Dr Benjamin Chua is highly regarded for his many years of considerable experience in delivering individualized management of vascular conditions. He is a Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, and he is the Medical Director and Senior Consultant Vascular Surgeon of the Vascular & Interventional Centre. Dr Benjamin Chua’s credentials include being a Founding Head in the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital or the SGH.
His contribution and expertise in the industry has gained him many awards which include the following:
- 2015 Singapore Health Quality Service Award (Gold Award)
- 2013 Heart of Gold Award
- 2009 Health Manpower Development Programme Award
- 2001 – 2003 Research Fellowship Training Award
Dr. Chua’s credentials are more than enough reason as to why he is a trusted Vascular Surgeon. In case you want him to help you with your vascular condition, here is a list of the services that he offers:
Comprehensive Stroke Screening – as compared to screening, this procedure offers assessment and management of risks of cardiovascular diseases. Patients will undergo Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Stroke Screen. MRI stroke screen produces a three-dimensional image of the blood vessels and brain tissues to shows the brain and spinal cord. Surgeons use this procedure to diagnose new or old strokes.
Varicose Veins Surgery – this is a minimally invasive endovenous varicose vein surgery. The procedure will only take place for about 90 minutes. You may also avail their varicose veins surgery package, which already includes procedure-related medication and consumables, take-home medicines, and anesthetist and surgeon fees. The package also includes two post-procedure consultations and post-surgery dressings.
Stroke Screening – Vascular and Interventional Centre offers a package for this procedure. The package already covers the assessment and managing of any risks to developing cerebrovascular diseases or strokes. Tests such as ankle-brachial index and carotid doppler ultrasound are also included in the said package.
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD) Screening – PAD screening detects early blockage or narrowing of the leg arteries. This is advisable to avoid any further deterioration of the patient’s condition. Some of the procedures offered in this package include ankle-brachial index or Ankle-brachial index (ABI), carotid doppler ultrasound, and duplex ultrasound.
Comprehensive Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD) Screening – Included in this package is the procedure called peripheral angiogram. It uses CT scan to determine if there is presence of narrowed or blocked areas in the patient’s arteries that supply blood to the legs. Through peripheral angiogram, the doctor can visualize the entire blood flow pattern in the lower limb arteries.
Aortic aneurysm – aortic aneurysm occurs when the aorta’s wall weakens and then a bulge outwards it. If not treated properly, the aneurysm can enlarge and can burst or rupture. This can result in massive internal bleeding. To treat aortic aneurysm, the patient can either undergo an open surgery or EndoVascular Aortic Repair (EVAR). The open surgery involves traditional method of repairing aneurysm. Your surgeon will cut into your stomach to reach the abdominal aorta and then replace the enlarged area with a graft. The graft will be stitched into place by your surgeon, so it will more likely to stay in place. As for EVAR, the surgeon will make small cuts in your groin. These small cuts will help for the small piece of tubing called a graft to go up through the artery and then into the swollen section of aorta. This will be sealed to the wall of the aorta at both ends.
You can be confident that Dr Chua only offers quality service. Let him take your worries when it comes to assessment and management of different vascular conditions. Along with his team of knowledgeable and experienced staff, they can offer the right solutions to your vascular problems. For inquiries or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Vascular and Interventional Centre today.