Dr Leslie Ng is an orthopaedic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Singapore.
He is experienced in spine surgery and in the use of technologies such as the ultrasonic bone scalpel (as opposed to the traditional bone cutter, which may endanger the nerve or spinal cord), and the deployment of real-time nerve root monitoring devices during spine surgery to prevent nerve injury and computer navigation for pedicle screw insertion when necessary for complex spine cases.
He has considerable experience in evidence-based interventional pain procedures for chronic neck and back pain management, including the nucleoplasty 'Disc “Fx' system for degenerative intervertebral disc disorder.
He is a US-certified user of lateral access spine surgery, and conceptualised the 'indirect decompression' of the spinal canal.
Dr Ng graduated from the University of London, UK in 1998, and was the earliest Asian trainee accepted in the 2-year spine surgery national fellowship training programme in England. He practised at the Centre for Spine Studies and Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, University Teaching Hospital of Nottingham, where he focused on developing spine surgical techniques for complex spine deformity and pathologies.
He is also an adjunct assistant professor and the spine fellowship programme director at the National University Hospital.