Dr. Mathew Tung (Spine Specialist)
Why consult a Spine Specialist?
A spine specialist is a healthcare professional who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the spine. The spine, also known as the vertebral column or backbone, is a crucial part of the human body that consists of a series of bones (vertebrae) that protect the spinal cord and provide support for the body. A Spine specialist has specialized training and expertise in addressing a wide range of spinal issues, including:
Spinal disorders: Diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis.
Spinal injuries: Spine specialist is trained to manage traumatic spinal injuries resulting from accidents or falls.
Chronic back and neck pain: Evaluating and treating chronic pain conditions in the back and neck, which can result from various causes, including degenerative disc disease and arthritis.
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Surgical Neurology UK), FAMS
Dr. Mathew Tung Yu Yee specializes in treating disorders of the brain and spine with special interest in back pain and neck pain, nerve pain and headaches. 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, Dr. Mathew Tung aims for motion preservation, reversible treatments that can be repeated in preference to fusion. In the last 15 years he has performed operations using non-invasive techniques such as:
- stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) for brain tumors
- minimally invasive techniques with endoscope-assisted method to access the pituitary adenoma
- treat hydrocephalus and ventricular tumors
- spinal laminectomy for spinal tumors
- facet joint injections
- cervical and lumbar disc replacements
- spinal decompression and fusion
- endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for sweaty palms
Dr. Mathew Tung received his training as a neurosurgeon in Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), National Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery London and Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) Nottingham.
He 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).
In other areas of his professional work, Dr. Mathew Tung also lectured / presented at various institutions in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & China on his specialty area of interest (neurosurgery).
In 12 August 2020, Dr. Mathew Tung was invited by MoneyFM893 to share his professional advise on dizziness and health. He is always helpful to share his knowledge and experience to help everyone to be healthy.