Dr Johann Tang Radiation Oncologist In Singapore

Delivering my very best expertise with compassion and dignity.

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity”

– Hippocrates

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An Overview Of Radiation Oncology

Radiotherapy, also known as radiation therapy, is an effective treatment for cancer patients. It is a treatment modality that utilizes high energy x-rays or radioactive seeds to kill cancer cells. Radiotherapy often uses X-rays, but protons or other types of energy also can be used. In this era, radiotherapy remains an essential therapeutic tool for the treatment of many cancers. Under Dr Tang’s care, you are guaranteed holistic cancer care with speed and accuracy.

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Medisave & Insurance Shield Plan Approved

For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents

Certain treatments are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. For other cases, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan or Integrated Shield Plan.

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About Dr Johann Tang

Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Medical Director, MBBS (Aust), FRANZCR (Radiation Oncology)

Dr Tang obtained his medical degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1998 and completed his house officer training at the Hunter Area Health Service, Australia before returning to Singapore to start his specialty training in Radiation Oncology at the National University Hospital (NUH). After obtaining his fellowship from the Royal Australian College of Radiologist (FRANZCR) in 2006, Dr Tang underwent fellowships in breast brachytherapy at University of Wisconsin and Arizona Breast Cancer Specialist Centre as well as prostate brachytherapy, skin and paediatric fellowships at Peter Maccallum Cancer Institute, Australia.

Radiation Treatments Available In Singapore

  • 3D Conformal External Beam Radiotherapy is one of the most common forms of external beam radiation therapy. It effectively targets cancer tumours while sparing healthy surrounding tissue.

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy [IMRT] is high precision radiation therapy that delivers high dose, modulated radiation beams to cancerous tumours, while limiting impact on healthy surrounding tissue.

  • Volumetric modulated arc therapy [VMAT] involves the use of external radiation therapy beams being directed in a series of arcs or angles to allow for greater access to tumour. VMAT allows more difficult tumours, such as ones wrapped around other important structures, to be targeted precisely.

  • Image-guided radiation therapy [IGRT] is a radiation therapy which utilises advanced imaging equipment and computer software to accurately target tumours. This minimises the impact on surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in fewer potential side effects from treatment.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery is a non-surgical type of radiotherapy that delivers high dose radiation with extreme precision. It is used to treat small, localized tumours, mainly in the brain.

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy [SBRT] is an advanced technique that delivers high dose radiation with extreme accuracy, used to treat small tumours with a well-defined edge, in the brain, spine or lung.

  • Paediatric cancers are treated mainly on a protocol basis based on the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) or International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). Based on the tumor type, our radiation oncologist will discuss with you the radiation treatment plan.

  • Brachytherapy is a special form of internal radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed close to or inside the tumour.

  • Gynaecology brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy used to treat cervix and endometrial cancer. It is a special form of internal radiation therapy where a radioactive source is placed closed or inside the tumour, to deliver the radiation treatment.

Why Choose Dr Johann Tang

Dr. Johann Tang is an experienced radiation oncologist who aims to deliver the highest level of care to his patients. e is dedicated to understanding each patient’s condition and provides holistic customized care that is both effective and compassionate. With ethics and empathy held at the core of our practice, we strive to understand your individual needs and provide care that is compassionate and responsive.

Experienced Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Johann Tang is a highly experienced radiation oncologist with several accolades to his name. Prior to entering private practice where he is currently a Senior Consultant and Medical Director. Dr Tang was at NUH for 18 years from 2001 to 2019. Dr Tang spearheaded and built up the breast brachytherapy (Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation APBI), outpatient interstitial image- guided cervical brachytherapy and paediatric radiotherapy services at NUH, to provide an array of the latest and best treatment options for patients. Dr. Tang is also passionately involved in research having authored numerous peer reviewed publications, and has won several research prizes.

Evidence-based Treatments

Dr. Johann Tang and his team utilizes technology that has proven to be effective in cancer treatment. Having decades of experience in treating and researching the disease has enabled Dr Tang to remain current and on top of best practice and novel techniques, providing his patients with full assurance that they are receiving the most effective treatment available.

Patient-centered Care

Dr Johann Tang’s patients are his top priority. He journeys with them from diagnosis till the completion of treatment. With Dr Tang, all patients can be fully assured that their clinical needs and well being are attended to.

"I guarantee my very best expertise delivered with compassion and dignity as we journey TOGETHER to BEAT this dreaded illness."

- Dr Johann Tang

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Billing & Payments

Modes of Payment

We accept the following modes of payment:

  • Cash
  • NETS
  • PAYNOW & PAYLAH
  • All major Credit Cards

If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us, our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.

Integrated Shield Plans (Singaporeans and PRs)

Patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them for the Radiotherapy treatment.

The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are:

  • NTUC Income’s IncomeShield and Enhanced IncomeShield
  • American International Assurance International Co’s (AIA) HealthShield Gold
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co’s SupremeHealth and SupremeHealth Plus
  • Aviva Ltd’s MyShield
  • Prudential Assurance Co’s PRUShield
  • AXA Shield

Medisave

Medisave can be used to pay for an individual’s own / approved dependent’s hospitalisation / outpatient treatment. The total medisave claimable for a Radiotherapy treatment as follow :

Types Of Outpatient Treatment Under Medisave

MRI scans, CT scans and other diagnostic scans / Radiotherapy Withdrawal Limit
External Beam Radiotherapy S$80 per treatment
Brachytherapy with external radiotherapy S$300 per treatment
Brachytherapy without external radiotherapy S$360 per treatment
Superficial X- Ray S$30 per treatment
Stereotactic Radiotherapy S$2,800 per treatment
Stereotactic Radiosurgery S$7,500 per treatment and S$300 per day for daily hospital charges
Chemotherapy S$1,200 per month
MRI scans, CT scans and other diagnostic scans *related to neoplasm treatment* $600 per year per patient
*Other diagnostics used in cancer treatments include blood tests, mammographs / mammogram, ultrasounds, Xrays and PET which may be performed for pre-treatment, evaluation during treatment and post-treatment follow-up.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/content/moh_web/home/costs_and_financing/schemes_subsidies/medisave/Withdrawal_Limits.html

Corporate & Personal Insurance

Dr Johann Tang is on the panel of specialists for various insurance providers including:

  • Adept Health
  • Great Eastern Life – Supremehealth
  • NTUC Income – Incomeshield

Please call our clinic for more information on personal insurance plans.

Foreigners

If you are an expatriate and have an insurance plan that covers you globally, please contact your insurer to obtain information on your medical coverage. With a Letter of Guarantee, direct billing arrangement can be made with the
insurer.

The international insurance plans include the following:

  • Cigna International
  • BUPA International
  • Aetna International
  • International SOS
  • Prestige International
  • Vanbreda International

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Contact Dr Johann Tang

ME Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd
Mt. Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road
#08-36/7/8/9
Singapore 329563
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Farrer Park Hospital
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road #07-14
Singapore 217562
Telephone: +65 6690 6811
Fax: +65 6690 6828
Whatsapp: +65 9641 4747
Clinic Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed