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Dr Tan Yia Swam

Dr Tan Yia Swam
Dr Tan Yia Swam
  • Nexus Surgical Associates Pte Ltd

    Address

    38 Irrawaddy Road #08-43
    Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    Singapore 329563

    Tel
    Fax
    6570 2710
  • Specialty

    • General Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    • Master of Medicine (Surgery)
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (General Surgery)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin

Background

  • Dr Tan Yia Swam is a general surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore.
  • Her subspecialties lie in minimally invasive breast surgery, ultrasound-guided biopsy or aspiration, breast conservation surgery, skin-sparing/nipple-sparing mastectomy, and sentinel lymph node biopsy.
  • Having spent more than 15 years in patient care, Dr Tan is experienced in a wide range of breast conditions including lumps, pain, nipple discharge, cancers, and abnormal imaging.
  • Dr Tan actively serves the medical community by sitting on the Singapore Medical Association Council since 2008, and has recently been appointed the first vice-president of the SMA Council.
  • She has also published and presented research in articles and journals both locally and internationally.
  • As recognition for her patient-centric care, Dr Tan has received the KK Service from the Heart Award in 2016 as well as the Gold Award in Singapore Health Quality Service in 2018.
  • She participates in outreach through educational talks to the public, family practitioners and students. Her passion and commitment to teaching has been recognised with the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • She believes in personalised treatment recommendations that respect patients’ needs and concerns.