MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Neurosurgery),
FRCS Canada (Neurosurgery), FACS (USA)
Dr. Prem Pillay, is a Senior Consultant Singapore Specialist Neurosurgeon (Neuro+Spine) who previously worked for many years at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital in the USA (ranked as one of the top Hospitals in the USA and the world) where he became Chief Resident Neurosurgeon and won the Lower Award and then the Pudenz Award for his research. He was mentored by top neurosurgeons at the Cleveland Clinic; including Dr. Joseph Hahn, Dr. John Little (an expert on difficult spine surgery), Dr. Issam Awad, Dr. Russell Hardy (a Lumbar Spine expert who wrote a textbook on the Lumbar Spine) and Dr. Ian Kalfas (a world spine expert on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Image Guided Spine Surgery). He is now a Senior Spine Specialist at the Neuro Spine & Pain Center at Mt. Elizabeth Medical Center and Hospital and at the Advanced Spine Center at Mt. Elizabeth Novena Medical Center and Hospital in Singapore.
He is an award winning and pioneering Neurosurgeon in the areas of less invasive Spine treatments/surgery. He is an old boy of ACS where he was a top student and a recipient of the Seow Poh Leng Medal. He is a graduate of the National University of Singapore Medical School (ranked as the best medical school in Asia and top 20 in the world) where he was awarded the Singapore Medical Association medal for being one of the top students in his graduating class. He has served as a Military Doctor during National Service and was a Senior Surgeon at a Combat hospital during his reservist period. He was also the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Singapore General Hospital and involved in the teaching and training of medical students, young doctors and Neurosurgical trainee doctors. He has introduced many new technologies and techniques in Neurosurgery to Singapore and the Region (SEA and South Asia) including computer aided/Image guided surgery; 3D Microsurgery, Radiosurgery , Neuro Endoscopy and Pain treatments. He was awarded the Mahaley Award for innovative work in Endoscopic surgery. He has served on the Spine committee of the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons (WFNS). He has presented, published and taught at about 100 International/Local Meetings, Workshops, Journals, Abstracts, Textbooks and public talks. He remains committed to providing the best Spine practices of the best Spine Surgeons and Spine Doctors of the world to his patients.
Dr. Prem Pillay is an expert in Minimally Invasive Spine surgery and non-surgical methods for a comprehensive range of spine disorders including spine injury, back injury, neck injury, spine fractures, spine stenosis, spine spondylosis, spine spondylolisthesis, spine scoliosis, spine disc injury, spine slipped disc, spine disc herniation, disc protrusion and disc bulges; spinal cord injury, spine nerve root injury, spine cauda equina syndrome and spine tumors. He treats a variety of spine disorders that cause back pain, neck pain, sciatica and limb weakness; using both minimally invasive spine surgery as well as advanced spine injections. He coordinates multidisciplinary advance spine care for his patients with physiotherapists and others as the lead/principle Spine doctor.