Hand surgery was first recognised by the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 1997. Singapore is one of the few unique countries that has Hand Surgery as a specialty.

The Centre for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery (CHARMS) is the first of its Hand Centre in private practice. It was established on April 30, 2004. Over the years, CHARMS has grown and our Hand Surgeons are dedicated to the practice of Hand and Reconstructive MicroSurgery. Many of us have special interests in the treatment of wrist arthritis, sports wrist injuries and distal radius. The acute treatment and reconstructive surgery of the wrist and distal radius are our major interests.


Our Mission in CHARMS is to provide caring, efficient, seamless and personalized Hand and Reconstructive MicroSurgery services with excellent clinical outcomes.


Our vision is to be the centre of excellence in Hand and Reconstructive MicroSurgery in Singapore and the region through good clinical practice from a caring and efficient team using the latest research in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery.

The Hand Care Team at CHARMS

CHARMS is a specialized centre that provides treatment for simple to complicated hand conditions such as congenital abnormalies, severe problems related to arthritis and major disorders of nerves and muscles requiring microsurgical expertise. Our hand care team is made up of medical professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in handling hand and wrist problems. At CHARMS, we make every effort to give you the highest level of service and care, ensuring your visit with us is a pleasant one.

The Hand Care Team

Led by Dr Lim Beng Hai, our core team includes:

  • Consultant Hand & Microreconstructive Surgeons
  • Practice Manager
  • Nurses
  • Hand Therapists
  • Splint Fabrication Specialists
  • Administrative Team

The clinical services performed by the team include hand surgery, congenital hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, microsurgery services, wrist arthroscopic service, hand rehabilitation and care, and upper-limb prosthetic service.

Hospital & Surgery Centre Accreditation

  • Aptus Surgery Centre (Paragon, Orchard)
  • Novaptus Surgery Centre (Camden Medical Orchard)
  • Novena Surgery (Novena Medical Centre)
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard)
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Farrer Park Hospital
  • Parkway East Hospital