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Dr Raja Arif Shah Raja Ismail

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynae-Oncologist

Credentials: MBBS (Malaya), M.Med (O&G) (UKM), Fellowship GynaeOncology (M'sia)

Specialty: General Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Gynae-Oncology

Location: Level 12, Obstetric & Gynaecology Clinic

Languages Spoken: English, Bahasa Malaysia

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Specialist Clinic Schedule

Day Am Pm
Mon 9:00-1:00 2:30-4:30
Tue OT 3:00-5:00
Wed 9:00-1:00 2:30-4:30
Thu 9:00-1:00 OT
Fri 9:00-12:00 No Clinic
Sat 9:00-1:00 No Clinic

Specialist Background

He is a graduate from the University of Malaya and received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1999.

He then received his Master in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2009.

In the years, he was also an educator for both UKMMC Cheras and IIUM Kuantan for the Department of Obs & Gynae.

He then conducted his fellowship in Gynae-oncology training at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (Kuantan), UMMC (KL) & Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah (Kedah) and finished his fellowship in 2015.

Previously he was practicing at IIUM Medical Centre Kuantan, as Consultant Gynae-Oncology.

Procedures Performed


  • Antenatal ultrasound (1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester) with 3D/4D (if indicated)
  • Vaginal delivery
  • Instrumental (vacuum/forceps) delivery
  • Complicated such as twin, breech delivery, shoulder dystocia, uterine inversion
  • Manual removal of placenta (MRP)
  • Cervical cerclage
  • Repair extended perineal tear (3rd/4th Degree) tear
  • Lower segment caesarean section +/- tubal ligation (indicated only)
  • Caesaren hysterectomy


  • Ultrasound pelvis (Transabdominal/transvaginal)
  • Marsupialization
  • Bilateral tubal ligation, open or laparoscopic
  • Reversal of tubal ligation (re-anastomosis) selected cases
  • Hysteroscopy diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Inserted and removal of contraceptive devices (IUCD/ MIRENA / Implanon)
  • Uncomplicated vaginal hysterectomy
  • Abdominal cystectomy / oophorectomy / myomectomy / hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic
    • Diagnostic ie chronic pelvic pain/ ectopic pregnancy
    • Therapeutic ie ectopic / adhesiolysis / cystectomy / oophorectomy / myomectomy / hysterectomy


Pre-invasive disease:

  • Colposcopy examination and +/- biopsy
  • Cone biopsy / LLETZ

Gynaecology cancer surgery

  • Cancer of cervix (Trachelectomy, Wertheim’s hysterectomy +/- bilateral salpingoophorectomy +/- Bilateral pelvic lymph node +/- para-aortic node dissection)
  • Cancer of ovary (Total abdominal hysterectomy +/- salpingoophorectomy +/- Bilateral pelvic lymph node +/- para-aortic node dissection) or fertility sparing surgery
  • Cancer of endometrium (Extrafascial total abdominal hysterectomy +/- bilateral salpingoophorectomy +/- Bilateral pelvic lymph node +/- para-aortic node dissection)

Certifications & Qualifications

  • MBBS, Universiti Malaya
  • Master in Obstetric & Gynaecology, UKM
  • Fellow in Gynae-oncology, HTAA, UMMC & HSB
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