Dr Tan Yung Khan
Dr Tan Yung Khan is the Medical Director of Urohealth Medical Clinic, providing specialized care in prostate cancers, kidney cancers, kidney stone diseases, bladder diseases and men’s health issues. He is an accredited robotic surgeon in robotic and minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. He has also gone abroad to Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa and USA to share his expertise through live surgery demonstrations and giving talks. Dr Tan Yung Khan adopts a holistic approach to patient care with the support of his qualified clinical team at Urohealth Medical Clinic.
Dr Tan Yung Khan is a Senior Consultant in Urology who is accredited in major hospitals; Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Novena and Orchard), Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital and Raffles Hospital. He is also currently a Visiting Consultant with Tan Tock Seng Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Dr Tan Yung Khan is the Vice-President of Singapore Urological Association (SUA). He is an active researcher who has received an award for “Best Paper” at the Engineering and Urology Society Meeting which was part of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in 2011. Dr Tan Yung Khan has also successfully performed the “First in Human Robotic Kidney Stone Surgery”.
Dr Tan Yung Khan was formerly a Senior Consultant Urologist and Director of Endourology and Minimally Invasive at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He initiated and established these medical technologies in Tan Tock Seng Hospital;
- Greenlight Vaporisation of the Prostate
- A surgical technique that significantly reduces bleeding as compared to TURP (Transurethal resection of the prostate to treat enlarged prostates). This procedure can be performed on patients on blood thinners.
- UroNav Fusion Biopsy of the Prostate
- Paradigm shift in method of prostate biopsy. Targeted MRI/ultrasound biopsy is positioned to become a new standard in prostate care and cancer detection.
- Supine PCNL
- Minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of large kidney stones which involves a much smaller incision and quicker recovery time for patients.
Dr Tan Yung Khan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and completed his postgraduate surgical degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006 and Masters in Surgery from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2007.
After completing his Specialist Urology Training at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2010, Dr Tan Yung Khan completed Fellowships at University Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Columbia Medical Center in New York.
Dr Tan Yung Khan was awarded the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Fellowship to train at the University Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The training focused on minimally invasive surgery, the development of novel microparticles in the treatment of kidney stone diseases and research on new ways to ablate kidney cancers.
He also received the Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award and was accepted into the Endourology Society Fellowship Programme at Columbia Medical Center. Dr Tan Yung Khan continued to develop his skills in endourology and minimally invasive urologic surgery.
Dr Tan Yung Khan was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and a Senior Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore.
- University of Melbourne
- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- University Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas, US)
- Columbia Medical Center (New York, US)
Dr Tan Yung Khan has a strong interest in research and has published more than 20 original research articles and book chapters. He received the award for “Best Paper” at the Engineering and Urology Society Meeting which was part of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in 2011. His recent project involves developing a robotic system for PCNL which makes the surgical procedure more accurate and safer. He had since successfully performed the “First in Human Robotic Kidney Stone Surgery”.
Dr Tan has a keen interest in humanitarian relief work. In recognition of his contributions, he has received the Courage Award for managing SARS patients in the 2003 pandemic, the Healthcare for Humanity Award in 2006 and the Minister of Health Award in 2007 for medical relief work during the tsunami in Bandah Aceh and Merapi eruption and earthquake in Indonesia. Dr Tan enjoys mountain biking, running in his free time and spending time with his family and pet dog. He enjoys challenges and has ran a number of marathons and taken part in adventure races including the USA Nationals and World Adventure Racing Championships.
Dr Tricia Kuo
Dr Tricia Kuo is a Consultant in Urology, providing specialized care in Functional Disorders and Female Urology such as urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, Reconstructive and Adolescent Urology. She is an accredited surgeon in minimally invasive stone and laparoscopic procedures in major hospitals; Mount Alvernia Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Novena and Orchard), Gleneagles Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. Dr Tricia Kuo is an active speaker and has presented at various local and international conferences including Nepal, Philippines and Australia. She is a member of a few societies and professional organizations where she was previously an executive committee member of the Singapore Urology Association (SUA) and the Society for Continence Singapore (SFCS). She is also a reviewer for articles for several journals and most recently for the conference abstracts of European Urology (EAU). She is an active researcher who has published several studies relating to Urology in particular, the functional and reconstructive aspect of Urology. Dr Tricia Kuo is currently carrying out research on developing a device for stress urinary incontinence and developing new urinary catheters. In addition, she is also involved in local and regional advisory board meetings for overactive bladder and nocturia issues.
MEDICAL BACKGROUND AND INTEREST
Dr Tricia Kuo was formerly a Consultant Urologist at Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, and Director of Female and Reconstructive Urology Service at Singapore General Hospital. She is a Visiting Consultant with Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital. Her specialty includes;
- Urinary Incontinence
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Other Functional Lower Urinary Tract Disorders
- Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Sub-Specialized Urology Procedures;
- Tapes, Slings, Injectables and Artificial Urinary Sphincter
- Injection of Bladder Relaxing Medication, Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS), Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
- Reconstrutive Urology such as Urethroplasty for Urethral Strictures, Urethral Diverticulum and repair of Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF)
Dr Tricia Kuo graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004 and completed her advanced traineeship in Urology in 2012.
In 2013, Dr Tricia Kuo was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal Award for Urology and completed Fellowship at Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The Fellowship in Royal Hallamshire Hospital focused on Female Urology, Urodynamics and Reconstructive Urology.
Dr Tricia Kuo was also a Clinical Lecturer at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.
- National University of Singapore (NUS)
- Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Unit, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (Sheffield, UK)
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Dr Tricia Kuo has a keen interest in research and has published several studies relating to Urology in particular, the functional and reconstructive aspect of Urology. She is currently carrying out research on developing a device for stress urinary incontinence and developing new urinary catheters.
Dr Tricia Kuo has been recognized by patients and colleagues for her outstanding service at Singapore General Hospital and won the “Service with a Heart Award”. She enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.