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The Spine

The spine is a vital structure comprising vertebrae that provides support, protection, and flexibility to the body. It enables upright posture and a wide range of movements. For specialised spine care, Dr Kau offers a range of services to help diagnose, treat, and restore optimal function to your spine.

Spine Conditions We Treat

Spine Treatments We Offer

Schedule an Appointment Today, Early Diagnosis Can Prevent Further Complications

If you are currently experiencing knee pain and joint pain, and wish to seek treatment, contact our clinic to schedule an appointment. Seeking treatment early allows our doctor to appropriately diagnose and treat your knee condition, preventing potential further complications.

When To See A Spine Surgeon

Chronic Back or Neck Pain

If you experience persistent or chronic back or neck pain that does not improve with conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, or medication, it may be time to consult a spine specialist.

Neurological Symptoms

If you develop neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of coordination in your arms, legs, or other parts of the body, it is important to seek the expertise of a spine surgeon.

Spinal Deformities or Trauma

If you have spinal deformities like scoliosis, or if you have experienced a severe spinal injury or trauma, a spine surgeon should be consulted.

Get In Touch With Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Today

If you are experiencing joint pain and suspect you may be suffering from conditions related to the knee, hip, shoulder, spine, foot, ankle, elbow, wrist, or hand – allow Dr. Kau to set you on the path toward recovery. Our orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Kau Chung Yuan is experienced in treating patients of all ages with varying orthopaedic conditions. You should not have to be in pain, make
your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The necessity of surgery for your back pain depends on the specific condition and its severity. Non-surgical alternatives are often explored initially, including physical therapy, medication, and lifestyle modifications. However, if conservative treatments are ineffective or your condition is severe, surgery may be recommended. Consulting with a healthcare professional or a spine specialist will help determine the most suitable treatment approach for your individual case.


The recovery time after spinal surgery varies but typically ranges from several weeks to several months. Full healing and recovery may take several months to a year or more. Following post-operative instructions and participating in recommended rehabilitation are important for optimal recovery.

In most cases, patients are able to walk after spinal surgery. However, the specific ability to walk and the timeframe for resuming walking may vary depending on the type and extent of the surgery, as well as individual factors. Some patients may be encouraged to walk shortly after surgery, while others may need a gradual progression in mobility.

Insurance Partners

We collaborate with most major insurance partners in Singapore to ensure our patients’ peace of mind in their treatment journey. We understand the importance of financial considerations and offer assistance and financing information to our patients. Please reach out to our staff and we will be happy to provide you with the information you require.

Patient Journey With Dr Kau


During the initial consultation, Dr Kau will evaluate your medical history, assess your condition and advise you on the next course of action.


After consultation, Dr Kau will decide which tests are needed. Most conditions will benefit from an X-ray and MRI of the affected region to aid in your diagnosis.


After diagnosis, Dr Kau will recommend a personalised non-invasive or surgical treatment plan, depending on your condition.

Dr Kau Chung Yuan: Spine Surgeon In Singapore

Dr Kau is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 15 years of experience. He is experienced in trauma and fracture management, sports injuries, and joint replacement surgery. For patients suffering from spine conditions, Dr Kau offers a conservative approach without surgery. He first uses physiotherapy and medications to help improve your spine condition before resorting to surgical procedures. Make an appointment with Dr Kau for a consultation and a personalised spine treatment plan.

Patient Feedbacks

Dr Kau was very careful and explained clearly the surgery procedures. After surgery, the care while I was in hospital was closely monitored and he even came during weekends! The hip so far has recovered and healed. His ‘predictions’ of when what can happen are so accurate. Trust him.

Ming Lee Chua

Dr. Kau is an exemplary doctor who is experienced in his field and is very patient with his patients. He walked me through the details of my knee condition and addressed all my concerns. Thanks to Dr. Kau, I had a better understanding of my ACL and MCL injury and the various treatment options available. His advice and treatment have been very valuable to me.

Ethan Chan

I had a very successful total hip replacement done by Dr Kau 4 years ago. 4 months after the operation I was back walking, cycling and swimming. The beautiful job gave me much confidence Dr Kau is most professional and has such great doctor patient communication.

Teo Pek Suan Diana

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