Dr. Ng practices comprehensive spine and general orthopaedic surgery while at Tan Tock Seng hospital, Singapore. He is incredibly passionate in the treatment of degenerative spine disease and pioneering the use of third generation minimally invasive treatment of osteoporosis vertebra fracture with miniature titanium implant. He is also the United State certified user of lateral access spine surgery and conceptualized the technique of ‘indirect decompression’ of spinal canal. This is the first time lumbar inter-body fusion can be performed with decompression of the spinal canal with total preservation of facets joint, unlike the standard technique of transforaminal inter-body fusion technique which require removal of facets joint.
Dr. Ng also stands at the forefront of spine surgery and well-versed in the use of advance technology to make the surgery safe and cost effective. This includes the use of ultrasonic bone scalpel rather than traditional bone cutter that may endanger the nerve or spinal cord; deploying real time nerve root monitoring devices during spine surgery to ensure prevent nerve injury and computer navigation for pedicle screw insertion whenever necessary for complex spine cases.
He also accumulated considerable experiences in evidence based interventional pain procedures for chronic neck and back pain management including the latest generation of nucleoplasty ‘Disc –Fx’ system for degenerative intervertebral disc disorder.
Dr. Ng has been very active in under-graduate and post-graduate teaching and holds the position as Adjunct Assistance Professor at National University Hospital. He is also the spine fellowship programme director and regularly mentor advance trainee from South East Asia. He has been very active in International Spine Surgeon Community and he is a member of Society for Lateral Access Surgery, AO International Spine, British Association of Spine Surgeon and World Spine Column Society.