National University Hospital—Singapore

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 
Spine Division
National University Hospital 
1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block, 
Level 11
119228, Singapore


Spine Center Director:
Gabriel Liu MBBCh(Ireland), MSc(Ireland), FRCS(Ireland), FRCSEd(Orth), FAMS(Orth)

Team member:
Wong Hee Kit
Naresh Kumar
Joseph Thambiah
Lau Leok Lim
John Ruiz

Most frequent pathologies

Trauma, Deformity, Degeneration

Spine procedures

800 cases per year
650 instrumented cases per year

Total estimated number of procedures:

  • 240 Paediatrics Scoliosis (30%)
  • 160 Adult Scoliosis/Spinal Deformity (20%)
  • 80 Spinal Metastases/Infections/Spinal Trauma (10%)
  • 160 Lumbar Degenerative Diseases (20%)
  • 160 Cervical Degenerative Diseases (20%)

Specialised surgery techniques include:

  1. Thoracoscopic Instrumentation
  2. Minimally Invasive Instrumentation (MIS) Techniques
  3. Surgical Navigation
  4. High Cervical Spine Surgery
  5. Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
  6. Hybrid Laminoplasty Techniques
  7. Lateral Approach MIS Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Can a fellow assist scrubbed-in?


Types of Fellowship

Observerships, Short-term fellowships, Long-term fellowships

Language(s) available as a means of communication



Available near spine center