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Dr Tay Khoon Hean

MBBS (Singapore), FICS(USA), FRCS(Glasgow), FAM (General Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh)

Dr Tay Khoon Hean is a general surgeon currently practicing at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He specialises in treating liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct diseases, with a focus on minimally invasive surgery for gall bladder removal.


Dr Tay’s sub-speciality training was done under the tutelage of two world renowned surgeons. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship Scholarship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow to understudy Prof Alfred Cushieri in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland for advance laparoscopic surgery. Dr Tay also spent a year of his HMDP training with Prof Bernard Launois at the Pontchaillou Hospital, University de Rennes, Brittany, France for hepatobiliary surgery. Dr Tay has also worked on various medical committees both locally and internationally, including the Academy of Tropical Surgery, World Health Organisation.


Dr Tay’s areas of expertise are in advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive surgery) surgery and surgery of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct, with particular emphasis on difficult gallbladder and bile duct operations, laparoscopic Nissen’s fund oplication, lap banding for obesity, and major liver resection utilising the French techniques. He also uses the latest techniques in pancreas resectional operations - the pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD) for pancreas cancers. Conditions that Dr Tay treats include gall bladder cancer, liver cancer, and other general hepatobiliary diseases that affect the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct.

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