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Department of Head and Neck Surgery

Our Care Team

Contact Information
Singapore General Hospital, Academia, Level 4
65 6220 7765
(for departmental matters only)

​The Department of Head and Neck Surgery functions as a one-stop, integrated, department that manages patients with various benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region. Through clinical excellence, collaboration and a holistic approach, we aim to meet the needs of patients through the disease journey. We take a multidisciplinary approach led by the head and surgeon with the patient at the centre of our efforts. This includes working with specialists surgeons from other departments (plastics and reconstructive, oro-maxillofacial, neuro-, cardiothoracic), physicians (endocrinologists, nephrologists, rehabilitation physicians) and oncologists (radiation and medical oncologists). Patient care is also carefully coordinated with the help of nurse clinicians and navigators, speech, physio- and occupational therapists, and clinical psychologists and medical social workers. Our surgeons are also at the frontiers of technological advancements in the management of head and neck tumors, including scarless thyroid surgery, robotic surgery, and non-invasive ablation of benign thyroid conditions.

Apart from clinical excellence, we are a department committed to education of trainee surgeons from Singapore and the region. We host trainees from four surgical residency program (general surgery, ENT, oro-maxillofacial and plastic surgery), and are an integral part of the Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery fellowship program. We conduct regional training courses and have been training fellows from many countries in Asia and beyond. Teaching and training is also extended to medical students from all three medical school, as well as nursing programs and speech therapists.

The department also boasts a long-standing record of research excellence, with an aim to expand knowledge, make new discoveries and ultimately change the way patients with head and neck cancers are treated. Collectively, we have published over 150 papers in many high impact papers, and our faculty are often invited to speak or on expert panels at many global conferences.

Ultimately, our objective is to provide the best care to patients with tumors of the head and neck, deliver tomorrow’s treatment, today.

Clinical Services

We provide surgical treatment of head and neck tumours which include surgery for benign and malignant diseases of salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid glands, tumours of the oral cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx and larynx (throat) and neck lymph nodes.


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