Adjunct A/Prof Hee Hwan Tak

Orthopaedic Surgeon
32 years of experience


Orthopaedic Surgery

Consultation Fee

$180 and above


MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FAMS (Orth)

What I do

Adjunct A/Prof Hee Hwan Tak provides clinical services such as:
- Spine & Scoliosis- Assessment of all spinal problems e.g. degenerative spine, scoliosis, spine trauma, spine infection, spine tumors, and cervical spine
- Assessment of spinal problems in all age groups
- Conservative treatment of spinal problems, including bracing
- Spinal injections e.g. nerve blocks and nucleoplasty
See more [ + ]- Minimally invasive spine surgery e.g. decompression, discectomy, fusion, kyphoplasty, and stabilization
- Non-fusion spine surgery e.g. disc replacement, dynamic stabilization
- Cervical spine surgery
- Spine deformity/ scoliosis surgery
- Spine tumor/infection surgery
- Spine trauma stabilization
- Revision spine surgery
- Spinal surgery for rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis

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Clinic Locations

Pinnacle Spine & Scoliosis Centre
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

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Professional Statement

Adj A/Professor Hee Hwan Tak is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon who specialises in degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, and congenital disorders of the spine, as well as spinal deformities. His practice is solely dedicated to conservative as well as surgical treatment of various spinal disorders. His special areas of interests are in surgery for congenital and acquired spinal deformity, minimal access spinal surgery, spinal tumour surgery, cervical spine surgery and artificial disc replacement (non-fusion) surgery.

Adj A/Professor Hee's research interests are in degenerative spinal disease, in particular the basic science of intervertebral disc degeneration and regeneration. He is ... See more [ + ]also involved in the evaluation of a novel non-invasive quantitative assessment method for functional recovery in patients after low back surgery, as well as the clinical outcomes after spinal surgeries.  His research work was recognised at the 15th Triennial Congress of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association 2007 and the 81st Annual Congress of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association 2008.
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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin


National University of Singapore(NUS) 1990
See more [ + ] Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow 1995
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1995
2000 Clinical Fellowship in Spinal Surgery in USA, training at the Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana and the University of Kentucky in Louisville and Lexington 

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Awards and Publications

Adj A/Professor Hee Hwan Tak has won multiple awards for excellent patient care including the NUH STAR Award in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as the SPRING EXSA Gold Award in 2009.
He sits on the editorial board of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Orthopaedic Science, the Open Spine Journal, the Open Orthopaedic Journal and the World Journal of Orthopaedics.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Formerly Deputy Head of the University Spine Centre at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
Formerly Clinical Director at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NUH
Visiting Consultant, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
See more [ + ] Visiting Consultant at Alexandra Hospital
Adjunct A/Professor, Nanyang Technological University
Visiting Professor at the Clinical Medical College of Yangzhou University, China
President, Singapore Back Society since 2005
Member, North American Spine Society
Member, Cervical Spine Research Society
Member, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Member, Spine Arthroplasty Society
Member, AO Spine International
Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Member, Singapore Medical Association
Associate fellow, Scoliosis Research Society
Associate Editorial Board Member, The Spine Journal
Panel of Medical Experts, Subordinate Court of Singapore

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
See more [ + ] Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Raffles Hospital
West Point Hospital

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Insurances Accepted

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