Dr Tan Ter Chyan

Hand Surgeon
24 years of experience


Hand Surgery


MB, BCh, BAO (NUI), MMed (Ortho, NUS), MRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Hand)

What I do

Dr Tan Ter Chyan provides clinical services such as:
- Hand & wrist ligament injuries & fractures
- Injuries to tendons, nerves and arteries
- Peripheral nerve surgery
- Brachial plexus surgery
See more [ + ]- Stroke
- Cerebral palsy
- Surgical rehabilitation of the upper limb in tetraplegia
- Minimally invasive surgery of hand & upper limb
- Wrist arthroscopy
- Endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery
- Upper and lower limb reconstructive microsurgery (Flap Surgery)

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Clinic Locations

Hand Surgery Associates
Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #10-51/52/53
38 Irrawaddy Road, S 329563

Hand Surgery Associates (Gleneagles)
Gleneagles Medical Centre #04-14
6 Napier Road
Singapore 258499

Hand Surgery Associates
Mount Alvernia Medical Center #07-59
820 Thomson Road, S 574623
Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place, #05-09
Singapore, 427989

Professional Statement

Dr Tan Ter Chyan tends to patients with injuries of the hand and wrist, ranging from minor injury to more complex and serious wounds affecting the tendons, nerves and arteries.  His clinical interest is in peripheral nerve surgery, especially brachial plexus surgery, stroke, cerebral palsy and surgical rehabilitation of the upper limb in tetraplegia. His other clinical interest is in minimally invasive surgery of the hand and upper limb especially wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery.

Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, TeoChew, Mandarin


Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, Dublin
See more [ + ] National University of Singapore (MMed)
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCS Ed)
Fellow Academy of Medicine, Singapore

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Awards and Publications

Awarded 2006 Higher Manpower Development Program Fellowship for postgraduate training at the Dept. of Hand & Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney.

Dr Tan Ter Chyan's research interest is in the field of nerve regeneration and bioelectrics and he works closely with scientists in the Singapore Institute of Neurotechnology.  He has published his clinical and basic science research and spoken at local, regional and international meetings.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Surgeon, Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, NUH, 2002 to 2005
Specialist Hand Surgeon, Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, NUH, 2005 to 2007
Consultant, Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, NUH, 2007 to 2012
See more [ + ] Former Postgraduate Director, Advanced Hand Surgery Prgram (JCST)
Former Associate Program Director, NUH Hand Surgery Residency Program 
Former Secretary, Singapore Society for Hand Surgery
Volunteer, Medical Missions
Vice Chairman, Chapter of Hand Surgeons, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Visiting Consultant, National University Hospital
Visiting Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Visiting Consultant, Kandang Kerbau Women's and Children's Hospital

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Raffles Hospital
Parkway East Hospital


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Insurances Accepted

Cigna / IXChange
Shenton Insurance