Place of Practice

SMG Neuroscience Centre

Practice Address

290 Orchard Road, #09-09, Paragon Medical Centre
Singapore 238859

Tel: (65) 6735 3000

Practice Website



Consultant Neurosurgeon


MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Neurosurgery)(UK),
FAM (Neurosurgery)(S'pore)

About Dr Thomas

Assoc. Prof. (Dr) John Thomas is a Specialist Board Accredited Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon with 20 years of experience in neurosurgery.

A/Prof. John Thomas is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Visiting Consultant in National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), Singapore General Hospital, National Cancer Centre (NCC) and Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC).

Assoc. Prof. (Dr) Thomas has also been appointed by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) as the Chairman of the Residency Accreditation Committee for Neurosurgery in Singapore, which oversees neurosurgical training for Singapore.

Since 1998, A/Prof John Thomas has been involved in the teaching of medical students, neurosurgical residents and junior consultants. A/Prof John Thomas is an Adjunct Associate Professor to the Duke-NUH Graduate Medical School. He was the founding program director of the SingHealth Surgical Sub-Speciality Residency Program. His research interests are in the field of Brain Tumours (Neuro-oncology), Radiosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery.


Specialized Services

SMG Neuroscience Centre provides comprehensive and cutting-edge diagnostic, consultation adn therapeutic services for patients with all types of neurological problems for which surgery is indicated. Our priority is to achieve excellent patient outcome and experience by providing each patient with timely, compassionate attention and the highest quality of diagnostic and interventional care.

Neuro-Oncology Treatment (Brain and Spine Tumours)
• Meningiomas
• Acoustic Neuromas
• Pituitary Adenomas
• Low and High Grade Gliomas
• Craniopharyngiomas
• Pineal Gland Tumours
• Neurofibroma, Schwannoma
• Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and 2

• Aneurysms (Endovascular and Surgical Treatment)
• Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
• Intracerebral Hematomas (Stereotactic Evacuation)

• Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
• Ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) Shunts
• Programmable VP Shunt Insertions
• Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
• Lumbo-peritoneal Shunt Insertions

Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Stroke
• Brain and Spine Tumours
• Hydrocephalus

Head Injury & Neurotrauma
• Evacuation & Intensive Care Services
• Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
• Craniotomy
• Cranioplasty

Deep Brain Stimulation
• Parkinson's Disease
• Dystonia
• Pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation
• Back Pain
• Peripheral Vascular Disease

Epilepsy Surgery
• Temporal Lobectomy
• Awake Craniotomy
• Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Microvascular Decompression
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Hemifacial Spasm

• Brain and Spinal Cord Tumours
• Vascular Malformations
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Epilepsy

Endoscopic Sympathectomy
• Sweaty Palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis)
• Peripheral Vascular Disease (Raynaud's Phenomenon, Burger's Disease)
• Heart (Cardiac) Arrhythmias
• Bromhidrosis (Body Odour)

Spinal Surgery
• Cervical Spinal Disc Disease
• Cervical Spinal Degenerative Disease
• Lumbar Spinal Disc Disease
• Lumbar Spinal Degenerative Disease
• Intra-spinal Tumours