SURGICARE INTEGRATED CENTRE FOR
FOR BARIATRIC & METABOLIC SURGERY
- Using An Integrated Approach to Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
DR TAN CHUN HAI
Dr Tan Chun Hai is a General Surgeon practicing at Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore, an accredited Surgeon across all private hospitals in Singapore. Dr Tan's sub-specialty clinic expertise includes the use of Keyhole or Minimally Invasive Surgery in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, as well as Stomach and Gastric Surgery.
Your Trusted Bariatric Surgeon
Dr Tan's Credentials
Fellowship in Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery in Min Sheng General Hospital, Taiwan with world-renowned Professor Wei-Jei Lee
Trained with Pioneer Singapore Bariatric Surgeon Dr Anton Cheng for >5 years
President of the Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society of Singapore (OMSSS)
Young International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (IFSO) Award 2018
Graduated from the University of Melbourne, Trained in Singapore, Taiwan and Seoul.
Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh FRCSEd
Accredited by the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) in Singapore
Awarded Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) by the Singapore Ministry of Health
Why Choose Dr Tan?
Founder of Surgicare Centre of Excellence for Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery
Dr Tan leads a team of Dieticians, Physiotherapists and Nurses who are passionate to ensure the best health outcomes for all patients through a comprehensive and holistic approach.
What is Metabolic Surgery?
Bariatric Surgery includes a variety of procedures, such as Sleeve Gastrectomy and roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB). These are the 2 most common types of Bariatric procedures done in Singapore. Some people also call this Weight Loss Surgery.
What is Bariatric Surgery, also known as Weight Loss Surgery?
While Bariatric Surgery means surgery on the stomach and/or intestine to help a person with obesity to lose weight, Metabolic Surgery is termed as the same set of procedures that is primarily done to help improve the co-morbidities associated with obesity, such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, heart disease, hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), and fatty liver.
Diabetes Surgery is coined in recent years when there is marked improvement in diabetes control as the same set of procedures is performed in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients. Surgery, however, does not “cure” diabetes; they help patients achieve better control or sometimes even achieve remission. Therefore, patients will still need to be monitored closely by their physicians.
Surgicare provides an Integrated Approach to Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Surgery by our team of health professionals from our Centre of Excellence to ensure sustainable well-being with improvements in associated co-morbidities for all our patients is achieved from our best efforts.
Complications of OBESITY & DIABETES
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Nerve Damage (Neuropathy)
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
At Surgicare, as a centre, we practice the Integrated Approach that emphasises patient-centered, customised and effective medical therapies for weight loss and metabolic conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
Led by Dr Tan, our enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team includes experienced and compassionate behavioural health practitioners - Nurses, Dieticians and Physiotherapists offer a spectrum of interventional treatment regimens to ensure successful outcomes!
Our in-house Physiotherapists provide customised weight management support programme to patients, enabling them to become more active in a safe and enjoyable way.
We have a team of in-house Dieticians to provide nutritional counselling and assessments, followed by customised diet and fitness plans for patients with weight-related problems or medical conditions.
Types of Bariatric Surgery
With a Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS)
Mini Gastric Bypass / One Anastamosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB)
How effective is Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery?
Studies have shown that patients typically lose the most weight 1 to 2 years after bariatric surgery. They are then able to maintain substantial weight loss with improvements in associated co-morbidities.
Buchwald, H., et al. (2009). Weight and type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Medicine. 122(3) pp. 205- 206
Chang SH et al. The Effectiveness and Risks of Bariatric Surgery: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2003-2012 JAMA (3)2014
Patients may lose up to 60% of excess weight six months after surgery, and up to 77% of excess body weight as early as 12 months after surgery.
Wittgrove, A. C., et al. (2000). Laparoscopic gastric bypass, roux-en-y: 500 patients: technique and results, with 3-60 month follow-up. Obesity Surgery. 10(3) pp. 233- 239
Majority of Bariatric Surgery patients with diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea experience complete resolution or improvement.