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Dr. Aileen Seah

Senior Consultant General Surgery (Gastro/Colorectal)


  • Colorectal Surgery

Medical Conditions Treated:

  • Colorectal cancer: Dr Seah is skilled in the management of colorectal cancer, which involves the surgical removal of cancerous tissue in the colon or rectum
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: She also manages inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, through medical management and surgical intervention when necessary
  • Pelvic floor disorders: Dr Seah specialises in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders such as rectal prolapse and rectocele, which can cause discomfort and difficulty with bowel movements.
  • Functional colorectal conditions: She is experienced in the management of functional colorectal conditions such as functional constipation and fecal incontinence, which can be caused by a variety of factors
  • Anorectal disorders: Dr Seah also manages anorectal disorders such as anal fissures, hemorrhoids, and fistulas, which can cause pain and discomfort


English, Mandarin, Hokkien


MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Surgery), Dip in Acupuncture (SCTCM)

Professional Profile:

Dr Seah is a colorectal surgeon who served as the director of the Pelvic Floor Centre in the division of Colorectal Surgery at the National University Health System. With over 12 years of service in a comprehensive Colorectal Unit at the National University Hospital and the National University Cancer Institute Singapore, she has managed a diverse range of colorectal and anorectal conditions including cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders, functional colorectal conditions like constipation and fecal incontinence, as well as anorectal disorders.

Dr Seah’s expertise also extends to advanced therapeutic endoscopic techniques, particularly in double balloon enteroscopy for evaluating small bowel disorders and endoscopic submucosal dissection for treating large flat polyps. She trained under the proctorship of Professor Hironori Yamamoto, the inventor of the double balloon enteroscope.

Dr Seah’s achievements in the field of colorectal surgery are impressive. She was awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme scholarship in 2003 and completed her Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2004 under the mentorship of renowned surgeons including Dr Stanley Goldberg, Dr David Rothenberger, Dr Ann Lowry, and Dr Robert Madoff. Notably, she became the first American trained female colorectal surgeon in Singapore.