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Dr Tan Siah Heng, James

Dr Tan Siah Heng, James
Dr Tan Siah Heng, James
  • Neurosurgery International


    3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510

    6737 6836
  • Neurosurgery International


    6A Napier Road #02-42
    Gleneagles Annexe Block
    Singapore 258500

    6476 2066
  • Specialty

    • Neurosurgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (General Surgery), Edinburgh & Glasgow
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery), United Kingdom
  • Languages Spoken

    • Cantonese
    • English
    • Hokkien
    • Mandarin
    • Teochew


  • Dr James Tan began his neurosurgical training at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) in 1995 before leaving for London in 1997 to attend a two-year specialist training programme at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queens Square) and The Charing Cross Hospital. Dr Tan obtained his Fellowship in Surgical Neurology from the Intercollegiate Board of UK in 1999.
  • Upon his return to Singapore, Dr Tan was appointed as the director in charge of the Spine Programme at NNI. Dr Tan’s interest in spinal disorders led him to become one of the first surgeons in Asia to successfully use artificial cervical disc implants in spinal surgery. He has since performed over 500 of such cervical spinal operations. In 2003, Dr Tan was awarded a Ministry of Health HMDP fellowship to further his sub-specialist training in spinal surgery at the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • In 2008, Dr Tan commenced his private surgical practice at Gleneagles Hospital where he continues to practice his specialist interest in the surgical treatment of spine and pituitary tumours. Dr Tan believes that sub-specialising allows a surgeon to maintain his proficiency and specialist skills and, hence, best provide optimum care to his patients.
  • His main surgical interest is in the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders. Dr Tan’s other sub-speciality interest is in pituitary tumours where he performs minimally invasive endoscopic transphenoidal surgery. He also sub-specialises in cervical spine disorders, spine surgery and general neurosurgery. Dr Tan is an active speaker and instructor at conferences locally and within the Asian region.
  • Other conditions he treats include back and neck aches, disc replacements, herniated and prolapsed discs, meningioma, pituitary tumours, radicular pain, spine degeneration, fusion and pain, and spondylosis,


  • 2000 Health Manpower Development Programme

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