Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

As part of the treatment of breast cancer, it may be necessary to remove one or more, or perhaps all, of the lymph nodes in the axilla (arm pit). A sentinel lymph node biopsy removes the leading lymph node(s) and if it (they) show no signs of cancer spread, the patient is spared the need to completely remove all the lymph node tissue through an operation known as an axillary dissection.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a specialized procedure. International experts have indicated that it should be performed by surgeons who have fulfilled certain requirements in terms of numbers of cases and accuracy rates. Dr Tan is the ONLY surgeon in Singapore who has published her personal experience with sentinel lymph node biopsy. Her accuracy rates (including identification and false negative rates) meet internationally accepted requirements for surgeons who perform this procedure.


Our Locations

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #06-21
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Singapore 329563
Phone: (65) 6694 1706

Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mt Elizabeth, #11-02,
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Phone: (65) 6734 4880

Consultation Hours

Mon - Fri: 9 am to 12:30pm; 2 pm to 5 pm
Sat: Strictly by Appointment