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Dr Tan Guan Lim Lincoln

Dr Tan Guan Lim Lincoln
Dr Tan Guan Lim Lincoln
  • Specialty

    • Urology
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Master in Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Urology)
    • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Urology)
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Indonesian
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Lincoln Tan is a urologist practising at Gleneagles Hospital. He is also an accredited robotic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
  • His subspecialty interests are in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery for the minimally invasive treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, as well as holistic care of men with prostate cancer.
  • He completed his advanced specialist urology training at the National University Hospital, and was awarded the College of Surgeons Gold Medal from the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, for being the top advanced urological trainee in his cohort.
  • He completed his fellowship in urologic oncology and laparoscopic and tele-robotic urologic surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
  • Dr Tan was the former director of urologic oncology at the National University Hospital (NUH) and National Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS).
  • He is the current chairman of the Singapore Cancer Society’s (SCS) Prostate Cancer Survivorship Programmes Advisory Committee.
  • He strongly believes in the education of the next generation of doctors and urologists, and is an examiner of medical undergraduates and urological trainees.
  • He is a faculty of the Asian Urological Surgery Training and Education Group (AUSTEG), a group of regional urologists who are passionate to share training opportunities in endourology and minimally invasive urological surgery to trainees in Asia.
  • Dr Tan has a keen interest in advanced prostate cancer diagnostics to reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies, and the performance of safer, more accurate prostate biopsies.
  • He was the principal investigator in the first local study to validate the use of the Prostate Health Index to better risk stratify men at risk of prostate cancer, to reduce subjecting men to unnecessary biopsies. He was also one of the clinical leads that introduced free-hand office based transperineal prostate biopsies into Singapore.
  • He shares his knowledge on prostate cancer care with his colleagues in the region, giving talks in countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Nepal.