Designation: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Surgery (Spine)
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Bahasa Melayu
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Atlas Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Mon-Fri: 09.00AM - 05:30PM
Sat: 09:00AM - 01:30PM
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday : Closed
Dr Chua is an Orthopaedic and Specialist Spine Surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He is accredited at all the Parkway Group Hospitals. He is also accredited to practice at Mount Alvernia Hospital and Connexion (Farrer Park) Hospital. He is visiting consultant to various restructured hospitals in Singapore where he assists fellow surgeons in complex surgeries.
Dr Chua graduated from National University of Singapore in 2001 and after completing his orthopaedic specialist training, he advanced his spine surgery repertoire at The Krembil Neuroscience Centre, University of Toronto, after being awarded Health Manpower Development (HMDP) Scholarship by the Ministry of Health in 2009/10. Besides honing his technical expertise in complex spinal surgery, he was also involved in spinal cord injury and regeneration research and published several key articles and invited editorials in renowned international spine journals. He continues to serve on the editorial board of several peer reviewed journals.
Upon his return from formal spine fellowship, he was awarded the prestigious Depuy-Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Spine Travelling fellowship in 2010, where he was the lead member.
Dr Chua believes in providing his patients with the best quality of care, in a friendly and approachable nature. His amicable nature has earned him many accolades from patients and he received the "Best Service Award" by Changi General Hospital in 2012.
Dr Chua is comfortable in all aspects of spinal surgery from sub-occipital, cervical, thoracic, lumbo-sacral and pelvic fixation, in both open and minimally invasive techniques. He routinely performs decompression, instrumented fusion and disc replacement surgery but he is especially sought after in Singapore for his expertise in complex spinal surgery.
Besides spinal surgery, Dr Chua is also well versed in many other non-spinal orthopaedic conditions including trauma and degenerative conditions of the limbs.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist Spine Surgeon
MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MMed(Ortho)
Spine Fellowship – Krembil Neuroscience Centre
University of Toronto, AO Spine Faculty
North American Spine Society
Awards and Publications
Liang J, Shen J, Chua SY, Fan Y, Zhai J, Feng B, Cai S, Li Z, Xue X.
Does intraoperative cell salvage system effectively decrease the need for allogeneic transfusions in scoliotic patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion? A prospective randomized study.
Eur Spine J. 2014
Liang J, Xing D, Li Z, Chua SY, Li S
Association Between rs11190870 Polymorphism Near LBX1 and Susceptibility to Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in East Asian Population: A Genetic Meta-Analysis.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014
Lewis SJ, Abbas H, Chua SY, Bacon S, Bronstein Y, Goldstein S, Magana S, Sullivan K, Dold AP, Bodrogi A.
Upper Instrumented Veterbra (UIV) Fractures in Long Lumbar Fusions: What are the Associated Risk Factors?
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012
Karpova A, Ranganathan A, Davis AM, Kulkarni AV, Mikulis DJ, Chua SY, Fehlings MG
Reliability of Quantitative MRI Methods in the Assessment of Spinal Canal Stenosis and Cord Compression in Cervical Myelopathy.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012