Dr. Alvin Hong

Neurosurgery

Language English,Mandarin Chinese,Cantonese Dialect
Background

Dr Alvin Hong received his medical training in the United Kingdom, graduating from Cambridge University in 1985. Neurosurgical training was done in Singapore General Hospital, as well as Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

In 1996, Dr Hong spent time developing his expertise in spine surgery in the Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery in UCSF, USA.
Before moving to private practice in 2004, he was the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery in the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore General Hospital campus. Although his main practice is in the Mount Elizabeth and Gleneagles Hospitals, Dr Hong is also a Visiting Consultant to the National University Hospital.

Dr Hong looks after, and operates on, problems affecting the brain, spine and nerves. He does stereotactic craniotomies, Gamma Knife radiosurgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery, thoracoscopic sympathectomies, as well as microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm. He has subspecialty interests in brain tumour surgery, especially pituitary surgery, and spine surgery.

Achievements

In 1994, whilst working in Cambridge, Dr Hong was awarded the Norman Dott Gold medal as the best candidate in the FRCS part 3 Intercollegiate Examination in Neurosurgery.