Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

ENT is an area of medicine concerned with diseases of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck regions.

We provide a wide range of surgical services for adult patients with ear, nose and/or throat diseases. Our team of qualified ENT surgeons aims to provide the best possible care to our patients.

Rhinology (Nose)

  • Allergic rhinitis management (nasal allergies)
  • Skin prick test for allergen identification
  • Allergen specific immuno-therapy
  • Management of acute and chronic sinusitis
  • Management of nasal polyps
  • Treatment of blocked nose
  • Septorhinoplasty (correction of the external functional aspect of the nose eg. fixing of crooked noses)
  • Epistaxis for nose bleeds
  • Diagnosis and surgery for nose tumours

Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgery

  • Evaluation of suspicious lumps found in the head and neck region eg. enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid nodules, congenital lumps, etc.
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNAC)
  • Diagnosis and management of head and neck cancers
  • Major head and neck cancer surgery and reconstructive surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Parotid surgery

Laryngology (Throat and Voice)

  • Diagnosis and management of voice disorders using videostroboscopy
  • Speech therapy services for patients requiring voice or swallowing therapy
  • Microsurgery of the vocal cords
  • Medialisation thyroplasty for vocal cord paralysis
  • Management of emergency / difficult airways including tracheostomy
  • Neuro-diagnostic testing and treatment using electromyography (in collaboration with the Neurology service)
  • Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

  • Evaluation and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep study
  • Surgical management of snoring and OSA
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy (CPAP)
  • Provision of oral appliances

Otology/Audiology (Ear)

  • Treatment of all ear conditions
  • Evaluation and treatment of dizziness and vertigo
  • Hearing test and advice provided by our Audiology service
  • Balance test by our Audiology service
  • Hearing rehabilitation eg. hearing aids
  • Counselling for patients with hearing loss and other disorders eg. tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Surgical treatment for all types of ear conditions eg. chronic infection
  • Surgical treatment to restore hearing in patients eg. cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing aids

Common ENT – Head & Neck Procedures

Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. It is a common procedure to treat infection and inflammation of the tonsils (acute tonsillitis).

Adenoidectomy

Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of adenoids, which are lymphoid tissues that are located at the back of the nose, near the tonsils.

Myringotomy and Ventilation Tube Insertion

Myringotomy is a surgical procedure whereby a tiny incision is made in the ear drum to remove middle ear fluid to allow ventilation in the middle ear.

Myringoplasty

Myringoplasty is a surgical procedure to repair a perforation in the ear drum.

Mastoidectomy

Mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure for patients with chronic ear infections which remove infected cells in the mastoid region.

Septoplasty

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps to straighten the nasal septum. The nasal septum is the partition between the nasal cavities and should run down the centre of the nose. In some cases, it may deviate into one of the nasal cavities and block the air flow. Septoplasy is then recommended to help patients breathe better.

Septorhinoplasty

Septorhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the external functional aspect of the nose eg. fixing of crooked noses.

Turbinate Reduction Surgery

There are three turbinates (inferior, middle, and superior) on each side of the nose. In some cases, these turbinates cause nasal obstruction and affect our breathing. Turbinate surgery corrects this problem by reducing the turbinate size and allowing more air flow through the nasal passage.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

FESS is an operation recommended for patients suffering from chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis. It is a minimally invasive surgical technique that helps restore sinus ventilation and normal function.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a standard surgical procedure to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The tonsils and excess tissues at the back of the throat are removed to widen the airway.

Head & Neck Surgeries

Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland – a hormone producing gland that regulates the body’s metabolism. For patients suffering from thyroid cancer, a biopsy and ultrasound are first done and surgeons will evaluate the results before recommending surgery.

Parotidectomy

Parotidectomy is the surgical removal of the parotid gland – a salivary gland near the ear. The main purpose of this procedure is to remove tumours arising in the parotid gland.

Lymph Node Excision Biopsy

This procedure is commonly used to evaluate suspicious lymph nodes.

Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

This surgery can be open or minimally invasive. The minimally invasive surgeries are Endoscopic Nasopharyngectomy for selected patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma and Transoral Surgery (through the mouth) for selected patients with cancers in the throat, tongue or voice box.

Neck Dissection Surgery

This procedure involves block removal of cancer containing lymph nodes in the neck.

Reconstructive Surgery

Repair of defects in the Head and Neck region after cancer surgery to encourage healing and improve function. The tissues used to perform the reconstruction can be free flaps (taken from other parts of the body by reconnecting the blood vessels) or pedicled flaps (rotated form adjacent areas).

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Rhinoplasty and facial surgery:
    Repair of deformities of the external nose that cause problems such as nasal congestion, breathing difficulty and visible deformities on the face
  • Management of cranio-maxillofacial trauma:
    Repair of injuries on the face, such as injury to soft tissue, as well as fractures as a result of trauma
  • Reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck:
    Repair of defects on the face (following removal of tumours or lumps) that require surgical reconstruction (performed in collaboration with Plastic Surgery) 
  • Excision and reconstruction of facial lumps and bumps (eg. skin malignancies):
    Surgical removal of lumps, both benign and cancerous, followed by reconstruction if necessary

Dr Ranjit Gabriel Magherra

Head & Senior Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery
Director, Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (ORL-HNS) (Edin), FRCS (ORL) (Glasg)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Specialty Interests

Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgery

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Euan Murugasu

Director, Otology
Senior Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (ORL) (Eng), FRCS (Edin), FAMS (ORL), PhD (Sussex)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Specialty Interests

Otology, Neuro-otology

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Adj Asst Prof Soon Sue Rene

Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL), FAMS (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology/ENT

Specialty Interests

Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Liu Jiaying

Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL), FAMS (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Specialty Interests

Hearing Loss, Ear Disease, Facial Nerve Disorders, Balance Disorders

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Rebecca Louise Heywood

Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MB ChB (Manchester), MRCS (Edin), FRCS (ORL HNS) (Edin), DOHNS (Eng)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Specialty Interests

Otology, Neuro-otology

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Somasundaram Subramaniam

Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), DOHNS (Eng), MMed (ORL), FRCS (ORL) (Eng)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Ng Chew Lip

Associate Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Muthukumarasamy Nirmal

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (JIPMER), MRCS (Edin)

Specialty Interests

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Vijayaraj Thirunavukarasu

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Rajah Muthiah), DOHNS (Eng), MRCS (Edin)

Specialty Interests

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Noushin Mehran

Resident Physician

Professional Qualifications

MD (Iran), MRCS (Edin), MS (Orl) (Msia)

Specialty Interests

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Abraham Kochitty Abraham

Visiting Senior Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), FRCS (ORL-HNS) (Edin)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Jurong Medical Centre

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Dr Lee Tee Sin

Visiting Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Ian Loh

Visiting Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL), FAMS (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Sandeep Uppal

Visiting Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (Delhi), FRCSI, FRCSI (ORL), FRCS (ORL) (Eng), PhD (ORL) (Leeds)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Mark Thong

Visiting Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Dr Tan Kar-Su

Visiting Associate Consultant, Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Qualifications

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS, MMed (ORL)

Specialties / Sub-specialties

Otorhinolaryngology / ENT

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

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Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) – Head & Neck Surgery services are available at:

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609606

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