Paediatric Neurology

 

Paediatric Neurology at KKH cares for children with disorders and emergencies of the brain, nerves and muscle. It is a multidisciplinary team comprising paediatric neurologists, neurology resource nurses, technologists, therapists, dieticians and pharmacists to provide holistic care for the child with neurological problems. We offer specialty clinics in Epilepsy, the Ketogenic Diet/ Modified Atkins Diet and for children affected by spasticity.

Range of Services

Inpatient services:

  • Diagnosis and management of acute neurological emergencies including seizures and epilepsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, ADEM, optic neuritis, transverse myelitis, encephalitis, refractory status epilepticus and pediatric stroke
  • Inpatient video EEG, continuous bedside video EEG and epilepsy monitoring for video-EEG monitoring for definitive diagnosis and better characterisation of seizures
  • The first pediatric centre in Singapore offering extra-operative subdural EEG monitoring (grid surgery) for medically refractory epilepsy

Outpatient services:

  • Paediatric Neurology Clinic for the diagnosis, investigation and management of children with epilepsy, global developmental delay, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders (including Tourette syndrome), neurometabolic disorders, headache disorders and other neurological disorders
  • Epilepsy Clinic for the diagnosis, investigation and management of seizures and epilepsy, including medically refractory epilepsy. Treatment modalities offered include advanced anticonvulsant therapy, dietary therapy (including the ketogenic diet and modified Atkins diet), epilepsy surgery and vagus nerve stimulator implantation
  • Neuroimmunology Clinic for the management of children with autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system.
  • Multidisciplinary Clinics:
    • Ketogenic Diet Clinic
      Evaluation, counselling and management of children for dietary therapy for medically refractory epilepsy and selected inborn errors of metabolism by a team comprising pediatric epileptologist, dietician and Neurology Resource Nurse
    • Spasticity Clinic
      Multi-disciplinary management of children with spasticity & neuromuscular disorders. Identification of children with spasticity suitable for botox therapy, orthopaedic or neurosurgical intervention, to optimise on their functional and ambulatory outcome
  • Neurophysiology Lab (ABRET accredited EEG lab)
    Video EEG and long-term video EEG monitoring, EMG/nerve conduction studies
  • Epilepsy Counselling by our team of pharmacists for the education of patients and their carers on epilepsy, how to live with their condition and on the correct way to take medication for epilepsy

Our Experts

Name Designation Qualification
Adj Assoc Prof Chan Wei Shih, Derrick Head & Senior Consultant BMedSci, BMBS, MRCPCH, MCI, CSCN, FAMS
Adj Assoc Prof Choong Chew Thye Senior Consultant MBBS, M Med (Paed), FAMS
Adj Assoc Prof Terrence Thomas Senior Consultant & Director, Medical Informatics MD, MMed (Paed), MRCPCH (UK)
Dr Lim Kim Whee Consultant MBBS, M Med (Paed), FAMS
Dr Wendy Liew Consultant MB ChB (Glasg), MRCPCH (UK)
Dr Simon Robert Ling Consultant MBBS (Melbourne), FRACP
Dr Ng Zhi Min Consultant MBBS (S’pore), MMED (Paeds), MRCPCH (UK)
Dr Yeo Tong Hong Consultant MB ChB (Dundee), FRCPCH (UK), MRCPCH (UK), CCT (UK)
Dr Jocelyn Lim Yi Xiu Associate Consultant MBBS (S’pore), MMED (Paeds), MRCPCH (UK)
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Level 5, Children's Tower

Telephone

  • +65 6294 4050 (Appointments)

Fax

  • +65 6394 1973

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Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation ISO 14000, the Environment and our commitment to conserve it OHSAS 18000 - Workplace Health and Safety System

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