Dr Rajendra Tiruchelvarayan is a neurosurgeon at Gleneagles Hospital.
He treats a wide range of general neurosurgical conditions, and he sub-specialises in spine surgery and children’s neurosurgery. As a paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Rajendra treats young patients with head injuries, hydrocephalus, brain tumours and spinal problems.
Prior to starting his practice at Gleneagles, Dr Rajendra was a senior consultant neurosurgeon at Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the National Neuroscience Institute at Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he performed surgeries such as excision of brain tumours and sweaty palms thoracoscopic surgery.
Dr Rajendra also treats many patients with back and neck pain and manages patients with complex spine problems. He pioneered the use of intra-operative neuro-navigation at Singapore General Hospital. Using this improved technique, he successfully performed one of the largest numbers of Thoracic Spine Pedicle Screw Instrumentations in the region, with results published in the British Journal of Neurosurgery 2012. Dr Rajendra was appointed director of Spine Surgery at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) in 2013. His experience in minimally-invasive neuro-endoscopic surgery has been published in peer reviewed journals.
Aside from performing complex spine surgery, Dr Rajendra is also active in teaching the next generation of spine surgeons, and has conducted numerous spine workshops and lectures in the UK, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. He was also invited to perform a live spine surgery demonstration in Hanoi, Vietnam (Hospital 108). Besides clinical practice, Dr Rajendra also teaches medical students and is an adjunct assistant professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
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