Ear Nose Throat, Head & Neck Surgery clinic is led by Dr Goh Yau Hong, Dr Kenneth Oo and Dr Lim Keng Hua. Our Singapore ENT specialists are trained internationally at top centres in the field of Otolaryngology with a diverse and rich experience from the training they obtained locally (in Singapore) as well. Our caring ENT doctors are dedicated to provide personalised patient care & offer top quality medical treatment.
Meet Our ENT Specialists, Ear Nose Throat Surgeons in Singapore
Dr. Goh Yau Hong
Dr Goh graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1990. He obtained his post-graduate degree from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1995. From 1993 to 2004, Dr Goh served in the Department of Otolaryngology of Singapore General Hospital (SGH). During his tenure in SGH, he won numerous awards. These include multiple Service Quality Awards, the CEO Service Award for Outstanding Medical Service, The Best Teacher Award for Undergraduate teaching and a Gold Medal for Excellence in Medical Publication. In 2003 Dr Goh also received the ‘The Enterprise Challenge’ Award from the Prime Minister’s Office for his work on an Early Detection Device for Nasopharyngeal Cancer Screening.
Dr Goh was awarded the HMDP Fellowship award in 1998 and served in the Stanford University Medical Centre as Visiting Assistant Professor / Clinical Instructor from 1999-2000. He was also Fellow to Professors Powell and Riley of Stanford University, the world pioneers of cutting edgesnoring and obstructive sleep apnea. As one of the pioneers of sleep apnea surgery in Asia, Dr Goh is recognised for his work on the modified jaw advancement surgery for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in Asians.
Outside of work, Dr Goh made time to serve in several committees over the past years. He was the Vice President of the Singapore Association for the Deaf (1997 – 2001), Honorary Secretary of the Singapore Society of Otorhinolaryngology (2000 – 2003) and Member of Post-Graduate Training Committee (Otolaryngology).
Dr Kenneth Oo is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and a Masters of Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology). He is an accredited specialist in Otolaryngology (ENT) with the Singapore Medical Council. Dr Oo also holds a Masters in Science and has been awarded various grants and scholarships for his research and specialist training.
Dr Oo is internationally trained having spent his fellowship years in Melbourne, Australia under the supervision of Assoc Professor Bernard Lyons and at the University of Virginia, United States of America under the supervision of facial plastic surgeon, Professor Stephen Park.
Dr Oo has been in private practice since 2011 and manages General ENT conditions, paediatric ENT conditions, allergy, facial plastic (e.g. Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty) and reconstructive cases.
Dr Kenneth Oo
MBBS (Singapore), MSC,
Dr. Lim Keng Hua
Dr Lim Keng Hua is a graduate of the faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and a Master of Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology. He is an accredited specialist in otorhinolaryngology from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Medical Council (SMC). Dr Lim is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, a member of the European Rhinologic Society, the American Rhinologic Society, the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Society (Singapore) and the Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery.
Dr Lim Keng Hua was the first surgeon to be awarded a Clinical Rhinology Fellowship to Europe, where he trained under the supervision of world-renowned rhinologist Professor Wytske Fokkens and endoscopic skull base surgeon Professor Christos Georgalas.
Dr Lim has a whole realm clinical experience, accumulated over more than 18 years of clinical practice. His special interest is in the diseases and allergies of the nose and sinuses. However, he is also well versed in the management of both adult and pediatric General ENT conditions such as ear infections, hearing loss, voice disorders, snoring & sleep disorders, salivary gland & thyroid swellings.
Everything You Need To Know About ENT Specialist Doctors
Otolaryngologists also known as ENTs are doctors who specialize in conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. ENT is a medical abbreviation that stands for ear, nose and throat. The ears, nose and throat are important parts of the body housing three out of five of our human senses. Any dysfunction of these parts can therefore significantly affect your quality of life.
Very occasionally, patients may present with a medical emergency due to acute or previously undiagnosed conditions of the ear, nose or throat. It is advisable to seek the opinion of an ENT specialist if you suspect that you have any ear, nose or throat problems.
What Do ENT Doctors Specialize In?
Otolaryngologists are highly skilled physicians who provide specialized medical and surgical services for both children and adults who may be having diseases or disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. ENT doctor treats a wide range of ailments that include:
- Head & neck swelling e.g. lymph node swelling, thyroid lumps and salivary gland growths
- Head and neck cancer e.g. nose cancer, thyroid cancer, oral cancer, throat cancer
- Problems with eye sockets
- Hearing impairment, Tinnitus (Ringing in ear) and dizziness (Including Vertigo)
- Ear discharge and infections (including mastoiditis, otitis media and swimmer’s ear)
- Nasal disorders e.g. nose allergy, nose bleeds, deviated nasal septum, nasal deformity
- Sinus problems e.g. Sinusitis, Barotrauma, Nasal Polyps, skull base tumours
- Larynx and voice disorders e.g. hoarseness, vocal cord palsy, laryngopharyngeal reflux
- Facial trauma (including facial fractures and nasal bone fractures)
- Rhinoplasty (nose reconstruction & reshaping)
- Otoplasty (ear reconstruction)
- Paediatric ENT issues (Including tonsillitis, adenoiditis, otitis media, sleep apnoea)
- General ENT issues: Tonsillitis, sore throats, fish bone in throat,
- Snoring and sleep apnoea (OSA)
Our ENT specialists treat a wide range of medical conditions involving the ear, nose and throat, and it is important to discuss your symptoms in detail with our specialist before an accurate diagnosis is made and appropriate treatment rendered.
What To Expect When You Make A Visit To Our ENT Specialist Clinic?
During the visit to our ENT clinic in Singapore, you will be required to provide a complete medical history and history of your presenting symptom. The ENT doctor will then perform a physical examination, which typically involves palpating the affected parts like the neck, face, cheekbones, nose and ears.
Your ENT specialist may also use a specialized instrument known as an otoscope to look in your ears or a nasoscope to evaluate your nasal passages and upper airway. Both the otoscope and nasoscope are not uncomfortable and should not hurt.
Your ENT examination may seem intimidating at first but all these procedures are very well tolerated in both adults and children. The doctor may also perform various hearing tests or order X rays and scans to help with further evaluation. If you have dizziness or imbalance, the ENT specialist may perform balance tests.
When Should You Consult An Ear, Nose And Throat ENT Specialist Singapore?
There are many symptoms and signs that indicate that it is time to see Singapore ENT doctor. Some of them include:
- Hearing loss
- Ringing sensation in your ears
- Persistent dizziness
- Sinus pain or pressure
- Persistent blocked nose and nasal congestion
- Persistent runny nose and sneezing
- Loss of voice or persistent hoarseness
- Neck lumps and swellings
- Blood stained nasal discharge or saliva
- Snoring and symptoms of daytime fatigue
- Concerns about deformity of the ears and nose
It is important to be on the lookout for these symptoms and signs so that you may proceed to make an appointment with a trusted Singapore ENT specialist at the earliest opportunity.
Singapore ENT doctors undergo rigorous training and spend years locally and overseas honing their skills. They have a wide repertoire and are trained to manage diseases of the ear, nose, throat head, and neck, offer reconstructive surgery for deformities, trauma, and aesthetic surgery in these areas.