DR TAN CHUN HAI
Dr Tan Chun Hai is a General Surgeon practising at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore and also an Accredited Surgeon across all private hospitals in Singapore.
Strong expertise in Keyhole Surgery
Dr Tan Chun Hai is a General Surgeon practicing at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore. His subspecialty clinical expertise includes the use of keyhole or minimally invasive surgery in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Stomach or Gastric Cancer Surgery. He is also well versed in Emergency and Acute Care Surgery for the abdomen, including gallbladder surgery, hernia conditions, appendicectomy and general surgical conditions.
Dr Tan graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed his surgical training in Singapore. He has conferred fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2015 and accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) in Singapore as a Specialist Surgeon in the same year. In 2016, he was awarded Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) to advance his training.
Sincere, Personalised Care and Good Communication
Dr Tan is known and sought after by his patients for his sincerity, friendly nature and personalized compassionate care for his patients. He believes that good surgical outcome is not the only important aspect of clinical care, but also accurate and good communication with the patient and family members to aid them in making an informed decision with regards to their health and treatment options.
Double Fellowship Training
He completed his Fellowship in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Taiwan Min Sheng Hospital, Asia-Pacific Endoscopic Bariatric Surgical Centre under the tutelage of pioneer and world-renowned surgeon Professor Wei-Jei Lee. Dr Tan also trained with his mentor Dr Anton Cheng, father of Bariatric Surgery in Singapore for more than 5 years before taking over his Bariatric Surgery Department. To date, Dr Tan has performed and assisted in more than 500 cases of Bariatric Surgeries. He is also well versed in revision bariatric surgery, converting previous gastric bands to sleeve gastrectomy or roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB), and from sleeve gastrectomy to RYGB.
Taiwan Fellowship: Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery with Professor Wei-Jei Lee, world renowned and forefather of Bariatric surgery in Asia Pacific region
Professor Wei-Jei Lee and his team
Dr Tan then went on to do a second fellowship in laparoscopic stomach cancer surgery in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH), under the guidance of Eminent Professor Hyung-Ho Kim. In Seoul, Dr Tan had the opportunity to perform and assist in multiple laparoscopic gastric cancer surgeries and hone his surgical skills in the treatment of gastric cancer.
Dr Tan is the current President of the OMSSS (Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore).
Emeritus Professor Hyung-Ho Kim who is Korea distinguished laparoscopicgastric cancer surgeon.
Dr Tan Chun Hai in the operating theatre of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH)
Features on Media and Strong Research
He has been featured in Channel News Asia, Channel 8 Body SOS 小毛病，大问题, The Straits Times, Lian He Zao Bao 联合早报 and has multiple radio interview sessions over these years. Read about the news HERE.
Dr Tan is actively involved in research. In 2018, he won the Young IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery) award for his research in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes. Dr Tan has multiple publications in peer-reviewed international journals and has been invited to give talks at international and regional conferences.
ICOD, Emergency and Acute Care Surgery
Prior to joining Gleneagles Hospital, he was the clinical director and founded the Integrated Care for Obesity and Diabetes (ICOD) clinic in KTPH, integrating Bariatric Surgeons, endocrinologist, physiotherapist, dietician, psychologist, and specialty bariatric nurse into a one-stop multidisciplinary team for the care of patients with obesity and diabetes. Dr Tan was one of the pioneers in the Emergency and Acute Care Surgery team in KTPH and has a great depth of experience dealing with such surgeries. He was also the chairman of the Nutritional Support Team in KTPH, leading the team comprising of dieticians, pharmacists, doctors and nurses.
Teaching Residents and Students
Besides his passion for clinical practice, Dr Tan firmly believes in teaching future generations of junior doctors and medical students. He was a senior clinical lecturer in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) as well as core faculty for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He was also a teaching core faculty in the National Healthcare General Surgery Residency training program. He has conducted multiple endoscopic and laparoscopic workshops to teach local and overseas surgical trainees and surgeons.