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Dr Ronny Tan is a Urology specialist and Andrologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore. He sub-specializes in Andrology, Male Subfertilty, Sexual Medicine and Urological Prosthetic Surgery and is the first Singaporean to be fellowship trained in USA in this niche specialty. Dr Tan spent one year undergoing a Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) – accredited clinical fellowship in Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA with world-renowned Andrologist and Prosthetic Urologist Professor Wayne Hellstrom. During his stint at Tulane, other than being trained in implanting the Boston Sci AMS penile prosthesis, artificial urinary sphincters and urethral slings, Dr Tan was also one of the first to implant 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 collagenase injections for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease and reported on the efficacy of the second generation PDE5 inhibitor avanafil for treatment of erectile dysfunction. He has experience with BPH using the Urolift system when he was on fellowship and is one of the first to start this modality of treatment in Singapore.
Prior to 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 dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence. Urological prosthetic surgeries are all performed as day surgical procedures with patients only having to stay overnight in the hospital. Dr Tan demonstrating the use of low intensity shockwave treatment for erectile dysfunction to a visiting urologist from Australia. He was also one of the first urologists in the department who started the clinical service using high power greenlight laser vaporisation 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 brevie 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.
Dr Ronny Tan is currently on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Urological Association (SUA) and the Society for Men’s Health Singapore (SMHS). He serves as the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for Continence Singapore (SFCS), the Vice-President of the Global Chinese Andrology and Sexual Medicine Association (GCASMA) and is the Chairman of the Membership Committee of the International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM).
- Specialist Accreditation Board, Ministry of Health, Singapore