Lipoma / Skin Lesions

Dr Charles Tan

Endocrine, Hernia & Robotics Specialist

Adjunct Assistant Professor Charles Tan is a General surgeon with 21 years of clinical experience. He attained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Leicester in 1995. After completing his basic surgery training in Singapore at the Singapore General Hospital & National University Hospital, he attained entry into the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 2006. He was then awarded a fellowship for further training at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Tan was formerly Senior Consultant at the National University Hospital (NUH) of Singapore. As Head of the Endocrine Surgery Division in NUH, he started the robotic axillary thyroid surgery program. He currently has the largest experience of thyroid surgery via the axillary in Singapore. Apart from comprehensive treatment of thyroid cancers, other new procedures include minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under local anaesthesia and key-hole adrenal surgery (trans-abdominal or retroperitoneal). He is currently the president of the Singapore Hernia Society. He has performed more than 1000 cases, of which 90% of cases are performed via key-hole. He regularly conducts courses and master classes to share his expertise to fellow colleagues. Dr Charles Tan also has a strong passion to teach. He has been the best tutor in the department of surgery every year and still holds a position as a visiting consultant, adjunct assistant professor in National University Hospital. To further contribute to medical education, he has written a best-seller OSCE book for students.

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