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MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), FRCS (Edin), FRCSEd (Gen), FAMS (Surgery)

General Surgeon, Nexus Surgical Associates
Clinical Director, Nexus Surgical Weight Loss Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Member of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)
Member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Founding Member of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS)
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore


Dr Lim is an accredited general surgeon with special interests in oesophageal and gastric cancer, hernia and minimally invasive surgery. He decided to specialize in general surgery as he wanted to be actively involved in the management of his patients and to have the ability to make a difference by performing surgical procedures for them.

Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Lim was the Chief of the Upper Gastrointestinal Service and Senior Consultant in the Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. During his tenure as the Director of the Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in the hospital, Dr Lim encouraged the development of complex laparoscopic skills and led the organisation of basic, advanced and masterclass laparoscopic courses.

Dr Lim has had wide exposure to upper gastrointestinal and advanced laparoscopic procedures such as radical gastric resections with systematic lymphadenectomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, and laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity. He has also gained much experience in both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

Dr Lim understands the importance of sharing knowledge and is actively involved in the teaching of students and surgical trainees. He was a Clinical Lecturer in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and an Examiner in the Final Professional Examination for the Degrees of M.B.,B.S. He was the Track Leader for the Laparoscopy Symposium in the National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Congress 2008 and a Clinical Tutor for the Exit Exam Preparatory Course 2009 and 2010 organised by the Chapter of General Surgeons. In addition, Dr Lim is a reviewer in the Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Singapore Medical Journal. He has been an invited Speaker and Chairperson for numerous local and regional meetings.

Known to his patients as being dependable and prompt, Dr Lim believes in giving his very best in whatever he does.

Dr Lim graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992. He started his surgical training after his National Service. He completed his specialty training in General Surgery in 2003 having obtained the qualifications of FRCS (Edin),  M.Med (Surgery) and FRCSEd (Gen) along the way.

He was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2004.

Clinical Fellowship – Princess Alexandra Hospital
Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery
Brisbane, Australia

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Digestive Surgery
  • Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endoscopy

K.H.Lim, J. Thomas, W. Brown, J. Harvey, B.H. Burmeister, E. Walpole, D. Thomson, I. Martin, D. Gotley and B.M. Smithers.  A comparison of treatment outcome between adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73(s): A63. (Abstract)

W.A. Brown, J. Thomas, D. Gotley, B. Burmeister, K.H. Lim, I. Martin, E. Walpole, D. Thomson, J.A. Harvey and B.M. Smithers.  Use of oesophagogastroscopy to assess the response of oesophageal carcinoma to neoadjuvant therapy. British Journal of Surgery 2004 Feb; 91(2):199-204.

W.A. Brown, J. Thomas, D. Gotley, K.H. Lim, I. Martin and B.M. Smithers. The role of surgery in the management of locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73 (s): A63. (Abstract)

KS Png, J Rao, KH Lim and KH Chia. Lap-Band Causing Left Gastric Artery Erosion Presenting with Torrential Hemorrhage. Obes Surg. 2008 Aug;18(8):1050-2.

Kow AW, Chan SP, Earnest A, Chan CY, Lim K, Chong SY, Lim KH, Ho CK, Chew SP, Liau KH. Striving for a better operative outcome: 101 Pancreaticoduodenectomies. HPB (Oxford). 2008;10(6):464-71.
Das De S, Kow AW, Liau KH, Lim KH, Ho CK.Novel approach to laparoscopic resection of tumours of the distal pancreas. ANZ J Surg. 2009 Apr;79(4):288-93.

Chong Poh Kuan; Lee Huiyin; Zhou Jianbiao; Liu Shaw-Cheng; Loh Marie Chiew Shia; Wang Ting Ting; Chan Siew Pang; Smoot Duane T; Ashktorab Hassan; So Jimmy Bok Yan; Lim Khong Hee; Yeoh Khay Guan; Lim Yoon Pin. ITIH3 is a potential biomarker for early detection of gastric cancer. Journal of proteome research 2010;9(7):3671-9.

Poh-Kuan Chong; Huiyin Lee; Marie Chiew Shia Loh; Lee-Yee Choong; Qingsong Lin; Jimmy Bok Yan So; Khong Hee Lim; Ross Andrew Soo; Wei Peng Yong; Siew Pang Chan; et al. Upregulation of plasma C9 protein in gastric cancer patients.  Proteomics 2010;10(18):3210-21.

iPoh-Kuan Chong; Huiyin Lee; Jianbiao Zhou; Shaw-Cheng Liu; Marie Chiew Shia Loh; Jimmy Bok Yan So; Khong Hee Lim; Khay-Guan Yeoh; Yoon-Pin Lim. Reduced plasma APOA1 level is associated with gastric tumor growth in MKN45 mouse xenograft model. Journal of proteomics 2010;73(8):1632-40.

KK Tan, TJL Quek, N Wong, KW Li, KH Lim Emergency surgery for perforated gastric malignancy: An institution’s experience and review of the literature. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Vol 2, No 1, March 2011:13-18



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