Department of Surgery, CUHK

Dr YIP Hon Chi    

Assistant Professor
MBChB (CUHK), FRCSEd (Gen), FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery)

Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery
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Dr Hon Chi Yip is currently the Assistant Professor at the Division of Upper Gastrointestinal and Metabolic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from medical school with honors at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008, also as the recipient of the R.C. Li Gold Medallist in Surgery. He received general surgical training in Hong Kong, obtaining fellowship in the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015. Dr Yip underwent further overseas training focusing on upper gastrointestinal surgery and endoscopy at Keio University, Tokyo and Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. He has primary interests in upper gastrointestinal cancers, including endoscopic detection and diagnosis, endoscopic resection as well as minimally invasive surgical options for these cancers. He is leading a multi-centre international randomized controlled trial on endoscopic submucosal dissection of early gastric cancer. He is also involved in consensus statement on endoscopic management of early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma by the World Endoscopy Organization. He serves as a reviewer for numerous journals including Gastric Cancer, Endoscopy, Digestive Endoscopy, GIE, Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Since 2018, Dr Yip joined as a Faculty of the Asia Novel Bio-imaging and Intervention Group (ANBIIG) and has since been actively participating in Education on endoscopy skills in the Asia-Pacific Region. He is currently leading in the e-Learning sub-committee of ANBIIG. He has also been invited as the committee member of training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy in the Asia-Pacific Society of Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE). Dr Yip has been invited to perform live demonstrations and lectures on specialized upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures at various local and international conferences and workshops. It is Dr Yip’s career goal to promote early cancer diagnosis and treatment especially locally in Hong Kong, in order to improve quality of life in these patients.

Research Interests

  • Endoscopic detection and diagnosis of early pharyngeal, esophageal and gastric cancer
  • Endoscopic resection of early pharyngeal and gastrointestinal cancers
  • Minimally invasive surgery for locally advanced esophageal and gastric cancer
  • Perioperative treatment of locally advanced upper GI cancers
  • Application of robotics in endoscopic surgery
  • Establishment of microbiome association with esophageal cancer

Selected Publications

  1. Yip HC, Chiu PW. Recent advances in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Jan;49 Suppl 1:i25-i30.
  2. Yip HC, Chiu PY, Teoh AY, Ng EK. Successful closure of postoperative esophageal leakage after surgical repair of spontaneous rupture of esophagus with endoscopic suture device. Endoscopy. 2016 0;48(S 01):E344-E345.
  3. Chiu PW, Teoh AY, Wong VW, Yip HC, Chan SM, Wong SK, Ng EK. Robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy for treatment of esophageal carcinoma. J Robot Surg. 2016 Oct 25.
  4. Teoh AYB, Chan SM, Yip HC, Wong VWY, Chiu PWY, Ng EKW. Randomized controlled trial of EndoWrist-enabled robotic versus human laparoendoscopic single-site access surgery (LESS) in the porcine model. Surg Endosc. 2017 Aug 11.
  5. Yip HC, Chiu PW. Endoscopic diagnosis and management of early squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus. J Thorac Dis. 2017 Jul;9(Suppl 8):S689-S696.
  6. Chiu PWY, Yip HC, Xia XF, Chan SM, Ng EKW, Lau JYW. How I do it: Flexible 3-D endoscope for endoscopic submucosal dissection. Dig Endosc. 2019 May;31(3):323-328. doi: 10.1111/den.13315. Epub 2019 Mar 21.
  7. Chiu PWY, Yip HC, Teoh AYB, Wong VWY, Chan SM, Wong SKH, Ng EKW. Per oral endoscopic tumor (POET) resection for treatment of upper gastrointestinal subepithelial tumors. Surg Endosc. 2019 Apr;33(4):1326-1333. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-06627-4. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

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