General Surgery

 

General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal organs, e.g., intestines including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists). They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, and hernias. These surgeons deal mainly in the Torso.

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Dr. Padmanathan Rajoo Medical Director of KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital, is our Consultant General Surgeon. He received his MBBS from University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1989, and admitted as the Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1995. He has vast experience in the field of General Surgery involving open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery, breast, colorectal, traumatology, endoscopy and other general surgery area. He is a member of Malaysian Medical Association and Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Society of Asia (ELSA). He offers General Surgical services including minimally invasive surgery.

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Dr. Mohd Shaiful Bahrun B. Hussain is our Consultant General and Laparoscopic Surgeon. Dr. Mohd Shaiful Bahrun graduated from University of Malaya with M.B.B.S in 1992. He obtained his M.Med (Surgery) University Science of Malaysia (USM) in 1999 and had served as a Lecturer in USM’s Medical School from 1995 to 2003. He was trained in Laparoscopic Diagnostic and Therapeutic procedures during this attachment with USM.
Dr. Mohd Shaiful Bahrun is a member of Malaysian Medical Association Malaysian Society for Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Society of Asia (ELSA). In 2002, he was awared with an Excellent Service Award from Hospital University Science of Malaysia. Dr.Shaiful offers a range of laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures or minimally invasive procedures as a first option in abdominal surgeries.

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Dr. Ashraf Md Razi graduated from Kasturba Medical College Manipal India with MBBS degree in 1997 and Masters in General Surgery in 2005. He has been serving the Malaysian public since 1997 at various government hospitals and Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with over 15 years of training and exposure in the field of General surgery and Vascular Surgery. Aside from his vast exposure in the surgical discipline, he was also involved in various local and international meetings and conferences. In the field of medical education, Dr Ashraf was involved in the clinical training, tutorial and lectures for students of Penang Medical College contributing to the development of the younger generation through his teaching posts in Penang Medical College. He also mentors the elective medical students, house officers and registrars in the surgical department at the government hospital. Dr Ashraf has special interest in vascular access surgery and abdominal aortic surgery while also involve with peripheral arterial bypasses and venous diseases of the lower limbs.

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Dr Najmi graduated with MD from University Science Malaysia in 1997. He completed his housemanship at the Sarawak General Hospital before being posted to Hospital Sri Aman in second division of Sarawak. He returned to his hometown in Alor Setar in 2001 to pursue his post graduate training in surgery with University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Subsequently he served the community as a general surgeon until 2010 when he made an auspicious move to do subspecialty training in Upper GI Surgery. During his 3 year stint, he had worked in Hospital Sultanah Zahirah, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Hospital Sungai Buloh and Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia. On his return to Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in 2014, he commenced various new services related to his expertise. As a referral centre for Upper GI Surgery for Kedah-Perlis states, he had managed complex oncology cases like oesophageal-gastric tumors, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease and morbid obesity. Various major cancer and benign resections were performed either open or minimally invasive techniques, as well as interventional endoscopic procedures like dilatation and stenting. Despite being an upper GI surgeon, he always keeps abreast and well versed with general surgical cases. He actively supervised younger surgeons as well as training the postgraduate students in general surgery. He led the Nutrional Therapy Team in promoting and nurturing safe clinical nutrition practice in the hospital through several seminars, workshops and lectures. Besides his busy work schedule, he also active in non-clinical work such as research activities, sports and teaching. He was appointed as Deputy Head Clinical Research Centre, President Sports-Recreational Club, Secretary of Post Graduate Medical Education Society Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah and Council Member of Upper GI Sub-specialty Training Committee. His commitment in providing services to the community had been recognised and he received Excellence Service Award three times throughout his career in Ministry of Health.

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