Dr James Tan Siah Heng

Neurosurgeon
28 years of experience

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore) 1989, FRCS (Edinburgh & Glasgow) 1995, FRCS (Surgical Neurosurgery) 1999

What I do

Dr James Tan Siah Heng provides clinical services such as:
- Surgery of the brain and spine
- Artificial cervical discs implants in spinal surgery
- Degenerative spinal disorders of the cervical spine
- Degenerative spinal disorders of the lumbar spine
See more- Pituitary tumours
- Minimally invasive endoscopic transphenoidal surgery

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Clinic Locations

Neurosurgery International
Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Blk #02-42
6A Napier Road, S 258500

Neurosurgery International
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #07-31
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329563

Neurosurgery International
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #06-03
3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510

Professional Statement

Dr James Tan began his neurosurgical training at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) in 1995 before leaving for London in 1997 to attend a two-year specialist training programme at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queens Square) and The Charing Cross Hospital. Dr Tan obtained his Fellowship in Surgical Neurology from the Intercollegiate Board of UK in 1999.

Upon his return to Singapore, Dr Tan was appointed as the director in charge of the Spine Programme at NNI. Dr Tan’s interest in spinal disorders led him to become one of the first surgeons in Asia to successfully use artificial ... See morecervical disc implants in spinal surgery. He has since performed over 500 of such cervical spinal operations. In 2003, Dr Tan was awarded a Ministry of Health HMDP fellowship to further his sub-specialist training in spinal surgery at the Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 2008, Dr Tan commenced his private surgical practice at Gleneagles Hospital where he continues to practice his specialist interest in the surgical treatment of spine and pituitary tumours. Dr Tan believes that sub-specialising allows a surgeon to maintain his proficiency and specialist skills and, hence, best provide optimum care to his patients.Dr James Tan Siah Heng's main surgical interest is in the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. His other sub-speciality interest is in pituitary tumours where he performs minimally invasive endoscopic transphenoidal surgery. His interest in spinal disorders led him to become the first surgeon in Asia to successfully use artificial cervical discs implants in spinal surgery. He has since performed over 300 of such cervical spinal operations.

His main surgical interest is in the treatment of degenerative spinal disorders. Dr Tan’s other sub-speciality interest is in pituitary tumours where he performs minimally invasive endoscopic transphenoidal surgery. He also sub-specialises in cervical spine disorders, spine surgery and general neurosurgery. Dr Tan is an active speaker and instructor at conferences locally and within the Asian region. Other conditions he treats include back and neck aches, disc replacements, herniated and prolapsed discs, meningioma, pituitary tumours, radicular pain, spine degeneration, fusion and pain, and spondylosis,

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Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine

Awards and Publications

Awarded Ministry of Health HMDP Scholarship for two-year specialist training programme in London, UK at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queens Square)

Professional Positions and Memberships

Member, Singapore Medical Association
AO Spine, East Asia (2008-2010 Education Committee)
Clinical Neuroscience Society
See more Reviewer, Singapore Medical Journal
Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
External Lecturer, Nanyang Polytechnic
Visiting Consultant, Department of Neurosurgery, National University Hospital
Formerly Director in charge, Spine Programme, National Neuroscience Institute

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See moreParkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted

Allizance Healthcare
Aviva /Aviva PCP Care
Integrated Health Plans (IHP)
I Medicare
MIB / MHC Medical Network
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Parkway Shenton

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