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Dr Jacqueline Tan Siau Woon

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

Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon


Formerly the Head of Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at Singapore General Hospital, Dr Jacqueline Tan also serves as the Director of Micro-reconstruction Service and Director of Peripheral Nerve and Paralytic Upper Limb Service.


Upon the completion of her hand surgical training in Singapore, Dr Tan was awarded the prestigious Health Manpower Development Plan scholarship by the Ministry of Health (MOH). Wanting to specialise in Brachial Plexus Surgery and Advanced Microsurgery, Dr Tan then went on to further complete a one-year advanced fellowship in Taiwan under the tutelage of internationally-acclaimed Hand and Orthopedic Microsurgeon – Professor Yuan-Kun Tu. The hand doctor’s field of expertise is in early and late brachial plexus reconstruction, peripheral nerve disorders, reconstructive microsurgery of the extremities and wrist disorders.


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Advanced Hand, Wrist & Nerve Centre

Advanced Hand, Wrist & Nerve Centre is helmed by Senior Consultant Dr Jacqueline Tan and is a one-stop centre for all hand, wrist and nerve conditions, offering consultation and hand surgery. As the former Head of the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at Singapore General Hospital, Dr Jacqueline Tan brings with her extensive experience in providing highly specialised and patient-centric care for the hand, wrist and upper limb. Dedicated and passionate, she regards every patient as a distinct individual with unique needs and is committed to providing customised expert care for each patient to achieve the best clinical outcomes. Dr Tan, along with her team of committed clinic staff, open the door to patients who are in need of clinical assistance from hand and wrist specialists. Do reach out to Dr Jacqueline Tan for a consultation before beginning your treatment journey.

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Our Specialised Services

Our centre provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services including hand surgery in the management of all hand, wrist and nerve disorders, such as trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, wrist pain and ganglion cyst. Providing medical services as a hand and wrist specialist here and abroad, Dr Jacqueline Tan is well versed in advanced surgical techniques like endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, joint arthroplasty and wrist arthroscopy. All our treatment plans are specifically tailored to suit each individual patient’s lifestyle and requirements in order to help him/her recover at a comfortable speed without compromising his/her daily tasks.




Numbness in the hand and fingers

Common causes of numbness include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and injuries to the nerves, including brachial plexus injuries. The patient may also experience tingling sensation, burning sensation and even pain in the distribution of the affected nerve. Left untreated, one may experience weakness or even complete paralysis.

Pain in the hand and wrist

Common causes of pain include trigger finger, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, inflammatory and degenerative arthritis. Hand and wrist pain can also be due to repetitive strain, trauma and sports injuries resulting in ligamentous injuries, fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist. The patient may also experience swelling, limited mobility and progressive deformity of the hand and wrist. Left untreated, one may experience problems with activities of daily living with decreased quality of life.

Lumps in the upper limb

Common diagnoses for lumps include ganglion cyst, lipoma, sebaceous cyst, pigmented villonodular synovitis and enchondroma which are usually benign tumours. Less common diagnoses include inflammatory tenosynovitis, gout and cancerous growths. Before leaving these growths alone, one should have them assessed by a specialist to exclude malignancy which if left untreated, may result in pain, loss of sensory and motor function, amputation and may even become life threatening.

Conditions We Treat

At Advanced Hand, Wrist and Nerve Centre, we see a wide range of disorders affecting the hand, wrist and upper limb and strive to provide a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and management of these conditions. Besides specialising in effective hand surgery and other treatments, we also recognise the importance of pain management and occupational therapy to relieve the symptoms and allow you to enjoy various activities that involve the use of the hand. As hand surgeons, we understand that certain conditions hinder an individual to live his/her life to the fullest. It is our promise to help you achieve that and beyond by coming up with an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. Let us help get your life back on track.


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Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended that you consult a hand and wrist specialist in Singapore if you are experiencing wrist pain. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to regaining the function of your hands and improving your quality of life.

Wrist pain may not always require a hand specialist review as minor sprains or strains tend to respond well to rest, ice compression and elevation. However, if the pain and swelling persist for more than a few days or become worse, it is advisable to seek professional advice by consulting a hand and wrist specialist in Singapore.

Minor hand surgery in Singapore can take as little as 15 minutes while others involving more intricate or complex procedures can take up to a few hours. It is advisable that you speak to your hand doctor for accurate advice.

The wounds will take 10-14 days to heal. It generally takes patients 1 to 3 months before they are able to return to work and can take between 6 to 12 months for maximal functional recovery. During this time, it is important to adhere to the rehabilitation protocol and do the prescribed exercises.

Most patients can head home on the same day following minor hand surgery but you may also be required to stay overnight if surgery lasts a few hours and posteperative hand therapy is needed.


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We promise to deliver excellence in patient care with the most advanced and up to date treatments. Our goal is to relieve pain and improve quality of life for all our patients by restoring hand and upper extremity function.

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