CHARMS at Paragon Medical Suites provides comprehensive treatment for all known hand conditions and injuries. The most common hand conditions treated are Trigger Finger, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ganglion Cyst, and DeQuervain’s Tendovaginitis. Established in April 2004, it is now recognized as the leading hand specialist centre in Singapore that serves both local and international patients.
The clinic prioritizes the well-being of its patients. Its goal is to institute the correct treatment to enable patients to return to work at the earliest time. The centre prides itself for consistently achieving swift recovery time for patients, allowing them to resume their regular activities and minimizing disruptions in their personal and professional lives.
CHARMS is fully equipped to provide a wide range of treatment options including surgery, medication, splints, pain-relief injections, and hand therapy. It is well-equipped with world-class and technologically-advanced surgical tools and instruments to ensure the best outcomes for patients. The clinic’s purposefully-designed interior provides patients with a relaxing and comfortable experience. The CHARMS team of doctors and staff are friendly, accommodating, and committed to providing an exceptional patient experience.
CHARMS was founded by Dr. Lim Beng Hai, a renowned hand specialist in both the medical and academic fields. He boasts 17 years of clinical experience and an extensive educational and training background. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and Master of Medicine degrees and has completed his fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute (USA) of Hand and Microsurgery.
He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and Academy of Medicine (Singapore).
Dr. Lim Beng Hai is a US fellowship-trained senior consultant hand surgeon with over 30 years of practice experience. His areas of interests lie in wrist and joint instability as well as flexor tendon repairs. He completed his MBBS (1985) and Master of Medicine in Surgery (1991) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1991) and Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997). He also completed his fellowship in hand and reconstructive microsurgery at Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery before he was awarded senior fellowship in hand surgery by the University of Louisville Hospitals (1995-1996). Upon his return to Singapore, he joined Singapore General Hospital as a consultant hand surgeon and the National University Hospital as head of hand and reconstructive microsurgery department. While working at NUH, he set up the hospital’s microsurgical training laboratory, initiated the joint training programme in microsurgery with Aesculap Academy (2003), and set up the STAR (Skills, Training, and Research) laboratory in 2003. Dr. Lim has written extensively about his innovative surgical techniques, some of which were cited in reputable hand surgery journals, including Atlas of Hand Clinics, Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, and Grabbs Encyclopedia for Flap Surgery. Dr. Lim is now in private practice. His clinic, the Centre for Hand and Reconstructive MicroSurgery (CHARMS) is conveniently located at three major hospitals in Singapore, namely Paragon Medical Suites, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and Gleneagles Medical Centre.