Designation: Consultant, Spine Neurosurgeon
Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu
Farrer Park Hospital
1 Farrer Park Station Road #13-15/20 Singapore 217562
Mon-Fri: 08:30AM - 05:30PM
Sat: 08:30AM - 12:30PM
Dr Raj is a Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon who treats a wide range of General Neurosurgical Conditions, and his two areas of sub-speciality include: spine surgery and children’s neurosurgery. After completing his basic neurosurgery training in Singapore, he was awarded a Ministry of Health Fellowship(HMDP) to the UK from 2005-2006. He continued his further speciality training in London UK, at St George’s Hospital(Atkinson Morley Wing) in 2005. In St George’s Hospital, he trained in the treatment of patients with Head injury, Brain tumors, Strokes and Aneurysms. Subsequently, he underwent further training at King’s College Hospital.
During this period he trained in complex spine surgery, including Lumbar fusion methods and Cervical artificial disc replacement. He subsequently presented the surgical results at the British Cervical Spine Society Meeting. Dr Raj also was trained in Neuro-Endoscopic Surgery there, and the successful usage of this minimally invasive technique in Children’s Brain disorders. He successfully obtained the FRCS(UK)(Neurosurgery) qualification in 2006.
On returning to Singapore, Dr Raj practiced as a Specialist Neurosurgeon at Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and also Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He performed surgery such as Excision of Brain tumors and Sweaty Palms Thoracoscopic surgery. Dr Raj also treats many patients with back and neck pain. Newer non-surgical treatment methods are available. He also manages patients with complex spine problems, and pioneered the use of intra-operative spine neuronavigation(iCT) in Singapore General Hospital. Then, using this improved technique, he successfully performed the largest number of Thoracic Spine Pedicle Screw Instrumentation in the region, with results published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery 2012.
MBBS (NUS,Singapore) 1997
M Med(Surg) (NUS, Singapore) 2001
FRCS (Neurosurgery) (MRCS,Ireland) 2006