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 the 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 the 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, the Philippines and the region to train with him. He was awarded Outstanding Clinical Teacher in 2007 and appointed Visiting Professor for Laparoscopy at the University of Philippines in 2009.

Anthony is the first gynaecologist in Singapore to perform Single Incision Laparoscopy for Hysterectomy and Myomectomy. As a pioneer of Single Incision Laparoscopy, he was invited to lecture and demonstrate the procedure in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. He is among the few gynaecologists in the region to have done more than 400 cases of Single Incision Laparoscopy Surgery.

Apart from laparoscopy, Anthony is an opinion leader in the management of Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts, Menstrual Disorders and Endometriosis. He is frequently invited to lecture on the latest developments in these conditions and is also called upon to provide Expert Witness Opinion on these issues. Anthony takes pride in explaining complex gynaecological conditions in simple terms so that every woman can understand their treatment options. As a result, he is often sought for a second opinion on complex gynaecological management. After 20 years of obstetrics practice, Anthony has stopped delivering babies and is now focused on giving his best to help women with their gynaecological health, which may involve the need for advanced laparoscopic keyhole surgery.

Career Highlights

❖ First Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital 2007 – 2011
❖ First gynaecologist in Singapore to perform Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Myomectomy 2009 – 2010
❖ Invited to demonstrate the first Single Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam 2011 – 2013
❖ Among the few gynaecologists 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 2007
❖ Excellent Service Awards and Letters of Commendation in consecutive years from 2002 – 2012

Event Highlights

Single Incision Laparoscopy – Landmark Events

Keyhole Surgery – Single Incision Laparoscopy

Fibroid Events

Endometriosis Events

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Events


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.