Dr Shanker has a special interest in keyhole surgery for gastroesophageal conditions, gallbladder and abdominal hernia.

He was formerly the Director of the LIFE Centre and Senior Consultant and Chief of the metabolic-bariatric surgery service at the Department of Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery, SGH.

Dr Shanker is a member of the America Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and was the past president of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS). He is also the immediate past president of the Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (Singapore Chapter).

Dr Shanker attained his basic surgical training in Singapore, thereafter he underwent higher training in gastro-intestinal and vascular surgery in the UK, France and Germany. He subsequently completed a one year fellowship in “Advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery at the IRCAD (Institut de Recherche contre les Cancers de l’Appareil Digestif) and Université Louis-Pasteur Strasbourg 1.



My Values & Clinical Interests

Dr Shanker comes from a humble background. He believes in treat each and every patient with utmost respect and vows to do his best in treating them.

Dr Shanker believes firmly in collaboration and started the comprehensive metabolic-bariatric surgery service.

He specialises in keyhole surgery for obesity and metabolic disorders, for gastroesophageal conditions, such as cancer and acid reflux, and for gallbladder and abdominal hernia.

Find out more about his clinical interests.


List of Services

Dr Shanker uses advanced keyhole surgery techniques in many operations. His services include:

  • Appendix

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Cancer Treatment

  • Colon & Rectum Surgery

  • Colonoscopy

  • General Surgery

  • Gallbladder Surgery

  • Haemorrhoid/Piles

  • Hernia Surgery

  • Laparoscopy and Robotic surgery

  • Liver Surgery

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

  • Metabolic-bariatric surgery

  • Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

  • Scelrotheraphy

  • VNUS Closurefast

  • Clarivein

  • Veneseal

Find Us

Digestive Centre

3 Mount Elizabeth #12-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510

Tel 67375388
Fax 67375088

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Pte Ltd

6A Napier Road #03-37C
Gleneagles Annex Block
Singapore 258500

Tel 6471 0711
Fax 6475 1489

Specialist Centre @ Farrer Park

1 Farrer Park Station Road #14-09/10
Singapore 217562

Tel 64439698
Fax 6443 9798

StarMed Specialist Centre

12 Farrer Park Station Road #05-01
Singapore 217565

Tel 6322 6333

Consult Dr Shanker On Your Health Issues