/Dr Tan Yia Swam
Dr Tan Yia Swam2024-03-23T03:42:20+00:00
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Dr Tan Yia Swam

I am Dr Tan Yia Swam, a consultant in general surgery (with a special interest in breast). My dedicated all-female team is here to provide fast and reliable diagnosis at your convenience.

Many of my patients see me for a breast complaint. However, I frequently find that the initial breast complaints may be symptoms of a more complex systemic problem.

Holistic wellness goes beyond just the physical. Mental, emotional and spiritual wellness are just as important. I have brought together a strong network of like-minded friends and colleagues who will work together to promote true health and wellness.

We provide individualised, tailored, and personable healthcare. Being sick can be miserable – let us help you get well, feel well, and stay well.


Dr Tan Yia Swam obtained her medical degree from National University of Singapore. After completion of the housemanship year, she pursued surgical training at Singapore General Hospital, National University Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 

Dr Tan Yia Swam received post-graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She is also a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. She was a consultant with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital Department of Breast Surgery before setting up her own practice: Breast Friend Surgery & Wellness.

  • Nominated Member of Parliament, 2021-2023

  • 1st female President of the SMA Council, 2020-2022

  • Life member, Association of Women Doctors (Singapore) 

  • Member, Singapore Society of Oncology

  • Editor of the SMA News 2014-2020

  • Published and presented research in articles and renowned journals both locally and internationally.


As recognition for her patient-centric care, Yia Swam has received the KK “Service from the Heart Award” in 2016 as well as the Gold Award in “Singapore Health Quality Service” in 2018.

She participates in outreach through educational talks to the public, family practitioners and students. Her passion and commitment to teaching has been recognized with the “Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence”.