SMG Surgery Centre is a fully licensed surgical centre that aims to provide excellence in surgical care for both local and international patients. Conveniently located at 290 Orchard Road in Paragon, it specialises in endoscopic thyroidectomy, laparoscopic hernia surgery, endocrine, breast, colon, and stomach surgery as well as colonoscopy and gastroscopy using state-of-the-art technologies and time-tested methods.
The centre is led by Dr. Charles Tan, a general surgeon with over 18 years of experience and with subspecialty interest in endocrine surgery and endoscopic hernia repairs. He graduated from Leicester University in the United Kingdom where he obtained his medical degree. He then completed his general surgery training at the National University Hospital (Singapore) and pursued his subspecialty training at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He started the robotic axillary thyroid surgery programme and is the most experienced in thyroid surgery via the axillary in Singapore. Other new procedures that he performs include minimally invasive parathyroid surgery under local anesthesia and keyhole adrenal surgery (trans-abdominal or retroperitoneal). By combining his superb surgical skills with the industry’s most advanced technologies, the clinic aims to provide patients the highest quality of surgical care.
Dr. Charles Tan is the President of the Singapore Hernia Society and Head of the Endocrine Surgery Division at Singapore’s National University Hospital. He is a General Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in endocrine and endoscopic hernia repair. He is experienced in performing thyroid surgery including minimally invasive thyroid surgery and keyhole adrenal surgery (both retroperitoneal and trans-abdominal).