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Paediatric Otolaryngology


The Paediatric Otolaryngology team manages both general paediatric and subspecialised paediatric conditions. Together with the NUH Department of Paediatric Surgery, we operate comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinics to streamline care for children facing complex sleep and aerodigestive conditions. 

In line with up-to-date and holistic care of children with hearing loss, the paediatric otolaryngology team leads the department’s robust cochlear implantation programme, supported by our dedicated group of paediatric 

audiologist and speech therapists. The team also manages congenital head and neck defects such as microtia, ear deformities, nasal deformities, facial clefts, and cleft palate or cleft lip.

General Service
  • Tonsilitis
  • Adenoid problem
  • Middle ear effusion
  • Pre-auricular sinus
  • Tongue Tie and Release (frenulectomy)
  • Benign neck and ear lumps (preauricular tags, sebaceous cyst, lipoma and keloid)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Grommet tube insertion
  • Pre-auricular sinus excision
  • Benign neck and ear lumps excision
  • Removal of foreign body
Paediatric Airway Services
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Subglottic hemangioma
  • Laryngeal cleft
Surgeries (endoscopic and open airway reconstructive surgeries)
  • Microlaryngobronchoscopy (MLB)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Supraglottoplasty
  • Laryngeal cleft repair
  • Transoral resection of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP)
  • Laryngotracheoplasty
  • Trachea resection and anastomosis
  • Tracheostomy
Paediatrics swallowing disorders diagnosis and management including:
  • FEES (functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing)
  • Aspiration management: botox Injection of salivary gland, surgical excision of salivary gland
Paediatric Voice Disorder
  • Hoarseness diagnosis and management including:
    • Voice analysis and stroboscopy
    • Vocal fold injection for vocal fold palsy
    • Recurrent laryngeal nerve anastomosis for vocal fold palsy
  • Vocal cord surgery / Velopharyngeal insufficiency assessment and management
Paediatric Sleep Surgery Services

Diagnosis and management of Paediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), including cases in syndromic children with craniofacial abnormalities and Down syndrome.

Paediatric Otology Services
  • Cochlear implant
  • Bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA)
  • Ear canal atresia management
  • Auricular reconstruction and otoplasty
  • Endoscopic tympanomastoidectomy
  • Open tympanomastoidectomy
  • Ossicular chain reconstruction
A/Prof Loh Woei Shyang

A/Prof Loh Woei Shyang
Head of Department,
Senior Consultant

​Dr Annabelle Tay Sok Yan

Dr Annabelle Tay Sok Yan
Senior Consultant

​Dr Shih E'Ching

Dr Shih E'Ching

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