Dr. Shanker Pasupathy

Doctor in the Media

    Dr. Shanker Pasupathy

    Designation: Senior Consultant, Gastrointestinal and Vascular Surgeon


    • MBBS (Singapore)
    • FRCS (Glasgow)
    • FRCS (Edinburgh)
    • FAMS (General Surgery)

    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.

    Surgical Interests:

    • Advanced keyhole surgery techniques
      • Laparoscopy and Robotic surgery

    Current Appointments:

    • Member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
    • International faculty member at the Asian Institute of Telesurgery (AITS), Taiwan.
    • President of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS)

    Languages spoken:

    • English
    • Bahasa Melayu / Indonesian
    • Tamil


    • Graduated from National University of Singapore in 1995, with his undergraduate medical degree.
    • Completed his training in general, gastro-intestinal and vascular surgery in Singapore, Germany and the UK.
    • Spent a year in France acquiring skills in advanced keyhole surgery techniques (laparoscopy and robotic surgery).
    • Returned to Singapore and pioneered the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in 2008.
    • Initiated the comprehensive metabolic-bariatric surgery service at SGH with support from the Department of Endocrinology, eventually rising to become director of the LIFE Centre.