I am Dr Nicolas Kon, Neurosurgeon based in Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital. Ask Me Anything!
I am an experienced neurosurgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital with special interest in neuro-oncology (brain tumours, awake surgery), minimally invasive brain surgery (brain tumours, brain haemorrhage), functional neurosurgery (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, spasticity, spinal cord stimulation), and deep brain stimulation (Parkinson disease, tremors and other disorders). I am also an Adj Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
After completing medical school, I had postgraduate medical training in some of the best neurosurgery and neurocritical care centres in the UK at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, Charing Cross Hospital, London, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. My PhD in neuroscience was obtained at Imperial College London. I did my advanced neurosurgery fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada under a top world-renowned neurosurgeon.
Before practising at Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital, I was a consultant neurosurgeon at both Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) campuses under the Department of Neurosurgery, National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and a visiting consultant at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore.
I was the founding co-director of the NNI Centre for Deep Brain Stimulation, and the Centre for Neurotechnological Innovation. I am a specialist in the use of minimally invasive surgery of the brain and is the first neurosurgeon in Asia to introduce the use of minimally invasive neurosurgery using the Brainpath MIPS approach. I have trained many surgeons in Asia and Europe in minimally invasive techniques.
I have been actively involved in research to further the field of neurosurgery and is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and hold several patents. I have been the principal investigator of many randomized controlled clinical trials and the recipient of national and international research grants.
I have a longstanding commitment to neurosurgery and have received a long service award from the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore for my contributions. I also received an Outstanding Faculty Award for the training of neurosurgery residents. In addition, I have a strong passion towards patient care and have been awarded several Service with A Heart awards by the Singapore General Hospital.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/nicolas-kon/
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