I am Dr Lincoln Tan, a Consultant Urologist, and accredited Robotic Surgeon based in Gleneagles Hospital Singapore. Prior to my private practice, I was the former Director of Urologic Oncology at the National University Hospital (NUH) and National Cancer Institute of Singapore (NCIS). I am currently Visiting Consultant at NUH. I am trained in all aspects of open and endoscopic urology and specialise in the minimally invasive treatment of urologic cancers. My particular interests are in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery, particularly for the management of prostate and kidney cancer. My subspecialty interest is in the care of men with all stages of prostate cancer, especially in advanced prostate cancer diagnostics to reduce unnecessary prostate biopsies, and the performance of safer, more accurate prostate biopsies. I was one of the first doctors to introduce free hand office based transperineal prostate biopsies into Singapore. Transperineal prostate biopsies are safer than the standard transrectal biopsies performed in most centres. My clinic is currently the only centre offering freehand transperineal MRI-guided targeted prostate biopsies in Singapore. I was the principal investigator in the first study in South East Asia to validate the use of the Prostate Health Index test to better risk stratify men at risk of prostate cancer, reducing unnecessary prostate biopsies. I am available for teleconsultation and second opinions for complex cancer-related and other urological conditions. My experience includes:
- Graduated medical school at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001
- Postgraduate surgical degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2011
- Masters in Surgery from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2007
- Completed Advanced Specialty Training at NUH
- College of Surgeons Gold Medal from the Academy of Medicine Singapore, awarded to the top Advanced Urological Trainee
- Completed my fellowship in Urologic Oncology and Laparoscopic and Tele-Robotic Urologic Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia in 2013
Doctor, my father is 78 years old. He urinates quite often, every 15-30 minutes. Sometimes he can’t hold in his pee. What do you think the cause is, Doctor? What is the treatment option? Thank you for your help, Doc.
Doctor, I am male. I feel like there is an obstruction which makes my urine clog up. Sometimes it is painful. People have suggested that I drink a lot of water. Is that true? Or is taking medication necessary?
Doctor, I have a 21 month old toddler. She urinates frequently with the frequency being every 15 minutes. Sometimes it is a continuous stream, sometimes it's just a few droplets. She often strains to urinate. What do you think the problem is, Doctor? Thank you so much..
Good evening, Doctor. My mother is 63 and has a history of kidney stones. The CT scan result shows a staghorn kidney on the left with pelvocaliectasis and there are signs of chronic nephropathy on her left kidney. The doctor suggested that the best way is nephrectomy for her left kidney. Is that true, Doctor? Please give your advice. Thanks
Doctor, my right testicle bag is swollen. It doesn’t hurt and my urine still flows smoothly. What is the solution?
I feel itchy and hot and it hurts when I urinate. It has been a week since this has occurred - today, I saw white liquid emerging from my penis - it's not sperm though. Is this dangerous?
I am a 20 something year old male and often masturbate. When I masturbate too much, I feel a burning sensation whenever I urinate post-masturbation. The sensation goes away the day after. Could this be a sign of infection and/or blisters, Doctor?
Doctor, which medicines can cure premature ejaculation without making the heart beat faster? Thank you
Doctor, what are the signs of varicoceles? I feel my testicles getting bigger lately and I can see the veins on them. I learnt about varicoceles on Google.
Doctor, I have a problem with urine. My urine flow is minimal although I really have the need to urinate. It happens all the time. I read online articles that say this is a sign of prostate disease. My wife has advised me to drink more water, but there is no improvement. Please give me your advice.
Dear Doctor Lincoln Tan, I am 20 years old and just had a circumcision done due to phimosis, the foreskin has been removed completely and the scarline is about 4mm away from the glans resulting in a ”low cut”. I am very terrified and worried that I will lose a lot of sexual sensitivity/sensation, because of the cut being so low instead of being high where some of the foreskin gets preserved. Is there a significant difference in sensitivity/sensation between a high and a low circumcision cut as? Is it true that at least 1-2 cm of foreskin has to remain after circumcision in order to preserve maximum sensitivity? Thank you very much!
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