A/Prof Tang Tjun Yip
MA (Hons), MB BChir (Distinction in Surgery), MRCS (Glas), MD (Cambridge), FRCS (Gen), FAMS (2015), CWSP (2017)
Visiting Consultant (General Surgery)
A/Professor Tjun Tang is an experienced senior vascular and general surgeon previously practicing at Singapore General Hospital. He has full clinical privileges at all the Parkway Pantai Hospitals (Gleneagles, Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Mount Elizabeth (Novena) and Parkway East Hospital), Farrer Park Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital.
Delivering excellence 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 collaborative approach. He has active subspecialty clinical interests in diabetic foot salvage (such as lower limb angioplasty and open bypass surgery), superficial and deep venous surgery to treat varicose veins and venous leg ulcers, renal access creation and its rescue. He utilises the
latest advances in minimally invasive techniques and technology to treat severe peripheral artery disease and is highly sought after for his opinions on complex redo and hybrid vascular cases.
He is accredited as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) and has managed some of the most complicated diabetic foot complications involving gangrene and wound infection. He uses some of the most state of the art tissue therapies such as topical oxygen and wound care products to achieve impressive clinical outcomes by nurturing at risk wounds towards optimal healing endpoints. In recognition of his dedicated clinical service contributions to his patients, he has been awarded both the Silver and Long Service Awards by SingHealth and Service with a Heart Award by SGH. He was also given the Residency In SingHealth Excels (RISE) award for outstanding teaching faculty in 2019. After four successful years of practice as a consultant in vascular and endovascular surgery at Changi General Hospital, he subsequently built a large and productive portfolio of academic vascular and endovascular interests at Singapore General Hospital, including international randomised controlled trials and endovascular device evaluation. He has attracted S$1.5M+ in individual grant funding from both industry and national bodies. His recent works has been featured in local and international media/news. He was appointed the Research Director of the newly formed Singhealth Duke Vascular Centre to co-ordinate research across all three SingHealth campuses and lead the Vascular Quality Initiative program to improve lower limb angioplasty outcomes for peripheral artery disease in SGH.
He has written or co-authored 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, serves as an expert proctor and case demonstrator for superficial and deep endovenous surgery devices and is a regularly invited speaker at international and regional vascular conferences. He is also a proven leader in the vascular surgery field nationally. He was a co-founding member of the Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of Singapore (SVESS) in 2016. 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 Edinburgh.
A/Prof Tang graduated from Queens’ College in Cambridge, UK and qualified from Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in 2000 with a Distinction in Surgery. He trained on the higher surgical training program in East Anglia, UK and was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) by the University of Cambridge in 2009 for research into carotid plaque inflammation. Just after completion of surgical training in late 2012, he was awarded a prestigious Cook British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET) fellowship and undertook further endovascular training at Leicester Royal infirmary, UK followed by a postgraduate fellowship at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He has dual accreditation in both general and vascular/endovascular surgery.
Areas of Expertise
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
• Venous Diseases – varicose veins, venous leg ulcer and deep vein thrombosis
• Investigation and management of leg swelling and lymphoedema
• Peripheral artery disease management (including angioplasty and open bypass surgery) for cold feet, blue feet, leg pain
• Diabetic Foot wounds and Diabetic Limb Salvage Procedures
• Aortic Disease including aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm, aorto-iliac occlusive disease (open surgery/endovascular stenting)
• Carotid Disease & Stroke Prevention (open surgery/ endovascular stenting/redo)
• Vascular Access (Renal) Surgery and Salvage (open surgery and endovascular)
• Advanced Wound Care Management: split skin grafting, difficult to heal wounds
• Redo open complex vascular surgery
• Vascular trauma including abdomen and pelvis
• Vascular Access (lines – Porta Cath/Perm Cath/Hickman Line, PICC)
• Skin Lumps (sebaceous cysts, lipoma)
• Hernia Repair (umbilical/paraumbilical/inguinal/femoral/incisional)
• Appendix, gallbladder, cellulitis, abscesses