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  • Gleneagles Singapore

Dr Shanker Pasupathy

  • Digestive Centre


    3 Mount Elizabeth #12-14
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Pte Ltd


    6A Napier Road #03-37C
    Gleneagles Annex Block
    Singapore 258500

    6475 1489
  • Specialty

    • General Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (General Surgery)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Indonesian
    • Malay
    • Tamil


  • Dr Shanker Pasupathy is a general surgeon practising at Gleneagles Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. He specialises in keyhole surgery for obesity and metabolic disorders, for gastroesophageal conditions, such as cancer and acid reflux, and for gallbladder and abdominal hernia.
  • Dr Shanker completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore in 1995. He then underwent further training in general, gastrointestinal and vascular surgery in Singapore, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. During his yearlong fellowship at the Research Institute against Digestive Cancer (IRCAD) and Louis Pasteur University in France, he received training in advanced keyhole and robotic surgery.
  • Dr Shanker was formerly a senior consultant and the director of the lifestyle improvement and fitness enhancement (LIFE) centre at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). During his time there, he pioneered the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (removal of a portion of the stomach) and laparoscopic gastric bypass (creating a pouch in the stomach). He also established the metabolic-bariatric surgery service at the Department of Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery in SGH.
  • Dr Shanker is the president of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS), a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and an international faculty member at the Asian Institute of Telesurgery (AITS) in Taiwan. He was the previous president of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (Singapore Chapter). He has been regularly invited to conduct workshops in keyhole surgery locally and overseas.


  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2011 – 2012)
  • Best paper award for 'Bariatric surgery for the super-obese' presented at the 5th Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Conference in Singapore (2010)
  • John Farndon Prize for 'Effects of warm-up on exercise capacity, platelet activation and platelet-leucocyte aggregation in patients with claudication' (2005)
  • Best paper submitted to the British Journal of Surgery from the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) annual meeting (2004)