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  1. Coma victim's surgeon won't be swayed by colleagues' sniping

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The neurosurgeon treating the teenage boy who was seriously injured in the Manila hostage incident says he will continue focusing on his job despite complaints from doctors at other hospitals that the patient should be under their care. Dr Dawson Fong To-sang, the head of neurosurgery at Tuen Mun Hospital, has been leading a team treating 18-year-old Jason Leung ...

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    Case history: brain cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... doctor and specialist in neurosurgery, Dr Tony Chan Kam-tong. "It's the most malignant form of brain tumour," he says. In Hong Kong, there are 200 new cases of brain cancer every ...

  3. Life support ended for woman in coma after breast surgery

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... doctors were required to confirm such a diagnosis after independent observation. One of the doctors must be a specialist in intensive care, neurology or neurosurgery. 'When one is considered ...

  4. Setting up government health insurer no idle threat, minister says

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... been reduced from 18 per cent in 2006 to 4.8 per cent last year. However, 252 of the 5,261 public doctors still put in more than 65 hours a week. Most work in surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics ...

  5. HK scientist to lead research on brains

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... brain needs to be treated differently during neurosurgery, and also educated differently for language problems such as dyslexia. Over the next five years, Tan will be working with researchers ...

  6. Brain-damaged officer returns to HK hospital

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (neurosurgery) of Kwong Wah Hospital, John C.K. Kwok, said the preliminary check showed Mr Chu had no acute problem and his weight and nutritional status were satisfactory. Mr Chu's mother, Lee ...

  7. Patients set to bear the brunt of rising cost of insurance

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... obstetricians and doctors in high-risk specialties, such as neurosurgery and spinal surgery, will face the biggest rise, at 30 per cent. Private obstetricians, who pay the largest annual subscription ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Mobile phone radiation: it's better to be safe than sorry

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... that your phone might raise the temperature of your brain and cause cancer," says Dr Clarence Leung Hin-shuen, honorary consultant and specialist in neurosurgery at Matilda International ...

  9. HK hospitals 'failing to deliver'

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... not able to deliver the standard of care I prefer.' Dr Goh, 43, began teaching as an associate professor of neurosurgery in January last year on a two-year contract with Chinese University. He ... Patients have to wait one year to see a doctor. I know of patients, not in neurosurgery but in other surgical departments, who have to wait up to three years to have surgery. 'Even ...

  10. Brain implants ease early stages of Parkinson's

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on the treatment released yesterday. 'That allows them to feel normal, such as feeding, moving around and going out,' Poon Wai-sang, chair professor and chief of neurosurgery at Chinese ...




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