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Robotic Surgery

Surgery for Blocked Kidneys

Advances in Robotic and Laser Surgery

Robotic Surgery for Early Prostate Cancer

Commonly Asked Questions by Patients Undergoing Robotic Prostatectomy

Nephron-Sparing Surgery for Early Kidney Cancers

What you need to know about this new treatment option for early kidney cancer.

Aggressive Bladder Cancer

New advances in robotic surgery & medical treatment



Dr Tan and his mentor Professor Tewari have co-authored several invited chapters in the leading authoritative textbooks on robotic prostatectomy and minimally invasive surgery. Dr Tan has also has served as Course Director in numerous symposia and masterclasses in robotic and minimally invasive urologic surgery, and shares his expertise extensively as invited speaker and faculty in workshops and conferences in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan, Malaysia, Cambodia and Thailand.


Robotic surgery involves the use of the da Vinci® Surgical robot to execute very precise movements through small incisions. This gives the surgeon improved vision and dexterity during the surgery, leading to significantly less blood loss and perioperative complications, quicker recovery of bowel function, and shortened hospital stay. Below are some articles on how robotic surgery is now used to deliver better outcomes for early kidney, prostate and bladder cancers, as well as for relieving kidney outlet obstruction.

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