Dr. Chua Soo Yong
|Credentials||Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Master of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Dr Chua is a practising orthopaedic surgeon and spine specialist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
Dr Chua is comfortable in all aspects of spinal surgery from sub-occipital, cervical, thoracic, lumbo-sacral and pelvic fixation, in both open and minimally invasive techniques. He performs decompression, instrumented fusion and disc replacement surgery and he is especially sought after for his expertise in complex spinal conditions.
Besides spinal surgery, Dr Chua is well-versed in many other non-spinal orthopaedic conditions including trauma and degenerative or arthritic conditions of the limbs. His clinical interests include slipped disc, nerve compression, scoliosis and spinal deformity, spinal cord injuries, compression and trauma, and arthritic degenerative disease.
Dr Chua completed his surgical training in Singapore and advanced his spine surgery repertoire at The Krembil Neuroscience Centre, University of Toronto, after being awarded the Health Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Scholarship by the Ministry of Health in 2009. Besides honing his technical expertise in complex spinal surgery, he was also involved in spinal cord injury and regeneration research and published several key articles and invited editorials in renowned international spine journals. He continues to serve on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.
Upon his return from formal spine fellowship, he was awarded the prestigious Depuy-Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Spine Travelling Fellowship in 2010, where he was the lead member. He continued to work in the Changi General Hospital and was deputy chief of Spine Service in 2012. Dr Chua believes in providing his patients with the best quality of care, in a friendly and approachable manner. His amicable nature has earned him many accolades from patients and he received the Best Service Award by Changi General Hospital in 2012.
Today, Dr Chua commits his time to caring for his patients and his academic appointments with AOSpine as a faculty member. He continues his research collaborations with Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, as well as the alumni at the University of Toronto.