Atlas Shoulder, Knee, and Sports Surgery was established with a goal to provide the highest standards of surgical care for patients, both local and international, with musculoskeletal conditions ranging from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex spinal injuries. Staffed by highly experienced and internationally trained orthopaedic surgeons, it offers complete orthopaedic surgery solutions using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques. Its services include cartilage resurfacing/transplant, disc replacement surgery, robot-assisted joint replacement, and minimally invasive spinal surgery. All surgical procedures are performed using evidence-based techniques and advanced technologies.
The clinic, which is deeply committed to patient satisfaction, health, and well-being, is staffed by:
Dr. Michael Soon Yee Hoong- MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Orthopaedic), and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Orthopaedic, Edinburgh)
Dr. Chua Soo Yong- MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Orthopaedic), and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Orthopaedic)
Both surgeons trained at reputable medical institutions abroad and have more than 25 years of combined experience. Dr. Chua is trained in all aspects of spinal surgery using both open and minimally invasive techniques while Dr. Soon is trained in sports surgery in Spain and in cartilage preservation and restoration and shoulder surgery in the United States. Together, they work to provide the best possible treatment outcomes while keeping patient safety and comfort in mind.
Dr. Chua Soo Yong is a fellowship-trained consultant orthopaedic and spine surgeon. He is currently practicing at Atlas Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery Centre located at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He is trained in all aspects of spinal surgery using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques. He routinely performs complex spinal surgery, disc replacement surgery, instrumental fusion, and decompression. He graduated from the National University of Singapore where he completed his MBBS (2001) and Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (2005). He was then awarded the Ministry of Health’s Health Manpower Development (HDMP) scholarship to pursue his advanced training in spine surgery at The Krembil Neuroscience Centre, University of Toronto, Canada. He was also awarded the prestigious Depuy-Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Spine Travelling Fellowship in 2010. Prior to going into private practice, he served at Changi General Hospital as deputy chief of spine service. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics) and Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS). He is a member of the Singapore Medical Association, Singapore Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society (NASS), and Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (General Orthopaedics and Spine).
Dr. Michael Soon Yee Hoong is the co-founder of Atlas Shoulder, Knee, and Sports Surgery at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre on Orchard Road, Singapore. The clinic was established to provide patients, both local and international, a one-stop clinic for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions with a special focus on sports injuries. He graduated with an MBBS degree from the National University of Singapore. Following the completion of his orthopaedic training, he was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Health, which sent him to Barcelona, Spain. His clinical fellowship at Mutualidad de Futbolista further honed his skills in the treatment and management of sports injuries using a range of methods including surgical intervention and the use of platelet-rich in growth factors (PRGF). This fellowship was complemented by his training in shoulder surgery and cartilage preservation and restoration at Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago, Illinois (USA). Upon his return to Singapore, Dr. Soon served as deputy director of the sports medicine centre and deputy head of the department of orthopaedic surgery at Alexandra Hospital, where he set up the service for growth factor injections for sports injury as well as the day surgery centre for sports surgery. He also served as a lecturer at the Alice Centre of Nurses and instructor for ISAKOS arthroscopic courses and Arthroscare knee and shoulder courses. His passion for teaching and commitment to excellence have been recognised with the following awards: Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award by Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (2006-07) and Best Teacher Award by Alexandra Hospital (2007-08). Dr. Soon is also involved in various research initiatives and his research on allograph, stem cells, and sports surgery was presented at local and international conferences.