Articles in newspapers for individuals and other health professionals.
NEW SURGICAL TECH
Straits Times 2019
Newspaper article describing the use of minimally invasive surgical technology for haemorrhagic stroke.
It allows brain access via keyhole surgery and avoids cutting to remove blood clot.
POTENTIAL DRUG FOR BLEED IN THE BRAIN (STROKE)
Straits Times 2019
Article describing a clinical trial for a drug with neuroprotective effects on the brain. The drug is tested in patients with haemorrhagic stroke, and if successful, will be an important therapeutic drug for the devastating disease. The clinical trial is part of an international research collaboration.Read full article in the Straits Times
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
SingHealth Medical News 2017
Medical newsletter article describing deep brain stimulation for Parkinson disease. Deep brain stimulation is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting electrodes in the brain, and connecting them to a pacemaker battery. In selected patients with Parkinson disease, deep brain stimulation can help them restore the ability to perform daily activities and improve their quality of life.
Dr Nicolas Kon Kam King
Dr Kon is a fellowship-trained Singapore neurosurgeon with special interests in complex brain tumour surgery, minimally invasive surgery, functional neurosurgery (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, spasticity), and deep brain stimulation (Parkinson disease, essential tremor and other movement disorders). He has 20 years of clinical experience in the field of medicine having trained in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada. His fellowship training was at the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Dr Kon is the recipient of many service awards and is passionate about the care of his patients. Read more