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Dr. Paul Thng Leong Keng

  • PTL Spine & Orthopaedics

Dr. Thng set up the spine service in Changi General Hospital (CGH) in 2001 and has received numerous awards for all his work and achievements

Dr. Thng graduated from the National University Singapore (NUS) in 1988 with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). He subsequently passed his fellowship examinations from both the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995. Thereafter, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in Singapore in 1999. He was sent for spine fellowship training, 1st at the University of Calgary in 2000 and then to Harvard University in 2009. He was involved in an orthopaedic practice and set up the spine service in Changi General Hospital (CGH) from 2001.

Tertiary and Professional Qualifications

  • MBBS (S’pore) 1988; National University of S’pore
  • FRCS (Edin) 1995; Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • FRCS (Glas) 1995; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Specialist accreditation in orthopaedics, Singapore 1999. Specialist Accreditation Board Singapore.
  • USLME 1997

Since 2003 to 2013, Dr. Thng has performed over 3000 operations and over 1200 spine procedures, both open and minimally invasive. An internal audit for geriatric patients from Jun 2010 to June 2012 revealed that Dr. Thng had performed 85 spine operations (for patients aged, 70-91 years old) with outcome scores compatible with international standards. Perhaps in recognition of his work, Dr. Thng has also been invited and has demonstrated live spine surgical and operative skills in China, India, Vietnam and Malaysia since 2004. Some of the procedures demonstrated include minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), cervical disc arthroplasty, posterior cervical and lumbar surgery and anterior thoracolumbar surgery.

He received a 3rd HMDP award in 2009 to spend 1 month fellowship in spine in Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in Boston, USA.

Dr Thng’s work has been duly acknowledged by his fellow surgeons both internationally and locally. Over the last 10 years he has been an invited teaching faculty for more than 50 occasions and as chairperson on more than 10 occasions for both international and regional courses organized by international spine societies, orthopaedic and neurosurgical associations and universities.

PTL Spine & Orthopaedics
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, #07-34 Singapore 329563
  • Mon-Sat: 8:30 AM–5:30 PM
  • Sun: Closed