getting to know Dato' Dr. Ho Teik Kok

A privileged one-on-one dialogue session with Dato' Dr. T. K .Ho impressed upon us a delightful insight into our Counsultant Vascular/Endovascular Surgeon and General Surgeon's impressive credentials covering his areas of specialization.

First up, we have learned Dato' Dr. Ho's medical practice in general surgery includes treatment of gallstones, appendicitis, hernias, breast lumps, thyroid diseases, laser hemorrhoids surgery, laparascopic surgery and endoscopies.

Dr. Ho had trained and worked in the United Kingdom for 15 years.

Dato' Dr. Ho's area of specialization as a Vascular/Endovascular surgeon include vascular surgery from treatment of spider veins, varicose veins (endovenous laser treatment/EVLT), diabetic foot ulcers, to major surgeries for aortic aneurysms.

With the opportunity of an invitation by Specialist Hospital, through the auspices of the Malaysian Talent Corp Returning Experts Program to set up and provide a vascular service of international standard at the hospital.

We were keen to seek Dato' Dr. Ho's professional views in the area of general and vascular surgery, what he envisions to be the new de facto standard in med-tech operation procedures covering the specialized area of medicine that he now practices. Dato' Dr. Ho speaks confidently in support of the medical profession fully embracing the use of advanced medical technology that is prevalent in the medical industry today, parallel with continued bio-design development and imminent launch of advanced medical equipment that is progressively 'cutting edge'.

To bring the subject closer to focus, Dato' Dr. Ho touches on the adoption of methodologies in medical operation procedures that alleviate pre-operation stress and phobias any patient awaiting surgery usually suffers from, plus envisaged discomfort or pain that a patient is expected to endure post-operation, during the recuperation period.

He concedes, thankfully, with the use of new medically advance surgery equipment, such anxieties are now relegated to acceptable outpatient concerns only.

In tandem with his specialization, Dato' Dr. Ho delved on his inherent areas of expertise with in-depth sharing, vascular surgery for varicose veins and general surgery covering treatment of haemorrhoids.

(extract from WSM Medic's interview with Dato' Dr Ho)

Dato Dr. T. K. Ho's Specialty Interests in Vascular and General Surgery include:

vascular surgery

+   carotid endartecectomy for transient ischaemic attacks (minor strokes)

+   limb salvage procedures for diabetic feet to prevent leg amputation

+   open/endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

+   endovascular/open bypass surgery for critical leg ischaemia

+   endovenous/foam sclerotherapy/open surgery for varicose veins (EVLT/RFA)

+   treatmentof spider/reticular veins

+   treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

+   renal access surgery/arteriovenous fistula

+   insertion of central lines under ultrasound and imaging control

+   treatment of arterial/foot ulcers

+   botox injection/retrodermal curettage/thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

general surgery

+   leg ulcers

+   diabetic feet

+   skin lumps

+   benign and malignant breast lump

+   thyroid/parathyroid surgery

+   hernias

+   gallstones/gall bladder disease

+   appendicitis

+   laparascopy surgery

+   gastritis

+   upper and lower gastrointestinal tract endoscopy

+   laser treatment of hemmorhoids