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Dr. Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui (Dr. Mash)

Dr. Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui (Dr. Mash)


  • Specialty Orthopedic Surgery
  • Languages English Hindi Bengali

Contact Information

  • Clinic 1
    The Orthopaedic Centre (Farrer)
    1 Farrer Park Station Rd, #14-05 to 20 Connexion, Singapore 217562
    Mon -Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    (Lunch Hour: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.)
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Biography

Dr. Mohd Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui (or as patients call him, Dr. Mash) is a Senior Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon at The Orthopaedic Centre. Dr. Mash has an extensive experience in both general orthopedics and spine surgery. He is also a spine surgeon in Singapore experienced in dealing with the resection of massive sacral tumors and subsequent reconstruction of the spine to the pelvis.

Dr. Mash's areas of interest include neck and lower back pain, spine degeneration (cervical and lumbar spondylosis), prolapsed intervertebral disc (slipped disc or HNP), injuries to the neck or back, spinal fractures, spinal cord injury, spinal deformity (such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis), spinal infections and spinal tumours.

Prior to private practice, Dr. Mash had spent 15 years in public healthcare. He was Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and a core faculty member for SingHealth’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme. He is currently Visiting Consultant to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. He is also on the international faculty for the teaching of spinal surgery and a reviewer for the prestigious The Spine Journal.

Dr. Mash obtained his basic medical degree from NUS. He subsequently pursued his postgraduate training in Orthopedic Surgery and obtained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He later underwent further training in Spinal Surgery at Royal Alexandra Hospital, University of Alberta Hospital and the Stollery Children's Hospital, under renowned spinal surgeons with orthopedic and neurosurgical background.

Surgical procedures performed by Dr. Mash include keyhole slipped disc surgery (microdiscectomy), keyhole laminectomy (decompression of nerves in the spine), spinal fusions, minimally invasive fracture fixation, vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty (cement injection for spine fractures), scoliosis surgery, cervical disc replacement (replacing the discs in the neck), cervical laminoplasty (non-fusion alternative for the neck) and revision of spinal surgery.

Dr. Mash is also well versed in the usage of two- and three-dimensional (2D and 3D) computer aided navigation systems. He uses them for spinal surgery when required, to improve surgical safety and outcome.

Besides his clinical involvement, Dr. Mash has also presented at numerous international meetings organized by the International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS), European Society of Sports, Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), Asia Pacific Orthopedic Surgeons (APOA) as well as the Global Spine Congress and the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). He also regularly contributes scientific content to the Singapore Orthopedic Association’s annual meeting and is still active publishing in international spine journals. Dr. Mash has also travelled extensively to multiple countries to lecture and impart his surgical techniques to aspiring spine surgeons. He is involved in voluntary work in the community and is an avid sportsman.

Dr. Mash's specialty interests are minimally invasive spinal surgery,  microdiscectomy, artificial disc replacement, spinal fusion and scoliosis surgery, computer navigated and revision spinal surgery, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, surgery for spinal fractures and tumors, and general orthopedics.

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