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MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

General Surgeon, Nexus Surgical Associates
Clinical Director, Nexus Surgical Digestive Disease Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Visiting Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Member, Singapore Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore


Dr Jane Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. She obtained her postgraduate surgical qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000, and a Masters in Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She was certified a Specialist in General Surgery by the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore in 2005, and subsequently admitted as a Fellow to the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

In 2005, Dr Tan was awarded the Ministry of Health HMDP (Health Manpower Development Programme) scholarship to pursue a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. This training was completed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. This was a comprehensive and well-rounded colorectal fellowship programme, encompassing all the important aspects of colorectal surgery. Dr Tan has extensive experience in minimally invasive colorectal and general surgical procedures, treatment of colorectal cancers and benign colorectal diseases, complex perianal disorders and functional bowel disorders.

Dr Tan in an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates. She has many research interests, and has participated in clinical and laboratory studies. She has won research awards, and published articles in many international journals. Dr Tan has been an invited speaker at many local and international surgical meetings.

MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

Dr Jane Tan graduated from the Faulty of Medicine at the National University of Singapore in 1997. She completed her surgical training in General Surgery in 2005, 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 2005

Clinical Fellowship - Royal Melbourne Hospital
Colorectal Surgery
Melbourne, Australia

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgery of the Gallbladder and Bile Duct
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Breast Surgery

Tan JJ, Low CK. Embolisation of a leaking pseudoaneurysm of the main artery supplying a replanted arm: a case report, Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1999 July; 28(4): 600-1

Tan JJ, Seow-Choen F. Prospective, randomized trial comparing diathermy and Harmonic Scalpel hemorrhoidectomy, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2001 May; 44(5): 677-9

Tan JJ, Foo AY, Cheong DM. Colorectal Clinical Pathways – A Method of Improving Clinical Outcome? Asian Journal of Surgery, 2005 Oct; 28(4):252-6

Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. Which is the optimal bowel preparation for colonoscopy - a meta-analysis.
Colorectal Disease, 2006 May; 8(4): 247-58

Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. Laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis - a meta-analysis. Colorectal Disease. 2006 Oct; 8(8): 626-36.

Tjandra JJ, Tan JJ, Lim JF, Murray-Green A, Kennedy ML, Lubowski DZ. Rectogesic ® (Glyceryl Trinitrate 0.2%) ointment relieves symptoms of haemorrhoids associated with high resting anal canal pressures. Colorectal Disease, 2007 Jun; 9(5): 457-63

Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. Laparoscopic Surgery for Crohn’s Disease – a Meta-Analysis. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2007 May; 50(5): 576-85

Tan JJ, Chan M, Tjandra JJ. Evolving therapy for fecal incontinence. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2007 Nov; 50(11): 1950-67



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