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SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre

Centre Overview Conditions We Treat Our Care Team  Conditions and Treatments

Centre Overview

The SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre specialises in the management of diseases and tumours of the head and neck region. It provides a disease-based multidisciplinary one-stop service dedicated to complex Head & Neck diseases/tumours.

The centre is helmed by five specialties, which are:

  • General Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Allied Health Professionals

The Centre forms a unique platform for the collaborative work of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to meet the needs of the patient throughout the disease journey.

Our clinicians work closely together with the nurses and allied health professionals, to achieve the best outcomes for our patients in the pursuit of comprehensive oncological resection, aesthetic reconstruction and functional rehabilitation.

Cases are discussed at a multidisciplinary tumour board comprising of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, speech therapists and other allied health professionals.

Our team of specialists are experienced in the assessment and management of complex head and neck diseases and tumours. Besides providing clinical services to our local population, we are
also a regional referral centre and a leading centre for research.

The multidisciplinary one-stop SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre is currently located at
Block 3, Singapore General Hospital, and  Clinic C, National Cancer Centre Singapore.

Conditions We Treat

Evaluation and treatment of confirmed or suspected head and neck tumours, including:

  • Thyroid and Parathyroid gland swellings
  • Salivary gland tumours
  • Tumours of the oral cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx and larynx
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Skin tumours and sarcomas in the head and neck region
  • Sinonasal tract tumours
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy

Treatments we offer:

  • Oncological resections of complex head and neck malignancies
  • Transoral robotic & endoscopic robotic skull base surgery
  • Head and neck oncologic reconstructive surgery & skin malignancy
  • Salivary gland, thyroid and parathyroid surgery including endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy
  • Resection of salivary gland tumours
  • Paediatric head and neck surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial

Our Care Team

Associate Prof Narayanan Gopalakrishna Iyer
Head and Senior Consultant, SingHealth Duke- NUS Head and Neck Centre

Professor Soo Khee Chee
Visiting Consultant, National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr Tan Hiang Khoon
Chairman, Division of Surgery (SGH),
Senior Consultant, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre

Dr Tan Ngian Chye
Senior Consultant, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre

Dr Jeremy Ng Chung Fai
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of General Surgery, SGH

CI Associate Prof Andrew Tay Ban Guan
Head and Senior Consultant
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NDCS

Dr Constance Teo Ee Hoon
Senior Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SGH

Dr Tan Choon Chieh
Senior Consultant, Department of General Surgery, SKH

Assoc Prof Ong Yee Siang
Senior Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Dr Gerald Tay Ci An
Consultant, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre

Dr Siti Radhziah Bte Sudirman (away on HMDP)
Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SGH

Dr Harold Head Hon Wei
Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SGH

Dr Adrian Ooi Seng Huan
Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Dr Chew Khong Yik
Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Dr Wong Manzhi
Consultant, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Dr Tay Ze Yun (away on HMDP)
Associate Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SKH

Dr Natascha Ekawati Putri
Associate Consultant, SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre

Dr Rahul Harshad Nagadia
Associate Consultant, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, NDC

Dr Kimberley Kiong Liqin
Associate Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SKH

Dr Liang Wei Hao
Associate Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SKH

Dr Anna See Xinyin
Associate Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SKH

Conditions and Treatments

Common Signs and Symptoms

Neck Lumps
Dysphagia (Difficulty in Swallowing)
Odynophagia (Pain on Swallowing)
Recurrent/Non-Healing Mouth Ulcers 
Enlarged Neck Lymph Nodes
Skin and Subcutaneous Lumps - LipomasEpidermoid Cysts 
Epistaxis 
Hemoptysis

Diseases in the Head & Neck Region

MOUTH/THROAT
Salivary Gland Tumours 
Oral Cancers
Oropharyngeal Cancers 
Esophageal Cancer 
Hypopharyngeal Cancers 
Laryngeal Cancer

NECK
Thyroid Nodules 
Thyroglossal Duct Cysts 
Thyroid Cancer

EAR/ NOSE
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) 
Paranasal Sinus Tumours

MANDIBLE
Jaw Cysts and Tumours
 
Common Head & Neck Reconstruction

LOCAL FLAPS
Nasolabial Flap
Rhomboid Flap

 
REGIONAL FLAPS
Pectoralis Major Flap
Latissimus Dorsi Flap


FREE FLAPS
Anterolateral Thigh
Radial
Fibula


Appointments

Specialist services available at:

Head & Neck Centre @ Singapore General Hospital
Tel: 6321 4377 (for appointments)

Head & Neck Centre @ National Cancer Centre Singapore
Tel: 6436 8088 (for appointments)

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