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Dr Chuwa Wee Lee Esther

  • Esther Chuwa Breastcare Practice


    6 Napier Road #10-03
    Gleneagles Medical Centre
    Singapore 258499

    6479 3110
  • 專科

    • 普外科
  • 資格

    • MBBS, National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • M.Med (Surgery)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Surgery)
  • 口语能力

    • 英语


  • After graduating from the National University of Singapore in 1999, Dr Esther Chuwa was among the first in her cohort to complete her Advanced Surgical Training and was named top candidate by the Board of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in her qualifying examinations.
  • In pursuit of her passion for breast surgery, Dr Chuwa chose to devote her practice in Singapore solely to the management and research of breast diseases, especially breast cancer, by joining KK Breast Centre in 2006, the only stand-alone breast surgical unit in Singapore. Recognising the importance of balancing oncologic control and cosmetic outcomes in the surgical excisions of breast cancers, Dr Chuwa embarked on an oncoplastic breast fellowship at the renowned Nottingham Breast Institute in the United Kingdom, under the Health Manpower Development Programme Award in 2009. She has undertaken visiting stints and observerships at the breast and reconstruction units in various institutions including the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City, USA, Lyon Berard Cancer Center in Lyon, France and Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Dr Chuwa ranks among the few local breast surgeons in Singapore to have received formal training in oncoplastic breast surgery. Currently practising at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore, she offers oncoplastic breast surgery as one of the surgical options of breast cancer treatment. Her other specialisations include minimally invasive breast biopsy techniques, and localisation and excision of non-palpable breast tumours.
  • Dr Chuwa has published widely in several local, regional and international journals and was involved in several multi-institutional research collaborations under the A*star and National Medical Council Research Grants. Dr Chuwa is also a member of the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists, International Society of Surgery/ Breast Surgery International as well as the American College of Breast Surgeons. She serves as journal reviewer for international journals including Clinical Breast Cancer, International Surgery and an ad-hoc reviewer for Journal of Gynaecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy.
  • Dr Chuwa conceptualized and set up of a holistic breast cancer support programme, Alpine Blossoms, at KK Breast Department, which she chaired from 2008 till 2012. She is also a member of the Women’s Health Advisory committee since 2012, which is pivotal in making recommendations to address women’s key health issues in Singapore. In recognition of her devotion towards patient care, Dr Chuwa has received multiple service awards including the EXSA Singapore Excellent Service Awards.
  • Some of the conditions she treats are accessory breasts, axillary lumps, BRCA mutations, breast abcesses, breast cancer, breast lumps, breast pain, gigantomastia, gynaecomastia, inverted nipples, nipple discharges, phyllodes tumour, problems relating to breastfeeding/lactation and saggy breasts. She also conducts breast screenings.


  • 2008 Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award for Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Nottingham, UK,
  • 2008 EXSA Service Excellence Award, Silver Category