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2024/01/23
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Clin Asst Prof Vigneswaran Nallathamby

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Designations:

  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Qualifications:

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Surg), FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

Specialties/Sub-specialties:

Plastic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Surgery

Special Interests:

Breast Reconstruction, Reduction, Lift & Augmentation with Nipple Reconstruction & Gynaecomastia Reduction, Trauma and Oncological Reconstruction (Lower Limb, Upper Limb, Chest and Rib Fracture), Microsurgery (Free Flap Reconstruction) & Lymphedema Surgery (Investigation, Physiologic Surgery & Resective Surgery), Skin Cancer Surgery, Skin Lesion Management with Endoscopic Surgery & Laser Treatment, Aesthetics (Surgery - Liposuction, Facelift, Abdominoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Blepharoplasty, Otoplasty & Non-Surgical – Laser Treatment, Botox, Fillers & Threads)

Biosketch

Clin Asst Prof Vigneswaran Nallathamby graduated in 2005 from the Penang Medical College and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was trained in General Surgery and specialised in Plastic Surgery in several restructured hospitals in Singapore, including the National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. He completed his Plastic Surgery training with a Gold Medal Award at the final examinations. He furthered his training with fellowships in the head and neck reconstructive surgery in Universitätsklinik für MKG-Chirurgie, an den Kliniken Essen-Mitte in Essen, Germany and in reconstructive microsurgery in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain while being awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowship Program Award.

He is well-published in the field in both local and international journals. He continues to perform research and has been awarded a grant.

Clin Asst Prof Vignes enjoys teaching and is a core faculty of the Integrated National Plastic Surgery Residency Program as well as a Clinical Lecturer for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He continues to organise cadaveric dissection courses for the residents and has been invited to speak to the faculty at local conferences.
His current professional appointments and committee memberships include:

  1. Auditor of the Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons, (Past Treasurer)
  2. Member of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, (Past Treasurer and Past Auditor)
  3. Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore
  4. Member of the Surgical Skills Subcommittee, Juronghealth Simulation and Clinical Education Centre, NTFGH.

Clin Asst Prof Vignes joined JurongHealth Campus in 2011 and has been instrumental to the establishment and expansion of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery in the hospital. His key areas of interest include reconstructive microsurgery for breast, lower limb, trunk and head and neck reconstruction, skin cancers, lymphedema, craniofacial trauma and aesthetic surgery and laser treatment.

Awards

2022 - Outstanding Faculty Award 2022 in Residency in Singhealth Excels (RiSE)    
2018 - HMDP Fellowship Program Award   
2015 - Gold Medal Award in Plastic Surgery Exit Examinations

Journals & Publications

1. Vigneswaran N, HJ Lee, J Lim, WC Ong, T C Lim. Retained Broken Implants in the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2014 7:2, 154-7.
2. Vigneswaran N, J Lim, HJ Lee, WC Ong, M Zul,  T C Lim. A Novel Technique with Aesthetic Considerations in Female-To-Male Transsexuals Nipple Areola Complex Reconstruction. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 66, Issue 12, December 2013, Pages 1805-7.
3. Vigneswaran N, J Lim, WC Ong, Y L Yap, H J Lee, M S Yeo, I Koshima, T C Lim. A Novel Technique in Full Thickness Lower Eyelid Reconstruction: The Pedicled Reverse-Flow Chondrocutaneous Superior Helix Flap. Eur J Plast Surg; 2012; June Vol 35(6): 469-74.
4. Vigneswaran N, HW Ng, YMS Ho, SYM Ho, TCM Wong, Guan-Ming Feng, Sheng-Fa Yao, Hsing-Kuang Lai, Patel Hasu, Jagdeep Chana, Chandra Bose, Hung-Chi Chen; An Innovative Design For Reconstruction Of Plantar Heel By Split, Partially Overlapping Anterolateral Thigh Flap. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2011, Volume 34, Number 5, Pages 403-7.
5. Vigneswaran N, Lee K, Yegappan M. Spontaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture; Singapore Med J 2007;48(11):1051-4.
6. Gill Hargaven, O-Wern Low, Tiwari Priya, Gill Gurveer, Goh Chance, Hung Janet, Lee Jing Tzer, Lim Thiam Chye, Lim Jane, Yap Yan Lin, Nallathamby Vigneswaran. (2023). Postoperative Scar Management Protocol for Asian Patients. Aesthetic plastic surgery. 48. doi:10.1007/s00266-023-03696-2
7. Wong Yu, Goh Doreen, Yoong Celine, Ho Cowan, Cai Elijah, Hing Angela, Lee Hanjing, Nallathamby Vigneswaran, Yap Yan, Lim Jane, Sundar Gangadhara, Lim Thiam Chye. (2023). Mapping the Posterior Ledge and Optic Foramen in Orbital Floor Blowout Fractures. Archives of Plastic Surgery. 10.1055/a-2074-2092. 
8. Teoh Ryan, Fong Pei, Cai Elijah, Yap Yan, Hing Eileen, Lee Han Jing, Nallathamby Vigneswaran, Ong Wei Chen, Lim Jane, Sundar Gangadhara, Lim Thiam Chye. (2022). Prophylactic Intraoperative Nasolacrimal Duct Intubation in Surgical Treatment of Facial Fractures—Is There a Role?. Archives of Plastic Surgery. 49. doi:195-199. 10.1055/s-0042-1744407.
9. Goh Chance, Boey Elaine, Kojodjojo Pipin, Vigneswaran Nallathamby. (2022). Submammary placement of implantable cardioverter defibrillators: a Singapore plastic surgeon experience. Singapore Medical Journal. 63. doi:47-50. 10.11622/smedj.2022025. 
10. Low OW, Loh TF, Lee H, Yap YL, Lim J, Lim TC, Nallathamby V. The superior lateral genicular artery flap for reconstruction of knee and proximal leg defects. Arch Plast Surg. 2022 Jan;49(1):108-114. doi: 10.5999/aps.2021.01123. Epub 2022 Jan 15. PMID: 35086319; PMCID: PMC8795640.

Professional Memberships

  • Auditor of the Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons, (Past Treasurer)
  • Member of the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, (Past Treasurer and Past Auditor)
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Member of the Surgical Skills Subcommittee, Juronghealth Simulation and Clinical Education Centre, NTFGH

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