Caring For All Your Digestive NeedsHeptalogy NeedsGastroenterology Needs
This practice provides highly personalised professional consultations in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Years of Experience
A leading Gastroenterologist and respected member of the medical community.
Dr Tan offers diagnostic and therapeutic services to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, bowels, liver, pancreas and biliary system.
Dr Tan emphasises efficiency in the arrangement of tests and treatments tailored to each patient’s special needs, provides excellent patient-doctor communications and aims to make every healthcare encounter a very pleasant experience for our patients.
Dr Tan is also well known for his contributions to the social and non-profit sector in Singapore and overseas. He has wide hands-on experience in international community development work and humanitarian disaster relief projects, and sits on numerous boards of charities and Institutions of Public Character.
About The Practice
Our Gastroenterological Services
Diagnosis of common digestive issues
- Heartburn and dyspepsia
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Abdominal bloating and pain
- Constipation & diarrhoea
- Change in bowel habits
- Blood in the stools
- Abnormal test results such as anaemia, occult blood in the stools or elevated cancer markers
- Family history of digestive cancers
- Screening for digestive cancers
Digestive Endoscopy services
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroscopy
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Small Bowel Enteroscopy
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatograpny (ERCP)
- Percutaneous Gastrostomy feeding tube
Management of common Digestive Conditions
- Colon cancer & polyp screening and diagnosis
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
- Gastritis and duodenitis
- Oesophageal and stomach cancer screening and diagnosis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease
- Gallstone disease
- Virus Hepatitis A, B & C
- Alcoholic, autoimmune & metabolic hepatitis
- Pancreatic diseases
The practice's logo illustrates the philosophy of our practice
The logo of Gastroenterology & Medicine International has a silver background reflecting a modern approach, as well as the use of up to date technology to solve clinical problems.
Humanity of the practice
The figure is a stylised Chinese word “wei” which broadly means the digestive system. The figure also looks like a stylised human being which reflects the humanity of the practice.
Good clinical outcomes
The cross inside the circle is the medical cross. At the same time, cross-hairs has the imagery of aiming for good clinical outcomes for patients. The green of the figure represents life, renewal, nature, balance, harmony and, safety.
Out of the box
The horizontal lines jut out irregularly indicating that we do not confine ourselves to thinking within boundaries, but seek to find solutions “out of the box”, where necessary, to solve problems and benefit patients.
The upper and lower parts of the figure also look like the end view and side view, respectively, of a gastrointestinal endoscope, which is the most basic instrument of gastroenterological practice.
International and Multi Cultural
The name of the practice reflects an international mind set, both in terms of applying best practices learned from all over the world, as well as being able to communicate and relate well with our international and multi-cultural patients.
Educational Articles and Videos
The term “hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. It does not tell us the cause of this inflammation. There are many causes of hepatitis.
What is rectal bleeding? Blood lost from any part of the digestive tract, from oesophagus to the rectum (final part of the large intestine or colon) will eventually...
Upper abdominal discomfort is sometimes referred to by patients as “gastric pain”. The medical term is dyspepsia, which means pain or discomfort centred in the upper abdomen. There...
More patients are asking for screening for cancers as public knowledge about cancers increases. For instance, media reports about the growing rate of colorectal cancer make the public...
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a ‘functional’ gastrointestinal disorder. This means that the cause of it is not a specific and identifiable disease entity, but a plausible consequence...