Obstetric management for high-risk pregnant women
One-stop obstetric management for low-risk pregnant women
Gynaecological management for fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, sexually transmitted infections and well women screening
Dr Tony Tan
MBBS (Singapore), MMED (O&G, Singapore), MRANZCOG (Australia, New Zealand), FRCOG (UK), FAMS (Singapore)
Dr Tony Tan obtained his MBBS in National University of Singapore in 1993 and his specialist qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000. He was further trained in fetal medicine including twin pregnancies at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London for a year till June 2003. He was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the department of Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital till October 2006 and then Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and Clinical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Raffles Hospital from November 2006 to June 2019. He has set up his own clinic "Tony Tan Women and Fetal Clinic" at Mount Alvernia Hospital from 1st July 2019. He has also been appointed as the Medical Director, Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre from the same date.
He is accredited to manage patients in all the private hospitals in Singapore including Mount Alvernia Hospital, Raffles Hospital, Parkway Hospitals (Mount Elizabeth Orchard and Novena, Gleneagles, Parkway East) and Thomson Medical Centre.
He specialises in the management of high-risk pregnancies. He has special interests in twin (both monochorionic and dichorionic) pregnancies, miscarriages, screening and diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, prevention and management of preterm labour, management of pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction and strategies to prevent stillbirth. He personally performs diagnostic scans during pregnancy (e.g. first trimester screening, second trimester fetal anomaly scan, and third trimester growth scan and Doppler studies) with a high-resolution ultrasound machine (GE E8 machine) and performs invasive diagnostic procedures (e.g. amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling).
He looks after low-risk pregnancies, and has been instrumental in developing the protocols based on the best evidences available that are used in the clinics and labour ward in Raffles Hospital, and also the patient counselling sheets for common obstetric procedures for the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore when he was the President.
Dr Tony Tan also looks after non-pregnant women. He does gynaecological screening for well women, screening for sexually transmitted infections, manages patients with fibroids, ovarian cysts, adenomyosis, endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease, and performs minor and major (both via the laparotomy or open and laparoscopic or minimally invasive approaches) gynaecological operations like hysteroscopy, dilatation and curettage, hysterectomy, myomectomy and ovarian cystectomy.
However, he does not perform assisted reproductive techniques like SO-IUI (superovulation in utero insemination) and IVF (in vitro fertilization), though he looks after the high-risk pregnancies resulting from SO-IUI and IVF.
He had published in academic journals and is regularly invited to give academic lectures to fellow obstetricians and gynaecologists at local, regional and international medical conferences regularly.
He was President of the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Singapore in 2013-2014 and Chairman, Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee of the Asia-Oceanic Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013-2017.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in UK and Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is also an examiner for the MRCOG examinations and the Exit examinations for local OG trainees. He is a member of the Faculty of Medical Experts and has provided expert medical opinions for local obstetric medicolegal disputes.
Dr Pay Lu Lu
Consultant Anaesthetist of PLL Anaesthesia Clinic
MBBS (NUS), MMED (Anaesthesia)
Dr Pay Lu Lu obtained her MBBS in National University of Singapore in 1993, and her specialist qualifications in Anaesthesia in 2000. She was awarded a HMDP scholarship by Ministry of Health to further train in obstetric anaesthesia in Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, and Queen Charlotte's Hospital in London in 2003.
She is an experienced anaesthetist in private practice since 2008, and provides anaesthesia services in the major local private hospitals. Since 1st July 2019, she has co-located her "PLL Anaesthesia Clinic" with "Tony Tan Women and Fetal Clinic" in Mount Alvernia Hospital.
She worked in the Anaesthesia departments in the local hospitals (e.g. Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital). She was Consultant Anaesthetist, Women's Anaesthesia, KK Women's and Children's Hospital till 2008.
She has done many epidural procedures for patients in labour, spinal anaesthesia for patients undergoing Caesarean section, intravenous sedation for minor surgical procedures and general anaesthesia for other surgeries.
She was the Treasurer, Singapore Society of Anaesthesia in 2005-2006.
SSN Lai Siew Theng Heather
Clinic Manager, Registered Nurse/ Midwife
BSc (Nursing), Adv Dip (Midwifery)
Senior Staff Nurse Heather Lai is the founding Manager of the clinic.
She has extensive experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. She started her nursing career in 2007 as a Registered Nurse in the medical, surgical and obstetrics and gynaecology wards in Lam Wah Ee Hospital in Penang, Malaysia. She then moved to Raffles Hospital, Singapore in 2012 where she continued her passion in the obstetrics and gynaecology ward. She furthered her nursing education to obtain her Bachelor in Nursing awarded by Edinburgh Napier University in 2015. She progressed on to specialise in midwifery in 2016 after she was awarded a sponsorship to study Advanced Diploma in midwifery, and had worked in the labour ward of Raffles Hospital from 2016 to 2019. She was also appointed as a Clinical Educator in Raffles Hospital.
She understands the significance of family support, and works closely with her patients and their families throughout the pregnancy and birth process. By nature, she is an understanding and caring person. These are qualities which helped her to facilitate countless positive birth experiences for her patients whilst adhering to safe practices. For post-pregnancy care, she is proficient in providing breastfeeding support and guidance, newborn care assistance, and health care education.
Her extensive ward and clinic experiences in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology allow her to manage and counsel patients holistically in the clinic.
SSN Pamela Tay
Assistant Clinic Manager, Registered Nurse
BSc (Nursing), DipHSc (Nursing)
Senior Staff Nurse Pamela is the founding Assistant Manager of the clinic.
She has been a registered nurse since 2011 with many years of Nursing experience in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology ward, Paediatric ward, General ward and Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in Raffles Hospital, Singapore till 2019. She graduated from University of Griffith with a degree in Nursing. She loves to teach and is eager to learn and grow in her knowledge and experience in the Nursing fields.
She is pleasant, caring and responsible. She manages and counsels patients in the clinic.
She is also a mother of 2 children. “Pregnancy may be challenging and even exhausting at times. However, do not let these take away the joy of looking forward to meeting and embracing your newborn for the first time. Trust me, that joy definitely outweighs all difficulties. I hope that you would enjoy this journey as much as I did.”