Dr Aaron Gan

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Surgery)

Centre for Hand And Reconstructive MicroSurgery

3 MOUNT ELIZABETH,

MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE #06 - 05,

Singapore 228510

Phone: 6733 8273
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About Dr Aaron Gan

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Hand Surgery 

2. Services

  • Management of hand and wrist trauma
  • Minimally-invasive hand surgery
  • Fracture fixations in the hand and fingers
  • Perforator flap surgery
  • Treatment for pediatric hand conditions
  • Microsurgical resurfacing in upper and lower limb reconstruction
  • Major limb replantations
  • Digital replantations and critical revascularisations
  • Microsurgical hepatic artery anastomosis for liver transplants
  • Wrist arthroscopy 

3. Experience

Dr Aaron Gan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005. He underwent Basic Surgical Training (BST) from 2006 to 2009, during which he developed a keen interest in microsurgical reconstruction through his rotations in plastic surgery and hand & reconstructive microsurgery. He successfully entered the Advanced Surgical Training (AST) programme in Hand Surgery right after completion of his BST. In 2012, Dr Gan completed his AST, succeeded in the exit examinations and obtained his specialist accreditation in Hand Surgery.

He was awarded the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery Travelling Fellowship in the same year and deepened his insights into perforator flap surgery at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Hanyang University Medical College in Seoul, South Korea. He was mentored by world-renowned Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Professor Jeong-Tae Kim. In the same year, he underwent a clinical observership at Seattle Children's Hospital and studied brachial plexus birth palsy and paediatric hand conditions.

Dr Gan was a Consultant in the Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery of the National University Hospital before embarking into private practice with CHARMS in 2015.

Dr Gan has been a member of the National University Hospital Liver Transplant Team, performing microsurgical hepatic artery anastomoses for both adult and paediatric liver transplants. This includes paediatric liver transplants done in Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital of the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. Dr Gan specializes in injuries to the hand and the wrist. He is an expert in complex hand and wrist surgery and has been invited overseas to share his techniques and skills. Wrist fractures and dislocations, wrist ligament tears, finger and carpal fractures, finger ligament tears are several of the common conditions which Dr Gan treats.

4. Awards and Achievements

 

5. Publications

Journal Articles

  • Gan AWT, Puhaindran ME, Pho RWH. The Reconstruction of Large Bone Defects in the Upper Limb. Injury 2013 Mar;44(3):313-7..
  • Gan AWT, Neo PY, He M, Yam AKT, Chong AKS, Tay SC. A Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Loop Suture Materials in a 6-Strand Flexor Tendon Repair Technique. J Hand Surg Am 2012; 37A:1830-1834.
  • Foo TL, Gan AWT, Soh TLT, Chew WCT. Mechanical failure of distal radius volar locking plate. J Orthop Surg (HK) 2013;21(3):332-336.
  • He M, Gan AWT, Lim AY, Goh JC, Hui JH, Lee EH, Chong AK. The effect of fibrin glue on tendon healing and adhesion formation in a rabbit model of flexor tendon injury and repair. J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2013;47(6):509-512.
  • Low SW, Gan AWT, Tan WK. A Century of Medical Students’ Activities (Medical College Union / Medical Society). Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005;34:152C-154C.

Book Chapters

  • Gan AWT, Peng YP. Chapter 16: Fundamental Principles of Microsurgery and Replantation. IN Essentials of Hand Surgery. Chung KC. 2015 JP Medical.

6. More Information

S‌poken language:

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Indonesian

Education

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • MMed (Surgery)

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A severed finger, or amputation injury of a finger, is a severe and certainly dramatic incident. The most important steps one can do to aid the treatment of such an injury and improve the success of re-attachment are: 1. Recover the amputated part. 2. Wrap the amputated part i...
15 Nov 2019
Arthritis in the hand can be categorised into 2 main types: 1. Degenerative or osteoarthritis 2. Inflammatory arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis and gouty arthritis Of the two, degenerative or osteoarthritis is the more common type...
8 Nov 2019
The general complications from surgery include Infection Bleeding from the surgical wound Injury to nearby nerves and tendons, causing temporary/permanent dysfunction of the related nerve or tendon. The possible specific complications related to the types of surger...
8 Nov 2019
In the perspective of being a Hand Surgeon who specializes in conditions of the hand & wrist, I would strongly advise an individual with wrist pain to see a Hand Surgeon. The reasons are detailed below: A hand surgeon in Singapore is a specialist doctor who...
23 Oct 2019
Engaging in sports requiring the strenuous and repetitive use of the wrist(s) may potentially cause injury. The most important way to prevent injury is: proper training and conditioning of the relevant muscles in the forearm which control the wrist joint. Strong m...
19 Oct 2019
Ulnar nerve decompression surgery with a nerve conduit is presumably done for an ulnar nerve laceration with a nerve gap requiring the use of an interposition nerve graft or conduit . This is a severe form of nerve injury and recovery from such a condition is slow and may ta...
19 Oct 2019
Focal dystonia is a neurological condition and is a type of dystonia. The condition causes involuntary muscular contractions and abnormal postures occurring uncontrollably . A subset of this condition occurs in musicians, also known as the musician's cramp. An example would be th...
19 Oct 2019
Open surgery is preferred over endoscopic surgery in carpal tunnel syndrome in the following conditions: Revision carpal tunnel release requiring neurolysis of the median nerve and transposing an ulnarly-based fat pad flap over the median nerve. End-stage carpal tunnel ...
19 Oct 2019
Pinched nerves or nerve compression syndromes, affect the functions of the hands and fingers . Some examples are such as: carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and radial tunnel syndrome. Depending on which nerve is affected, the end result of untrea...
19 Oct 2019
Wrist tendinitis is a condition where one or more tendons around the wrist area becomes swollen (inflamed) and painful. The pain is aggravated on movement and activation of these tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome, on the other hand, is a condition where the median nerve is be...
19 Oct 2019
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This is a frequent presentation of lumps and bumps in the palm of the hand which I see in my clinic. The most common diagnoses at the exact location of where your bump is include the following: Flexor sheath ganglion cyst Pigmented villonodular synovitis (also known as a gi...
20 Oct 2019
The arrow in the picture points to the base of the 2nd metacarpal or 2nd carpometacarpal joint on the dorsum of the left hand. At this location, the most common causes of a painful lump or bump are: 2nd metacarpal bossing Synovitis of the insertion of the extensor carpi...
20 Oct 2019
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