CHARMS at Mt Elizabeth Orchard prioritizes its patients’ well-being. With a deeper understanding of the major role that the hands play in the lives of patients, the centre strives to provide quick solutions and speedy recovery so patients are able to go back to their normal activities. Restoration of hand function and preservation of the quality of life are the centre’s primary goals.
CHARMS provides specialist hand treatment for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand abnormalities, nerve injuries, and hand fractures and injuries, among others. CHARMS is a one-stop centre that provides all treatment modalities for hand and wrist injuries and conditions.
The centre was founded in 2004 by Dr. Lim Beng Hai, a hand specialist with over 17 years of clinical experience. It is the first hand centre in private practice in Singapore and was established seven years after hand surgery was first recognized as a specialty by the Academy of Medicine Singapore. CHARMS is dedicated to the practice of hand and reconstructive microsurgery with a special interest in the treatment of sports-related wrist injuries, wrist arthritis, and distal radius.
Dr. Lim Beng Hai is a board-certified Hand Surgeon with over 17 years of experience. Formerly the Chief of the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the National University Hospital, he specializes in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery and in treating all known conditions that affect the hands including but not limited to wrist arthritis, sports-related wrist injuries, Tennis Elbow, distal radial fractures, congenital hand abnormalities, and DeQuervain’s Tenovaginitis.
Dr. Aaron Gan is one of the expert hand surgeons at the Centre for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery (CHARMS), which has two branches located at Paragon Medical Suites and Mt. Elizabeth Orchard. Having performed numerous complex hand and reconstructive microsurgeries, he is considered an expert in this field. He specializes in microsurgical resurfacing in upper and lower limb trauma, supermicrosurgical distal digital replantation, perforator flap surgery, minimally invasive hand surgery, hepatic artery anastomosis in liver transplantation, and wrist arthroscopy.