Neurosurgery International

Neurosurgery

Specialist(s) Dr. James Tan Siah Heng
Background

Specialists from our group have been serving the orthopaedic needs of the local and international community since 1995. Over the years, our services have developed and expanded further within sub-specialised areas such as sports medicine, spine, and neurosurgery.

2010 marked the opening of new practices under the monikers of Orthopaedics International, Neurosurgery International and Sports Medicine International. These practices reflect the core services that the group provides. Working as a team, the entire breadth and depth of expertise and experience in the group can be made available to patients if required. We remain committed towards providing comprehensive patient care from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.

From nagging sports injuries to spine and neurosurgical problems, from orthopaedic trauma to painful arthritis, and all muscle, bone and joint problems in between, our goal is to help patients of all ages return to their normal lifestyle and activities as quickly as possible.

Orthopaedics  International
The cornerstone practice of the group, Orthopaedics International (OI) is currently one of the largest and most comprehensive private orthopaedic practices in Singapore. From bread-and-butter orthopaedic services to new and cutting-edge solutions, each orthopaedic specialist brings a wealth of experience in general orthopaedics as well as added expertise in his own area of interest or subspecialisation.

In a rapidly advancing world of medicine where no single specialist can claim to have up-to-date expertise and skill in every area, Orthopaedics International believes in a team approach, so that patients can benefit from the collective expertise within the group if required.

Staffed by 8 Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedics International operates out of 4 major medical centres in Singapore:  Gleneagles Medical Centre, Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre, Mt. Alvernia Medical Centre, and Camden Medical Centre.

Neurosurgery International
Neurosurgery International (NI) is a one stop practice for spine and brain services. We take a holistic approach in managing our patients, while providing the latest in computer guided brain surgery, stereotactic treatment of brain tumours and vascular abnormalities, as well as minimally invasive techniques for spinal disorders.

A team approach to tackling problems is often needed and Neurosurgery International works closely with selected neurologists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, allied health, and rehabilitation professionals.

Sports Medicine International
Sports Medicine International (SMI) provides specialist medical care in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Our Patients include everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors, from fitness and dance professionals to people simply wishing to remain physically active. Our goal is not just to treat a symptom, but to get to the root of a problem in order to achieve a long term solution. Recognising that many exercise and sport-related injuries do not require surgery, our injury treatments focus on non-surgical options, employing modern and cutting edge technologies such as ultrasound guided ESWT and Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Located in Camden Medical Centre in Singapore, Sports Medicine International is an integral part of the sports services of the Orthopaedics International Specialist Group. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Sports Injury Management with particular focus on non-surgical solutions
  • Ultrasound Guided Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Sport and Musculoskeletal Injuries (download brochure)
  • Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy (download brochure in Eng / Mandarin / Bahasa Indonesia)
  • Overuse Injuries in runners
  • Injuries in middle aged and older exercisers
  • Injuries in school-aged athletes
  • General Sports Medicine

Reflecting our holistic approach, Sports Medicine International works closely with selected sport & orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, podiatrists, allied health, and sport science professionals where required, in our effort to achieve the best possible outcome.

Special Interests
  • Brain Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Vertibroplasty for osteoporotic fractures
  • Spinal Fusion or disc replacement
Facilities and Services

Services provided encompass all major areas of orthopaedics, including:

  • Joint Replacement Surgery for knee, hip, spine, ankle and shoulder
  • Arthroscopy surgery for all major joints
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic Trauma, including Fractures and Dislocations
  • Cartilage, Ligament and Meniscus injuries
  • Foot and Ankle injuries
  • Shoulder and Upper Limb Injuries
  • Osteoarthiritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spine problems and Scoliosis
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic conditions
  • Sports Surgery
  • Bone Tumours
  • Excision of lumps and bumps
  • General Orthopaedic

Located at Gleneagles Hospital and Mt Elizabeth Hospital, we provide the following services:

  • Spine
  • Minimally invasive spinal injections and blocks for treatment of whiplash injuries, neck and back pain.
  • Disc replacement surgery to replace damaged or prolapsed discs  
  • Spinal fusion – instrumented as well as non instrumented fusions 
  • Excision of spinal tumours
  • Brain
  • Stereotactic guided biopsy of brain lesions
  • Ventricular-peritoneal shunts 
  • Computer guided excision of brain tumours  
  • Radiosurgery for brain tumours and vascular abnormalities 
  • Routine neurosurgical procedures like ventricular-peritoneal shunts, burr holes, etc.