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Dr Jane Tan Jye Yng

Colorectal & General Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

Clinical Interests

Speciality

General Surgery
Colorectal Surgery

Languages Spoken

Education & Fellowship

MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

Dr Jane Tan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 1997. She completed her surgical training in General Surgery in 2005 and obtained the qualifications of MRCS (Edin) and M.Med (Surgery).

Her clinical fellowship in Colorectal Surgery was at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia from 2005 to 2006. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2007.

Qualifications

  • MBBS (Singapore) 1997
  • MRCS (Edin) 2000
  • M.Med (Surgery) 2001
  • FAMS (Surgery) 2007
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Research and Publications

  1. Colorectal clinical pathways: a method of improving clinical outcome? Tan JJ, Foo AY, Cheong DM. Asian J Surg. 2005 Oct;28(4):252-6.
  2. Which is the optimal bowel preparation for colonoscopy – a meta-analysis. Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. Colorectal Dis. 2006 May;8(4):247-58.
  3. Laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis – a meta-analysis. Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. Colorectal Dis. 2006 Oct;8(8):626-36.
  4. Laparoscopic surgery for Crohn’s disease: a meta-analysis. Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 May;50(5):576-85.
  5. Rectogesic (glyceryl trinitrate 0.2%) ointment relieves symptoms of haemorrhoids associated with high resting anal canal pressures. Tjandra JJ, Tan JJ, Lim JF, Murray-Green C, Kennedy ML, Lubowski DZ. Colorectal Dis. 2007 Jun;9(5):457-63.
  6. Evolving therapy for fecal incontinence. Tan JJ, Chan M, Tjandra JJ. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Nov;50(11):1950-67.
  7. Predictive factors for faecal incontinence after third or fourth degree obstetric tears: a clinico-physiologic study. Tjandra JJ, Chan MK, Kwok SY, Yeh CH, Tan JJ, Sloane K, Carey MP. Colorectal Dis. 2008 Sep;10(7):681-8. 
  8. Mesenteric cysts: an institution experience over 14 years and review of literature. Tan JJ, Tan KK, Chew SP. World J Surg. 2009 Sep;33(9):1961-5.
  9. Is emergency right hemicolectomy still associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates? An institution’s experience of 207 cases over 6 years. Tan KK, Liu JZ, Yeow Y, Gunasekaran S, Tan JJ. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2011 Sep;26(9):1157-61. 

Accolades and Achievements

  • The Courage Star, presented by the President of the Republic of Singapore (2003)
  • Daher Cutait Prize, International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Budapest, Hungary (2004)
  • Service Excellence Awards, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (2003-2004)
  • Sir Rodney Judson Prize for research, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia (2006)
  • Best Teacher Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (2006-2007)

Professional Profile

Dr Jane Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. She obtained her postgraduate surgical qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000, and a Masters in Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She was certified a Specialist in General Surgery by the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore in 2005, and subsequently admitted as a Fellow to the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

In 2005, Dr Tan was awarded the Ministry of Health HMDP (Health Manpower Development Programme) scholarship to pursue a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. This training was completed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. This was a comprehensive and well-rounded colorectal fellowship programme, encompassing all the important aspects of colorectal surgery. Dr Tan has extensive experience in minimally invasive colorectal and general surgical procedures, treatment of colorectal cancers and benign colorectal diseases, complex perianal disorders and functional bowel disorders.

Dr Tan is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates. She has many research interests, and has participated in clinical and laboratory studies. She has won research awards, and published articles in many international journals. Dr Tan has been an invited speaker at many local and international surgical meetings.

Colorectal Surgeon FAQs

One should see a colorectal surgeon when there are changes in bowel movements, blood in stools, piles, perianal symptoms or abdominal symptoms. Colorectal surgeons are also experienced in performing endoscopy.
A general surgeon is trained to perform surgery on different organ systems. With many rapid advances in each field, general surgery has evolved into subspecialization for each organ system, so that the specialist can be skilled to handle complex cases. A colorectal surgeon is specially trained to treat diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.
A colorectal surgeon is a general surgeon with specialized training in diseases of the digestive system, particularly the colon, rectum and anus. Treatment of these diseases usually requires surgery. A gastroenterologist is a physician with specialized training in diseases of the digestive system. Colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists are experienced in performing endoscopy.

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