Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia

Address:
Department of Orthopaedic
Jalan Hospital, 
Kuching, Sarawak, 93586 
Malaysia

Website
Email 

Spine Center Director:
Chung Chek Wong

Team member:
Boon Beng Tan 
Brian Yian Young Teo


Center description

Sarawak General Hospital is the referral center for various spine cases within Sarawak.

Most frequent pathologies

Cases vary from degenerative spine, correction of spine deformity, spine trauma, infections and tumour
 

Most frequent surgical procedures

PSO, MISTLIF and scoliosis (PSF)
Number of cases
Number of cases per year: 
Number of instrumented cases per year: 

Approximately 1141 procedures performed per year

• Cervical deformity
• Cervical trauma 
• Cervical tumor 
• Chronic Pain
• Degenerative cervical spine 
• Degenerative lumbar spine 
• Dysraphic conditions 
• Rheumatoid cervical spine 
• Special procedures
• Spinal cord Injury
• Thoracic & lumbar trauma 
• Thoracic & lumbar tumor 
• Thoracolumbar deformity

350 - 400
300



approx. 1 per month  
approx. 4 per month 
approx. 1 per month 
approx. 0 per month 
approx. 16 per month 
approx. 23 per month 
approx. 3 per month 
approx. 1 per month 
approx. 19 per month 
approx. 0 per month 
approx. 11 per month 
approx. 6 per month 
approx. 11 per month

Types of fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Long-term fellowships (6 to 12 months)
  • Fellow can scrub-in and assist scrubbed in
Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 7
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