incision Laparoscopy for Hysterectomy and Myomectomy. He is frequently invited to lecture on and demonstrate Single Incision Laparoscopy overseas. As a result, he performed the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. He is among the few in the region who has done more than 400 cases of Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery.

Apart from laparoscopy, Anthony also consults on general women’s conditions like menstruation irregularities, infertility and menopausal adjustments. He still enjoys guiding mothers through their pregnancy and finds the birth of a newborn an ultimate joy. Having two beautiful kids of his own, he has learnt the art of putting not one but two bawling babies to sleep; and the finer points of changing diapers at 3am half asleep.

To all the sleep-deprived mothers, he would say “The nights are long but the years are short – enjoy them while you can”

 

Career Highlights

❖ First Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
❖ First gynaecologist in Singapore to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Myomectomy
❖ Invited to demonstrate the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam
❖ Among the few gynaecologist in Asia to have performed more than 400 cases of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
❖ KK Hospital Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award for training gynaecologist in Advanced Laparoscopy
❖ Excellent Service Awards and Letters of Commendation in consecutive years from 2002 – 2012
❖ Awarded Marquis Who’s Who in the World for Medicine 2011

 

Event Highlights

2019

 

26 Jul 2019
APAGE Regional Congress 2018
Invited for Lecture “Safe and Rational use of Esmya”

 

19 Jul 2019
Invitation for Keynote Lecture and Esmya Launch in Indonesia
“Safe & Rational Used of Esmya”

 

11 Mar 2019
Radio Interview on 93.8 Lift
Invited for a discussion on Ovarian Cyst – Diagnosis and Treatment
26 Jan 2019
Invitation for Keynote Lecture in Conjunction with Esmya Launch in Myanmar
Lecture on “Overview on the Management of Uterine Fibroids”

 

2018

 

29 Sep 2018
Invitation to Esmya Expert Panel Meeting, Jakarta
Presented Clinical Outcome of Personal Series of First 50 cases of Esmya

 

16 Sep 2018
Invitation to Visanne Expert Panel Meeting. Taipei. Taiwan.
Presented a case of Extraovarian Ectopic Endometrosis.

 

 

19 Aug 2018
Public Forum on Management of Uterine Fibroids
Invited for Lecture “Medical & Surgical Management of Fibroid”

 

28 Jun 2018
APAGE Regional Congress
Invited as Moderator for Live Surgery on Endometriosis
21 Mar 2018|
RCOG World Congress
Invited for Lecture “Single Incision Laparoscopy”
Invited as Trainer for “Advanced Laparoscopy Skills Workshop”

 

2017

 

23 Sep 2017
Esmya Expert Panel Meeting
Invited to Chair the Meeting and
Lecture on “Practical  Cases from Esmya Treatment”

 

31 Jul 2017
Interview on Channel News Asia, Singaproe
“Hepatitis Infection in Pregnancy”
8 Apr 2017
5th Women’s Health Symposium on Endometriosis
Invited for Lecture “Adolescent Endometriosis”

 

2016

10 Apr 2016
12th ISUOG Outreach Meeting
Invited for Lecture “Single Incision Laparoscopy : Advantages and Limitations”

2015

13 Feb 2015
Laparoscopy & Complication Management Workshop
Invited as Trainer for Surgical Workshop
25 Nov 2015
The New IMPERIAL Conference
OBGYN Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Cipto Hospital, Jakarta
Invited for Keynote Lecture “Difficulty on Endometriosis Surgery”

 

2014

27 Nov 2014
APAGE Annual Congress, Malaysia
Invited as Trainer for Surgical Workshop on Single Incision Laparoscopic Myomectomy
13 June 2014
Regional Congress of APAGE Meeting, Singapore
Invited as Trainer for Single Incision Laparoscopy

2013

10 Nov 2013
42nd American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists Congress
Washington, USA.
Invited as Moderator for Surgical Tutorial on Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Mini-Laparoscopy & Robotics
7 June 2013
Cebu Philippines
Lecture & Performed Live Surgery
Evolving Trends in MIS
Performed live surgery of the 1st Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Cebu

2012

31 May 2012
Sydney, Australia
AGES-APAGE XXII Annual Scientific Meeting
Combined Australia Gynaecological Endoscopy Society and Asia-Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy
Invited for Lecture “Single Incision Laparoscopy Made Easy”
Moderator for “Meet the Stars” Session on Single Incision Laparoscopy
16 April 2012
Singapore
Channel News Asia AM Live Interview
“Deep Vein Thrombosis in Pregnancy”
6-7 April 2012
Jakarta, Indonesia
Lecture & Performed live surgery
Invited for Lecture and Trainer for Indonesia Gynaecological Endoscopic Society First Single Incision Laparoscopic Workshop.
Lecture “Tips & Teachings from Laparoscopic Complication”
Lecture “The Ergonomics of Single Incision Laparoscopy”
Performed Live Surgery : Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

 

2011

2 Dec 2011
Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
Surgery Workshop & Performed live surgery
1st Single Incision Laparoscopic (SIL) Surgery Workshop
Tu Du Hospital, Ho Chi Min City
Invited for Lecture and Live Surgery
“Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – Steps made Easy”
Performed live surgery of the 1st Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Vietnam
12 Aug 2011
Philippines General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
Lecture & Performed Live Surgery
Philippines Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy Single Incision Laparoscopy (SIL) Workshop
Invited for lecture and live surgery
Lecture : “Single Port Hysterectomy Made Easy”
Performed live surgery of the 1st Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Philippine
5 May 2011
Fatmawati Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lecture & Performed live surgery
1st Indonesia Gynaecological Endoscopy Meeting
Invited for lecture and live surgery
Lecture :
“Single Port Myomectomy and its application”
“Single Port Hysterectomy Made Easy”
Performed live surgery of the 1st Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Indonesia.
20 April 2011
Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Lecture & Debate
International Chula Gynaecologic Surgery Meeting
Invited for lecture and debate
Lecture : “Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for the Frozen Pelvis”
Debate : “Single Port Surgery in Gynae Surgery”
11 Mar 2011
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Lecture
Taiwan Gynaecological Society Meeting
Invited for Keynote Lunch Symposium Lecture
“Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Made Easy”
17 Jan 2011
Advanced Surgery Training Centre, Singapore
Lecture
Covidien Master Class in Gynaecological Surgery
Invited lecturer and trainer for this Master Class Workshop where overseas participant from Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand attended.
Lecture : “Single Incision Hysterectomy Made Easy”

 

2010

25 Nov 2010
Hanoi, Vietnam
Lecture
Endoscopic Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) MeetingI was the only gynaecologist from Singapore invited to present the finer aspects Single Incision Laparoscopy at this surgeon’s meeting. My lecture “Lapro-Endoscopic Single Site Surgery – A Gynecological Perspective” provided new insights to the surgeons.
30 Sept 2010
Singapore, Capella Hotel, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Asia Pacific Association of Gynaecological Endoscopy Meeting
Lecture : “A Series of Unfortunate Events – Learning from Complications”
Perform Live Surgery
• Single Incision Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
• Single Incision Laparoscopic Myomectomy
May 2010
Sydney, Australia
Lecture
Combined Australian Gynaecological Endoscopic Society (AGES) & International Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ISGE) Meeting
Invited as a Key Opinion Leader in Single Incision Laparoscopy for Olympus Meeting in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery.
Lecture : “Laparo-Endo Single Site Surgery (LESS)”At the AGES Meeting, I presented 4 papers on
• Laparoscopic complication
• Laparoscopic Cystectomy – How to handle the big cyst
• Single Incision Laparoscopy – Initial Experience
• Laparoscopic Tips and Tricks
Mar 2010
Advanced Laparoscopic Workshop, Petrajeya Hospital, Malaysia
Lecture & Performed live surgery
I was invited as Guest Speaker and Surgeon for the workshop
I delivered a lecture on Recent Advances in Laparoscopy and covered Single Access Laparoscopy
I performed live surgery in
• Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
• Laparoscopic Endometriosis Excision
• Laparoscopic Tubo-Reanastomosis
Feb 2010
Laparoscopic Workshop Cebu Philippines
Lecture & Performed live surgery
I was invited as Guest Speaker and Surgeon for the workshop. I delivered three lectures
• Laparoscopic Suturing
• Technique of Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
• Technique of Laparoscopic MyomecomyI performed live surgery in
• Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
• Laparoscopic Myomectomy
• Transcervical Endometrium Excision

 

2008

July 2008
Manila, Philippines
1st Philippines Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy (PSGE) Meeting
Overseas Guest Speaker.
I had the honor of being the first Overseas Guest Speaker for the inaugural PSGE meeting, a congregation of all the top laparoscopic surgeons in Philippines.My lecture on the Laparoscopic Approach for Frozen Pelvis and Laparoscopic Myomectomy & Suturing stimulated a lot of interest in the Laparoscopic Fellowship Training Programme I ran at KK Hospital.

Publications

Review Article

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynecology : Evolution, current trends and future perspectives
Chern B, Lakhotia S, Khoo CK, A Siow. Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy 2012 Aug;1:9-18.

Peer Reviewed Journals
Laparoscopic Management of 4 cases of Recurrent Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy and Review of Literature
Siow A, Ng S. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 May-Jun;18(3):296-302. Epub 2011 Mar 26. Review.
This is the only review article on this topic in the literature

Single-Port Access Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Stage 1A1 Cancer of the Cervix
Mohd J, Siow A. Singapore Med J. 2011 Jun;52(6):e111-4.
This is the First Single Port Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Singapore

Entangled Bilateral Adnexal Torsion in a Premenarchal Girl : A Laparoscopic Approach.
Kitporntheranunt M, Wong J, Siow A. Singapore Med J. 2011 Jun;52(6):e124-7.

Ectopic Ovary at Ectopic Pregnany
Min LJ, Siraj M, Siow A. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011 Mar-Apr;18(2):148.

Methotrexate treatment for ectopic pregnancy at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore.
Thia EW, Loi K, Wang JJ, Siow A. Singapore Med J. 2009 Nov;50(11):1058-61.
Laparoscopic Excision of Rudimentary Horn Pregnancy in a patient with Previous Caesarean Section
Jihong L, A Siow, Chern B. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2009 Mar;279(3) 403-5

Parasitic Dermoid Cyst of the Pouch of Douglas : Case Report
Khoo CK, Chua I, A Siow, Chern B. J Minim Invasive Gynaecol. 2008 Nov-Dec;15 (6):761-3

Laparoscopic Management of 53 cases of Cornual Ectopic Pregnancy
Ng S, Hammotri S, Chua I, Chern B, A Siow Fertil Steril. 2009 Aug;92(2):448-52
This is the largest series ever published on laparoscopic management of cornual ectopic pregnancy

Retrospective Study of the Success Rates and Complications associated with Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
C Ng, A Siow, B Chern J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2007 Aug;33(4):512-8.

Tubal ectopic pregnancy after bilateral salphingectomy : a case report
J Joosoph, A Siow Singapore Medical Journal 2007 Vol 48(8) : 787 – 8

Urological complications of laparoscopic hysterectomy : a four year review t KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Singapore.
A Siow, Nikam YA, Ng C, B Chern Singapore Medical Journal 2007 Vol 48(3) : 217 – 221
This is the largest series of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Singapore with comparable complication rates to laparotomy hysterectomy

Laparoscopic treatment of tension free vaginal tape erosion.
A Siow, Morris AR, Lam A. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2005 Aug;45(4):333.
This is the only published report on laparoscopic removal of TVT Tape

Initial Asian Experience in Hysteroscopic Sterilization using the Essure permanent birth control device.
B Chern, A Siow BJOG. 2005 Sep;112(9):1322-7.
This is the first Asian report on our experience with Essure

Successful Laparoscopic Treatment of a Broad Ligament Ectopic Pregnancy
A Siow, B Chern, Y Soong Singapore Medical Journal 2004 Vol 45(2) : 40-42
This is the largest abdominal pregnancy managed by laparoscopy that has been published

Initial Experience of Laparoscopic Management of Apparent Early Endometrial Cancer
A Siow, ST Beh, EH Tay Singapore Medical Journal 2003 Vol 44(5) : 243 – 247
This is the first report of endometrial cancer managed by laparoscopy in Singapore

Do Women with pre-eclampsia, and their babies, benefit from Magnesium Sulphate? The MAGPIE Trial : a randomized placebo-controlled trial.
The MAGPIE Collaborative Group (A Siow, KH Tan, GSH Yeo) The Lancet Vol 359, Jun 2002

Cushing’s Syndrome in Pregnancy : A Case Report
A Siow, J Tan Singapore Journal of O&G Vol 33 No.1 Mar 2002

Conference Papers
Review of the first 100 cases of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Navamol, A Siow
Oral Presentation
Combined Australia Gynaecological Endoscopy Society and Asia-Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy
May 2012 Sydney Australia

MTX for Ectopic Pregnancy – KK Hospital Results
Camille Abaya, A Siow
Poster presentation
AAGL 38th Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, USA
November 2009

Case report of mesenteric artery thrombosis in pregnancy
SL Goh, A Siow
Poster presentation, BCOG London 2008

5 year follow up Endometrioma Surgery at KKH
Steven Teo, A Siow
Poster presentation, BCOG London 2008

Basic Electrosurgical Knowledge Among Practicing Gynecologists: A Multinational Survey
AR Morris, A Siow
33rd Annual Meeting American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
San Francisco, USA 2004

Laparoscopic Removal of Tension Free Vaginal Tape – Video Presentation
A Siow, A Lam
16th Australia Gynaecological Endoscopic Society Annual Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 2004.
Awarded Best Video Presentation at AGES Meeting

Successful Laparoscopic Treatment of an Abdominal Pregnancy in the Broad Ligament.
A Siow, B Chern
Poster Presentation 2003
National Health Group Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore

The Fertility Society of Australia Hobart Conference
Oct 1998

Fetal Abnormalities associated with ICSI Pregnancy – The Singapore Experience
CT Yeong, A Siow, S Loh, N Leong

Prevalence of Chlamydia Trachomatis in 100 consecutive women attending the subfertility clinic – Detection using ligase chain reaction test
CT Yeong, R Lin, A Siow, N Leong

Outcome of ART pregnancies in Singapore
S Loh, CT Yeong, A Siow, G Ganesan, N Leong

Review Article – Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Gynecology : Evolution, current trends and future perspectives
Chern B, Lakhotia S, Khoo CK, A Siow. Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy 2012 Aug;1:9-18.