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Dr Benedict Peng Chan Wearn
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Special Interest in Spine Surgery
MB ChB (Leeds), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Singapore) (Orthopaedics), FRCS (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedics)
Dr Benedict Peng graduated with Honours
from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, in 1996. He subsequently
obtained his Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (Singapore) and
FRCS (Edinburgh) in Orthopaedics. He went on to complete his Fellowship
training in Spine Surgery in New York at the prestigious Hospital for
Special Surgery and Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr Peng gained his
experience as a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Singapore General Hospital
which has the highest volume of spine surgeries in Singapore. His
surgical expertise is related to the spine and includes degenerative
diseases, deformity, trauma, tumors, and infections.
Dr Peng’s philosophy is to always
provide a comprehensive assessment of his patient’s condition and to
offer them the most appropriate and effective treatment available.
Common procedures performed by Dr Peng include minimally invasive spine
surgery, motion preservation surgery including dynamic stabilization and
dynamic fusion technologies, artificial disc replacement and spinal
deformity correction. Minimally invasive procedures that he performs as
day surgery and therefore not requiring hospitalization are:
- Microdiscectomy and percutaneous discectomy for slipped disc
- Interspinous device stabilization for spinal stenosis
- Spinal injections to relieve neck and back pain
- Vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty for spinal fractures
Dr Peng has a special interest in
minimally invasive spine surgery. With minimally invasive surgery,
patients have shorter hospitalization and recover much faster with
smaller scars. Dr Peng’s expertise in this field is recognized
internationally. He is frequently invited to speak on his experience and
surgical techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery in numerous
regional and international conferences. He is also involved as course
faculty and instructor in many local and international spine surgery
courses. In addition, he is often invited to teach new and advanced
spine surgical techniques in hospitals overseas. He has published the
results of minimally invasive spine surgery such as minimally invasive
spine fusion and percutaneous endoscopic discectomy in prestigious spine
Dr Peng is at the forefront of spine
surgery involving motion preservation technologies such as artificial
disc replacement and dynamic spine stabilization. These new surgical
techniques allow patients to preserve spinal motion after spine surgery
as compared to traditional techniques. Dr Peng’s research and experience
with these new technologies have been presented in international
meetings and published in the spine journals.
Dr Peng is actively involved in research
and is a member of the AOSpine (Asia-Pacific) Research Committee which
carries out and co-ordinates research in the Asia-Pacific region. He
also serves as an expert reviewer for many international journals.
Dr Peng is a Clinical Teacher at the
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Mentor for Orthopaedic Surgery
Advanced Specialist Training Programme. He is a member of North American
Spine Society, AO Spine and The International Society for the
Advancement of Spine Surgery. He is also a recipient of the Service with
A Heart Award from Singapore General Hospital in recognition of his
caring attitude towards his patients.
Recent Invited Podium Speaker
- 3rd ISMISS Congress: “Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.”
- Vietnam Orthopaedic Association Meeting
2009: “Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion –
Surgical Techniques and Clinical Outcomes”
- 2nd ISMISS Congress: “Clinical and
Radiological Outcomes of Minimally Invasive versus Open Transforaminal
Lumbar Interbody Fusion.”
- Peng C W, Yue W M, Poh S Y, Yeo W, Tan S B. Clinical and Radiological
Outcomes of Minimally Invasive versus Open Transforaminal Lumbar
Interbody Fusion. Spine 2009 Jun 1;34(13):1385-9
- Peng C W, Yeo W, Tan S B. Percutaneous
endoscopic lumbar discectomy: clinical and quality of life outcomes with
a minimum 2 year follow-up. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
2009 Jun 25; 4:20
- Peng C W, Quirno M, Bendo J A, Spivak J
M, Goldstein J A. Effect of Intervertebral Disk Height on Post-operative
Motion Following Prodisc-C Cervical Disk Replacement. The Spine Journal
2009 Jul; 9(7):551-5.
- Peng C W, Yue W M, Tan SB. Intermediate
Results of the Prestige-LP Cervical Disc Replacement: Clinical and
Radiological Analysis with Minimum 2 year followup. Accepted by Spine
- Peng C W, Yeo W, Tan S B. Percutaneous
Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: Clinical Results and How It Affects the
Quality of Life. Accepted by Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
- Peng C W, Bendo J A, Goldstein J A,
Nalbandian M. Peri-operative Outcomes of Anterior Lumbar Surgery in
Obese versus Non-obese patient. The Spine Journal 2009 Sep; 9(9):715-20.
- Woon C Y L, Peng CW, Chen J L T. The
interval to surgery in spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas: two cases
with contrasting outcomes. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2009 Aug;
- Peng C W, Chou BT, Bendo JA, Spivak JM.
Vertebral Artery Injury in Cervical Spine Surgery – Anatomical
Considerations, Management and Preventive Measures. The Spine Journal
2009 Jan; 9(1):70-76
- Peng C W, Tay B K, Lee B P. Prospective
trial of resurfaced patella versus non-resurfaced patella in
simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement. Singapore Med J 2003 Jul;
- Peng C W, Tan S G. Polyurethane grafts: a
viable alternative for dialysis arteriovenous access? Asian Cardiovasc
Thorac Ann 2003 Dec; 11(4):314-8.
- Peng C W, Tan S G. Perioperative and
rehabilitative outcomes after amputation for ischaemic leg gangrene. Ann
Acad Med Singapore 2000 Mar 29(2): 168-172
Course Organizer and Invited Faculty
- International Neurosurgery Hospital Vertebroplasty Workshop 2009
- 6th Inspiration Meeting and Scientific Program for Spine Surgeons 2009
- ISMISS Congress – Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 2009-2010
- Minimally Invasive Spine Course 2006-2009
- Prestige Cervical Disc Replacement 2006-2009
- Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty 2008-2009
- Spineweek 2008
- Spine Computer Navigation 2008 Cervical Neurotrauma Course 2008
Clinic & Contact Details
Dr Benedict Peng Chan Wearn
Island Orthopaedic Consultants
3 Mount Elizabeth
#05-08, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Tel: (65) 6737 5683 Fax: (65) 6732 7290
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
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