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Dr Tan Yah Yuen

Dr Tan Yah Yuen
Dr Tan Yah Yuen
  • Breastcare Surgery Pte Ltd


    3 Mount Elizabeth #13-01
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

  • Specialty

    • General Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery), UK
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (General Surgery)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Tan Yah Yuen is a breast surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
  • She specialises in treating all breast disorders including breast lumps, nipple discharge and breast cancer. She has an expertise in minimally invasive breast surgery and procedures such as ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted needle biopsy.
  • In 2004, upon receiving the Health Manpower Development Plan award, Dr Tan attended a 1-year fellowship programme at the University of California, San Francisco, and honed her skills in breast and endocrine surgery.
  • Before establishing her private practice, Dr Tan was a senior consultant at the Breast Surgery Department at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. During her tenure, she pioneered the Sentinel Lymph Node Programme for early breast cancer using dual-radionuclide with the blue dye technique. She had previously set up the same programme at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This procedure is now the standard of care for women with early breast cancer.
  • Dr Tan was the principal investigator of a 3-year trial that studied the usefulness of mammary ductoscopy in the diagnosis of abnormal nipple discharge and breast cancer.
  • Dr Tan is currently a member of the International Society of Surgery and Breast Surgery International. She has also published papers in publications such as the World Journal of Surgery and the Annals of Surgical Oncology.


  • KK Women's & Children's Hospital CEO Heart Award, 2008
  • Excellence Service Award (Star), Spring Singapore, 2009