Dr Yeow Yuyi

Clinical Interests

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for complex urinary stones
  • Prevention of urinary stones
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Laparoscopic management of peritoneal dialysisĀ catheters

Appointments: +65 6694 1838 / +65 6553 5066

MB, BS (Singapore) MCRS (Edinburg) FRCS (Urology)(Glasgow), FAMS

Dr Yeow Yuyi is a Specialist Urologist with a keen interest in minimally invasive treatments of stone disease, and endourology.



Dr Yeow Yuyi is a Specialist Urologist with a keen interest in minimally invasive treatments of stone disease, and endourology. Prior to his current practice, he was a Consultant in the Department of Urology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008 and was elected a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2011. He was amongst the pioneer year of residents who completed the Urology Residency Program under the National Healthcare Group (NHG) in 2017 and attained his Specialist Accreditation the same year. He successfully joined the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) as a Fellow in Urology in 2017, and became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS) in the same year.

In 2019, he was awarded the Healthcare Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to train under Dr Guido Giusti and Dr Silvia Proietti in San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. His main area of training was in advanced endourology and stone surgery.

During his time in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he was amongst the pioneering team to perform supine percutaneous nephrolithotomy on a routine basis, which has the benefits of reduced anaesthetic risks and surgical duration. He also performs mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy with improved outcomes such as shorter hospitalization, post operative recovery, and less blood loss due to its minimally invasive nature. Dr Yeow was instrumental in reducing the hospitalization duration for patients undergoing complex stone surgery, and even allowed for some procedures to be done as day surgery with patients discharging home the same day.

His areas of interest in Urology are Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery/Laparoscopy for benign and malignant conditions, including kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions. He is also a Visiting Consultant to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for his expertise in complex stone surgery and laparoscopic management of peritoneal dialysis catheters.

He is currently a Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and a Clinical Teacher with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. He plays an active role in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and is currently the Programme Director for the NHG Urology Residency Program. He has consistently received excellent ratings and feedback from students and learners. For excellence in education, he received the National Healthcare Group Teaching Award in 2017.

He has published numerous journal articles as well as book chapters in urology, and is a reviewer for the European Urology Open Science journal.

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Hokkien

Infectious Disease award for best score 2006
NHG Teaching Excellence award 2017
Healthcare manpower development plan (HMDP) 2019
COVID resilienceĀ medalĀ 2023

  • MB, BS (Singapore)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • FRCS (Urology) Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, United Kingdom)
  • FAMS (Urology)

Dr Yeow presenting at an international workshop for advanced endourology during his fellowship

Dr Yeow at the European Training Centre for Endourology (ETCE)

Taking part as faculty at an international workshop for Endourology

Dr Tan has wide experience in managing benign and malignant conditions of the adrenal gland, kidney, bladder and prostate.

His subspecialty is inĀ genito-urinary cancer surgery, robotic & advanced laparoscopic surgery.

He is theĀ first in SingaporeĀ to perform laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (2002), laparoscopic retroperitoneal radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic transposition of retrocaval ureter, laparoscopic repair of vesico-vaginal fistula and robotic ureteric re-implantation.

Snce 2004, Dr James Tan has performed and helped colleagues perform more than aĀ few hundred robotic radical prostatectomy. He routinely performs bilateral nerve sparing and bladder neck sparing robotic prostatectomy to preserve potency and urinary continence. Where appropriate, he will perform additional bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy.

He is also theĀ first to perform routinely laparoscopic donor nephrectomyĀ for kidney transplant in Mount Elizabeth Hospital in 2008.

His other areas of expertise are inĀ minimally invasiveĀ andĀ endoscopicĀ management of urinary stones and prostate diseases.

Dr James Tan obtained his basic medical degree in the National University of Singapore in 1990, and won theĀ Thambipillai Medal for Distinction in Anatomy (top in Class).

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995, and earned his Masters of Medicine in National University of Singapore in the same year.

He was conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Urology) in 2000.

Dr Tan won a Ministry of Health HMDP scholarship for an overseas clinical fellowship in Genitor-Urinary Cancer Surgery from 2000 to 2001. He was attached to theĀ London Health Sciences Centre in Canada.

He was awarded the 2002 Academy of Medicine Traveling Fellowship to theĀ Chi Mei Foundation Medical CentreĀ in Taiwan specializing in Laparoscopic Urology. During the Fellowship, he honed his laparoscopic skill by studying and performing laparoscopic partial cystectomy and enterocystoplasty in an animal model. He also participated in many laparoscopic radical cystectomy and nephro-ureterectomy in the clinical setting for patients with bladder and/or ureteric transitional cell carcinoma.

He received further training inĀ Cleveland ClinicĀ (Laparoscopic Urology) in 2001, Detroit (Robotic Prostatectomy) in 2003 and France (Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy) in 2002.

Dr Tan won the Federation of Asean Urological AssociationĀ Best Oral Paper PrizeĀ in 1999.

He was awarded the Singapore Urological AssociationĀ Annual Book PrizeĀ in 2000.

He received the European Board of UrologyĀ Best in Knowledge PrizeĀ in 2002.

He also won theĀ Best Video PrizeĀ in the First National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Meeting in 2002.

Dr James Tan has helped in the training of many junior surgeons in Singapore and the region through numerousĀ surgical demonstrations, teleconferences and workshops. He has also doneĀ live surgery demonstrationsĀ in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal and Thailand. His teaching appointments include the following:

  • Course Director, Experimental Surgery in Laparoscopic Urology, 2002
  • Teaching Faculty, Advanced Urological Laparoscopic Symposium and Workshop, XXXIII World Congress of the International College of Surgeons, Taipei
  • Faculty, Endourology & Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop cum National Conference, Society of Surgeons of Nepal
  • Teaching Faculty, National Healthcare Group Annual Scientific Meeting 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Teaching Faculty, Pre-Congress Workshop, Asian Congress in Urology (Hong Kong), 2004
  • Qingdao International Urology Meeting, 2004
  • Teaching Faculty, Urology Fair 2005
  • Course Director, Laparoscopic Workshop, 2005

He is a life member of theĀ Singapore Urological AssociationĀ and had held the position of EXCO member and Honorary Treasurer.

He is in the Ministry of Healthā€™sĀ Clinical Guideline CommitteeĀ for Kidney Cancer as well as a member of Chapter of Urology Subspecialty Committees for Urologic Cancers, Endourology and Laparoscopy.

He is a member of the American Urological Association, European Urology Association, Asian Society of Endourology, Asia-Pacific Society of Uro-Oncolog and Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia.

He is currently Chairman of Tissue Committee, Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

He is also member of Medical Advisory Board, Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

He is currently the Representative of the Urology/Nephrology Subspecialty Interest Group at Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

  • Head of Urology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Lead Surgeon, Laparoscopic Urology Service, Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Visiting Specialist, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital
  • Deputy Director, Clinical Research Unit, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore
  • Member, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Research Committee
  • Member, Credentials and Accreditation Committee for Minimally Invasive Surgery, TTSH
  • Mentor and Supervisor, Advanced Surgical (Urology) Trainees
  • Reviewer for Research Grants Awarding Committees:
    – National Medical Research Council
    – National Healthcare Group Research Fund
    – Tan Tock Seng Hospital Research Fund
  • Secretary, Urology Fair 2003, 2004
  • Scientific Chairman, Urology Fair 2005
  • Scientific Chairman, Federation of Asean Urological Assn Meeting, 2005
  • Chairman Organizing Committee, Urology Fair 2006
  • Treasurer, Singapore Urological Association 2004-2006
  • Vice-President, Singapore College of Surgeons, 2007

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