Dr Andrew Yam Kean Tuck

Hand Surgeon
22 years of experience


Hand Surgery

Consultation Fee

$180 and above

Clinical Interest

Weak Upper Limbs


MBBS, MRCS (Ed), M Med (Surg), FAMS

What I do

Dr Andrew Yam Kean Tuck provides clinical services such as:
- Hand Surgery
- Reconstructive Microsurgery
- Improving function in paralysed or weak upper limbs
- Tendon transfers
See more [ + ]- Nerve transfers
- Minimally invasive (endoscopic)
- Treatment of nerve compression syndromes (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel)
 - Treatment of hand injuries and infections.

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Clinic Locations

Hand Surgery Associates (Gleneagles Pte Ltd)
Gleneagles Medical Centre #04-14
6 Napier Road, S 258499

Hand Surgery Associates (Parkway East Pte Ltd)
Parkway East Medical Centre #05-09
319 Joo Chiat Place, S 427989

Hand Surgery Associates (Alvernia) Pte. Ltd
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre D #07-59
Singapore 574623
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Professional Statement

Dr Andrew Yam Kean Tuck is a hand surgeon working at Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, and Parkway East Hospital.

Dr Andrew Yam speaks English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu and Cantonese.

Languages Spoken

Chinese, English, Indonesian, Malay


Flinders University of South Australia 1997
See more [ + ] Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2003
National University of Singapore 2004
Academy of Singapore 2007

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Awards and Publications

3rd prize, Free Paper Presentation, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, 2004
1st prize, Free Paper Presentation, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, 2006
3rd prize, Best Oral Paper (Registrar/MO/DO category), Postgraduate Medical Institute, Singapore General Hospital, 2006
2nd prize, Free Paper Presentation, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, 2007
SingHealth HMDP Fellowship, Singapore Health Services, 2007
1st Prize, Poster Presentation, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, 2008
2nd Prize, Free Paper Presentation, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, 2010
Surgical STaR Inspiring Teacher Award, Division of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 2010
See more [ + ] Surgical STaR Inspiring Teacher Award, Division of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital Singhealth, 2011
Service with a Heart Award, Singhealth, 2011
Singapore Health Service Quality Award (Gold), 2012
1st Prize, Free Paper Presentation, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery, 2012 Publications
Risk Factors Related to Operative Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Emergency Gastrectomy. British Journal of Surgery, 2000; 87:1702-1707.
Intraoperative Interfragmentary Radial Nerve Compression in a Medially Plated Humeral Shaft Fracture. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2005; 19:491-493.
Anatomic Reconstruction of the Distal Radioulnar Ligaments: Long Term Results. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2005; 30B:185-193.
Severe Upper Limb Complications from Parenteral Abuse of Subutex. Annals of Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2005; 34(9):575-578.
Factors affecting the prognosis of pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2007; 89A:1742-1748.
Complex Carpal Dissociation With Open, Complete, And Divergent Trapezium, Capitate, And Hamate Dislocation: A Case Report. J Hand Surg, 2007; 32A(9):1363-1366.
Elbow Ganglion Arising from medial Epicondyle Pseudarthrosis. Hand Surg, 2007; 12(3):155-158
Free Digital Flap - An ideal Flap for Reconstructing Large Finger Defects when Regional Flaps are Contraindicated. Ann Plast Surg, 2008; 60(3): 254-259.
Synovial cell culture and tissue engineering of a tendon synovial cell biomembrane. J Biomechianical Materials Res, 2008; 84(4):1120-1126.
The spiral flap for fingertip resurfacing : Short-term & Long-term results. J Hand Surg, 2008; 33A(3): 340-347.
Multifocal Deep Space Hand Infection Secondary To Hematogenous Seeding From Chronic Epididymoorchitis. J Hand Surg, 2008; 33E(2):221-2
Vacuum-Assisted Closure Of A Large Palmar Defect After Debriding A Midpalmar Tuberculous Abscess. International Wound J, 2008; 5(1):45-8
A Novel Method of Rapid Nailbed Repair Using 2-Octyl-Cyanoacrylate (Dermabond). Plast Recons Surg, 2008; 121(3): 148e-149e
Approach to Debridement in necrotizing fasciitis. Am J Surg, 2008; 196(3):e19-e24
“Palmar Pivot Flap" for resurfacing palmar lateral defects of the fingers. J Hand Surg, 2008; 33(10):1889-1893
A tuberculous midpalmar abscess of the hand due to reactivation of previous pulmonary tuberculosis.  Ann Acad Med, 2008; 37(11): 982-3
Alternative aesthetic incisions for fixation of hand fractures. Plast Recons Surg, 2009; 123(2)82e-83e
The supination deformity and associated deformities of the upper limb in severe birth lesions of the brachial plexus.  J Bone Joint Surg, 2009; 91B(4):511-516
A Split-EPB Tendon Sling for Chronic Post-traumatic Palmar Instability of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint.  J Hand Surg, 2009; 34B(3):358-3
Purulent Flexor Tenosynovitis: Factors Influencing the Functional Outcome (letter to the Editor). J Hand Surgeon European Vol 2009, 34(3):412-413.
The supination deformity and associated upper limb deformities in severe birth lesions of the brachial plexus. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2009, 91(4):511-516
Wrist arthroscopy: beware the novice. J Hand Surg European Vol 2009, 34(4):540-541
Biceps muscle trauma at birth with pseudotumour formation. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2009, 91(8):1086-1089
Necrotising fasciitis after corticosteroid injection for trigger finger: a severe complication from a “safe” procedure. J Hand Surg European Vol 34 No 5 Pg 689-690
Simultaneous Intratendinuous Ganglion and Synovial Cyst of the Wrist: A Case Report. J Hand Surg European Vol 2010, 35(1): 80-81
The Discount Store Artificial Nail: An Ideal Splint for Nailbed Repairs. J Hand Surg European Vol 2010, 35(6):512-513
Mycobacterium abscessus hand infections in immunocompetent fish handlers: Case report. J Hand Surg (Am) 2010, 35: 1142-1145
Compression of the superficial branch of the radial nerve by calcinosis cutis resulting in neuropathic pain. J Hand Surg Eur Vol Nov 2010, 35:766-767
Self-reported outcome following anterior transposition of ulnar nerve in the elderly. Hand Surgery Vol 15 No.3 (2010) 169-172
Epidemiology and management of surgical upper limb infections in patients with end-stage renal failure. Ann Acad Med Sing 2010, 39(9):670-674
Spontaneous partial posterior interosseous nerve palsy not caused by an adjacent ganglion. Hand Surgery, Vol 16, No. 2, 2011
Intramuscular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson’s tumor) of the finger presenting as a digital nerve schwannoma. J Hand Sur Eur Vol. 2011 Sep; 36(7):612-3
Radial nerve injury during double plating of a displaced supracondylar/intercondylar humerus fracture. J Hand Surg Am 2012, 37A(4):669-672
The hook plate technique for fixation of phalangeal avulsion fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2012; 94:e72 1-6 Book Chapters
KY Chew, A Yam V Tay. Medialis Pedis Flap. In BK Tan, J Lim, C Song, CH Wong, C Tham (Eds). Flaps: Techniques and Applications, 2008, pp 54-57
A Yam, BH Lim. The Four Ligament Reconstruction (4-LR) For Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability. In Greenberg J (Ed). Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Master Skills Publications, 2013 (Pending Publication)

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Professional Positions and Memberships

Treasurer, Reconstructive Microsurgery Society of Singapore, 2012-present
Vice Chairman, Chapter of Hand Surgeons, College of Surgeons Singapore, 2011-present
Visiting Consultant and Director of Brachial Plexus, Peripheral Nerve and Upper Limb Paralytic Service, Singapore General Hospital
See more [ + ] Visiting Consultant Hand Surgeon, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Consultant, Dept of Hand Surgery, SGH May 2009 - 2012
Editor and Webmaster, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery 2004, 2006, 2009
Committee member, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery 2005, 2007
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor 2004 - present

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ] Parkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted

Parkway Shenton
Cigna / IXChange
Shenton Insurance