Dr Gerald Yau Min Tan

MB,ChB (Edinburgh), MRCS (Edinburgh),
M Med (Surgery), FAMS (Urology)

Clinical Interests

Robotic and minimally invasive surgery; prostate cancer; kidney cancer; bladder cancer; testicular cancer; kidney and urinary stones

Appointments: +65 6694 1838

Email: gerald.tan@urology.com.sg

Dr Gerald Tan is a Senior Consultant Urologist and accredited Robotic Surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard & Novena campuses) with a keen interest in minimally invasive urologic surgery and urologic cancer therapies. Dr Tan graduated from the University of Edinburgh, UK in 1996, and completed his specialist training in urology in 2007 at both Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Singapore General Hospital.

A. (L-R) Dr Tan with his mentors Professor Ash Tewari & Professor E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr during his 2-year fellowship in prostate cancer research and robotic urologic oncology.
B. Weill Cornell Medical Centre, Upper East Side, New York City.

Dr Tan then completed a 2-year fellowship in both prostate cancer research and robotic urologic oncology under world-renowned robotic surgeon Professor Ash Tewari, Director of both the Prostate Cancer Institute and LeFrak Institute of Robotic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York City. With Professor Tewari and his co-investigators at Cornell, Dr Tan also explored the potential of novel laser technologies to better visualize the tissues around the prostate that contain the delicate microscopic nerves responsible for erection. Their groundbreaking research has been recognized with top awards and honors from the American Urological Association, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and the International College of Surgeons.

A. (L-R) Robert Leung, Drs Nishant Patel, Gerald Tan, Professor Ash Tewari, Philip Dorsey Jr, Rajiv Yadav, and Jay Jhaveri

B. B. Dr Gerald Tan with Professor Ash Tewari and the robotic surgery team of LeFrak Institute of Robotic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical Centre, New York City

Dr Tan has received numerous top international academic awards and honors, being the named recipient of the prestigious Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research by the New York Academy of Medicine, the AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Scholar Award by the American Association of Cancer Research, the John Steyn Travelling Fellowship in Urology & the James Syme Medal for outstanding academic achievement by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (Medical Innovation) by Junior Chamber International (Singapore). In 2011, Dr Tan was awarded the Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture and Medal from the College of Surgeons of Singapore in recognition of excellence in clinical research.

A. Dr Tan was the first urologist trained outside North America to receive the prestigious Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research, New York Academy of Medicine in its 45-year history

A. Dr Tan receiving the Syme Medal from the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for outstanding academic excellence

B. Dr Tan receivng the Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia award from the President of Urological Associations of Asia

Dr Tan has been involved in over 1,000 robotic radical prostatectomies, and pioneered robotic kidney-sparing surgery (partial nephrectomy) for kidney cancer and robotic radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer in TTSH. At TTSH, he headed the hospital’s Robotic Urology Task Force as Surgical Proctor, and oversaw the development of the hospital’s inpatient carepath for patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy. Dr Tan is proficient in robotic and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Previously a Visiting Consultant in the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Dr Tan also performs major cancer and reconstructive surgeries for complex pelvic cancers. In 2012, he was named the Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia by the Urological Association of Asia for his significant academic and clinical contributions to the field of urology in Asia.

A-H: Dr Tan and his mentor Professor Tewari have co-authored six invited textbook chapters in the leading authoritative textbooks on robotic prostatectomy and minimally invasive surgery. Dr Tan has also published over twenty-five peer-reviewed scientific papers published in prestigious journals that include Urology (Gold Journal), European Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, Journal of Endourology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and British Journal of Urology International.

Dr Tan is a regular reviewer for the British Journal of Urology International in the fields of minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He has served as Course Director in numerous symposia and masterclasses in robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgery, and shares his expertise extensively as invited speaker and faculty in workshops and conferences in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand. Professionally, Dr Tan serves actively on several committees in the Singapore Urological Association and the Singapore Mens’ Health Society

If you have any concerns about your urinary or sexual health, please come in for a consult today. You can be assured of a highly professional opinion from one of Asia’s most highly awarded and experienced urologists, who balances evidence-based medicine with a good dose of personal humour.

Dr Gerald Tan has received numerous prizes and awards in recognition for his outstanding academic, research and clinical contributions to the field of urology, robotic surgery and prostate cancer. These are listed below in reverse chronological order below the photo gallery:

Dr Tan receiving the Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia award at the 11th Asian Congress of Urology from the President of the Urological Association of Asia (2012)

Dr Tan received the Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (Medical Innovation) from Ms Lim Hui Hua, Minister in Prime Minister's Office (2009)

Dr Tan receiving the Clarke Medal and Cutlers' Surgical Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Worshipful Company of Cutlers for outstanding innovation and design of surgical instrument (2009)

Dr Tan receiving the AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Cancer Research Scholar Award, American Association of Cancer Research (2009)

Dr Tan with Professor Hing Leung, Director of the Prostate Cancer Biology programme at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow during his visit of academic centres in Scotland courtesy of the Sir James Fraser Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009)

Dr Tan receiving the James Syme Medal for outstanding research achievement from the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009) – he was the first surgeon trained outside the UK to receive this prestigious mark of academic excellence

Dr Tan receiving the Best Abstract (Basic Science Category) from the President, Sexual Medicine Society of North America at its Annual Meeting, Toronto (2008)

Dr Tan receiving the Best Scientific Paper (Urology) and Best Video (Urology) awards during the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons in Chicago (2008)

Dr Tan receiving the prestigious Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research from Dr Jo Ivy Boufford, President of the New York Academy of Medicine – he was the first overseas urologist trained outside North America in its 45-year history to receive this award

Dr Tan receiving the Grand Prize, Research Essay Award from the International College of Surgeons in Chicago, USA (2008)


AWARDS & PRIZES TO DATE

  1. The Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia, Urological Association of Asia (2012)
  2. Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture & Medal, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2011) – - for best scientific first-author paper published in 2010
  3. Biography listed in 2011 Edition of Marquis Who's Who in America® (2011)
  4. First Prize, Best Video Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (co-author) (2010)
  5. The Outstanding Young Persons of Singapore Award (Medical Innovation), Junior Chamber International Singapore (2009)
  6. James Syme Medal for outstanding research achievement, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009) – first surgeon trained outside the UK to receive this prestigious mark of excellence
  7. Clarke Medal and Cutlers' Surgical Prize for outstanding innovation and design of surgical instrument, Royal College of Surgeons of England and Worshipful Company of Cutlers (2009)
  8. AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Cancer Research Scholar Award, American Association of Cancer Research (2009)
  9. Best Urology Video (Honorable Mention), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 18th Annual Meeting, Boston (Co-author) (2009)
  10. Young Investigator (Silver) Award, National Healthcare Group 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2009)
  11. Best Oral Presentation (Surgical Disciplines) (Merit) Award, National Healthcare Group 8th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2009)
  12. First Prize, AUA ACMI Gyrus Clinical Research Essay Award, American Urological Association Annual Meeting (co-author) (2009)
  13. Sir James Fraser Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2009)
  14. National Institutes of Health Trainee Travel Award, American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting (2009)
  15. Best Video Award, Archivos Espanoles de Urologia (2009) (Co-author)
  16. Tan Tock Seng Hospital Scholarship, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore (2009)
  17. Young Investigator Merit Award, National Healthcare Group 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008)
  18. Best Oral Presentation (Surgical Disciplines), National Healthcare Group 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008)
  19. John Steyn Travelling Fellowship in Urology, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (2008) - first urologist trained outside the United Kingdom to receive this award
  20. Best Abstract (Basic Science Category), Sexual Medicine Society of North America Annual Meeting, Toronto (Presenting Author) (2008)
  21. Best Scientific Paper (Urology), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (Presenting Author) (2008)
  22. Best Video (Urology), Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (Presenting Author) (2008)
  23. SLS Scholarship Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (2008)
  24. Grand Prize, International College of Surgeons Research Essay Award (2008)
  25. Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research, New York Academy of Medicine (2008) – first overseas urologist trained outside North America in its 45-year history to receive this award
  26. Research Scholarship Award, International College of Surgeons (2008)
  27. Medical Research Fellowship, National Medical Research Council, Singapore (2007)
  28. Excellent Service Award (Gold), Tan Tock Seng Hospital / SPRING Singapore (2005)
  29. Excellent Service Award (Silver), Tan Tock Seng Hospital / SPRING Singapore (2004)
  30. The Courage Star, Office of the President of Singapore (for valor and selfless dedication in battling SARS) (2003)
  31. Service Champion Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2002)
  32. Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1995)
  33. Lucas Medal in Forensic Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1996)

National Medical Research Council, Singapore
Medical Research Scholarship
National Medical Research Council (Singapore)
Role: PI Supervisor: Ashutosh K. Tewari

01/01/08 – 31/12/2008
(USD 95,000)

New York Academy of Medicine
Ferdinand C. Valentine Fellowship in Urologic Research
Role: PI Supervisor: Ashutosh K. Tewari

01/07/08-30/06/09
(US$50,000)

Novel use of multiphoton and second-harmonic generation for improving cancer clearance and potency outcomes during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy

NIH R01 from National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
R01 EB009388-01
Role: Co-investigator PI: Ashutosh K. Tewari

01/08/09-31/07/11
(US$851,135)

Real-time multiphoton microscopy of periprostatic tissue architecture for improving surgical outcomes during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy

Nanyang Technological University
New Initiative Fund
Role: Clinical Collaborator PI: Domenico Campolo

01/04/11-30/03/13
(SGD$250,000)

Towards a new generation of wearable medical devices: Cognition, ergonomics and design

College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place

University of Edinburgh Medical School (1991–96)

Academic Awards:

  • • Wightman Prize in Clinical Medicine (1995)
  • • Lucas Medal in Forensic Medicine (1996)

Distinctions in Clinical Rotations:

  • • General Surgery, Professorial Unit, Royal Infirmary, Edinburghl
  • • General Medicine, Professorial Unit, Royal Infirmary, Edinburghl
  • • General Medicine, Eastern General Hospitall
  • • General Practice, University of Edinburghl
  • • Psychiatry, St John's Hospital, Livingstonl
  • • Neurology, Dept of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital

Medical Registration

  • • Full Registration, General Medical Council, UK (1997)
  • • Full Registration, Singapore Medical Council, Singapore (1999)
  • • Full Specialist Board Accreditation in Urology, Ministry of Health, Singapore (2007)
  • • Full Specialist Registration in Urology, Singapore Medical Council (2007)
  • • Diplomate, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA (2008)

Membership & Fellowship of Professional Societies

  • • Elected Fellow, International College of Surgeons (2008-2009)
  • • Elected Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (2007-present)
  • • Elected Fellow, College of Surgeons, Singapore (2007- present)
  • • Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London (2008-2009)
  • • Elected Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2002- present)
  • • Life Member, Singapore Urological Association (2003 – present)
  • • Elected Member, American Urological Association (2008 - 2010)
  • • Elected Member, European Association of Urology (2004 - 2009)
  • • Elected Member, Endourological Society (2008 - 2010)
  • • Elected Member, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (2008 - 2010)
  • • Elected Member, American Society of Andrology (2008 - 2010)
  • • Elected Member, Sexual Medicine Society of North America (2008 - 2009)
  • • Elected Member, Society of Basic Urologic Research (2008 - 2009)
  • • Member, Medical Protection Society (1997-present)
  • • Associate Member, American Association for Cancer Research (2008 - 2009)

Responsibilities held in hospital committees and professional bodies

A. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where Dr Tan oversaw the development of the hospital's robotic urology service

B. Dr Tan speaking with a member of the public at the annual Prostate Awareness Month (2011)

  1. Director, Robotic Urologic Surgery Task Force, Robotic Surgery Committee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2010 - 2013)
  2. Member, Endoscopy Committee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2010 - 2013)
  3. Organizing Chairman, GP Forum, Prostate Awareness Month, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  4. Member, Organizing Committee, Prostate Awareness Month, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  5. Member, Organizing Committee, Urology Residents' Course, Urological Association of Asia (2010)
  6. Member, Organizing Committee, Urofair 2011, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  7. Member, Organizing Committee, Urofair 2011, Singapore Urological Association (2010)
  8. Member, Advanced Specialist Trainees' Education Committee,Singapore Urological Association (2010 - 2013)
  9. Clinical Core Faculty Member, NHG-AHPL Urology Residency Programme, National Healthcare Group (2011 - 2013)
  10. Clinical Tutor, MRCSEd Preparatory Course, National University of Singapore (2011)
  11. Course Director, Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Symposium, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (2011)
  12. Course Director, 2nd TTSH Robotic Prostate and Bladder Surgery Expert Symposium (2013)
  13. Course Director, Robotic & Endourology Surgery Masterclass for Common Kidney Conditions (2013)
  14. Scientific Co-Chairman, Urofair 2013 (2013)
  15. Member, Executive Committee, Singapore Men's Health Society (2013 - 2015)
  16. Member, Executive Committee, Singapore Urological Association (2012 - 2014)

Invited Lectures and Presentations

A. (L-R) Drs Gerald Tan & Mohamad Allaf with Professor Sidney Yip lecturing at the Robotic Surgery Masterclass, Hong Kong (2011)

B. Dr Tan delivering a lecture at the International Prostate Cancer Symposium, New York (2011)

  1. Invited Speaker, "Robotic Surgery for Prostate & Early Kidney Cancers", Gleneagles Hospital, Kuala Lumpur (2013)
  2. Invited Speaker, Certificate Course in Practical Andrology, "Advances in Surgical Treatment for Prostate Cancer", Singapore (2013)
  3. Invited Speaker & Course Director, 2nd TTSH Robotic Prostate and Bladder Surgery Expert Symposium, "TTSH Robotic Urology Proctorship Programme: Lessons Learnt from 140 Cases", Singapore (2013)
  4. Invited Speaker & Course Director, 2nd TTSH Robotic Prostate and Bladder Surgery Expert Symposium, "Robotic-Assisted Radical Cystectomy: High Risk or High Yield?", Singapore (2013)
  5. Invited Speaker & Course Director, Robotic & Endourology Surgery Masterclass for Common Kidney Conditions, "Enucleation vs Wide Excision During Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Compromising on Cancer Control?", Singapore (2013)
  6. Moderator, Urofair 2013, "Robotic Assisted Radical Cystectomy and Extended Lymph Node Dissection for Bladder Cancer: How I Do It Step BY Step", Singapore (2013)
  7. Invited Speaker, Urofair 2013 GP Symposium, "Latest Developments in Early & Advanced Prostate Cancer", Singapore (2013)
  8. Outstanding Young Urologist of Asia Lecture, Asian Congress of Urology 2012, "Robotic-assisted laparoscopic extirpation for small renal tumours & muscle invasive bladder cancer: early experience at Tan Tock Seng Hospital", Pattaya (2012)
  9. Invited Speaker, UAA Urology Residents' Course, "A urologist's practical guide to early (Stage 1) testicular cancer", Singapore (2012)
  10. Invited Speaker, UAA Urology Residents' Course, "A urologist's practical guide to advanced testicular cancer", Singapore (2012)
  11. Invited Speaker, Art of Uro-Oncology 2012, "Surgical Approach and Considerations for High Risk Prostate Cancer in A Robotic Era", Kuala Lumpur (2012)
  12. Invited Speaker, "Robotic Prostatectomy: Technique to achieve early continence", 29th World Congress of Endourology & SWL, Kyoto (2011)
  13. Moderator, 10th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia, Singapore (2011)
  14. Invited Speaker, "Postprostatectomy Incontinence: Pathophysiology and Treatment Options", Managing Postprostatectomy Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction: Hands On Course, Singapore (2011)
  15. Invited Speaker, "Proctoring the Console Surgeon", Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Symposium, Singapore (2011)
  16. Invited Speaker, "Techniques for Optimising Continence Recovery Post Radical Prostatectomy An Evidence Based Approach ", Robotic Prostatectomy Expert Symposium, Singapore (2011)
  17. Invited Speaker, "Overcoming Early Prostate Cancer: Where Are We At in 2011", Medical Awareness Seminar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2011)
  18. Invited Speaker, "Robotic Surgery versus Open Surgery for Prostate Cancer", Medical Awareness Seminar, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2011)
  19. Invited Speaker, "Early Prostate Cancer in 2011: Which Treatment Is Best For Me?" Prostate Awareness Month GP Forum, Singapore (2011)
  20. Invited Speaker & Moderator, "Tips & Tricks For Optimizing Outcomes of Robotic Prostatectomy", Robotic Surgery Masterclass, Hong Kong (2011)
  21. Invited Speaker, "Emerging Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Planning Surgery for Prostate Cancer", Robotic Surgery Masterclass, Hong Kong (2011)
  22. Invited Speaker, "Overactive Bladder - A Clinical Update", GP Forum, Urofair (2011)
  23. Moderator, Live Surgery Workshop, Urofair 2011, Singapore (2011)
  24. Invited Speaker and Moderator, "Technical and technological innovations in nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy". SGH Robotic Urology Masterclass Workshop (2010)
  25. Invited Speaker, "Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Current Perspectives" Urofair 2010, Singapore (2010)
  26. Lead moderator, Live robotic prostatectomy satellite symposium. American Urological Association 104th Annual Meeting, Chicago (2009).
  27. Lead moderator, Live robotic nerve-sparing prostatectomy – demonstration of the ART technique. American Urological Association 103rd Annual Meeting, Orlando (2008).
  28. Invited Speaker, National Kidney Foundation Annual Nurses Day – "Erectile dysfunction in the renal failure patient – current treatment and clinical strategies" (2006)

CME Talks

  1. "Robotic Surgery for Urologic Cancers: A Decade of Progress", Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore (2013)
  2. "Early Prostate Cancer: Helping Patients Make The Right Choices In A Robotic Era", Mt Alvernia Hospital (2013)
  3. "Nephron Sparing Surgery for Early Renal Cell Cancer: State of The Art in 2013", Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore (2013)

Dr Gerald Tan and his mentor Professor Ash Tewari have contributed significantly to the published literature on the surgical craft of robotic prostatectomy. Many of their innovative surgical techniques for improving pathologic and clinical outcomes for patients undergoing robotic prostatectomy have won numerous international awards and have been adapted by surgeons worldwide. Listed below are some of their invited book chapters in the leading authoritative textbooks for robotic surgery.

Dr Gerald Tan with his mentor Professor Ash Tewari jointly receiving the 2009 Clarke Medal and Cutlers' Surgical Prize from the President, Royal College of Surgeons of England & Worshipful Company of Cutlers, UK for their outstanding innovation and design of surgical instruments for use during robotic prostatectomy.

Tan GY, Grover S, Takenaka A, Sooriakumaran P, Tewari AK. "Current concepts in cavernosal neural anatomy and imaging and their implications for improving nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy" in Hemal AK, Menon M (Ed): Robotics in Genitourinary Surgery. Springer Verlag London Limited 2011; Chapter 24: pp273-290. ISBN 978-I-84882-113-2.

Tan GY, Dorsey PJ Jr, Tewari AK. "Difficult conditions during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy." In Al-Kandari A, Gill IS (Ed): Difficult Conditions in Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery. Springer Verlag London 2011; Chapter 17, pp 229-248. ISBN 978-84882-104-0.

Tan GY, Dorsey PJ Jr, Tewari AK. "Methods and maneuvers during robotic assisted radical prostatectomy" in Ghavamian R (Ed): Complications during robotic urologic surgery. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010, Chapter 18, pp211-232. ISBN 978-I-60761-675-7.

Jhaveri J, Tan GY, Tewari A. – "Reconstruction of bladder neck during radical prostatectomy" in Staskin D (Ed): Atlas of Bladder Disease. Current Medicine Group LLC, Philadelphia, Chapter 18, pp 259-66. ISBN 978-l -57340-307-8.

Tan GY, Tewari AK. contributors to "Robotic Prostatectomy - Surgical Steps". in John H, Wiklund P, Witt JH (Ed): Chapter 4, pp25-79. Atlas of robotic prostatectomy. Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 2013. ISBN 978-3-540-88407.

Srivastava A, Tan G, Tewari A. "Athermal nerve-sparing prostatectomy" in Guru K, Hayne M, (Eds). Operative Manual of Robot-Assisted Urologic Surgery. Buffalo, NY: Roswell Park Cancer Center, 2010

Tan GY, Goel RK, Kaouk JH, Tewari AK. Technological advances in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Urologic Clinics of North America 2009; 36: 237-49.

A-H: Dr Tan has also published over twenty-five peer-reviewed scientific papers published in prestigious journals that include Urology (Gold Journal), European Urology, Urologic Clinics of North America, Journal of Endourology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and British Journal of Urology International.

  1. Tan GY, Peters D, Srivastava A, Sooriakumaran P, Tewari AK. Cystolithotomy during robotic radical prostatectomy: Single stage procedure for concomitant bladder stones. Indian Journal of Urology 2012; 28(1): 99-101.
  2. Tan BW, Tan GY, Chau NM. A second generation taxane for for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Medical Progress 2012; 38(12): 603-606.
  3. Tilki D, Schlenker B, John M, Buchner A, Stanislaus P, Gratzke C, Karl A, Tan GY, Ergun S, Tewari AK, Stief CG, Seitz M, Reich O. Clinical and pathological predictors of Gleason sum upgrading in patients after radical prostatectomy: results from a single institution series. Urologic Oncology 2011; 29(5): 508-514.
  4. Srivastava A, Grover S, Sooriakumaran P, Tan G, Takenaka A, Tewari A. Neuroanatomic basis for traction-free preservation of the neural hammock during athermal robotic radical prostatectomy. Current Opinion in Urology 2011, 21(1): 49-59.
  5. Chia SJ, Tan GY. Urologic surgery in a robotic era: a modern renaissance. GP Buzz 2011; 1: 9-11.
  6. Chia SJ, Tan GY. Early prostate cancer: which treatment is best for me? GP Buzz 2011; 1: 12-14.
  7. Grover S, Tan GY, Srivastava A, Leung RA, Tewari AK. Residenct training program paradigms for teaching robotic skills to urology residents. Current Urology Reports 2010; 11 (2): 87-92.
  8. Srivastava A, Tan G, Grover S, Tewari AK. Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: current concepts in a robotic era. Panminerva Med 2010; 52(3): 223-30.
  9. Tan GY, Tewari AK. Nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: elevation of the craft in a robotic era. Current Medical Literature - Urology 2010; 16 (2): 29-40.
  10. Grover S, Srivastava A, Tan GY, Sooriakumaran P, John M, Mudaliar K, El-Douaihy Y, Leung R, Shevchuk M, Tewari AK. Clinicopathological strategies to identify contralateral prostate cancer involvement in potential candidates for focal therapy. International Journal of Surgical Pathology 2010; 18(6):499-507.
  11. Tan GY, Peters DL, Dorsey PJ, Jr, Scott AE, Jhaveri JK, Tilki D, Te AE, Tewari AK. Optimizing vesicourethral anastomosis healing after robotic radical prostatectomy: lessons learnt from 3 techniques in 1900 patients. Journal of Endourology 2010, 24: 1975-1983.
  12. Tewari AK, Srivastava A, Mudaliar K, Tan GY, Grover S, El Douaihy Y, Peters D, Wysock J, John M, Leung R, Muir S, Yadav R, Ye DW, Amin MB, Vaughan D, Tu J, Rubin M, Akthar M, Shevchuk M. Anatomic retroapical technique of synchronous (posterior and anterior) urethral transaction: novel approach for ameliorating apical margin positivity during robotic radical prostatectomy. British Journal of Urology International 2010; 106 (9): 1364-73.
  13. Tan GY, Goel RK, Kaouk JH, Tewari AK. Technological advances in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Urologic Clinics of North America 2009; 36: 237-49.
  14. Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, Tewari AK. Anatomic restoration technique (ART): a biomechanics based approach for early continence recovery following minimally invasive radical prostatectomy. Urology 2009; 74(3): 492-6.
  15. Rane A, Tan GY, Tewari AK. Laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) in urology: is robotics the missing link? British Journal of Urology International 2009;104(8):1041-3.
  16. Tan GY, El Douaihy Y, Te AE, Tewari AK. Scientific and technical advances in continence recovery following radical prostatectomy. Expert Review Medical Devices 2009; 6: 431-53.
  17. Yadav R, Tan G, Tewari A. Screening for cancer of the prostate: do we have an answer? Natl Med J India 2009; 22: 184-87.
  18. Yadav R, Mukherjee S, Hermen M, Tan G, Maxfield FR, Webb WW, Tewari AK. Multiphoton microscopy of prostate and periprostatic neural tissue: a promising imaging technique for improving nerve-sparing prostatectomy. Journal of Endourology 2009; 23: 861-67.
  19. El Douaihy Y, Tan GY, Dorsey PJ, Jr, Patel ND, Tewari AK. Double pig-tail stenting of the ureters: technique for securing the ureteral orifices during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy for large median lobes. Journal of Endourology 2009; 23: 1975-77.
  20. Tewari A, Tan GY, Dorsey,Jr PJ, Yadav R, Ramanathan R, Patel N, Takenaka A. Optimizing erectogenic outcomes during athermal robotic prostatectomy: A risk-stratified tri-zonal approach. Urology Times Clinical Edition 2008; 3: s4-s12.
  21. Tan GY, Tewari AK. Words of wisdom. Re: Cumulative association of five genetic variants with prostate cancer. European Urology 2008; 54: 943-44.
  22. Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Scherr D, Tewari A. Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in the renal allograft transplant patient. Journal of Endourology 2008; 22: 2475-80.
  23. Tewari AK, Jhaveri JK, Surasi K, Patel NA, Tan GY. Benefit of robotic assistance in comparing outcomes of minimally invasive versus open radical prostatectomy. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2008; 26: 4999-5000.
  24. 1996-2005: Scaling new heights. Celebrating the second decade. Singapore Urological Association 2006. ed. Tan GY. ISBN 981-05-5178-9
  25. Tan GY, Chong YL, Ramesh K, Walford NQ, Tan JK. Giant mixed-type perinephric liposarcoma. International Urology Nephrology 2004; 36: 319-322.
  26. Tan GY, Guy RJ, Eu KW. Obstructing sigmoid cancer with local invasion in an incarcerated inguinal hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2003; 73 : 80-82.
  27. Tan GY, Chong CK, Eu KW, Tan PH. Abdominoperineal resection for gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the anus. Techniques in Coloproctology 2003; 7(3): 169-72.

Published Scientific Abstracts

  1. Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Chhabra P, Yadav R, Dorsey PJ Jr, Patel N, Scott A, El Douaihy Y Te A, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari AK. Biomechanical foundations of total anatomic reconstruction: technique for accelerated recovery of urinary incontinence. (Abstract) JSLS 2009; 13 (2Suppl): A9401. Best Urology Video (Honorable Mention) at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) 18th Annual Meeting, Boston (2009).
  2. Dorsey, Jr P, Tan G, Jhaveri J, Patel N, El Douaihy Y, Vaughan, Jr E, Tewari A. Early return of potency and orgasmic function during aggressive bilateral intrafascial nerve-sparing during trizonal athermal robotic prostatectomy: a prospective cohort study. (Abstract) CUAJ 2009; 3 (3Suppl1): S11 (POD-3.03).
  3. Tan G, Herman M, Yadav R, Mukherjee S, Jhaveri J, Dorsey Jr P, Maxfield F, Webb W, Tewari A. Imaging periprostatic tissue architecture with mulitphoton microscopy and second-harmonic generation to improve potency outcomes during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: a pilot feasibility study. (Abstract) CUAJ 2009; 3 (3Suppl1): S33 (MP-4.01).
  4. Patel N, Tan G, Dorsey Jr P, Jhaveri J, El-Douaihy Y, Vaughan Jr E, Tewari A. "see no touch" during da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy: visual cues as a surrogate to haptic feedback for oncologic clearance. (Abstract) CUAJ 2009; 3 (3Suppl1): S45 (MP-6.11).
  5. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Yadav R, Bartsch G, Menon M, Te A, Vaughan Jr E, Rao S, Tewari A. Accelerated continence recovery after robotic prostatectomy: lessons learnt from 3 techniques in 1294 patients. (Abstract) CUAJ 2009; 3 (3Suppl1): S59 (VID-06).
  6. Tan G, Jhaveri J, Dorsey Jr P, Herman M, Yadav R, El Douaihy Y, Patel N, Vaughan Jr E, Tewari A. Optimizing anastomotic healing and continence mechanism support during robotic radical prostatectomy. (Abstract) CUAJ 2009; 3 (3Suppl1): S81 (UP-72).
  7. Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, Scott A, Dorsey Jr PJ, Herman M, Te AE, Rao S, Tewari AK. Biomechanical foundations for accelerated continence recovery after robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy. J Urol 2009; 181 (4S): A1009. Presented at American Urological Association 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  8. Yadav R, Herman M, Mukherjee S, Dorsey PJ, Tan GY, El Douaihy Y, Leung RA, Jhaveri JK, Maxfield FR, Webb WW, Tewari AK. Real-time tissue recognition of periprostatic tissue architecture and its relevance to nerve sparing radical prostatectomy: a pilot study using multiphoton microscopy and second harmonic generation. J Urol 2009; 181 (4S): A1858. First Prize, AUA ACMI Gyrus Clinical Research Essay Award, American Urological Association 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  9. Patel ND, Dorsey PJ Jr, Leung RA, Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, Rajbhut S, Herman M, Tu JJ, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari AK. Impact of prostate volume on surgical margin rates in robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. J Urol 2009; 181 (4S): A2097. Presented at American Urological Association 2009 Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  10. Tan GY, Yadav R, Herman MP, Mukherjee S, Maxfield FR, Webb WW, Tewari AK. Real-time periprostatic tissue imaging with multiphoton microscopy for improving potency outcomes during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: initial results from fresh human prostatectomy specimens. (Abstract) J Androl 2009; 30 (2S): A10. Presented at American Society of Andrology 2009 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.
  11. Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Rao S, Leung RA, Yadav R, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari AK. Early return of continence in obese men following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy employing total anatomic reconstruction of the bladder neck. Ann Acad Med Sing 2008; 37: (11 Suppl): S11 S175 Presented at the NHG 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008).
  12. Leung RA, Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, Wagner EH, Field T, Menon M, Tewari AK. Effect of healthcare access on long-term survival differences in African American and white American men receiving definitive treatment for prostate cancer: results from 23,811 men. Ann Acad Med Sing 2008; 37: (11 Suppl): S4. S175 Presented at the NHG 7th Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2008).
  13. Tan GY, Yadav RA, Jhaveri J, Mukherjee S, Leung RA, Tan GY, Yadav RA, Jhaveri J, Mukherjee S, Leung RA, Rao S, Maxfield FR, Webb WW, Tewari AK. Real-time visualization of periprostatic neural architecture using multiphoton microscopy and second-harmonic generation to improve potency outcomes during nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy: our early results. (Abstract) JSLS 2008; 12: S74 (8371). Best Scientific Paper (Urology) Award at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Meeting, Chicago (2008).
  14. Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, Chhabra P, Rao S, Yadav RA, Leung RA, Vaughan Jr ED, Tewari AK. Early continence with novel restoration of bladder neck anatomy during robotic prostatectomy. (Abstract) JSLS 2008; 12: S73 (8367). Best Video (Urology) Award at the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) 17th Annual Meeting, Chicago (2008).
  15. Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, Rao S, Yadav R, Leung R, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A, Bartsch G. Accelerated Continence Recovery After Robotic Prostatectomy Using Cornell Anatomic Reconstruction Technique: Experience of 1018 Patients. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S43.
  16. Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Rao S, Yadav R, Leung R, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A. Total Reconstruction: Technique for Precision Anastomosis and Continence Preservation. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S83.
  17. Yadav R, S. Mukherjee, F. Maxfield, Jhaveri JK, Leung R, Rao S, Tan GY, Tewari A . Real-Time Tissue Imaging of Prostate and Periprostatic Neural Tissue with Multiphoton Microscopy. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S89-90.
  18. Rao S, D. Ballon, Yadav R, Leung R, Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Tewari A. Novel Use of 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Microscopy in Staging Early Prostate Cancer: Congruency Between Radiologic Anatomy and Final Histopathology. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S90-S91.
  19. Tan GY, Jhaveri JK, P. Chhabra, Rao S, Leung R, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A. Early Continence with Novel Restoration of Bladder Neck Anatomy During Robotic Prostatectomy. (Abstract) Urology 2008;72(Suppl):S107.
  20. Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, D. Scherr, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A. Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy in the Renal Allograft Recipient. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S119-S120.
  21. Rao S, A. Mandhani, Tan GY, Yadav R, Jhaveri JK, Leung R, A. Te, Bartsch G, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A. Robotic Radical Prostatectomy Utilizing a Custom-Made Synchronous Suprapubic Vesical Urinary Diversion Device and Anastomotic Splint: Report of Initial Series and Peri-Operative Outcomes. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S120.
  22. Rao S, R. Gray, Leung R, Yadav R, Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A . Return of Orgasmic Function In Patients Undergoing Robotic Prostatectomy. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S120.
  23. Jhaveri JK, Tan GY, Rao S, Yadav R, Leung R, Te A, Vaughan, Jr ED, Tewari A . Impact of Total Anatomic Reconstruction of the Bladder Neck in Obese Men: Continence Outcomes Following Robotic Prostatectomy. (Abstract) Urology 2008; 72 (Suppl): S134.
  24. Tan G, Jhaveri J, Herman M, Dorsey PJ Jr, Patel N, Tewari A. Biomechanical foundations for accelerated continence return following robotic radical prostatectomy. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A34. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  25. Patel N, Dorsey PJ Jr, Leung R, Tan G, Jhaveri J, Rajbhut S, Herman M, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Impact of prostate volume on surgical margin rates in robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A59. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  26. Leung R, Herman M, Patel N, Dorsey PJ Jr, Yadav R, Tan G, Jhaveri J, Rao S, Rajbhut S, Horninger W, Bartsch G, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Evaluation of time to work following robotic assisted prostatectomy. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A130. Presented at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  27. Patel N, Tan G, Dorsey PJ Jr, Herman M, Jhaveri J, Burns M, Leung R, Mishra N, Surasi K, Tewari A. Visual cues as a surrogate for haptic feedback during robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: surgical margin rates in 1173 patients. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A133. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  28. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Rao S, Yadav R, Herman M, Dorsey PJ Jr, Leung R, Rajbhut S, Patel N, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Bridging the gap: impact of anatomic restoration technique on continence outcomes in obese patients undergoing robotic radical prostatectomy. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A133. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  29. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Scherr D, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Technical considerations for robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy in the renal allograft patient. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A146. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  30. Rao S, Mandhani A, Tan G, Jhaveri J, Yadav R, Dorsey PJ Jr, Patel N, Herman M, Tewari A. Accelerated postoperative recovery following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy: early results with a tailored anastomotic splint suprapubic catheter. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A149. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  31. Rao S, Ballon D, Tan G, Jhaveri J, Patel N, Min R, Tewari A. 3 Tesla magnetic resonance microscopy imaging for improved oncologic clearance during radical prostate cancer surgery: (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A166-167. Presented at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  32. Yadav R, Tan G, Mukherjee S, Jhaveri J, Herman M, Maxfield F, Webb W, Tewari A. Novel real-time visualization of periprostatic tissue architecture using multiphoton microscopy and second harmonic generation: early results from a rat model. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A169. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  33. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Rao S, Yadav R, Dorsey PJ Jr, Herman M, Patel N, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Hastened continence recovery following minimally invasive radical prostatectomy: analysis of 3 techniques in 1200 patients. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A177. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  34. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Surasi K, Mishra N, Herman M, Dorsey PJ Jr, Patel N, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Impact of high surgeon volume and experience on outcomes during minimally invasive radical prostatectomy in a Medicare population. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A180. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  35. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Surasi K, Mishra N, Herman M, Dorsey PJ Jr, Patel N, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Optimizing urethral coaptation during vesicourethral anastomosis construction: effect of anatomic restoration technique on stricture and leak rates in 1219 patients. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A199-200. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  36. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Chhabra P, Rao S, Yadav R, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Early return of continence following robotic radical prostatectomy: a comprehensive paradigm. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A255. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  37. Jhaveri J, Tan G, Chhabra P, Rao S, Yadav R, Vaughan ED Jr, Tewari A. Walking the tightrope: a risk-stratified approach to optimizing potency preservation and oncologic clearance during robotic radical prostatectomy. (Abstract) J Endourol 2008; 22(S1): A255. Presenting author at 26th World Congress of Endourology, Shanghai (2008).
  38. Tan YK, Tan G, Heng CT, Yeo EK. Clinical outcomes of increased penetration depth in shock wave lithotripsy: a retrospective comparative study of 2 therapy heads in 100 patients. Int J Urol 2006; 13 (Suppl 1): A37. Presented at the 8th Asian Congress of Urology, Bali (2006).
  39. Tan GY, Ng RHL, Dee A, Tan JK. Nephrogenic adenoma arising de novo from the renal pelvis. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S175 Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  40. Tan GY, Wong ASC, Foo CCI, Heng CT, Walford N, Chia SJ. Dermal vasculitis from synchronous renal and bladder transitional cell metastases to skin mimicking carcinoma erysipelatoides. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S176 Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  41. Soh RCC, Tan GY, Walford N, Tan JK. Testicular infarction following suppurative epididymo-orchitis: a persistent clinical dilemma. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S125. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  42. Lim EKW, Chong YL, Tan GY, Heng CT, Toh KL, Chia SJ, Tan JK. Laparoscopic urology: The first 100 cases in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S172. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  43. Phoon ES, Tan GY, Ng RHL, Tan JK. Acute renal failure complicating bilateral retrograde pyeolography and ureteropyeloscopy: a case for staged upper tract evaluation for upper tract haematuria. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S175. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  44. Soh RCC, Tan GY, Nalachandran S, Chia KH. Abdominal compartment syndrome complicating emergent repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: use of silastic "Bogota" bag technique. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S175. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  45. Lai RNH, Tan GY, Hegde S, Walford N, Chia SJ. Inguinal metastases from mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas: a rare presentation. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S173. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  46. bte Ali N, Tan GY, Nalachadran S, Chia KH. Non-occlusive ischaemic colitis following acute ischaemic limb reperfusion. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S170. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  47. bte Ali N, Tan GY, Nalachadran S, Chia KH. Spontaneous common iliac artery rupture: a fatal presentation of Ehler Danlos Syndrome Type IV. (Abstract) Ann Acad Med Sing 2004; 33(S): S173. Presented at the NHG Annual Scientific Congress, Singapore (2004).
  48. Tan JK, Tan G. Total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair using non-stapled anatomical slit mesh. J Endourol 2003; 17: A314. Presented at the World Congress of Endourology, Montreal (2003).