dr jane tan




Place of Practice

Nexus Surgical Associates

Practice Address

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-06, #11-02
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #05-01
Singapore 427989

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #08-43
Singapore 329563

Main Appt Line: (65) 6235 8633

Practice Website



Consultant General Surgeon
Specialty Interest: Colorectal Surgery


MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Surgery), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Surgery)

About Dr Tan

Dr Jane Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997. She obtained her postgraduate surgical qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000, and a Masters in Medicine (Surgery) from the National University of Singapore in 2001. She was certified a Specialist in General Surgery by the Specialist Accreditation Board of Singapore in 2005, and subsequently admitted as a Fellow to the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine of Singapore.

In 2005, Dr Tan was awarded the Ministry of Health HMDP (Health Manpower Development Programme) scholarship to pursue a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery. This training was completed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. This was a comprehensive and well-rounded colorectal fellowship programme, encompassing all the important aspects of colorectal surgery. Dr Tan has extensive experience in minimally invasive colorectal and general surgical procedures, treatment of colorectal cancers and benign colorectal diseases, complex perianal disorders and functional bowel disorders.

Dr Tan in an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduates and postgraduates. She has many research interests, and has participated in clinical and laboratory studies. She has won research awards, and published articles in many international journals. Dr Tan has been an invited speaker at many local and international surgical meetings.

Specialized Services

• Colorectal Surgery

• Gastrointestinal Surgery

• Surgery of the Gallbladder and Bile Duct

• Surgical Oncology

• Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

• Endoscopy

• Breast Surgery


• Senior Consultant Surgeon, Nexus Surgical Associates

• Clinical Director, Nexus Surgical Digestive Disease Centre

• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

• Visiting Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

• Member, Singapore Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

• Member, Singapore Medical Association

• Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore


Embolisation of a leaking pseudoaneurysm of the main artery supplying a replanted arm: a case report
Tan JJ, Low CK. 
Annals Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1999 July; 28(4): 600-1

Prospective, randomized trial comparing diathermy and Harmonic Scalpel hemorrhoidectomy
Tan JJ, Seow-Choen F. 
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2001 May; 44(5): 677-9

Colorectal Clinical Pathways – A Method of Improving Clinical Outcome?
Tan JJ, Foo AY, Cheong DM. 
Asian Journal of Surgery, 2005 Oct; 28(4):252-6

Which is the optimal bowel preparation for colonoscopy - a meta-analysis.
Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ.
Colorectal Disease, 2006 May; 8(4): 247-58

Laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis - a meta-analysis.
Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. 
Colorectal Disease. 2006 Oct; 8(8): 626-36.

Rectogesic ® (Glyceryl Trinitrate 0.2%) ointment relieves symptoms of haemorrhoids associated with high resting anal canal pressures.
Tjandra JJ, Tan JJ, Lim JF, Murray-Green A, Kennedy ML, Lubowski DZ. 
Colorectal Disease, 2007 Jun; 9(5): 457-63

Laparoscopic Surgery for Crohn’s Disease – a Meta-Analysis.
Tan JJ, Tjandra JJ. 
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2007 May; 50(5): 576-85

Evolving therapy for fecal incontinence.
Tan JJ, Chan M, Tjandra JJ. 
Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, 2007 Nov; 50(11): 1950-67