Dr Ho Kok Yuen
Anaesthesiology/ Pain Management
|Credentials||MBBS, MMed(Anaes), FAMS(Anaes), GDSM(Sports Med)|
|Language||English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Dialect|
Medication management and interventional pain therapies for acute and chronic pain, including headache, neck pain, whiplash injuries, low back pain, shingles, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, painful neuropathy, knee and hip pain, sports injuries, fibromyalgia as well as cancer pain.
Radiofrequency ablation, spinal injections and nerve blocks
Dr Ho Kok Yuen is a key opinion leader in pain management and anaesthesia and sits on numerous advisory boards. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, clinical practice and consensus guidelines, as well as book chapters on pain and anaesthesia. He has also delivered more than 200 lectures at regional and international conferences. Dr Ho frequently serves as an instructor at interventional pain cadaver workshops, and he has trained hundreds of doctors in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia and the Middle East.
Dr Ho Kok Yuen is widely recognised as an expert in minimally invasive interventional pain management, having performed thousands of such surgeries. He treats persistent and severe pain using therapies such as steroid injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, intrathecal drug delivery and spinal cord stimulation. The first physician in Asia to perform cooled radiofrequency ablation, he has been treating spine, sacroiliac joint, hip, and knee pain using this technique since 2006. He also administers spinal infusions to ensure pain-free end-of-life comfort care for patients with advanced terminal cancer pain.
Dr Ho Kok Yuen obtained his MBBS and Master of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) from the National University of Singapore. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine (GDSM) from the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMed) at Nanyang Technological University.
He completed his fellowship training in Pain Management at Duke University Hospital in USA. He is a certified Diplomate with the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) and a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) with the World Institute of Pain. Dr Ho has double European qualifications, having been awarded the European Diploma in Pain Medicine (EDPM) offered by the European Federation EFIC and the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia separately.
Ho KY, Chiu JW. Fast-track anaesthesia for day-case surgery. KK Hospital Review 2002; 5(1): 4-18.
Chairman, South-East Asian Section, World Institute of Pain (WIP)
Chairman, Chapter of Pain Medicine Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore