Professor Dr Yik Yee Ian

MRCS Ed (UK), MS (UM), PhD (Aust), MBBS (UM)


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Professor Dr. Yee Ian Yik completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate training at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and 2005, respectively. He has worked as Clinical Fellows at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne (December 2008 to July 2012) and Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide (July 2012 to January 2013) to consolidate his training as a Paediatric Surgeon. In March 2013, he was conferred his Ph.D. by University of Melbourne, Australia, for his thesis on Chronic Constipation in Children and The Roles of Nuclear Transit Scintigraphy (NTS) and Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TES) therapy. He has transferred his knowledge and expertise back to Malaysia to provide and improve the care for children with chronic constipation. He introduced the use of a new laxative (movicol) to Malaysian children suffering with chronic constipation. He has started his research on studying the patterns of gastrointestinal transit in Malaysian children with chronic constipation with the introduction and development of Whole Gastrointestinal Transit in children with the use of scintigraphy, which has improved the understanding of gastrointestinal dysmotility as the cause for chronic constipation. He has also started the use of anorectal manometry to study anorectal functions in children with anorectal malformation and Hirschsprung disease after corrective surgery.

His main areas of interest are in Surgical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, particularly in treating children with chronic constipation (Hirschsprung disease & non-Hirschsprung) and cholestatic jaundice. He has published extensively in this area and has been invited to present his works at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. He is also trained and experienced in minimally invasive surgery, i.e. laparoscopy and thoracoscopy in both neonates and infants. He has successfully performed numerous laparoscopic pull through in neonates and infants with Hirschsprung disease and thoracoscopic procedures (repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and lobectomy for congenital pulmonary airways malformation) in neonates as well as infants. He also performed laparoscopic herniotomy for children with inguinal hernia with excellent outcomes. He has pioneered the first innovative biliary diversion surgery for a child with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), with great relief of her pruritic symptom and much improved quality of life, avoiding the need for liver transplant. He also has treated many children with anorectal malformation, with early recognition of the condition, careful delineation of the anatomical abnormality with early corrective surgery and with improved outcomes. He has also used his skills to perform laparoscopic appendicostomy to administer antegrade continence enema (ACE) for chiildren with intractable chronic constipation. He is also the expert in dealing with complex neonatal congenital malformations and emergencies.

His main areas of surgical expertise are:

  1. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) or Keyhole surgery:
    1. thoracoscopic surgery for empyema thoracis, congenital pulmonary airway malformation, congenital diaphragmatic hernia;
    2. laparoscopic surgery for hernia repair, pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis, duodeno-duodenostomy, pull through procedure for Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformation, Ladd’s adhesiolysis, fundoplication for gastro-esophageal reflux, excision of choledochal cyst and hepatico-duodenostomy, Meckel’s diverticulectomy, appendicectomy, bowel resection and anastomosis, pyeloplasty for pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction
  2. Complex neonatal surgical conditions: neonatal necrotising enterocolitis, gastroschisis, omphalocele, malrotation with midgut volvulus, pyloric stenosis, duodenal atresia, jejuno-ileal atresia, anorectal malformation, sacrococcygeal teratoma, congenital pulmonary airway malformation, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, trachea-esophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, lymphangioma, vascular malformation
  3. Hepatobiliary surgery: cholestatic jaundice, biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, hepatoblastoma
  4. Oncological surgery: tumor excision for neuroblastoma, nephroblastoma, teratoma; vascular access for chemotherapy (chemoport and central venous catheter insertion)
  5. Antenatal counselling for parents with fetuses diagnosed with surgical conditions by the materno-fetal medicine physician (e.g. bowel atresia, gastroschisis, omphalocele, sacrococcygeal teratoma, congenital pulmonary airway malformation, congenital diaphragmatic hernia etc.)

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Professional Affiliations

Head Coordinator, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 15-Jul-13 | Head Coordinator, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, 16-Mar-06


Awards and


  • ANMS 2012 Young Investigator Travel Award , American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), 2012.
  • Alvarez Award from International Electrogastrography Society (IEGGS), International Electrogastrography Society (IEGGS), 2012
  • Poster of distinction at Digestive Disease Week 2012, AGA Institute, 2012.
  • Best poster presentation in the clinical models in Neuroscience Category, Howard Florey Institute, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne, 2011.
  • PSA (Postgraduate Students' Association) Travel Award 2010, University of Melbourne/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, 2010.
  • Sijil Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2007, University of Malaya, 2008.