Place of Practice


Practice Address

SMG Surgery Centre
Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #09-09/10
Singapore 238859

SMG Specialist Centre
6 Napier Road #08-19
Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore 258499

Tel: (65) 6735 3000

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Consultant General Surgeon


MB ChB (Leicester), MRCS (Glasgow), FCRS (Edinburgh), FAMS (General Surgery)

About Dr Tan

Dr Charles Tan is a general surgeon with 18 years of clinical experience. His subspecialty interest is in endocrine surgery and endoscopic hernia repairs.

As Head of the Endocrine Surgery Division in National University Hospital (NUH), Dr Tan started the robotic axillary thyroid surgery programme. He currently has the most experience in thyroid surgery via the axillary in Singapore.

Apart from comprehensive treatment of thyroid cancers, other new procedures Dr Tan performs include minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under local anesthesia and keyhole adrenal surgery (trans-abdominal or retroperitoneal).

Dr Tan is currently the president of the Singapore Hernia Society. He has performed more than 1,000 cases, of which 90% of cases are performed via keyhole. He regularly conducts courses and master classes to share his expertise with fellow colleagues.

Dr Tan also has a strong passion for teaching. He has been voted the best tutor at the Department of Surgery every year and still holds a position as a visiting consultant and adjunct assistant professor at NUH. To further contribute to medical education, he has written a best seller OSCE book for students.


Specialized Services

• "Scarless in the neck" Endocopic thyroidectomy

• Laparoscopic hernia surgery

• Endocrine surgery

• Breast surgery

• Colon surgery

• Stomach surgery

• Robotics and laparoscopic

• Endoscopy (Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy)

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