I have clinical interest in interventional endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangipancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). I also have a strong interest in diseases relating to the hepato-pancreatico-biliary system as well as gastrointestinal cancers.
I was awarded the Warren and Marshall Helicobacter Pylori Award by Australian Nobel laureates, Professors Robin Warren and Barry Marshall, for research into the link between various strains of Helicobacter pylori and ulcer disease.
I graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School and continued my postgraduate medical training in Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. In 1998, I returned to Singapore and trained in gastroenterology at Changi General Hospital. I was awarded specialist accreditation in Gastroenterology in 2002.
In 2003, I was awarded a one-year fellowship to train in diagnostic and interventional endoscopic ultrasonography at the Centre for Research and Education in Endosonography of Montreal, University of Montreal, Canada, where I received intensive and comprehensive training in endoscopic ultrasonography. In 2008, I spent some time at the National Cancer Centre, Japan, training in endoscopic submucosal dissection. I also spent some time at Jichi Medical University Hospital, Japan, training in double balloon enteroscopy and endoscopic submucosal dissection. A year later, I performed an endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore
I have a keen interest in the development of standards for high-quality endoscopy and is a member of the Quality Assurance Subcommittee of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme of Singapore. I am often invited as faculty to local and international conferences, both as a speaker as well as to demonstrate advanced endoscopic procedures.
I am currently the President of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore as well as the Honorary Secretary of the Chapter of Gastroenterologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
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I’m Ridwan Hoesan. I would like to add that in early 2020, I’ve done the LAB status stool specimen quality adequate, however the results were not able to detect the type of germs, etc. Why is this so? Thank you. Sincerely, Ridwan Hoesan.
Now, I have gastric acid reflux. I feel hungry quicker, but I am too lazy to eat. I feel my stomach bloating and nauseated. What should I do?