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SingHealth Duke-NUS Head & Neck Centre

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About Head and Neck Centre

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.

Our Services

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

We are specialised in the following treatment/procedures:

  • 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 Doctors

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

Professor Soo Khee Chee
Director, 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

Dr Constance Teo
Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SGH

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

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

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

Dr Siti Radhziah Bte Sudirman
Associate Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SGH

Dr Tay Ze Yun
Associate Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology, SGH

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 

Diseases in the Head & Neck Region

Salivary Gland Tumours 
Oral Cancers
Oropharyngeal Cancers 
Esophageal Cancer 
Hypopharyngeal Cancers 
Laryngeal Cancer

Thyroid Nodules 
Thyroglossal Duct Cysts 
Thyroid Cancer

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NPC) 
Paranasal Sinus Tumours

Jaw Cysts and Tumours
Common Head & Neck Reconstruction

Nasolabial Flap
Rhomboid Flap

Pectoralis Major Flap
Latissimus Dorsi Flap

Anterolateral Thigh

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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