Neurosurgery

The Neurosurgery service provides a comprehensive range of open and minimally invasive neurological and spinal procedures for both brain and spinal conditions. Our neurosurgeons from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and National University Hospital specialise in all phases of neurological surgery for the management of brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve diseases, disorders and tumours, including traumatic head and spine injury.

Our range of surgeries includes:

  • Surgical Neuro-oncology
  • Vascular Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Functional Neurosurgery
  • Trauma Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery (in a multi-disciplinary team approach with orthopaedic spine surgeons using open and minimally invasive spine techniques)

Surgical Neuro-oncology

  • Excision of brain tumours
  • Excision of cerebral metastases
  • Stereotactic biopsy of brain lesions
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery

Vascular Neurosurgery

  • Evacuation of spontaneous intra-cerebral haemorrhage
  • Cerebral vascular augmentation and revascularisation procedures (extracranial-intracranial bypass)
  • Clipping of cerebral aneurysm
  • Decompressive craniectomy for cerebral infarction
  • Excision of vascular malformations
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery

Skull Base Surgery

  • Excision of skull base tumours
  • Excision of sellar tumours
  • Cranial facial procedures for tumour excision and cerebrospinal leaks

Functional Neurosurgery

  • Deep brain stimulation eg. Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy surgery including vagal nerve stimulator
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery
  • Micro-vascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemi-facial spasm
  • Needloscopic sympathectomy eg. palmar hyperhidrosis, commonly known as sweaty palms
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies for diagnostic purposes
  • Nerve release / decompression procedure

Trauma Neurosurgery

  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Evacuation of intracranial haemorrhage / contusions
  • Insertion of Intracranial pressure monitor
  • Ventriculo-peritoneal / pleural / atrial shunts
  • Cranioplasty

Spine Surgery

(in conjunction with orthopaedic spine surgeons using open and minimally invasive spine techniques)
  • Degenerative pathologies eg. prolapsed disc, spinal canal stenosis
  • Developmental pathologies eg. tethered cord
  • Oncologic pathologies eg. spine tumours
  • Spinal stabilisation / instrumentation
  • Spinal trauma

Adj A/Prof Low Shiong Wen

Director & Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (UK), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin), FAMS (Neurosurgery)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

Specialty Interests

Neuro-oncology, Neurovascular Pathologies, Neuro-trauma, Spine Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery

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Dr Ira Sun

Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Dr Jayant Daniel Thorat

Senior Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (CMC), MRCS (Edin)

Specialty Interests

Neurosurgery

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Dr Lim Su Lone

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MD (USM), MRCS (Edin), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Specialty Interests

Neurosurgery

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Clinical A/Prof Chou Ning

Visiting Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MB BCh (Ireland), MMed (Gen Surg), FRCS (Gen Surg) (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Clinical A/Prof Yeo Tseng Tsai

Visiting Senior Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), FRACS (Neurosurg)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Adj Asst Prof Sein Lwin

Visiting Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Yangon), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Gen Surg), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Dr Eugene Yang

Visiting Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Dr Pang Boon Chuan

Visiting Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Sydney), FRACS (Neurosurgery)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Dr Roy Koh

Visiting Consultant, Neurosurgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Neurosurgery

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Neurosurgery services are available at:

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

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6716 2000
(24 hours)

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6716 2222
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