Nexus Surgical Associates Pte Ltd
#05-01 Parkway East Medical Centre 319 Joo Chiat Place Singapore 427989

Contact No: 6440 4866
Specialty: General Surgery
Sub Specialty: Surgical Oncology & Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
Qualifications: MBBS, M Med (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburg), FAMS (Surgery), FICS
Language(s): English, Mandarin, Bahasa Malayu & Bahasa Indonesia
Clinical focus: Hepatobiliary (liver & gallbladder) and pancreatic cancers and diseases including cancers, cysts, stones, traumatic injury, pancreatitis, tumour and growth.
Carcinoids and neuroendocrine cancers
Digestive cancers, soft tissue tumours and sarcoma
Intra-abdominal infection, skin and soft tissue infections
Inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, umbilical hernia & incisional hernia
Procedure focus: Laparoscopic surgery (Key-hole Surgery) in hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases including gallstones and bile duct stones
Liver Surgery and Gallbladder Surgery
Pancreatic Surgery and Spleen Surgery
Cancer Surgery (Surgical Oncology)
Digestive Surgery including stomach, small and large intestines
Surgery for intra-abdominal infection, skin and soft tissue Infections
Laparoscopic hernia surgery including inguinal hernia, umbilical, para-umbilical and incisional hernia
Endoscopy – both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Background: Dr Liau is an accredited surgeon with more than 18 years of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating digestive cancers (especially liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, pancreatic cancer and carcinoid or neuroendocrine cancer), surgical infections and gastrointestinal diseases. His primary clinical expertise is in the specialised care of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic cancers and disorders. His expertise skills in surgery include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia surgery, laparoscopic surgery and endoscopy. Currently, he practises out of his clinics at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Parkway East Hospital in Singapore.

Dr Liau graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1994 and obtained his postgraduate surgical degree in 1998. The same year, he was admitted to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. Dr Liau then continued his further training in cancer management at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA from 2002 to 2003. When he returned to Singapore in 2003, he was conferred Fellowships by the Academy of Medicine, the College of Surgeons Singapore and the International College of Surgeons.

Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Liau was the senior consultant surgeon in the Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. During his tenure, he served as the Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Unit in the Department of General Surgery from 2004 to 2010. He was also the Deputy Head of the Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2008 to 2010.

His commitment to his specialty is evident too. Dr Liau, a founder of Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (APHPBA), was also a council member in the association from 2005 - 2011. Currently, Dr Liau is the Vice President of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (Singapore) and the council member of the College of Surgeons, Singapore. Besides, Dr Liau is a member of the Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) and International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA). Having a keen interest in the care of patients with neuroendocrine tumours (carcinoids), he serves on the executive committee of the Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (CNETs) and is also a member of the European Neuroendocrine Society. Dr Liau belongs to an International Surgical Infections Studies Group which reviews the practice guidelines for the management of surgical infections. Additionally, Dr Liau is a specialty editor for the Singapore Medical Journal and a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Sciences.

His other significant area of interest is bioethics & surgical education. He was a member of the Surgical Residency Advisory Committee in the Ministry of Health, Singapore that helped to develop the surgical graduate training programmes from 2009 to 2011. Dr Liau is a strong advocate on the transfer of medical expertise and surgical skills to the next generation of doctors around the region as well as to the rest of the world. In 2012, he was invited as a visiting professor in Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery to teach in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sassari, Italy. Currently, Dr Liau actively teaches at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Beneath the youthful and cheerful disposition which Dr Liau is commonly known to his patients, he is a professional, confident and efficient surgeon who has a proven clinical track record. Dr Liau, an ASEAN Scholar, has received many accolades. As a champion for healthcare quality and patient safety, Dr Liau was awarded First Prize and Merit Prize for the 5th and 6th Ministry of Health Singapore Healthcare Quality Improvement Poster Competitions in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In addition, he was also awarded the Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s Best Quality Improvement Award in 2009. Dr Liau was the finalist nominee for 2008 Excellent Service Award Superstar and the recipient of the 2008 and 2009 Star Excellent Service Awards. In 2009, the Singapore Public Service honoured Dr Liau with the PS21 Star Service Award for having gone beyond the call of duty to deliver excellent service to his patients. In recognition to his service to Emirate patients, he was also presented with the Embassy of United Arab Emirates Medal.