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Urologist Singapore

Dr Lee Yee Mun


MBBS (Singapore), FRCSEd, M.Med (Surg), MPH

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Education & Fellowship

MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)
Dr Tan Yia Swam graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 2004. She completed her surgical training in General Surgery in 2014, having obtained the qualifications of MRCS (Edin) and M.Med (Surgery) along the way.

 She was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, in 2019.


  • MBBS (Singapore) 1992
  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore 1998
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1998
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow 1998
  • Specialist Accreditation in Urology, Singapore Medical Council 2003
  • Master of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2016
Singapore Urologist
minimally invasive surgery

Research and Publications

  1. Huang Z, Guo H, Lee YM, Ho EC, Ang H, Chow A. Performance of Digital Contact Tracing Tools for COVID-19 Response in Singapore: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Oct 29;8(10):e23148

  2. Chan M.C., Yeo S.E.K., Chong Y.L., Lee Y.M., Stepping Forward: Urologists’ Efforts During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Singapore. Eur Urol (2020),

  3. Leow JJ, Liu ZB , Tan,TW  Lee YM , Yeo SEK, Chong YL. (2020) Optimal Management of Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Current Perspectives. OncoTargets and Therapy:13 1–15

  4. Tan, T. W., Png, K. S., Lee, C. H., Yuwono, A., Yeow, Y., Chong, K. T., Lee, Y. M., Tan, C. H., Tan, Y. K (2017). “MRI Fusion-Targeted Transrectal Prostate Biopsy and the Role of Prostate-Specific Antigen Density and Prostate Health Index for the Detection of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer in Southeast Asian Men.” J Endourol 31(11): 1111-1116.

  5. Kwok J-L, Yong D, Lee YM. Genitalia Gangrene Secondary to High Inotropic Support: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1391

  6. Teo, J. S., Lee Y.M., H. S. S. Ho (2017). “An update on transurethral surgery for benign prostatic obstruction.” Asian J Urol 4(3): 195-198.

  7. Singapore Urological Association Clinical Guidelines for Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms/Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Singapore Med J 2017; 58(8): 473-480

  8. S K Hong, C F Wong, Y M Lee (2018) Pseudosarcomaous Myofibroblastic Proliferation of Ureter, Clin Case Rep Rev, 4(5), 1-3

Accolades and Achievements

Professional Profile

Dr Lee graduated in 1992 from the National University of Singapore, and in 1998 attained fellowships of the Royal Colleges of Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as Master of Medicine (Surgery). He completed further specialist training and received specialist accreditation board certification in urology in 2003. He then underwent fellowship training at Westmead & St Vincent’s Hospitals in New South Wales, Australia.

Prior to entering private practice, Dr Lee was Senior Consultant Urologist and director of endourology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He attended to patients with a wide range of general urological conditions, and specialises in urinary stones disease, endourology and advanced laparoscopic surgery. He pioneered day surgery mini-Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, and spearheaded several inter-departmental collaborations, eg in the management of peritoneal dialysis access, shockwave lithotripsy for pancreatic ductal stones, and surgical management of adrenal conditions.

In 2016, he was conferred the Master of Public Health degree, under the Dean’s Scholarship from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and NHG Clinician-Administrator Award. Dr Lee has served on various committees at hospital, cluster and ministry level, and presently serves on the Singapore Medical Council Complaints Committee, and as a council member of the Singapore Medical Association. He held the positions of Adjunct Associate Professor & Principal Lead for Urology with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, and was previously program director for the Surgery-in-General and Urology Residency programs within the National Healthcare Group.

Urologist FAQs

Urologists treat medical and surgical conditions affecting the urinary system (kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra) and the male genital system (scrotum. testis , penis, prostate). We treat benign, malignant, and functional issues affecting these organ systems.
Collate and bring along previous test results: blood/urine tests, X ray/CT scans (report as well as films/CD of images), any medications currently or recently taken. Some patients may have taken photo of visible blood in urine, and these may also be helpful.
Depends on the nature of the complaint or problem
Yes, the prostate is assessed on clinical symptoms, physical examination, and further specialised investigations such as ultrasound scan, MRI, and biopsy when indicated.
Yes, urologists treat female patients who have urinary problems eg UTI, stones, cancer, haematuria (blood in urine), overactive bladder.
Some warning signs of bladder problems include: painful micturition, blood in urine, frequent urination, leaking of urine, inability to urinate (retention).
There are 2 kinds of incontinence: urinary incontinence and bowel incontinence. Many causes of urinary incontinence can improve with treatment. Where it cannot be completely resolved, we work with the patient and family to find ways to mitigate the symptoms, e.g. through the use of incontinence aids, pads, barrier cream to prevent skin irritation. Untreated incontinence is generally not life threatening, but affects quality of life, and patient’s dignity and confidence when going out of the house.

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