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Teamwork And Multi-Disciplinary Work Ethic At The Vascular And Endovascular Clinic

Teamwork And Multi-Disciplinary

Dr Tang and Dr Wong bring an unrivalled wealth of open vascular and minimally invasive endovascular experience to the private sector. Dr Tang was previously at SGH and lead for vascular surgery research of the Singhealth Duke Vascular Centre and Dr Wong was the ex-head of the vascular surgery department at NUH.

Together they were able to collaborate well and execute meaningful clinical vascular surgery research for the benefit of local Singaporeans, bringing the expertise of these 2 teaching hospitals, they have over 50+ years of vascular and general surgical experience having both been trained in the NHS with its core values of putting their patients first at all costs and treating them and their relatives with empathy and giving them the most updated evidenced based vascular treatments.

They work uniquely as a team and operate and assist each other making sure all surgeries go smoothly, minimising the risks of complications and optimising patient outcomes. When one is away, patients can seek the other’s help allowing good continuity of care. Literally, patients who come to the VEC seeking vascular care get 2 very experienced vascular specialists for the price of 1!

Both doctors embrace and believe in a multi-disciplinary team approach to vascular surgical problems and have no hesitation in involving the best specialists to help solve patients’ often complex vascular issues.

Why is teamwork in vascular surgery important?

Teamwork plays a crucial role in vascular surgery for several reasons:

  1. Comprehensive Patient Care: Vascular surgery requires a multidisciplinary approach involving vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals. Effective teamwork ensures that all aspects of patient care, from preoperative evaluation to postoperative management, are well-coordinated and optimized.
  2. Complex Procedures: Vascular surgeries can be intricate and demanding, often involving delicate blood vessels or complex diseases. Team collaboration allows for different perspectives, expertise, and skills to be applied, increasing the chances of successful outcomes and minimizing complications.
  3. Efficient Workflow: In a surgical setting, teamwork ensures smooth workflows and efficient communication among team members. Each member knows their role and responsibilities, which leads to better coordination, reduced errors, and improved overall efficiency.
  4. Information Sharing: Vascular surgery often involves advanced imaging techniques, such as angiograms or CT scans. Teamwork enables effective sharing and interpretation of these diagnostic images, allowing for accurate preoperative planning and decision-making.
  5. Emergency Situations: In critical situations, such as vascular emergencies like ruptured aneurysms or acute limb ischemia, teamwork becomes even more crucial. Effective coordination and collaboration among team members can significantly impact patient outcomes by enabling prompt and coordinated actions.
  6. Continual Learning: Vascular surgery is a rapidly evolving field with new techniques and technologies emerging. Teamwork promotes a culture of continuous learning and knowledge-sharing, allowing surgeons and other team members to stay updated with the latest advancements and provide optimal patient care.

Overall, teamwork in vascular surgery is essential for providing comprehensive patient care, ensuring efficient workflows, handling complex procedures, and adapting to emergent situations. It enhances patient safety, improves outcomes, and fosters a collaborative environment for continuous growth and development within the field.

The VEC offers this unique experience and care pathway, both from the clinical side and administrative end. Our three ladies Jackie, Stacey and Irene provide an invaluable service by organising clinic appointments, imaging tests and blood work for patients and liaising with the insurance companies to facilitate patient admissions to the hospital in a seamless fashion.

Dr tang
Dr Tang is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in a wide range of vascular conditions.
Dr Wong is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in a wide range of vascular conditions.

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