The Endocrine Surgical Service in KTPH is headed by Associate Professor R. M. Singaporewalla. He is currently a Senior Consultant Surgeon and specializes in minimally invasive General Surgery and Endocrine Surgery (thyroid, parathyroid and Adrenal Disorders). During his HMDP training he underwent specialization in endocrine and minimally invasive surgery under world renowned specialists, Prof Martin Walz in Germany and Prof Tom Lennard in UK.
He has initiated the Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy (MIVAT) procedure and has the largest series in Singapore. He also specialises in transaxillary endoscopic thyroid surgery that leaves no neck scar after thyroid operations. He has pioneered the concept of a ONE-STOP “Quadruple Assessment” Thyroid Clinic to allow a hassle-free, cheaper and faster evaluation of thyroid nodules (goitres).