Atlas Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery Centre combines the expertise, advanced surgical skills, and years of experience of two highly trained and qualified orthopaedic surgeons – Dr. Michael Soon and Dr. Chua Soo Yong. It was established in March 2016 with the goal to provide a complete range of evidence-based medical and surgical treatment for all known musculoskeletal conditions with a special focus on sports-related injuries and spinal conditions.
The clinic excels in arthroscopy, dislocation, labral tears, cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, cartilage resurfacing, and frozen shoulders, among others. It also treats trauma, fractures, nerve entrapment, wrist injuries, trigger finger, and amputations, as well as conditions that affect the upper and lower limb.
The clinic’s surgeons are highly trained to perform various orthopaedic surgical procedures including total/partial/revision joint replacements, robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal fusion, and disc replacement surgery, among others.
At Atlas Spine and Orthopaedic Surgery Centre, patients always come first. Its treatment philosophy revolves around providing compassionate, evidence-based, and targeted treatment. It also prioritises patient education, safety, and comfort. All treatment programmes are tailored based on each patient’s needs and unique circumstances and are designed to provide the best possible treatment outcomes.
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).