About Glad Clinic
Recent advances in medical science and technology has allowed better outcomes in management of diseases in the gallbladder, liver, pancreas and digestive organs. This offers many patients the cure of their ailments with the least discomfort and shorter recovery time.
The mission of the GLAD Clinic is to utilize such state-of-the-art treatment options to provide effective and expeditious management for our clients both locally and internationally and at the same time ensuring a smooth hassle-free treatment experience with privacy and convenience.
About The Surgeon
A/Prof. Stephen Chang Kin Yong,
MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin) M.Med (Surg), FRCS Ed (Gen Surg), FAMS.
Dr Chang graduated with MBBS in 1994 and having obtained his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003, went on to further training in Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation in France. He is a key developer of the laparoscopic approach to Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in this region and is also active in developing the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program in Singapore. He is the pioneer of the Single Incision Laparoscopic …
√ Laparoscopic Liver, Pancreas and Bilary Surgery
Majority of Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures for the liver, pancreas, gallbladder system
and the digestive tract
are advanced surgical procedures that requires adequate training in traditional open surgery as well as proficiency in laparoscopic techniques. Relevant and adequate training in step-wise manner up the ladder of complexity should be acquired by surgeons offering this approach coupled with adoption of modern instrumentation and equipment to ensure safe execution of the surgical procedures.
√ Single Port Laparoscopic surgery (key-hole minimally invasive surgery)
can benefit patients by having less wound pain, less wound infection and faster recovery.
With further advances in surgical technique and instrumentation, further reduction in surgical trauma can now be achieved by using only a single key-hole instead of multiple key-holes in some of the abdominal surgeries.
Dr Stephen Chang is pioneer in this technique of single key-hole minimally invasive surgery with more than 500 case experience (one of the largest in the region and internationally).
√ Liver Transplant
is indicated for various liver diseases including liver cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. In GLAD Clinic, a team of experience doctors and surgeons work together to provide the best outcome for liver transplantation.
√ Multimodality Management of Liver Disease and Cancer
With better understanding of the disease pattern and the body’s requirements for liver function, various options for treatment of liver diseases and cancer must be available either as a single therapy or as a combination. Dr Chang is the Founding President of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore where in the early years of it formation, helped promote the integrated multi-disciplinary treatment of liver diseases.
In line with the mission of GLAD Clinic, Dr Stephen Chang spends significant portion of time out of Singapore serving the other countries and help bring advance medical and surgical expertise to the people in these countries. In various capacities, he has served in Timor Leste, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and even in Iran. Locally, Dr Stephen Chang through his capacity as the founding president of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore, spearheaded the Liver Disease Awareness Week.