Dr Ng Chong Lich, Leslie
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special Interest in Degenerative and Deformity Spine Surgery
MBBS (Lond), MRCS (Glags), FRCS (Tr&Ortho), Ortho.Eng (Diploma)(Cardiff)
Professional Affliations:
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association of Spine Surgeons
Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Society for Lateral Access Surgery
AO Spine International (Silver member)
World Spine Column Society

Dr. Leslie Ng graduated from the University of London, United Kingdom in 1998. He engaged in spine clinical research for 18 months as soon as he completed his basic surgical training in London, and published over twenty research papers in prestigious Spine, Bone & Joint and European Spine Journal. He was the first Asian trainee accepted in the pioneer two years spine surgery national fellowship training programme in England. He previously practiced at the world renowned Centre for Spine Studies and Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, University Teaching Hospital of Nottingham under the mentorships of Mr. John Webb and Mr. Michael Gevitte. He focused on developing advance spine surgical technique for complex spine deformity and pathologies.

Dr. Ng practices comprehensive spine and general orthopaedic surgery while at Tan Tock Seng hospital, Singapore. He is incredibly passionate in the treatment of degenerative spine disease and pioneering the use of third generation minimally invasive treatment of osteoporosis vertebra fracture with miniature titanium implant. He is also the United State certified user of lateral access spine surgery and conceptualized the technique of ‘indirect decompression’ of spinal canal. This is the first time lumbar inter-body fusion can be performed with decompression of the spinal canal with total preservation of facets joint, unlike the standard technique of transforaminal inter-body fusion technique which require removal of facets joint.

Dr. Ng also stands at the forefront of spine surgery and well-versed in the use of advance technology to make the surgery safe and cost effective. This includes the use of ultrasonic bone scalpel rather than traditional bone cutter that may endanger the nerve or spinal cord; deploying real time nerve root monitoring devices during spine surgery to ensure prevent nerve injury and computer navigation for pedicle screw insertion whenever necessary for complex spine cases.

He also accumulated considerable experiences in evidence based interventional pain procedures for chronic neck and back pain management including the latest generation of nucleoplasty ‘Disc –Fx’ system for degenerative intervertebral disc disorder.

Dr. Ng has been very active in under-graduate and post-graduate teaching and holds the position as Adjunct Assistance Professor at National University Hospital. He is also the spine fellowship programme director and regularly mentor advance trainee from South East Asia. He has been very active in International Spine Surgeon Community and he is a member of Society for Lateral Access Surgery, AO International Spine, British Association of Spine Surgeon and World Spine Column Society.


  • Robotic and O-arm computer spine surgery
  • Back and neck pain treatment
  • Adolecent idiopathic scoliosis correction
  • Slipped disc and spinal stenosis surgery
  • Spine fractures and cancer
  • Osteoporosis treatment
  • General orthopaedic trauma and long bone fractures
  • Degenerative joint conditions
Patient Information (Videos)

1) Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF keyhole spine surgery)
Video 1
Video 2

2) Posterior lateral interbody fusion (PLIF and TLIF keyhole spine surgery)
Video 1
Video 2

3) Anterior cervical interbody fusion (ACDF)
Video 1

4) Cervical total disc replacement (discocerv)
Video 1

5) Third generation osteoporosis vertebra fracture fixation technique (OsseoFix)
Video 1

6) Minimally invasive pedicle screw insertion technique (keyhole screw) (illico)
Video 1

7) Innovative implants for osteoporosis spine surgery (OsseoScrew)
Video 1

8) Robotic Mazor Technology
Video 1
Video 2

9) Testimonial Video
Video 1

Radio Interview 1 –
Radio Interview 2 –