Dr Ivan Ng

MBBS, FAMS

Neurosurgery Partners Brain + Spine Solutions

Neurosurgery Partners Brain + Spine Solutions

38 Irrawaddy Road #10 - 60/62 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre

Singapore 329563

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About Dr Ivan Ng

Dr Ivan led the Neurosurgical Department at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital (SGH) under the National Neuroscience Institute from 2006-2012. He also held the co-director position for the Brain and Behavior programme at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School from 2007-2013. A man of firsts, he held a pioneering leadership as the director of the Khoo Teck Puat NNI Integrated Neuroscience centre at SGH. Other leadership positions he has held include being the Chairman, Chapter of Neurosurgeons, College of Surgeons Singapore and Vice President of the Asian Congress of Neurosurgeons.

Educational Background

In 1990, A/Prof Ng got his medical degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS) then trained at the Neurosurgical Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge University. The next year, he got the inter-collegiate FRCS (Surgical Neurology)  and received the prestigious Norman Dott Medal for excelling at the FRCS examinations.

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Dr. Ng is also on the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons International Education Faculty, was on the executive committee of the International Cerebrovascular Society and the Asia-Oceanic Skull Base Society. Presently, he is an Associate Editor of CNS Oncology and on the editorial board for the Asian Journal of Neurological Surgeons.

 

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The cause is unknown but it may be due to a post viral infection or autoimmune condition that causes it.
4 Mar 2019
Unfortunately, grade 4 brain cancer( glioblastoma) has no cure. However several chemotherapy agents can prolong life in selected cases selected repeat surgery is possible. Experimental therapy in clinical trials but require patients to go to the United States.
25 Feb 2019
Headaches are sinister if they occur in the mornings and gradually progressive worse. The headaches are usually due to increase in pressures in the brain. In the event of that, it is important to see a doctor and get a brain scan ( MRI).
25 Jan 2019
Hi If seizures are well controlled; there should be minimal seizures. The goal of treatment is no seizures although that may not always be possible. A neurologist opinion would be valuable to assess patient and calibrate medications to control the fits.
7 Feb 2019
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