Andrology, Subfertility, Prosthetic urology (penile implants, artificial urinary sphincters), Peyronie’s disease, Sexual Medicine (erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory disorders), Penile rehabilitation 7. Prostate diseases (BPH) 8. Urinary tract stones
Dr Ronny Tan is a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist who is trained locally and board-certified by the Specialist Accreditation Board. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. He sub-specializes in Andrology, Male Subfertility, Sexual Medicine and Urological Prosthetic Surgery and is the first Singaporean to be fellowship-trained in the USA in this niche speciality, having spent one year undergoing a SMSNA (Sexual Medicine Society of North America)- accredited clinical fellowship in Tulane University, Louisiana, New Orleans. He was led by world-renowned Andrologist and Prosthetic Urologist Professor Wayne Hellstrom, who served as the past president of the International Society of Sexual Medicine (ISSM), SMSNA and the American Society of Andrology (ASA).
During his fellowship at Tulane, Dr Tan implanted the latest Titan Touch penile implant from Coloplast as well as the quadratic urethral sling. He was one of the first to start using intralesional injections for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease and reported on the efficacy of the second-generation PDE5 inhibitor for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Before starting his private practice at Advanced Urology Associates, Dr Tan was the Director of Andrology in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and helmed the Complex Erectile Dysfunction Clinic. He pioneered the use of low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LiESWT) for erectile dysfunction in restructured hospitals and was the first to report the efficacy of this modality of treatment for local patients. He is proficient in the placement of urethral slings, artificial urinary sphincters for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence as well as penile prosthesis (ranging from malleable to inflatable) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. He is also trained in the single-incision concomitant placement of prostheses for both erectile dysfunctions and stress urinary incontinence.
Dr Tan was also one of the first urologists in the department who started the clinical service using high power greenlight laser vaporization for treating benign prostate enlargement and serves as the department proctoring surgeon for the procedure.
Dr Tan has vast experience in the management of penile deformities, ranging from frenulum breve to congenital penile curvatures to Peyronie’s disease. He also offers evaluation for male subfertility and is trained in sperm retrieval techniques ranging from percutaneous sperm aspiration, microsurgical TESE to electro-ejaculation. He offers microsurgical varicocelectomy for the treatment of inferior sperm parameters due to varicoceles.
With regards to medical education, he served as Clinical Core Faculty of the NHG Urology Residency Program and has trained many urology specialists. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University as well as a Senior Lecturer of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He was also awarded “Best Teacher” numerous times for his passion and dedication to teaching medical students and young specialists in training. Together with his urology specialist trainee, he was awarded a HOMER Grant to train junior doctors on bladder washouts.
Dr Tan is well published and continues to be a regular reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Reviews and Urology (Gold Journal). He has served as the course director in numerous symposia, masterclasses as well as courses on andrology and sexual medicine, He is often invited as speaker and faculty of loco-regional and international conferences. He is also active in organizing public forums and GP forums and contributes articles to local magazines and newspapers to raise the awareness of Men’s Health issues to both the public and family physicians.
Gold Award, Asian Hospital Management Awards 2018 (Cost impact analysis of Shifting BPH patients undergoing TURP from inpatient to ambulatory day surgery centre, TTSH) Urological Association of Asia Youth Section Fellowship 2017 NHG-HOMER FY/B05 Grant The Manual Bladder Washout – “See one, do one, teach one” or formalized teaching TTSH Top 10 Teachers (Div of Surgery & ADM) 2012-2013 NHG HMDP Award for Fellowship in Andrology, Sexual Medicine, Subfertility & Urological Prosthetic Surgery 2013 Best Teacher, Junior, Division of Surgery, TTSH 2011-2012 Courage Star (SARS Outbreak in Singapore) 2003