Mr Yee Chan specialises in urology, and other areas of general urology including treatment of benign enlargement of the prostate, and urinary stones. He has vast experience in the field of minimally-invasive surgery, in the form of robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery.
Mr Yee Chan has been using the da Vinci robotic system to perform minimally-invasive precision surgery for cancers of the prostate and kidney since 2005. He has extended the field of surgery using the robotic system to areas including complex reconstructive procedures, reimplantation of ureter, surgery for strictures in ureter, and pyeloplasty. He is one of the leading practitioners in this advanced technology.
Whilst Mr Chan was in the UK, he witnessed a laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (removal of a cancerous kidney through key-hole surgery) which was the earliest form of laparoscopic surgery in urology. As he understood that minimally invasive surgery would have a major role in the field of urology in the future, he went onto learn the skills of laparoscopic surgery upon his return from the UK.
Mr Chan continues to retain his interest in other areas of urology and these include treatment of benign prostate enlargement, kidney stones and investigations of blood in the urine (haematuria). He has a special interest in minimally-invasive treatment of bladder outlet obstruction using the Urolift device. He also has extensive treatment of kidney stones using the latest laser technology.surgery in urology. As he understood that minimally invasive surgery would have a major role in the field of urology in the future, he went onto learn the skills of laparoscopic surgery upon his return from the UK.
Mr Chan grew up in Malaysia and completed part of his secondary school education in Singapore. He then completed his medical degree at The University of Melbourne, before he commencing surgical training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Upon completing his urology training in Australia in 1999, he spent a further 12 months as a Fellow at one of the largest urology centres in the UK, the Freeman Hospital at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He worked with one of the leading Professors.