Doctor's Profile

Dr James Tan Siah Heng


Neurosurgery International
Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block #02-42
6A Napier Road
Singapore 258500

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


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



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 Mon
24 Nov 2014
25 Nov 2014
26 Nov 2014
27 Nov 2014
28 Nov 2014
29 Nov 2014
30 Nov 2014

Clinic Locations

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road

Mt Elizabeth Novena
38 Irrawaddy Road

Monday 24 Nov 2014
Tuesday 25 Nov 2014
Wednesday 26 Nov 2014
Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Friday 28 Nov 2014
Saturday 29 Nov 2014
Sunday 30 Nov 2014

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 Tan’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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