Dr Lau Peng Choong

MSurg (UM), MBBS (Mal)

Dr Lau Peng Choong is a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon in UMSC/UMMC. He started his career in surgery in Penang after graduating from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2001. After serving the community in Penang, he joined the UMMC in 2005 and completed his Masters of Surgery in 2009. University of Malaya appointed him as a Senior Lecturer after his graduation. His subspecialty interest is in Upper Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery. His training includes a fellowship in Advanced Gastric Cancer Surgery in Seoul, South Korea plus he also did a year of clinical fellowship in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery in Coventry, United Kingdom under the sponsorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Lau’s main area of interests are in gastrointestinal cancers (especially gastric and oesophageal), gastric ulcers, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, gallstone disease, inguinal and abdominal wall hernias as well as bariatric procedures (surgery for weight loss and metabolic syndrome). He is also an expert in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and believes that keyhole surgery does benefit the patient in hastening the recovery time and shorten their time off work.

Dr Lau has helped trained many young doctors as well as surgeons in the country since joining UM. His involvement in the medical community includes being active in the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia(AMM), Malaysian Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society(MUGIS), Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Malaysia (PENSMA), Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia(ELSA) and Asia Pacific Hernia Society(APHS).

Get to know me better : https://umexpert.um.edu.my/pengchoong.html

The Doctor
Specialises in

Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgery
Gastrointestinal, Liver & Digestive Medicine

The Doctor
Expert in (Procedures)

• Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery
• OGDS / Upper GI Endoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery
• Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy / Gall bladder Surgery
• Oesophageal Cancer Surgery
• Gastric Cancer Surgery
• Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery
• Laparoscopic Fundoplication for Reflux Disease

The Doctor
Expertise in (Clinical Conditions)

• Stomach Cancer
• Oesophageal cancer
• Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease
• Obesity
• Gallstone Disease
• Peptic Ulcer Disease
• Gastrointestinal Cancer
• Surgical Nutrition
• Abdominal Wall Hernia
• Groin/Inguinal Hernias

Fellowships, Memberships & Professional Affiliations

• Executive Committee Member of MILES, University Malaya, 01-Jan-12 - 31-Dec-14
• Webmaster for Dept of Surgery, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 01-Aug-11

Awards and Recognitions

• 2012 International Travel Grant for Asia Pacific surgeons to attend the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2012.
• Best Poster Presentation (3rd Prize) , Malaysian Oncological Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2008, 2008.
• Breast Surgery International(BSI) Free Paper Prize(Finalist), Breast Surgery International, International Surgical Week 2009, 2009.
• John Farndon Award(Finalist) , 11th Congress of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons & Annual Scientific Meeting College of Surgeons, AMM, 2008.