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Getting to Know Dr Bang Shieh Ling Shirley

"Seeing a patient recovering from surgery and greeting me with a warm and genuine smile post-surgery is one of the most fulfilling parts of my job."
Dr Shirley Bang is a urologist practising at Parkway East Hospital. She has special interests in the treatment of urinary incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome, neurogenic bladder, and functional and reconstructive surgery of the urinary system.
  • Specialty:

    • Urology
  • Qualifications

    • Advanced Diploma in Medical Sciences, Malaysia
    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, New Zealand
    • Masters of Medicine (Surgery), Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Urology)
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Malay
    • Mandarin

Getting to Know Dr Bang Shieh Ling Shirley

Getting to Know Dr Bang Shieh Ling Shirley

Q: What motivated you to become a doctor, and how did you decide to become a doctor?

I wanted to save lives! I couldn’t save my pet when I was young, so I decided to study something that would equip me with the knowledge and skills to save lives when I grew up.

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Q: What kind of conditions do you treat, or specialise in treating?

Urological problems, sub-specialising in incontinence, functional urology, neuro-urology and reconstructive urology.

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Q: Could you share your philosophy in treating patients?

Empathy. Treat every patient as if he/she is your loved ones.

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Q: What are some of the most interesting or fulfilling parts of your job?

Seeing a patient recovering from surgery and greeting me with a warm and genuine smile when he or she walks into my clinic post-surgery.

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Q: Briefly describe a particularly difficult case that you successfully treated using your expertise.

I had to insert a fascial sling into a patient who had high risk of tape erosion in order to treat her stress urinary incontinence.

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Q: In what ways do you think your expertise can improve your patients’ lives?

My patients can now enjoy life again without having to worry about their incontinence issues.

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