Doctor's Profile

What I do

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
Pituitary tumours
Minimally invasive endoscopic transphenoidal surgery

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Clinic Locations Fri
28 Oct 2016
29 Oct 2016
30 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
01 Nov 2016
02 Nov 2016
03 Nov 2016

Clinic Locations

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road

Mt Elizabeth Novena
38 Irrawaddy Road

Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth
Friday 28 Oct 2016
Saturday 29 Oct 2016
Sunday 30 Oct 2016
Monday 31 Oct 2016
Tuesday 01 Nov 2016
Wednesday 02 Nov 2016
Thursday 03 Nov 2016

Professional Positions and Memberships

Member, Singapore Medical Association
AO Spine, East Asia (2008-2010 Education Committee)
Clinical Neuroscience Society
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

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 Statement

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.                                        

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin


National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine

Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital

Insurances Accepted

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

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