Specialist Spine and Neurosurgeon

Dr. Mathew Tung specializes in treating disorders of the brain and spine with a special interest in back and neck pain, nerve issue, headache and migraine. He believes that neurosurgery should always consider the non-invasive options before open surgery to attain minimum morbidity and a fast return to optimum function. In spinal disorders, he aims for motion preservation, reversible treatments that can be repeated in preference to fusion. In the last 15 years he has performed the following operations regularly:
    • Non-invasive techniques like stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for brain tumours
    • Minimally invasive techniques using modern endoscope-assisted techniques to access the pituitary adenoma, treat hydrocephalus and ventricular tumours.
    • Latest computer-aided image guidance systems to navigate the delicate structures of the brain to safely perform microscopic brain tumour surgery
    • Spinal laminectomy for spinal tumours
    • Facet joint injections, cervical and lumbar disc replacements
    • Spinal decompression and fusion for highly selected cases
    • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for sweaty palms
After his orthopaedic specialist qualification, he was awarded a 1-year fellowship in world renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospital and Hip & Knee Division, Southampton University Hospital. During his fellowship, he was well trained in minimal invasive partial knee replacement and complex total knee replacement, computer navigational partial, and total knee replacement. Dr. Tung pursues continued medical education eagerly and keeps abreast of latest techniques by attending courses and attachments in Europe (SRS, SRT, spinal surgery, and disc replacement), America (skull base approaches to acoustic neuroma), and China (endovascular techniques for vascular disorders). Credentials: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) National University of Singapore, Singapore – 1984 FRCS – General Surgery – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, UK – 1996 FAMS (Fellowship of the Academy Medicine) Academy of Medicine, Singapore Language(s) Spoken English, Chinese, Malay, and Bahasa