Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) - Head & Neck Surgery aims to be the Regional Centre of Excellence in the field of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in clinical care.
Our department seeks to provide comprehensive clinical care to every patient with needs in the field of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.
The Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery was started in 1987. The first Chief, Prof Yeoh Kian Hian, led the department from its birth and built up a team of capable Otolaryngologists. Over a period of 10 years, the department trained residents who eventually joined as surgeons, proving specialist care in all areas of Otolaryngology. Prof Yeoh passed the mantle onto A/Prof Luke Tan who led the department from 2002. A/Prof Tan built on the winning formula of Prof Yeoh and expanded the team. He was able to attract the best of the graduating cohort to join the Faculty in the department. A/Prof Loh took over the reins from A/Prof Luke Tan in November 2007. The mission of the department is to provide clinical care of an international standard, engage in research that benefits Singaporeans and provide effective education to under-graduate and post-graduate students in the field of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery encompasses the art and science of problems in the head and neck region. It is a complex region with the largest concentration of complex and vital structures squeezed into a small area. Surgery in this region requires intricate knowledge of the anatomy as well as the functions of the various vital organs. The department deals with problems in the ears, nose, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, thyroid glands, salivary glands and the neck.
The department provides a comprehensive diagnostic Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck services for both adults and children.
We have a team of highly trained and dedicated staff focused on providing the best patient care in our fields of expertise. Our team of specialists have post specialist training in North America and Europe in their various fields of specialty. We are also supported by a team of highly trained Doctors, Researcher, Audiologists, Speech-Language Therapists, Voice and Swallowing Therapist and Allergy Nurses with post-basic qualifications in their field of service.
Our specialised programme includes Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Voice, Sinus and Allergy, Ear and Balance, Paediatric Airway, Cochlear Implant, as well as Hearing Aid Fitting, Rehabilitation and Auditory Verbal Therapy. Our Centre for Hearing and Intervention & Language Development (CHILD) serves as a one stop centre catering to adults and children hearing, language and communication problem. As a tertiary institution, we are also involved with research in the latest treatment modalities.