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Dr Tang Tjun Yip

Senior Vascular and General Surgeon

Delivering excellence with passion and thought in patient care, with the most advanced and evidence-based treatments is a driving force of his clinical practice. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining patients’ quality of life and support for their families and believes in giving the best and most appropriate care to patients through a sustained collaborative approach.

CLINICAL EXPERTISE

Dr Tang is highly regarded for his specialised clinical interests and skills in:

    • Diabetic foot wound salvage and ulcer healing
    • Superficial and Deep endovenous surgery (for varicose veins, venous leg ulcers, swollen legs, deep vein thrombosis)
    • Access solutions for dialysis-dependent end-stage kidney disease patients (Arterio-venous fistula (AVF) and arterio-venous graft (AVG) creation and Tenckhoff peritoneal catheter)
    • Peripheral artery disease management (lower limb revascularization procedures such as lower limb angioplasty (ballooning), stenting, surgical bypass and artery widening operations for leg artery blockages)

He utilises the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques and is highly sought after for his expertise on complex arterial and venous vascular cases.

ACADEMIC WORK

Dr Tang achieved positions as regular rank Associate Professor by Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore and Clinical Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Associate Professor by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. He has written or co-authored nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications and has 10 book chapters and 5 books to his name. Regionally, he has travelled extensively to run multiple endovascular lower limb revascularisation workshops, serving as an expert proctor and case demonstrator for superficial and deep endovenous surgery devices. He is a regularly invited speaker at international and regional vascular conferences.

As the senior academic vascular and endovascular surgeon at SGH, he led an impressive portfolio of international randomised controlled trials, endovascular device evaluation studies and first-in-man industry registries to aid FDA device approval.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

He currently serves as a member of the Ministry of Health National Diabetic Foot and Cardiovascular Devices Workgroups. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and is a MRCS Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

AWARDS

In recognition of his dedicated clinical service contributions to his patients, Dr Tang has been recognised with Silver and Long Service Awards by SingHealth and Service with a Heart Award by Singapore General Hospital. He is known as an outstanding educator having received the Residency In SingHealth Excels (RISE) award in 2019.

He was also the first ever vascular surgeon in Singapore to be bestowed the prestigious National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Clinician Scientist Award (CSA) to identify clinical characteristics of diabetic chronic limb threatening ischaemia patients associated with good vs poor prognosis.

Doctor's Quote

I aim to provide you with relevant, up-to-date, and evidence-based information that makes sense of your vascular condition, whilst providing you with the respect, care and dignity that I would wish and afford to my own family. Medicine is not simply a job, it is a mission, a calling and vocation that I have been privileged and honoured to practice for the past 20 years.

The doctor-patient relationship is unique because no other human contract forms a more sacred and deep trust and my responsibility for your care and treatment goes beyond mere commitment and effort. Through a caring, respectful and multi-dimensional approach, I aim to provide you with the highest quality of medical attention. One that is based upon expertise, warmth and professionalism, whilst being thoroughly personalized and dedicated to your individual circumstances.

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