Doctor's Profile

Dr Benedict Peng Chan Wearn

Orthopaedic Surgery

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6354 6315



Island Orthopaedics


Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre A #01-01/02
Singapore 574623

Clinic Hours

9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm (Mon – Fri)
9am to 1pm (Sat)


MBChB (Leeds),
MRCS (Edinburgh),
MMed (Singapore) (Orthopaedics),
FRCS (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedics)




Spine Surgery

Languages Spoken


Conditions Treated

• Motion preservation surgery including dynamic stabilisation and dynamic fusion technologies, artificial disc replacement and spinal deformity correction
• Spine treatments, including degenerative diseases, deformity, trauma, tumours, and infections
• Minimally invasive spine surgery and procedures such as:
– Microdiscectomy and percutaneous discectomy for slipped disc
– Interspinous device stabilisation for spinal stenosis
– Spinal injections to relieve neck and back pain
– Vertebroplasty/ kyphoplasty for spinal fractures


• Former Consultant Spine Surgeon, Singapore General Hospital


• Graduated with Honours, University of Leeds, UK, 1996
• Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (Singapore) and FRCS(Edinburgh) in Orthopaedics
• Fellow, Spine Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, USA


• Service with A Heart Award while at Singapore General Hospital

Academic and Research Contributions

• Clinical Teacher, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
• Mentor for Orthopaedic Surgery Advanced Specialist Training Programme
• Course faculty and instructor on spine surgery courses locally and internationally
• Frequent speaker at regional and international conferences on surgical techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery
• Published in spine journals and presented at international meetings motion preservation technology in spine surgery involving motion preservation that preserves spinal motion after surgery
• Also published in spine journals results of minimally invasive spine surgery such as minimally invasive spine fusion and per cutaneous endoscopic discectomy

Professional Memberships

• Member, North American Spine Society
• Member, The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
• Member, AO Spine (Asia-Pacific) Research Committee