Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei

Advanced Urology

Advanced Urology
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth
Suite #17-14
Singapore 228510

Advanced Urology
Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place
Unit #02-05 Singapore 427989
Tel: +65 68810048

Phone: 67350369
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About Dr Ronny Tan Ban Wei

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Specialty: Urologist
Sub-specialty: Andrology, Sexual Medicine, Prosthetic Urology, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

2. Services

  • Low intensity extracorporeal shockwave treament (LiESWT) for erectile dysfunction
  • Low intensity extracorporeal shockwave treatment (LiESWT) for chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Urological prosthetic surgeries (penile implant/prosthesis for erectile dysfunction, urethral slings and artificial urinary sphincter for stress urinary incontinence)
  • Erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory dysfunction
  • Penile curvatures and Peyronie’s disease
  • Treatment of BPH - TURP, TUVP (greenlight laser), PUL (Urolift)
  • Testosterone therapy
  • Male subfertility assessment and treatment
  • Sperm retrieval techniques (EEJ, PVS, TESA, TESE, micro TESE)
  • Microsurgical varicocelectomy for symptomatic varicocele and/or subfertility
  • Male contraception (vasectomy)
  • Reversal of vasectomy
  • Urinary Tract Stone Treatment and Prevention: Ureteroscopy Laser Lithotripsy
  • Retrograde Intrarenal Surgery
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy and Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy
  • Evaluation of Haematuria (Blood in urine)
  • Evaluation of raised PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) 

3. Experience

Dr Ronny Tan is a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist, who has been trained locally and board certified by the Specialist Accreditation Board. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and was the first Singaporean to be fellowship trained in USA in this niche specialty. He spent a year undergoing a SMSNA(Sexual Medicine Society of North America)- accredited clinical fellowship in Tulane University, Louisiana, New Orleans with world-renowned Andrologist and Prosthetic Urologist Professor Wayne Hellstrom.

4. Awards and Achievements

Dr Ronny Tan was awarded ‘Best Teacher’ for teaching medical students and specialists in training. Dr Tan, along with his urology specialist trainee, was awarded a NHG-HOMER (National Healthcare Group- Health Outcomes and Medical Education Research) Grant to formally train junior doctors on the procedure of bladder washout.

5. Publications

  • Ban-Wei Tan, Khai-Lee Toh. UP-1.014: Spontaneous Bleeding from Renal Angiomyolipoma Presenting with Haemoperitoneum. Urology (2009) 74 (4), Suppl: S175
  • Ban-Wei Tan, Khai-Lee Toh. Letter to the Editor: Life threatening intraperitoneal hemorrhage with abdominal compartment syndrome: Unusual presentation of renal angiomyolipoma. International Journal of Urology (2010)17:820-821.
  • Ban-Wei Tan, Gerald Yau Min Tan, Noan-Minh ChauCabazitaxel: a second-generation taxane for metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Medical Progress (2011) 8 (12): 603-606
  • Teck Wei Tan, Ban Wei Tan, Sing Joo Chia, Keng Siang Png. VID-25Single-stage laparoscopic management of impacted proximal large proximal ureteric stone with concomitant multiple renal stonesUrology (2013) 82 (3) Suppl: s174.
  • Eric J Shaw, Gregory C Mitchell, Ronny B Tan, Premsant Sangkum, Wayne JG Hellstrom.The Non-Surgical Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease: 2013 Update. World Journal of Men’s Health (2013) 31(3): 183-192
  • Teck Wei Tan, Ban Wei Tan, Sing Joo Chia, Keng Siang Png. V41 Single-stage laparoscopic management of impacted proximal ureteric stone with concomitant multiple renal stones. Eur Urol Suppl (2014) 13 (1): eV41.
  • Suresh Sikka, Sree Mandava, Khulood Kadhum, Nick Saragusa, Ronny Tan, Kambirz Tajkarimi, Wayne Hellstrom. An Objective Evaluation of Viberect (Male Vibrator Device) In Inducing Functional Erection In Comparison To Intracavernosal Vasoactive Injection Using Penile Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Blood Flow Analysis. Andrology (2014), 2(Suppl. 1), 41.
  • Ronny BW Tan, Premsant Sangkum, Gregory C Mitchell, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Update on Medical Treatment of Peyronie’s Disease. Current Urology Reports (2014) 15(6): 415. doi: 10.1007/s11934-014-0415-4.
  • Ronny BW Tan, Andre T Guay, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Clinical Use of Aromatase Inhibitors in Adult Males. Sexual Medicine Reviews 2014; 2: 79-90.
  • Louis Alperti, Ronny Tan, Premsant Sangkum, Sharika Hagan, George Lasker, Joshua Hellstrom, Landon Trost, Suresh Sikka, Wayne Hellstrom. MP47-14 Pioglitazone Is Protective Against Post-Prostatectomy Erectile Dysfunction. The Journal of Urology (2014) 191 (4): e523-e524.
  • Wayne JG Hellstrom, David Cook, Ronny BW Tan, LeRoy Jones ,Charles H Bowden, Wesley W Day, Chien-Feng Chen. MP48-11 Time to Erectogenic Effect of Avanafil in a Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial. The Journal of Urology (2014)191 (4): e531
  • Julie Wang, Landon Trost, Sijo Parekattil, Ronny Tan, Wayne Hellstrom.VB-04 Intra-corporeal Robot Assisted Vaso-vasostomy For The Management of Bilateral Vasal Obstruction Following Inguinal Herniorrhaphy With Mesh. The Journal of Urology (2014) 191 (4): e785-e786.
  • Premsant Sangkum, Ahmet Gokce, Ronny Tan, Sree Harsha Mandava, Mostafa Boulijhad, Hogyoung Kim, George Lasker, Zakaria Abd Elmageed, Wayne Hellstrom. MP13-16A TGF-β1 based rat model for urethral stricture. The Journal of Urology (2014) 191 (4): e181-e182.
  • Landon Trost, Taylor Peak, Ronny Tan, Suresh Sikka, Wayne JG Hellstrom. PD22-06Efficacy of Penile Traction Therapy Among Patients Undergoing Intralesional Interferon Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease. The Journal of Urology (2014) 191(4): e674.
  • Wayne JG Hellstrom, Marc Gittleman, Ronny BW Tan, James P Tursi, Ted Smith, Gregory J Kaufman, Nigel A Jones, Culley C Carson. PD22-02 Meaningful Change in Peyronie’s Disease Following Treatment With Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum: Results from Two Large Double-blind Randomized, Placebo-controlled Phase 3 Studies. The Journal of Urology (2014) 191 (4): e672
  • Ronny BW Tan, Jonathan L Silberstein, Wayne JG Hellstrom.Testosterone and the Prostate. Sexual Medicine Reviews 2014; 2: 112-120.
  • Eric Katz, Ronny BW Tan, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Avanafil for erectille dysfunction in elderly and younger adults: differential pharmacology and clinical utility. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management(2014) 10: 701-711.
  • Steven D Jones Jr, Ronny BW Tan, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for stuttering priapism: recent advances. Expert Opinion on Orphan Drugs (2014) 2 (9): 937-946.
  • Julie C Wang, Landon Trost, Sijo Parekattil, Ronny BW Tan, Wayne JG Hellstrom.Intra-corporeal Robotic-assisted Vaso-vasostomy for the Management of Bilateral Vasal Oostruction Following Inguinal Herniorrhaphy with Mesh. VJPU 2014; 1:018
  • Taylor Peak, K Kammel, Premsant Sangkum, Ronny BW Tan, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Update on Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences 2015, Elsevier) doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.06062-1
  • L Aliperti, R Tan, P Sangkum, S Hagan, G Lasker, J Hellstrom, L Trost, S Sikka, W Hellstrom. 169 Efficacy of pioglitazone on erection function recovery in a rat model of post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction in a rat model of post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction. J Sex Med 2015;12 (suppl 1): 49.
  • Sangkum P, Gokce A, Tan RB, Boulijhad M, Kim H, MAndava SH, Saleem SN, Lasker GF, Yafi FA, Abd Elmageed ZY, Moparty K, Sikka SC, Abdel-Mageed AB, Hellstrom WJ. TGF-beta1 induced urethral fibrosis in a rat model. The Journal of Urology 2015 Feb 9. pii: S0022-5347(15)00253-0. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.02.014. (Cited as one of the top papers J Uro 2015 during AUA 2016)
  • Ronny Tan. Staying Hard After Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Strategies to restore sexual quality of life in men (ISSM Symposium) Proceedings from the 22ndCongress of the World Association For Sexual Helath, Singapore, July 25-28, 2015. J Sex Med 2015; 12 (suppl 5): 294-381.
  • Marcus Chow, Arianto Yuwono, Ronny Tan. Tumour lysis syndrome: a rare acute presentation of locally advanced testicular cancer – case report and review of literature. Asian Journal of Urology (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.ajur.2015.09.005
  • Faysal A Yafi, Lawrence Jenkins, Maarten Albersen, Giovanni Corona, Andrea M Isidori, Shari Goldfarb, Mario Maggi, Christian J Nelson, Sharon Parish, Andrea Salonia, Ronny Tan, John P Mulhall, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Erectile Dysfunction. Nature Reviews Disease Primers 2, 16003 (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2016.3
  • Weiliang Chong, Ronny B Tan.Injectable therapy for Peyronie’s disease. Trans Androl Urol. 2016 Jun; 5 (3): 310-317.
  • Nathaniel H Heah, Jeffrey J Leow, Ronny B Tan. C-ADRO-1248. Low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: early experience at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. International Journal of Urology (2016) 23 (Suppl.1), 1-142. doi:10.1111/iju.13149.
  • Nathaniel H Heah, Jeffrey J Leow, Ronny B Tan. C-ADRO-2134. Low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. International Journal of Urology (2016) 23 (Suppl.1), 1-142. doi:10.1111/iju.13149.
  • Heah NH, Leow JJ, Chong W, Gruenwald I, Tan RB. Low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. Journal of Sexual Medicine (2017) 14(Suppl. 1), 1: S64.
  • Heah NH, Leow JJ, Chong W, Tan RB Low intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: early experience at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Journal of Sexual Medicine (2017) 14(Suppl. 1), 1: S85-S86.
  • Joe KC Lee, Ronny BW Tan, Eric Chung Erectile dysfunction treatment and traditional medicine—can East and West medicine coexist? Transl Androl Urol 2017;6 (1):91-100..
  • Wayne JG Hellstrom, Ronny BW Tan, Genzhou Liu.Safety Profile of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum Stratified by Degree of Penile Curvature in Patients with Peyronie’s Disease. Urology (2017), http://dx.doi.ord/doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.05.004.g
  • Liu Z, Chow MWL, Lua AHA, Tan RBW. Rare isolated synchronous splenic metastasis in a patient with type II papillary renal cell carcinoma. AME Case Rep. 2018 Mar 14;2:9. doi:10.21037/acr.2018.02.01.
  • Ronny BW Tan, Wayne JG Hellstrom. Vascular Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction, Male Sexual Dysfunction: A Clinical Guide. Edited by Suks Minas, John Mulhall. ISBN 978-1-118-74655-4 - John Wiley & Son.

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MBBS, MRCSEd, M Med (Surgery), FAMS (Urology) 

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The Ultimate Guide To Dealing With Prostate Cancer By A Singaporean Urologist (2019)
The Ultimate Guide To Dealing With Prostate Cancer By A Singaporean Urologist (2019)

Did you know that Prostate Cancer is one of the three leading causes of cancer in Singaporean males?

According to the 2015 Annual Registry Report by Singapore Cancer Registry, prostate cancer is a common type of cancer in Singapore. In fact, prostate cancer accounts for 13% of all cancers amongst the male population in Singapore. [1]

Dr Ronny Tan is a board-certified Singaporean urologist. He will share his advice on how to deal with prostate cancer. Read on to find out about how you can cope with its symptoms as well as the treatment’s side effects.

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Managing Benign Prostate Hyperplasia & Peyronie’s Disease: A Urologist Discusses
Managing Benign Prostate Hyperplasia & Peyronie’s Disease: A Urologist Discusses

As a man gets older, he may experience symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is a condition when the prostate gland is enlarged and causes difficulty with urination. 

Peyronie's disease is a different urological condition that typically affects men above the age of 40, but is also present in men under that age. The condition usually presents as penile curvature associated with a palpable lump.  

Thankfully, there are medical treatments for both these conditions in Singapore. Dr Ronny Tan, a consultant urologist in Singapore, recently answered DoctorxDentist reader questions regarding these male urological conditions and how they are managed in Singapore. Here are his key pointers.

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Premature ejaculation refers to the inability to delay ejaculation during sexual activity resulting in distress to the patient, his partner or the couple as a whole. PE is broadly classified as: 1. Lifelong PE 2. Acquired PE 3. Variable PE 4. Subjective PE ...
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For a couple to be able to conceive, the man would have to be able to: 1. Have an erection hard enough for vaginal penetration 2. Ejaculate while his penis is inside the vagina 3. Have sperm in his semen. If a man is able to perform steps 1 and 2, we will do a semen analy...
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Any unprotected vaginal intercourse carries the possibility of pregnancy. This is so as the pre-ejaculatory fluid (“pre-cum”) may have sperms. If the concern is unwanted pregnancy, condoms with spermicide should be used before any vaginal penetrative sex. Having said that, condoms are never 100% p...
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Epididymitis or inflammation of the epididymis is commonly painful, especially in acute epididymitis. Painless epididymitis is most commonly caused by tuberculosis of the epididymis. Painless epididymitis is usually a type of chronic epididymitis and if there is suspicion of this...
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