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Languages Spoken

English, Chinese, Malay, French

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), 1988FRCS (Glasgow), 1995FRCS (Edinburgh), 1995FICS (USA), 1995FAMS (General Surgery), 1998

Dr Tay did his undergraduate medical education at the National University of Singapore graduating with MBBS in 1988. He subsequently obtained his surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 1995. He completed his Advanced Surgical Training in General Surgery in April 1998

Pontchaillou Hospital, University de Rennes, Brittany, France for Hepatobiliary Surgery. Dr Tay’s areas of expertise are in hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) and advanced laparoscopic (minimally invasive surgery) surgery with particular emphasis on difficult gallbladder and bile duct operations, laparoscopic Nissen’s fund oplication, lap banding for obesity, major hepatic resections utilizing the French techniques and the latest techniques in pancreas resectional operations, the pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD) for cancers of the head of pancreas.

In addition to serving various medical committees both locally and internationally (including the Academy of Tropical Surgery, World Health Organization), Dr Tay was previously a committee member in the Singapore Swimming Association and a council member of the North-West Community Development Council (CDC).

Current Appointment

  • Director, Tay Khoon Hean Surgery Pte Ltd
  • Visiting Doctor, National Cancer Centre Singapore General Hospital

His Other Achievements

Dr Tay loves swimming and is an accomplished swimmer having represented Singapore at various international meets including the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SEA Games from 1979 to 1987. He was awarded the Sportsboy of the Year in 1981, and in 1983, he was named Sportsman of the Year Meritorious Award by Singapore National Olympic Council. He was also ranked in Top 40 in the World for 50m Freestyle in 1985.

He was also part of the National 4x100m Freestyle Relay team (together with Ang Peng Siong, David Lim and Oon Jin Gee) which went undefeated in 3 consecutive SEA Games and held the national record for 13 years, till the record was broken in SEA Games 1999

why choose us

Internationally Recognised

More than 25 years experience with subspecialty training done under the tutelage of two world renowned surgeons in Scotland & France

Personalized Patient Care

Dedicated, honest & professional care for both local & expatriate communities

Price Transparency

Financing options are clearly explained including medisave and insurance options so you can focus on just getting well

Evidence Based Treatment

Advanced laparoscopic techniques for safer results and quicker recovery

Request for an Appointment

clinic address

Gleneagles Medical Centre6 Napier Road, #08-02Singapore 258499

contact information

Tel : +65 6471 1221
Email :

consulation hours

Mon-Fri : 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sat : 8:30am - 1:00pm
Sun & PH : Closed

Tay Khoon Hean Surgery is located in the Gleneagles Medical Centre. The clinic and its friendly, caring and dedicated staff offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of General Surgery. The clinic provides a comfortable and warm waiting area with a fully equipped treatment facility for minor surgical procedures.

Tay Khoon Hean Surgery

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