Dr Sanjay N



DR Sanjay nalachandran

Place of Practice

Vein & General Surgery Clinic

Practice Address

6 Napier Road, Gleneagles Medical Centre, #08-06, 
Singapore 258499

Tel: 6475 1002

Practice Website



Consultant Vascular & General Surgeon


MB BCh, BAO, LRCP, & SI (Ireland), MMed (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), AFRCSI, FRCS (Edin), FAMS, FICS(USA)

About Dr Sanjay

Dr Sanjay Nalachandran 善杰 graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 1997. He went on to complete his basic surgical training in Ireland and in 2000, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh & Ireland (MRCS, AFRCSI).

In 2001, he joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) where he received his advanced training in the field of General and Vascular Surgery. In 2002, Dr Sanjay was awarded an MMed (Master of Medicine, General Surgery) by the National University of Singapore.

In 2005, Dr. Sanjay was conferred as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS). In the same year, he also received a Singapore Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to complete a one year advanced vascular surgery training program at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Upon returning, he worked in the General Surgical Department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a Consultant.

Dr Sanjay is experienced in the management and treatment of common general surgical conditions as well as emergency procedures. He is also trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

He has trained in both traditional vascular surgery and endovascular surgery. Dr Sanjay is well versed with the latest stenting and angioplasty procedures in Vascular Surgery. He has particular expertise in laser techniques for varicose veins (EVLT) and spider veins, as well as other advanced vein-related procedures.

Dr Sanjay has always been enthusiastic and heavily involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, in recognition of this, he has been awarded the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

Dr Sanjay has admitting privileges to Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He is also a visiting consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Thomson Medical Centre.

Dr Sanjay is fluent in both spoken and written Mandarin and English.

Specialized Services

  • Conventional surgery for varicose veins
  • Endoscopy services
  • Laparoscopic procedures for hernia, appendicitis and gallbladder
  • Stenting and angioplasty procedures for peripheral arterial disease
  • Stenting for thoracic/abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Surgery for lumps/bumps
  • Surgery for peripheral arterial disease ie bypass/endarterectomy
  • Surgery for piles, haemorrhoids, anal fissures
  • Surgery for renal dialysis

Professional Qualifications

  • MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland)
  • MRCS, Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • AFRCSI. Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland
  • MMed, Master of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • FRCS, Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • FAMS, Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • FICS, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, USA


Membership of Professional Organizations

  • Member of American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Member of Singapore Laser society
  • Member of Singapore Vascular Society
  • Member of the American College of Phlebology
  • Member of the International Society for Vascular Surgeons
  • Member of Vascular Society of India
  • Member of Vascular Society of Great Britain/ Ireland

Hospital Appointments

  • Visiting Consultant - Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • General & Vascular Surgeon – Vein & General Surgery Clinic, Gleneagles Medical Centre
  • General & Vascular Surgeon – Vein & General Surgery Clinic, Mt Elizabeth Hospital
  • General & Vascular Surgeon – Vein & General Surgery Clinic, East Shore Hospital
  • Consultant - General & Vascular Surgeon - Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jan 2007 - Aug 2009
  • Department representative - Joint Commission International
  • Member of Tan Tock Seng Hospital AVF Protection Workgroup
  • Member of Tan Tock Seng Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Member of Tan Tock Seng Hospital Medical Records Committee
  • Programme Director for department Johnson & Johnson GI and Vascular Workshop
  • Registrar - General Surgery - Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Nov 2002 - Nov 2005

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support Course
  • Instructor for the Basic Surgical Skills Course (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh)
  • Adjunct Assistant professor, Yong Loo Lin School of medicine, Department of surgery, NUS


• Best Teacher - Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2004
• Courage Award for SARS - Tan Tock Seng Hospital
• Excellent Service Award, Silver - Tan Tock Seng Hospital
• Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship - Ministry of Health Dec 2005
• Long Service Award - Tan Tock Seng Hospital
• Adjunct Assistant Professor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Media Articles
• Family history and doubles risk of venous thrombosis, Jun 2009, Medical Tribune
• It can cost you an arm and a leg, Fri, Oct 3, 2008, The Sunday Times
• Doctors see increasing demand for cosmetic procedures, Wed, Oct 17, 2007, Channel News Asia
• Healthy Times Apr-Jun 2010, Issue 42, “Treatment of varicose and spider veins”
• U magazine, 22 Feb 2010, pg 66. “Treating varicose veins without surgery”
• Jakarta Post, Apr 7, 2010. “Treating varicose veins”
• Her World, May 2010, pg 319
• BEAM, British Association magazine, April 2010
• Pardesi Pulse, Issue 1/2010, pg 24

• Surgical Management of Infected Pseudoaneuryms in intravenous drug abusers: A Single institution experience and proposed algorithm
• World Journal of Surgery DOI.10.1007/s00268 - 009 - 0123 - 2
• Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) for Varicose veins In Singapore: A single centre experience
• Singapore Medical Journal (Accepted)
• Isolated Common femoral Artery aneurysm: Case report
• CASES Journal 2009, 2:7522
• Upper Limb Ischemia: A single centre experience
• Annals Acad Med Singapore 2009: 38
• Minimally invasive venous techniques
• Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Medical Digest, Jan - Mar 2007
• Duplex Imaging for varicose veins - The Evidence for Vascular Surgery, Edited by JJ Earnshaw & John A. Murie
• Second Edition
• Deeds not words - Courage Fund
• SMA Publication Volume 35, Issue 7, Jul 2003
• Results of infra - popliteal angioplasty for limb salvage in diabetics
• ANZ Journal, May 2003, Volume 73, Supplement 1
• Emergency Medicine, Edited by Peter Manning, Shirley Ooi
• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
• Medical Digest, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
• Jul - Aug 2003 - Pruritis Ani
• European Surgical Research
• Abstracts May - Jun 2003 - Hand Assisted Laparoscopic Colectomy for Diverticular Disease