MBBS (Flinders, Australia)
M.Med (Orthopaedic) (NUS)
FRCS (Orthopaedic) (Edinburgh)
Dr Tony Setiobudi is an Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon. He is working at renowned Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard), Singapore. He has been in the medical practice for more than 13 years. He treats various bone and joint problems, fractures and sports injury. He has a special interest in treating spine problems such as nerve compression in the spine, back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis and spine fracture, tumor and infection. He treats majority of Orthopaedic and Spine problems with non-operative method first. Surgery is considered if the non-operative treatment does not improve the conditions and there is a clinical indication to do surgery.
Upon completion of his specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery, he was awarded a “Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh”. He received the Health Manpower Development Program scholarship by Singapore Ministry of Health to do medical fellowship training in Spine Surgery in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Tony Setiobudi had the privilege to learn from a number of the world renowned Spine Surgeons for specific skills in spine surgery.
- A/Prof Robert Labrom – scoliosis, thoracoscopic surgery, degenerative spine
- Dr Geoff Askin – scoliosis, thoracoscopic surgery
- Dr Matthew Scott-Young – anterior spine surgery, spinal disc replacement, minimally invasive spine surgery
- A/Prof Richard Williams – spine tumor, spine fractures
- Prof Ki-Tack Kim, Korea – ankylosing spondylitis, pedicle substraction osteotomy, kyphotic deformity correction
- Prof Hideki Murakami, Japan – spine tumor resection, total en-bloc spondylectomy
- Prof Rafael Gonzalez Diaz, Spain – complex cervical spine surgery, spine tumor resection, scoliosis surgery
Apart from his busy clinical practice, he also involves in medical teaching and research. He teaches the medical students at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as a Clinical Senior Lecturer. During the spine surgery fellowship in Brisbane, he also taught medical students at The University of Queensland. At Ng Teng Fong General Hospital where he works as a Visiting Consultant Spine Surgeon, Dr Tony Setiobudi teaches the junior doctors and orthopaedic residents. He does medical research, mainly in the area of spine surgery. He made a number of publications in International Peer-Reviewed Medical Journals.
- Flow cytometric evaluation of the safety of intraoperative salvaged blood filtered with leucocyte depletion filter in spine tumour surgery. Kumar N, Lam R, Zaw AS, Malhotra R, Tan J, Tan G, Setiobudi T. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec;21:4330-5.
- The Subaxial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System: an external agreement validation study. van Middendorp JJ, Audigé L, Bartels RH, Bolger C, Deverall H, Dhoke P, Diekerhof CH, Govaert GA, Guimerá V, Koller H, Morris SA, Setiobudi T, Hosman AJ. Spine J. 2013 Sep;13:1055-63.
- Femoral canal obliteration secondary to prolonged alendronate use: a case report. Lim CT, Setiobudi T, Das De S. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2012 Apr;20:115-7.
- Clinical outcome following treatment of stable and unstable intertrochanteric fractures with dynamic hip screw. Setiobudi T, Ng YH, Lim CT, Liang S, Lee K, Das De S. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011 Nov;40:482-7.
- Vascularization and morphological changes of the endplate after axial compression and distraction of the intervertebral disc. Hee HT, Chuah YJ, Tan BH, Setiobudi T, Wong HK. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 1;36:505-11.
- A rational approach to management of alendronate-related subtrochanteric fractures. Das De S, Setiobudi T, Shen L, Das De S. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 May;92:679-86.