Dr Wu Pang Hung
|MBBS, GDFM, MMED(Ortho) , MRCS(Ire), FRCS(Edinburgh)
|English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Dialect, Hokkien Dialect
Dr. Wu Pang Hung is a world renowned orthopaedic and spine surgeon. Dr. Wu is known internationally as one of the few spinal surgeons in the world who mastered the surgical skillset in both Uniportal and Biportal Spinal Endoscopy to treat complex cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal condition. He is a strong proponent for ambulatory spine surgery, and education for spinal surgeons.
Endoscopic Spine Surgery , one of the least invasive form of minimally invasive spine surgery
Clinical Work Experience And Ambulatory Spinal Surgery
Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Wu sets up LEADS (Local Endoscopic Awake Discectomy Surgery) protocol and ambulatory Uniportal and Biportal Endsocopic Spine Surgery for lumbar decompression and discectomy in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Together with his team of endoscopic spine surgeons in his government practice, they published their clinical results in established spinal and medical journals. He is the first Singaporean surgeon to lead his team to publish their results in European Spine Journal on “Ambulatory uniportal versus biportal endoscopic decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis” with an average stay for patients to be less than 24 hours in his cohort of patients who underwent spine surgery for spinal stenosis.
He published extensively in spinal and medical journals. Together with his Korean colleagues, his team pioneered several endoscopic spine surgical techniques in endoscopic fusion , Bertolloti endoscopic release and several cervical , thoracic and lumbar conditions. Some of the papers won the best paper awards in Journal Of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques and being cover page journal of Journal Surgical Techniques Development. Dr. Wu was appointed Guest editorial board member in North American Spine Society (NASS)- Neurospine Journal special issue on Endoscopic Spine Surgery , Journal Of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and World Neurosurgery Journal Special Issue on Endoscopic Spine Surgery in 2019-2021. He was appointed the Editor of Medicina Journal Endoscopic Spine Special Edition in 2022 and Lead Editor for JMISST special issue of minimally invasive approach to the cervical-thoracic spine in 2023. Dr. Wu is a reviewer for a number of major scientific journals in spine, neurosurgery, pain management and orthopaedic surgery. He was described by Lin et al in Frontier Surgery Journal September 2022 edition, “Current Status and research hotspots in the field of full endoscopic spine surgery: A bibliometric analysis” as one of the world most productive authors in endoscopic spine surgery. He is also in AO spine taskforce in writing Endoscopic Spine Chapters and has authored several book chapters in various books.
Academic Achievement in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Singapore Spine Society
|Awards and Honours
Dean List Final MBBS National University of SIngapore in March 2006
|Fellowships and Accreditations