What Our Patients Say
Siew Yan Ang
So glad that I chanced upon Dr Gowreeson to fix up my broken ankle. His professionalism and confidence is very reassuring to the patient. Also, he is very compassionate, patient and caring and will go out of his way to find ways to get you better. Highly recommend him if anyone needs an orthopaedic surgeon.
Hock Iau Yang
Extremely happy to have Dr Gowreeson as my care doctor, who is very experienced, crystal clear in his explanation, very patient, and provide assistance willingly when needed. Best doctor for the care of this foot injury that I ever had. Thanks a lot!
This was my first time ever to undergo surgery even though a minor one for ingrown toe nail. But Dr Gowreeson made it look so simple. Months of pain was eased in no time. His calm cheerful and positive demeanour is a bonus. I would recommend him anytime anywhere. A few years back he advised wisely when my daughter had a ligament tear. Thanks Dr. Gowreeson.
My mum and I came to see Dr Gowreesan for her carpal tunnel syndrome, and the entire experience has been outstanding. He really treats his patience with utmost kindness and respect, and is always available to them via email. Would definitely recommend him to anyone suffering an orthopaedic injury.
I was involved in a traffic accident late last year, and sustained injuries to my hip and knee. Doctor Gow was patient and meticulous throughout the whole treatment process, explaining the extent of my injuries and rehabilitation programme. His treatment gives confidence to the patients, and he goes beyond his responsibilities to show empathy for his patients.
Dr Gowreeson has been excellent, very detailed and thorough. I’ve seen him on 2 separate occasions, both were foot and ankle fractures (separate feet) and his explanation of the issues have always been very clear. For the first occasion when I injured my ankle, he was the orthopaedic allocated to me and the entire journey was informative right down to my recovery that I am so pleased with. On the second occasion when I fractured my foot, I discovered he was no longer at the previous practice so I searched for Dr Gow and found him at Island Orthopaedics Mt Elizabeth Novena and elected to see him for my treatment. I’m so happy with the way my foot recovery is going, thank you!
Dr Gowreeson is very attentive, friendly and patient. I am glad to be under his care for my finger injury. He was thorough in explaining my condition and patiently answered my questions. I highly recommend this orthopaedic doctor!
Dr. Gowreeson provided the most professional advice pre and post my double knee replacement. His personal engagement was exceptional and confidence instilling and the follow-ups excellent.
Dr. GowreesonThevendran - or just Gow to me and many - is a true professional with a genuine human touch. His incredible knowledge and experience enable him to give me - and all his patients - the very best assessment. In a friendly and extremely helpful manner, he tells me what the problem is and what needs to be done. He is reassuring and caring. I have no hesitation in recommending this man as a specialist to deal with any injuries and issues relating to our essential limbs. He knows his stuff and he treats his patients as friends!
I tore a ligament in my foot and was recommended by a friend to see Dr. Gowreeson, I'm so pleased I made that appointment! From the first meeting, he warmly greeted me In his reception. I have suffered problems with my feet my whole life, and for the first time, I feel I’m in such good and caring hands! He has a few options for me to consider and I have complete trust in him and my physio that he works closely with to make sure I have the best recovery. Thank Dr. Gowreeson and your team.
I consulted Dr Gowree for my ankle ligament tear and underwent a ligament reconstruction surgery. Throughout the entire process he was very detailed in his diagnosis and medical care. He made sure I felt comfortable with the entire procedure (pre and post surgery) and answered all questions with utmost professionalism. Glad I chose to be under his care.
I went to the doctor with a problem which has been ongoing for many months. No other doctor was able to solve my predicament. I am glad I was referred to Dr.Gowreeson was extremely nice and helpful. I had issues with my insurance company but ms. Roweena at the front desk helped me sort that out with the insurance company. Overall I am extremely satisfied. Everything was professionally handled and taken care of. You are in great hands if you come here. Do ask by name, you won't regret it. Highly recommended.
Dr. Gowreeson is professional and he cares a lot about the well being of his patients. He never rushed through his consultation sessions. He communicates well to ensure that you understand the proposed surgical procedures, options, and follow-ups. With my ankle fixed, I can now look forward to all the outdoor activities again. Thank you, Dr. Gow! God bless.
The surgery went very well and the attention given by doctor Gowrie is exceptional. The care to detail and the advice given pre and post-surgery helped tremendously to my recovery. A very patient and experienced surgeon. Truly recommended not that I hope to consult him again got to stay accident-free. Thank you doc for a superb job
Dr. Gowreeson is the best and has made a bad situation easier to deal with. He’s compassionate and very knowledgeable and I feel I’m in great hands.”
I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Gow, particularly for sports-related problems and injuries. I enjoy participating in triathlons but was experiencing ankle problems which became so serious that I had to stop. With Dr. Gow's help through surgeries on both ankles, I was able to fully recover and return to the sport. Aside from his excellent skills as a surgeon, one of Dr. Gow's best qualities is that he really understands the needs and concerns of amateur athletes like myself. He was able to help me manage my recovery and keep me in good spirits throughout the entire process. If you are looking for an experienced and skilled surgeon who really makes the effort to listen and communicate with you, then Dr. Gow is the doctor for you!
I am very grateful to have Dr. Gowreeson on my case for the last 18 months since the accident. He is extremely patient and caring. Unlike other practitioners, Dr. Gowreeson spent a lot of time explaining the pros and cons of each procedure. He is also very confident and very experienced in his field. My surgery (4hrs) was a great success and my recovery time was less than we anticipated as well. Thank you, Dr. Gow!
Amazing experience with Dr. Gowreeson. He is very knowledgeable, professional and empathetic. His international experience helps him to relate well to different cultures. Nurses are very friendly and organized. My whole surgery experience could have not been better. No hesitation to recommend Dr. Gowreeson to anyone in need of a great foot specialist.
Dr Gowreeson has my unreserved recommendation for anyone looking for an exemplary orthopaedic Doctor and surgeon. Based on my own personal experiences, I found Dr Gow (as he is commonly referred to as) to be very patient, thorough, clear and responsive to patients’ needs. While I was largely concerned about my ankle and foot, his questions, investigations and importantly observations were very holistic in my case. They helped me to get to the root of the matter and review options for pain management and remedies in a very structured and reasonable fashion. As a patient most importantly I felt I was in very safe hands receiving timely medical advice and intervention - all communicated with clarity, calmness, confidence and care. I must also add that his post surgery and treatment care for his patients is exemplary. I can comfortably and confidently seek his guidance and expert advice on any medical matter due to his warm disposition and genuine care. I would strongly recommend any of my family and friends to seek his medical expertise should they ever need to.
It was by sheer luck that I was referred to Dr. Gowreeson. He was very detailed and explained the diagnosis very clearly and succinctly, making sure I understood everything. He was extremely friendly and put you very much at ease. We decided to undergo surgery for my knee and foot issues. Even my family who accompanied me for consultations were immediately confident after speaking with Dr. Gowreeson. At the operating room, Dr.Gowreeson was very professional and briefed his team very clearly before proceeding. Needless to say I am much better and highly recommend Dr. Gowreeson to anyone. Congrats on your new practice Dr. Gow!
I met Dr. Gowreeson two years ago with a toe fractured in pieces and after 2 surgeries in fixing it and later removing the plate, I would strongly recommend him as he is skillful, knowledgeable and assuring. He will be my doctor for all ortho related matters!
PY N BP Chung
Went to see Dr Gowreeson for a second opinion for my foot condition and was really happy I did. He did a thorough examination of my foot and patiently explained my condition to me. He presented the various treatment options with their pros and cons and possible costs involved. He also kindly wrote a memo to the current doctor that I am seeing to recommend further treatment option. His professionalism, patience and kindness are reasons I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopaedic surgeon.
Amélie Marie Anne
Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran was very reassuring in his diagnostic and very clear in explaining the injury. He also understood how important it was for me to perform again at my best and ensured I had the best knowledge and understanding to recover fast. I definitely recommend seeing him before doing any kind of treatment.
I was first introduced to Dr Gowreeson 3 years ago. Dr Gow has excellent bed side manners. The kind of Dr who makes you feel better just by talking to him! He makes one feel very comfortable with him and never rushes through his consultations. I have since referred him to many of my friends and they have all been very happy with his service.
SuperSharina World Traveler
I’m Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran’s patient. Having to see a Othopedic Specialist is never a fun thing, in my case I’m dealing with an ankle fracture. But I’m very happy that he’s my doctor 😊. He’s very knowledgeable, calm and direct, explaining things clearly and as many times as needed to make me feel comfortable.
Excellent doctor who takes time to explain the issues, treatment and options. A great doctor who will lift your confidence and put you in the right path to recovery. I would very highly recommend Dr Gowreeson.
My son (once) and I (a couple of times) had consulted Dr Gow. He is fantastic. Outstandingly bright, very hard-working and user-friendly. He is very reassuring and brilliant with details. I recently recommended a close friend to consult Dr Gow and the family were so impressed with his diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dr Gowreeson Thevendran
MBChB (Bristol), MRCS.Ed, Dip. Sports Med.Ed,
FRCS.Ed ( Trauma & Ortho. ), FAMS (Singapore)
Consult an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore
If you are suffering from any type of musculoskeletal discomfort due to sports injury, back pain, arthritis or fracture, you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon. In Singapore, you can visit Dr. Gowreeson, a qualified orthopaedic surgeon to seek proper treatment for painful conditions related to your knee, hip, sports injuries, trauma, or fractures. As the Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Department of Orthopaedics, Dr Gowreeson is also experienced in treating foot and ankle conditions.
The foot and ankle are complex structures that can be damaged by a variety of conditions, including fractures, sprains, and infections. From high-impact sports to even daily activities in Singapore, your body is susceptible to common orthopaedic problems such as ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis and hammer and claw toe.
When the pain persists and you are unable to walk without assistance, this is an indication that you need the expert opinion of a foot and ankle specialist. In addition, if your foot has swelling in the heel or arch area, these are signs of injury that require immediate care. If you suffer from any foot and ankle ailment, it is important to know when to visit a centre and see an orthopaedic specialist or surgeon. Your doctor will then advise the appropriate treatment or surgery in order to help you get back on your feet again.
When to Visit a Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic in Singapore?
If you’re new to visiting an orthopaedic clinic in Singapore, it’s important to know what symptoms should warrant an appointment.
1. Sports injury: Overuse of a Particular Part of Your Body
For starters, there are many different ways that athletes get injuries in sports. The most common way is by overuse. An athlete may use a particular part of their body more than it can handle and as a result, they will suffer an injury. It is very common to have ankle injuries, knee injuries and shoulder injuries from over-exertion. Factors for over-exertion can be anything from running too much to playing the same position for too long without taking breaks.
2. Sports injury: Through Contact with Another Player or Object
Another common way that athletes get injured is through contact with another player or object. Some players might also tear muscles due to excessive stretching before practice or games. Ankle ligament tears, meniscus injury and shoulder tendon pain among many other conditions may eventually affect your performance in the long run.
3. Injuries from Daily Activities or Sports Injuries Left Untreated
Even from everyday activities, these injuries can be caused by a number of factors. Wearing poorly fitted shoes, overexerting ourselves and leaving injuries untreated can potentially contribute to underlying conditions. With that in mind, it is essential to get timely advice from an orthopaedic specialist in Singapore.
Book an Appointment Today with Your Foot and Ankle Doctor
To ensure recovery from an injury or illness affecting these areas, it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible. An orthopaedic surgeon will understand how each injury should be treated and what treatments are available for various types of conditions. Before searching for “a foot specialist near me” or “centre for orthopaedics”, you can simply book an appointment with Orthofoot MD and drop by our orthopaedic clinic in Singapore. Rest assured, our orthopaedic doctors will assess your condition and recommend surgery if necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions about Specialist Orthopaedic Centres in Singapore
1. What foot conditions require surgery?
Your foot and ankle doctor will inform you if surgery is required. Where symptoms persist, a surgical procedure may be recommended as a treatment option for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, damaged hip replacement, torn ankle ligament, osteoarthritis, foot bunions and flat feet.
2. What is the difference between a doctor and an orthopaedic doctor?
This is a common question that first-time patients have when visiting an orthopaedic centre in Singapore. An orthopaedic doctor is different from general doctors as they specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries such as fractures, sprains or strains.
Orthopaedics are often consulted if you are suffering from age-related conditions such as arthritis or if you have had an injury to your foot and ankle. They can either do surgery to repair ankle fractures or prescribe exercises for rehabilitating injured muscles to improve your mobility.
3. How do I prepare for an orthopaedic appointment?
To prepare for your appointment, remember to bring along all relevant medical records, including any X-rays or scans that have been done recently in Singapore. Make sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing, so the specialist can properly examine your foot and ankle areas during the consultation.
4. What can I expect at my appointment with an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist?
Bear in mind, your orthopaedic doctor will want to understand your condition and other medical history. Thus, in addition to your medical records, you may share the details about how the injury occurred. The orthopaedic doctor would also want to know more about the underlying cause of the pain, so be sure to answer as thoroughly as possible. After evaluating your condition, your specialist can then discuss the treatment options to manage the foot and ankle pain.
5. What questions should I ask my orthopaedic doctor?
To address your concerns, it is important to come ready with questions to ask when you visit your orthopaedic doctor. In order to make a more informed decision, you can ask the following:
- What is their experience with your type of injury?
- Should you be undergoing surgery, will you need additional treatment after the procedure?
- Depending on your lifestyle, how long will recovery take?
- What exercises should you do at home?
This can give you a clearer understanding of what to expect moving forward.
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6. What is an orthopaedic clinic?
An orthopaedic clinic is managed by a team of physicians and orthopaedic surgeons specialised in treating different health conditions and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. This includes issues related to bones, muscles, supportive structures and tissues. People suffering from conditions such as repetitive strain back injury, meniscus injury, or arthritis can visit our orthopaedic clinic in Singapore.
7. What happens at an orthopaedic appointment?
The first orthopaedic appointment will usually start with a comprehensive medical history evaluation, X-rays and/or MRI, and physical tests conducted by the orthopaedic doctor. During the session, you may share details of your injury to help the doctor better idnetify the underlying cause and suggest treatment options accordingly.
8. What does an orthopaedic specialist do?
An orthopaedic specialist is a trained professional who diagnoses spinal disorders, arthritis, sports injuries, and fractures and suggests treatment plans based on the cause and severity of the injury.
Dr Gowreeson Thevendran is currently an orthopaedic surgeon with Island Orthopaedic, a one-stop care centre for orthopaedic health under Healthway Medical Group. He specialises in treating lower limb orthopaedic conditions, as well as trauma and fracture surgery of both the upper and lower limbs. Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr Gowreeson was Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery at the Department of Orthopaedics at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). Today, he continues to serve the Orthopaedic Department at TTSH as a visiting consultant.
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