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The 5 Best ENT Specialists in Singapore

The 4 Best ENT Specialists in Singapore

Scope of Services

We evaluated this based on the ENT specialist’s variety of services that can be done in-clinic.

Credentials

We based this on checking on the board certification, educational background, and awards of each ENT specialist. We also checked for any existing history of medical malpractice claims and disciplinary actions.

Experience

Aside from the number of years in practicing an ENT specialty, we evaluated these doctors based on their fellowships and experience in various hospitals in and out of the country.

Patient Satisfaction

We based these according to our patient surveys, and other reviews found on third-party sources such as, but not limited to, Google Reviews.

1. Dr. Annabelle Leong

Dr. Annabelle Leong's Homepage

Services: Sleep and Snoring, Allergy (Sensitive Nose,) Nose and Sinus, Children’s ENT, Ear and Hearing, Dizziness and Imbalance, Throat and Voice, Head and Neck

Website: https://www.drannabelle.com/

Address: #03-41, Gleneagles Hospital (The Annex, 6A Napier Rd, Singapore 258500

Contact Information: +65 6251 6332

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4/5
Scope of Services4/5
Credentials5/5
Experience5/5
Patient Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Impressive medical training in background
  • Good medical ethos

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Dr. Annabelle Leong is an ENT surgeon with fifteen years of experience. Most notably, she has trained and worked in Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

In London, she gained experience in a wide range of adult and pediatric ENT cases during her postgraduate specialist training in six different hospitals. It is also noteworthy that she has received prestigious prizes, namely:

  • The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) National Temporal Bone Prize for displaying the best surgical skill in ear dissection in the UK.
  • Travelling fellowship to the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, USA
  • Thomas-Wickham-Jones (TWJ) ear fellowship in hearing, dizziness/balance, and skull base disorders in Toronto

We like that Dr. Leong believes in patient-centred care supported by evidence-based clinical practice. Due to her twelve-year stint at the National Health Service (NHS), she has solidified this approach and even earned a Service Champion Award from Khoo Tech Puat Hospital.

According to her patients, Dr. Leong fully involves each individual in the clinical decision-making process by providing a thorough explanation of their condition. In doing so, the patients and their families can make informed decisions every step of the way.

Additionally, we have noted in our surveys that Dr. Leong gives each one a high-quality experience by taking her time with them during consultations. We like this approach because it enables her to get each patient’s trust and confidence.

We have to mention that the slots in Dr. Leong’s clinic can quickly get filled, making it difficult to schedule an appointment if you have an urgent case. On the upside, her clinical assistants and staff are helpful when informing patients when slots free up.

Overall, we are impressed with Dr. Annabelle Leong’s credentials, skills, and approach to treating her patients.

2. Dr. Gan Eng Cern

Dr. Gan Eng Cern's Homepage

Services: Allergy, Nose & Sinus, Snoring & OSA, Children’s ENT, Ear & Balance, Head & Neck, Throat & Voice

Website: https://www.drganent.com/

Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road #08-45, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563

Contact Information: +65 6253 7296

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.8/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.7/5
Total Reviews4.75/5
Score Consistency4/5
Scope of Services4/5
Credentials5/5
Experience5/5
Patient Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Multi-awarded doctor
  • Has many accreditations with insurance providers and Medisave
  • Beautiful and comfortable clinic

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Dr. Gan Eng Cern is another multi-awarded doctor on this list. His most notable awards include the Silver from the 2014 Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award, the 2007 Best Doctor Award from Singhealth, and the 2020 Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best ENT Specialist.

Moreover, it is impressive that Dr. Gan completed his sub-specialty training in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at St. Paul’s Sinus Centre, Vancouver, which is one of the top nose and sinus centres in the world.

Academically speaking, Dr. Gan is also well-accomplished as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. He is also a regular speaker at ENT conferences and has published numerous works in international ENT journals.

Another thing that we like about Dr. Gan Eng Cern’s practice is his clinic space, and we are impressed to see the beautiful interiors and up-to-date equipment for otolaryngology. The treatment rooms and reception area are quite comfortable because of the good interior design.

Furthermore, we are happy to note many good reviews from his patients on our surveys. Dr. Gan’s noteworthy qualities are his good skills as a doctor, friendliness, professionalism, and responsiveness.

It’s also great to see that he is accredited by various insurance providers, Integrated Shield Insurers, and Medisave. Moreover, it’s a plus in our books that Dr. Gan extends his care to his patients by providing his personal number to further guide them after their procedures.

3. Dr. Kevin Soh Boon Keng

Dr. Kevin Soh Boon Keng's Homepage

Services: Nose & Sinus Services, Sleep & Snoring, Throat & Voice, Ear, Head, Neck & Thyroid Problems, Allergy & Immunotherapy, Paediatric ENT, Medication Delivery

Website: https://nosesinus.com/

Address: 3 Mount Elizabeth, #07-02 Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

Contact Information: +65 6887 4385

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
DataGemba Score4.3/5
Total Reviews4.3/5
Score Consistency5/5
Scope of Services4/5
Credentials5/5
Experience5/5
Patient Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • More than 23 years of clinical experience
  • Many notable qualifications and fellowships

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Dr. Kevin Soh stands out on this list because he has more than 23 years of clinical experience in Ear, Nose, Throat, and Sinus care. In his many years of experience, he has done numerous head, neck, and thyroid surgeries and has treated many patients with snoring disorders.

Notably, Dr. Kevin Soh is currently the ENT Representative at the Medical Board of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, while he holds his clinical practice in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre (Orchard). 

We are impressed by Dr. Soh’s qualifications which include the following:

  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine (Singapore) (FAMS) (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • Otolaryngology Specialist Accreditation, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 1998
  • Ear Nose & Throat; Throat Specialist Registration, Singapore Medical Council
  • Fellow (American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery)
  • Fellow, Roll of Specialists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) (National University of Singapore, 1987)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) (Edinburgh, 1992)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow (FRCS) (Glasgow, 1993)

Interestingly, Dr. Soh’s clinic also offers a medication delivery service for his registered patients. We like this because it is very convenient for busy patients to have their medications delivered at home or in the office for just $5 plus government taxes.

Furthermore, we also like that Dr. Kevin Soh is very transparent regarding his professional fees which only cost $150 for the first consultation and $100 for follow-ups. Since procedures for patients widely vary, it is recommended to contact the clinic for further information on the fees.

We also find it noteworthy that we found many positive reviews from his patients in our surveys. Mostly, his patients were impressed by his skillful surgical skills and accommodating demeanour.

4. Dr. Lau Chee Chong

Dr. Lau Chee Chong's Homepage

Services: Paediatric ENT, Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergies, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Screening, Diagnoses, and Management of Cancers, Ear and Hearing Disorders, Sinus and Nasal Disorders, Throat Disorders, General ENT

Website: https://www.entcentrecclau.com.sg/

Address: Mount Elizabeth Hospital, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Suite 14-11 (14th Floor, Mount Elizabeth, Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

Contact Information: +65 6235 9535

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Google Reviews Score4.6/5
DataGemba Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4.55/5
Score Consistency4/5
Scope of Services5/5
Credentials5/5
Experience5/5
Patient Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Good with children
  • Well-equipped clinic
  • Offers telehealth services and medication deliveries

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Dr. Lau Chee Chong is another prominent London-trained Singaporean doctor on our list. He is currently holding his clinical practice at the Mount Elizabeth Centre, treating both adult and pediatric patients.

It’s interesting to note that Dr. Lau holds the rank of Captain (Reservist) due to his training in the Singapore Armed Forces. He also has extensive medical experience in governmental and private medical practices in London and Singapore.

We like that Dr. Lau’s clinic is well-equipped for almost all in-clinic ENT procedures, including video rhino laryngoscopy with Narrow Band Imaging (NBI). His practice also handles all areas related to ENT, such as diagnostic and surgical procedures.

With over 18 years of experience as an ENT consultant specialist, Dr. Lau has gained strong interest and expertise in the following areas:

  • Cochlear implants
  • Identification and treatment of head and neck cancers
  • Treatments of snoring, sleep apnea, and sleep disorders in adults and children
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery

Furthermore, it is noteworthy that Dr. Lau offers teleconsultation services and local and international delivery of medications. These services are especially useful for busy patients with non-emergency cases and during times of pandemic lockdowns.

According to our surveys, many patients have gone to Dr. Lau for tonsillectomy, snoring issues, and other head and neck surgeries. For his pediatric patients, many parents were pleased with his approach and patience with children.

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