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Pediatric Neurosurgery in Singapore

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Singapore performing Pediatric Neurosurgery (neurosurgery of children).

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Raffles Hospital

6 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Chu Hui Ping

Paediatric gastroenterology

Dr. Veronica Toh

Neonatal intensive care

KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at KK Women's And Children's Hospital

110 listed pediatricians:

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Assoc. Prof. Ho Lai Yun

Director of Department of Child Development (KKH)

Dr. Law Hai Yang

Chief Scientific Officer, Department of Pediatrics Genetics Service

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Gleneagles Hospital

23 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Wong Keng Yean

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Ho Ching Lin

Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at National University Hospital

54 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Low Poh Sim

Programme Director, Head and Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Neurology (Brain and Nerve Disorders)

Dr. Dario Campana

Director, Laboratory of Immunopathology and Cell Therapy, Division of Haematology/Oncology & Bone Marrow and Cord Blood Transplantation

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

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Pediatric Neurosurgery is available at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

20 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Wong Keng Yean

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Liew Woei Kang

Paediatric Rheumatology & Immunology

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About Pediatric Neurosurgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is pediatric neurosurgery?

This is a subspecialty of that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of children with various neurosurgical disorders. These problems involve the head, spine, and nervous system.


Why see a pediatric neurosurgeon?

Pediatric neurosurgeons treat neurosurgical problems that are quite different from those generally seen by general neurosurgeons. Pediatric neurosurgeons have specialized in treating pediatric neurosurgical diseases.

Children with neurosurgical diseases often require frequent and regular follow-ups throughout their childhood. They forge a longstanding relationship with the child so that the child is comfortable and relaxed.

Children sometimes cannot say what is bothering them. Answering medical questions can be difficult and they may not be cooperative or patient while undergoing a medical examination. Pediatric neurosurgeons have the extra knowledge on how to interact with their patients. In addition, they decorate their offices and hospitals with bright colors and cartoons to make the environment-friendly to the child. They may also have toys, reading and writing materials, and videos for children. In addition, they use facilities and equipment that are specially designed for use by children.

Pediatric neurosurgeons work closely with another doctor to ensure that your child receives the best possible care. They make use of support services from nurses, pediatric physicians, nutritionists and others to ensure that your child has all the necessary care. This also ensures that the care provided is comprehensive and coordinated at the same time.


Conditions treated include:
  • Head deformities
  • Spinal deformities
  • Brain tumors
  • Head injuries
  • Problems and injuries of the brain, spine or nerves
  • Birth injuries (weakness of arms and legs)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Gait abnormalities (spasticity)
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Spina bifida
  • Brachial plexus injury also is known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Chiari malformation
  • Achondroplasia
  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Vascular abnormalities
  • Skeletal dysplasia

Common procedures include:

  • Biopsy: This is the removal of tissues for further examination under a microscope by a pathologist. A biopsy can be further classified into incisional biopsy where only a sample of tissue is removed, excisional biopsy whereby an entire suspicious area or lump is removed and needle biopsy where a sample of fluid or tissue is removed suing a needle.
  • Stereotactical biopsy: This procedure maps the brain in a three-dimensional system. It is used together with CT and MRI scans to accurately target the area in question.
  • Debulking: This is the surgical removal of a part of the tumor. It aims at decreasing the tumor burden on the surrounding structures.
  • Gross total resection: This removes the entire tumor that is visible. This procedure is done when the pediatric neurosurgeon believes that the tumor can safely be removed without risk of unacceptable injury.
  • Endonasal endoscopy: This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows the neurosurgeon to remove lesions or brain tumors through the sinuses r nose.

Training

Pediatric neurosurgeons have at least 4 years of medical school, 1 year of internship, at least 5 years of residency in neurological surgery. They also have additional training in pediatric neurosurgery. Pediatric neurosurgeons diagnose and treat children from infancy to their adolescence. Their unique and advanced training make them highly qualified for their chosen profession.

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