Medical Conditions Treated

doctor img
Dr Keith Goh

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumours

Surgical management of all primary brain (glioma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, skull base, medulloblastoma) and secondary (metastatic) tumours; and spinal cord tumours (intramedullary, neurofibroma, schwannoma) in adults and children. 

Spine Conditions

Emergency treatment of spinal trauma, fractures and acute prolapsed intervertebral discs, including surgical decompression and internal fixation.

Elective treatment of degenerative spine conditions, such as cervical spondylosis, disc prolapse, neural foraminal stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Surgical management includes microdiscectomy, minimally invasive neural foraminotomy, artificial disc replacement, pedicle screws and various fusion techniques, and vertebroplasty.

Paediatric Conditions

Management of children with congenital and developmental conditions, including:

  • Paediatric brain and spinal cord tumours: Craniopharyngioma, optic nerve glioma, brainstem glioma, medulloblastoma, benign neuroectodermal tumours, neurofibroma.
  • Hydrocephalus: Congenital aqueduct stenosis, Dandy-walker malformation, arachnoid cyst, acquired hydrocephalus, complex shunt problems.
  • Spinal cord malformations: Spina bifida, tethered cord syndrome, spinal lipoma.
  • Chiari malformation and syringomyelia
  • Craniosynostosis and related cranio-facial syndromes


Together with in-house paediatricians, children with neurological conditions can be treated surgically with the latest microinstruments and endoscopic equipment, in a minimally invasive manner.


  • 24-hour emergency service for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke (infarct) and haemorrhagic stroke (intracerebral haematoma and subarachnoid haemorrhage).
  • Elective stroke risk assessment, by evaluating the carotid arteries and intracranial vasculature, using CT and MR angiogram techniques.

Functional Neurosurgery

A range of conditions causing functional problems can be treated with surgical techniques, including:

  • Hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms): Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is performed.
  • Spasticity: Rhizotomy is performed or intra-thecal baclofen pumps are placed.
  • Facial hemispasms: microvascular decompression
  • Epilepsy surgery: Epileptogenic lesions can be excised; vagal nerve stimulator can be placed, and various other surgical options are available for intractable epilepsy.

Head Trauma

  • 24-hour emergency service available for the treatment of all kinds of adult and paediatric head injury, including simple and compound fractures; concussions and its sequelae, severe injuries requiring craniotomy for haematoma evacuation, intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and neuro-intensive care.
  • Elective surgical treatment for reconstruction of skull defects (cranioplasty) using custom-made titanium mesh implants for adults and polymer-based implants for children.

Chronic Pain Management

The treatment team includes a certified pain specialist and anaesthetist who will evaluate the patient together with the neurosurgeon. Apart from tailoring medication to the patient’s needs, the pain specialist is also able to administer injections, nerve blocks and acupuncture. In certain cases, such as cancer patients with widespread disease, spinal cord pumps can be placed to administer pain-relief drugs (morphine) intra-thecally. In addition, implantable nerve stimulators can also be placed in the spinal cord or the brain for intractable neuropathic pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia is one condition that is treated by gamma-knife radiosurgery, or microvascular decompression. 80% of patients report good-to-excellent pain relief after gamma-knife treatment, with significant reduction in medication.

Schedule An Appointment With Us

Need Advice On Your Condition?

Dr. Keith Goh






With more than 20 years of experience in the field of Neurosurgery, Dr Keith Goh’s subspecialty includes treatment of brain and spinal cord tumours and pediatric neurosurgery.

He is the Medical Director of International Neuro Associates, which is based at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, and provides specialist neurological services to all the hospitals within the Parkway Pantai hospital group. He also was Honorary Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery — National University of Singapore
  • Neurosurgical Residency at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Advanced specialty training in paediatric neurosurgery at the Beth Israel Institute of Neurology & Neurosurgery in New York

His bibliography includes 40 original articles, 11 book chapters, and 104 abstracts and lectures on his various research interests, such as brain tumours, spinal cord tumours, head trauma, conjoined twins and congenital malformations in children.


Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
#09-10, 3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510

Visit Us Today

Reach out to us today and our friendly clinic staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Full Name*

    Email Address*

    Phone Number*

    Your Message*

    For Faster Response, Call us!

    +65‎ 6235‎ 0945

    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
    #09-10, 3 Mount Elizabeth
    Singapore 228510