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CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre

Our Care Team

Contact Information
Changi General Hospital, Main Building, Level 1
(65) 6850 3333

Spinal diseases and disorders are becoming increasingly common. It is estimated that nearly one in five adults in Singapore will seek treatment for back or neck problems in their lifetime. The CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre was set up to deliver quality care for patients with disease and disorders of the spine, spinal cord and nerves.

Our team comprises of specialised Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Spinal Surgeons and Rehab Physicians dedicated to the care of patients with spinal conditions. Through the collaborative partnership between CGH and NNI, we provide comprehensive and focused care for patients with spinal disorders and offer treatments such as diagnostic assessments, physiotherapy, surgery, rehabilitation.

We are a centre of excellence for minimally invasive spine surgery with computer navigation. Our team works collaboratively to provide optimal clinical outcomes and comprehensive solutions for patients with spinal conditions. Our integrated approach to spinal diseases and disorders transforms care delivery for patients in an environment of innovation and research advancements.

Clinical Services

Our capabilities span the entire spinal- neural axis, from the craniocervical junction to the lumbosacral spine. We employ the latest in minimally-invasive technologies including intraoperative CT scanners, navigation and neuromonitoring to enhance surgical precision. This contributes to faster recovery and less downtime post-surgery.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Spinal degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal trauma and spinal cord injury with rehabilitation
  • Spine oncology including intra-dural tumours and spinal metastasis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery with computer navigation
  • Spinal cord stimulation for failed back and chronic pain


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Our Care Team

Head and Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Ling Ji Min

MB.ChB (United Kingdom), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed Surg (Singapore), FRCS NS (Edinburgh)

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Sub-specialty: Spine Surgery, General Neurosurgery

Director and Senior Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Dinesh Shree Kumar

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS(Ed, MMed (Surg), FRCS (Neurosurgery) (Edin)

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Sub-specialty: Spine Surgery

Senior Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Clin Asst Prof Loo Wee Lim

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery), FRCSEd(Orthopaedic Surgery), FAMS (Surgery)

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialty: Spine Surgery

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Prasanna Kappaganthu Venkatesh


Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Sub-specialty: Spinal Cord Injury

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Adj Asst Prof Andy Yeo Kuei Siong

FRCSEd (Ortho), MMed (Ortho), MRCS (Edin), MBBS (Spore)

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialty: Trauma Service, Spine Service

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Lee Chee Hoe Lester

MBBS (England), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Surgical Neurology)

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Sub-specialty: General Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Dr Terry Teo Hong Lee

MBBS (Singapore), MRCSI, MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery), FRCSEd (Orth)

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialty: Spine Surgery

Tan Kian Hian Dr

Clin Asst Prof Wee Tze Chao


Specialty: Rehabilitation Mediciney

Sub-specialty: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Medicine, Chronic Pain Management

Associate Consultant
Tan Kian Hian Dr

Chew Zhihong

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery