English, Malay, Chinese
Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery
MBBS (UM), MS.Ortho (UM), CMIA (NIOSH), Spine Fellowship (Singapore) MOH Spine Fellowship (MAL), Ministry of Health Certified Spine Surgeon, National Specialist Registered
Neck Pain & Back Pain, Sciatica or Radiculopathy pain (Leg or arm Pain, Tingling, Numbness), Degenerative Disc Disease, Disc herniation/ Stenosis, Spinal Deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis), Congenital spine deformity, Soft Tissue and Bony Tumors of the spine, Traumatic spine injury, Unsteady gait, Spine Infection, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis
Diagnosis & Cause determination counseling, Pain Intervention Therapy, Radiofrequency Denervation/ Ablation, Nerve Root / DRG Block, Annuloplasty, Discography, Facet Joint Injection, Discectomy, Spinal Decompression, Spine stabilization and Fusion, Spine Reconstruction, Surgical Intervention of spine tumors/ infection, Osteoporosis Management, Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty, Minimally Invasive Spine Procedure, Navigation Spine Surgery, Intra-Operative Spinal Cord Monitoring
After obtaining his master’s degree in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr Chuah continued his spine surgical training in Singapore General Hospital. He returned to serve as the Head of Spine Service for the State of Sabah, Malaysia from 2009 to 2015. He is currently the only surgeon from the state of Sabah who is recognized by Ministry of Health Malaysia to have completed a formal spine fellowship surgical training.
Dr Chuah is very competent in both advanced and general spine procedures. He introduced minimally invasive spine surgeries to Sabah and is a pioneer in promoting safe and personalized spine services by introducing the intra-operative spinal cord monitoring and spine navigation usage. He has special interest in pain intervention as part of his spine consultation, giving his patient alternatives and choices for their pathologies.
Dr Chuah is frequently invited as a guest speaker and spine educator for international spine surgeons in this region, promoting minimally invasive (Key-Hole) spine surgeries for the next generation of spine surgeons. He is the key opinion leader for various orthopaedics and pharmaceutical products and actively promoting osteoporosis awareness among the community.
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