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PINNACLE SPINE & SCOLIOSIS CENTRE

MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE
3 MOUNT ELIZABETH
#04 - 07 Singapore 228510

Phone: 67370680
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About Dr Hee Hwan Tak

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

2. Services

  • Non-Surgical Management of Spinal Conditions
  • Surgical Services
    • Cervical Spine (Neck) Surgery
    • Non-Fusion Surgery
    • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Revision Spine Surgeries

 

3. Experience

Dr. Hee Hwan Tak is an Adjunct Associate Professor with Nanyang Technological University. He did his spine surgery fellowship in the United States between 1999 to 2000. He spent 6 months in Tulane University in New Orleans, and 6 months in Louisville, where he was a clinical instructor at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Presently, Dr. Hee is a spine surgeon who practices in clinical spinal disorders of both the paediatric and adult population. He manages all kinds of spinal disorders such as degenerative spine, spinal fractures, spinal tumor, spinal infections, and spinal deformities.

 

4. Awards and Achievements

  • HMDP Fellowship Award (Spine Surgery), 1999 to 2000
  • TTSH 9th Annual Scientific Meeting (Overall Best Paper Award), 2001
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association Hong Kong Ambassador, November 2001
  • Yahya-Cohen Lecture, 36th Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine, August 2002
  • Biographical Sketch in 23rd Edition of Who's Who in the World, 2006
  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, November 2006
  • 1st prize, Doctoral Category in Research Presentation Contest, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, May 2007
  • Best Poster Award - Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation and intervertebral disc distraction reverse intervertebral disc degeneration in a rabbit model. 15th Triennial Congress of APOA, Seoul, Korea, September 2007
  • JOA Congress 2008 Travel Award Winner - Effects of dynamic tension on degenerated human annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus cells: An in vitro study. The 81st Annual Congress of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association, Sapporo, Japan, May 2008
  • Associate Editorial Board Member, The Spine Journal (USA)
  • Panel of Medical experts, The State Courts of Singapore


Excellent Service Award

  • Excellent Service Award (Star Award), 2008
  • Excellent Service Award (Gold), 2009


Star Award

  • Star Award, Quality Convention, National University Hospital, January 2004
  • Star Award, Quality Convention, National University Hospital, March 2006
  • Star Award, Quality Convention, National University Hospital, May 2007


Long-Service Awards

  • 5 Year Long Service Award - National University Hospital, 2002
  • 10 Year Long Service Award - National University Hospital, 2007
  • Long Service Award - National University of Singapore

 

5. Publications

 

6. More Information

 

Education

  • MBBS (S'pore)
  • FRCS (Edin)
  • FRCS (Glasg)
  • FAMS (Orth)

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21 Apr 2016 | Report
Dr. Hee Hwan Tak and his team are always helpful to patients. Dr. Hee is very patient of his patients and their family members. He is often able to think in the shoes of patients and their family members, and to provide good information. Such information is very important for the pa...
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You probably have scoliosis of the mid back with uneven rib cages. You should consider getting X-rays done of your whole spine.
12 Apr 2019
Thanks for the question. You will need to rule out nerve compression in the back. I will suggest MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine.
11 Apr 2019
The usual types of stretches include cat and camel, lateral stretch, single leg rotations, knee to chest, hamstring stretch, latissimus stretch, half bridge, Mckenzie extension, gluteal or piriformis stretch, quad stretch, and child pose. You may consult a physiotherapi...
20 Mar 2019
The management of scoliosis depends on the severity of the scoliosis, as well as whether you have any accompanying symptoms of the back and / or leg(s). I will advise that you see a spine specialist to help you. Thanks, Dr Hee Hwan Tak
8 Mar 2019
The possible causes include protrusion of the disc at your lower back. The disc functions as a shock absorber in the spine, withstanding physical loads while allowing mobility and flexibility of the spine. The other possible cause is that you may have a break in the...
7 Mar 2019
The common cause of low back pain at the tail bone area is coccydynia, which can be due to trauma or unknown reasons. Treatment is usually medications and the use of ring cushion. Thanks, Dr Hee Hwan Tak
20 Mar 2019
Treatment of scoliosis depends on the magnitude of the curve as well as whether there are any associated symptoms. Treatment can range from physiotherapy, spinal injections, or even surgery. Take good care, Dr Hee Hwan Tak
21 Mar 2019
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You probably have scoliosis of the mid back with uneven rib cages. You should consider getting X-rays done of your whole spine.
12 Apr 2019
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