Dr. Shanker Pasupathy

General Surgery

Credentials MBBS (NUS), FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Edin), FAMS
Language English, Behasa Melayu, Tamil, Behasa Indonesia

Dr Shanker Pasupathy is a senior consultant general surgeon with a special interest in gastrointestinal endoscopy, acid reflux, hernia, gallstones and weight-loss (bariatric) surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.

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, Singapore General Hospital.

He obtained his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and then underwent higher training in gastro-intestinal and vascular surgery in the UK, France and Germany. He 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 obtained a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from Université Louis-Pasteur Strasbourg 1 in 2007.

Associated Treatments

Same-day surgery for gallstones

Keyhole surgery for all types of abdominal hernia

Investigation and treatment of acid reflux and GERD

Paraesophageal, hiatal and diaphragmatic hernia repair

Anti-reflux fundoplication (Nissen, Toupet, Dor, etc)

Medical weight loss treatment

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band and bypass for weight loss

Endoscopic balloon therapy for weight loss

Special Treatments

LINX magnetic sphincter augmentation for GERD

Elipse swallowable gastric balloon

Endoscopic Stomach Gastroplasty (ESG)

Fast-track surgery

Robotic surgery


Selected publications below. For a full list, please go to pubmed.

  • Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) Academic Year 2011/2012
  • Registrar’s Prize (Gold Medal), Leeds Regional Surgical Club 2004
  • Overseas Research Fellowship, National Medical Research Council Singapore 2003

Past president of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia Singapore

Past president of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore

Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Visiting Professor at the Asian Institute of Telesurgery (AITS), Taiwan

Awards and Honours

ASEAN Secondary Scholarship 1984 – 1987

Raffles Institution Full Colours Award 1987

ASEAN Pre-University Scholarship 1988 – 1989

Raffles Junior College Colours Award for Sports 1989

Kuok Foundation Scholarship (Undergraduate) 1993 – 1995

Fellowships and Accreditations

Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore; 2006

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), 1999

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow), 1999