Singapore Breast Surgeon
, Dr Bertha Woon Yng Yng obtained her MBBS in 1996 from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She attained her Masters of Medicine in Surgery degree from the NUS in 2001. She was conferred the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000, and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in General Surgery in 2004. In 2004, she also became a Fellow of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore and was accredited as a Specialist in General Surgery by the Ministry of Health, Singapore in 2004.
When she was undergoing surgery training, she was taught locally by the pioneer surgeons in breast conservation prior to the coining of the term “Oncoplastic”, which led to her subspecialty interest in breast cancer surgery. She was fortunate to have been among the earliest batches of surgeons in Singapore trained by the pioneers in laparoscopic surgery as well as cross-trained in endoscopy. She is a life member of both ELSA (Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia) and the Hepatopancreaticobiliary Society of Singapore (HPBA(S))
She runs her own solo private practice at Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore. She is multilingual. In addition to English, Mandarin and Hokkien, she is fluent in French and can speak Malay for medical purposes. She speaks a few other languages and dialects at varying levels of proficiency. She is a certified translator/ interpreter for English Mandarin, having attained a Graduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting from Nanyang Technological University through a combined programme with the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.
While the clinic is not on any insurance panel, Dr Woon can see all patients as long as the patients’ insurance provider permits it. As such, patients may like to check with their insurance providers on that.