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Dr Tan Yeh Hong

Dr Tan Yeh Hong
Dr Tan Yeh Hong
  • Centre for Urology, Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery


    3 Mount Elizabeth #16-15
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    6733 0313
  • Specialty

    • Urology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (Singapore) 1991
    • Master of Medicine (M. Med) (Surgery)1997
    • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) (Edinburgh)
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (FAMS) (Urology)
    • Fellowship in Laparoscopy and Endourology (USA)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Malay/Indonesian
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew


  • Dr Tan Yeh Hong is a senior consultant urologist and the medical director of the Centre for Urology, Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
  • Dr Tan started his advanced training in urology in Singapore General Hospital and underwent further training Clinical Fellowship in Laparoscopy and Endourology at Duke University, USA under the guidance of Professor Glenn Preminger and Professor Albala. He also did a preceptorship in Minimally Invasive Urology / Laparoscopic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA in 2003.
  • Prior to his current practice, Dr Tan was the senior consultant urologist, director of Endourology (Kidney Stone Disease) and director of Laparoscopy & Robotic Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery) at the Department of Urology, Singapore General Hospital.
  • Professionally, Dr Tan is currently the president of the Singapore Urological Association. He was council member of the Chapter of Urologists, Academy of Medicine Singapore and also served as a council member of the Asian Society of Endourology.
  • Dr Tan is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He served as senior clinical lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and adjunct assistant professor with Duke - NUS Graduate Medical School. He served as an examiner for the undergraduate medical examination and was appointed as visiting professor to the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China in 2008.
  • Dr Tan was the organizing chairman of Urofair 2011 cum Asia Pacific Congress of Urological Diseases. Dr Tan was also the organizing chairman of Urology fair 2009 cum Asia Pacific Conference on Minimally Invasive Surgery and Urological Diseases.
  • Dr Tan is an editorial board member for the International Journal of Urology and Journal of Minimally Invasive Urology. His clinical and research works were published in international peer-review journals including the Journal of Urology, Journal of Endourology, Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, Current Opinion in Urology, Archives of Surgery, BJU International etc. He has written various book chapters in international textbooks including Smith's Textbook of Endourology and Hinman's Atlas of Urologic Surgery. He has authored multiple scientific articles and abstracts. He serves as reviewer for various Journals including Journal of Urology, Urological Research, BJU International, Singapore Medical Journal etc. He also has multiple presentation papers at regional and international conferences. He has also been invited as International Faculty to give lectures in many countries, and perform live surgery demonstratiosn in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
  • Dr Tan has special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery in treatment of Urological Cancers. He performs various advanced laparoscopic / robotic procedures, including laparoscopic adrenalectomy, partial and radical nephrectomy / nephroureterectomy for kidney cancer. In selected kidney cancers or urothelial cancer, he performs laparoscopic partial nephrectomy / kidney sparing surgery or endoscopic treatment. He also performs various complex robotic surgery including da Vinci robotic assisted radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, robotic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer and robotic pyeloplasty for pelvi-ureteric obstruction (PUJO).
  • Dr Tan also performs various non-invasive and minimally invasive surgery for kidney stones eg. Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy or retrograde intra-renal surgery (RIRS) and laser fragmentation of stone. He also performs percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), a keyhole surgery to remove a large kidney stone.
  • Dr Tan serves as a Kidney Transplant Surgeon with a special interest in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and was part of the team which performed the First Dual kidney transplant in Singapore.
  • Dr Tan is active in developing new minimally invasive surgical procedures and has special interest in Laparoscopic Endoscopic Single Site Surgery (LESS) / Single Port Surgery. He is the first surgeon in Singapore to perform Single Port (LESS) laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for kidney cancer and LESS Pyeloplasty for PUJ obstruction.

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