Dr. Sanjay Nalachandran


General surgeons are doctors who specialize in surgical procedures. Surgery is any procedure that alters body tissues to diagnose or treat a medical condition. A general surgeon is part of a surgical team that also includes an anesthesiologist, nurses, and surgical technicians. You’ll talk to the surgeon about the procedure prior to surgery.

Dr Sanjay was educated in Ireland and Singapore, where he received advanced training in general and vascular surgery. In 2005, Dr. Sanjay received a Singapore Ministry of Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to pursue a one year advanced vascular surgery training program at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Upon returning to Singapore, Dr Sanjay worked in the General Surgical Department of Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a consultant.

Currently practicing at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore, Dr Sanjay is trained in advanced laparoscopic surgery and in both traditional vascular surgery and endovascular surgery. He is well versed with the latest stenting and angioplasty procedures in vascular surgery. He has a particular expertise in the treatment of varicose veins using the EVLT technique. In addition to that, he also specializes in non-invasive techniques like sclerotherapy and laser for spider veins at his Singapore clinic.

Dr Sanjay has always been enthusiastic and heavily involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. In recognition of this, he has been awarded the position of adjunct assistant professor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

  • Speciality

    General Surgery

  • Subspeciality

    General Surgery

  • Medical Qualifications


  • Areas of Expertise
    • General surgery
    • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
    • Vascular surgery
    • Endovascular surgery
    • Stenting and angioplasty
    • Varicose veins surgery
    • Laser techniques for varicose veins (EVLT)
    • Spider veins
    • Conventional surgery for varicose veins
    • Endoscopy services
    • Laparoscopic procedures for hernia, appendicitis and gallbladder
    • Stenting and angioplasty procedures for peripheral arterial disease
    • Stenting for thoracic/abdominal aortic aneurysms
    • Surgery for lumps/bumps
    • Surgery for peripheral arterial disease ie bypass/endarterectomy
    • Surgery for piles, haemorrhoids, anal fissures
    • Surgery for renal dialysis
  • Office

    Vein & General Surgery Clinic, 6 Napier Rd, Gleneagles Hospital, #08-06, Singapore 258500

Awards And Honours

MRCS, Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

AFRCSI. Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland

Best Teacher - Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2004

Courage Award for SARS - Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Excellent Service Award, Silver - Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Health Manpower Development Plan Scholarship - Ministry of Health Dec 2005

Long Service Award - Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Adjunct Assistant Professor for Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Medical Education

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland)

MMed, Master of Medicine, National University of Singapore

FRCS, Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

FAMS, Fellow of Academy of Medicine, Singapore

FICS, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons, USA