Dr Prem Pillay

42 years of experience




MBBS (Spore, NUS), FRCS (Edinburgh, UK), FAMS (Neurosurgery, Singapore), FRCS (Canada) (Neurosurgery), FACS (USA)

What I do

Dr Prem Pillay provides clinical services such as:
- Brain and spine surgery in both children and adults
- Minimally invasive brain and spine surgery and Microsurgery
- Spine microsurgery and endoscopic surgery for slipped discs and spinal tumors
- Percutaneous, keyhole Lumbar and cervical Microsurgery for spine stenosis and slipped discs
See more [ + ]- Computer-aided /image-guided guided surgery for brain and spine  tumors
- Epilepsy surgery
- Radiosurgery for brain tumors, arterio-venous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia
- Stroke microsurgery
Specialized Spine injections:- Discoplasty, Nucleoiplasty, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Neuroplasty for slipped discs, spine fractures, spine pain, sciatica, back pain and neck pain relief

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Clinic Locations

Singapore Brain Spine Nerves Centre
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre #15-03
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

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Professional Statement

Dr Prem Pillay is a Singapore neurosurgeon with 30 years experinence in Neurosurgery (brain and spine).  He treats spine, brain and nerve injuries, diseases and disorders in both children and adult patients. He emulates the best neurosurgery practices of the best neurosugeons.

Dr Pillay has been trained in neurosurgery in the Cleveland Clinic, USA (Ranked top 5 hospitals in the USA), where he did his complete residency and was Chief Resident.  Dr Pillay was also a fellow in adult and paediatric neurosurgical oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA (Best Cancer/Tumor Hospital in ... See more [ + ]the USA), where he was trained in the management of brain and spine tumors in children and adults.  He furthered his training in surgery for children during a fellowship in paediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.(Ranked one of the Best Children's Hospital in the World). 

His neurosurgical centre adopts a multidisciplinary approach and provides a comprehensive range of services with the most current surgical techniques and technologies.  Dr Pillay is dedicated, compassionate and experienced. He follows the best neurosurgery practises of the best neurosurgeons in the world to help his patients.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Tamil, Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin


National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine 
See more [ + ] The Cleveland Clinic Foundation USA
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Awards and Publications

Singapore Medical Association Bronze Medal, 1980
Howard Eddie Gold Medal, FRACS, Part I, 1982
Pudenz Award, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Seattle, USA, 1988
William E Lower Award: First Prize from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, 1990
Congress of Neurosurgeons Fellowship Award, USA, 1991
Mahaley Clinic Research Award by American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons Tumour Section, USA, 1998
National Brain Tumour Foundation (USA) Award, 1998

Professional Positions and Memberships

Director, Spine and Pain Services, Neuro Spine and Pain Center, Singapore
Senior specialist Neurosurgeon and Medical Director, Singapore Brain-Spine-Nerves Center
Former Head of Neurosurgery and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Singapore General Hospital
See more [ + ] Former Co-Director, Brain Center, Singapore General Hospital
Chief Resident Neurosurgeon, Dept of Neurosurgery,Cleveland Clinic Hospital,USA
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
Executive Council Member,  Asian Society for Stereotactic, Functional & Computer-assisted Neurosurgery
Member,  American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Member, Tumour Section, Spine & Peripheral Nerve Section and Pain Section
Member,  American Epilepsy Society
Member,  Society of Neuro-Oncology, USA
Member,  American College of Surgeons
Member, WFNS Spine Committee (World Federation of Neurological Societies)
Member, Minimally Invasive Spine Society
Member, Spine Arthroplasty Society

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Accredited Hospitals

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

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Insurances Accepted