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Dr Annabelle Leong

MBBS (Hons)(London), BSc (Hons), DOHNS (England), FRCS-ORLHNS (England)

The ENT Clinic

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #07-46/47
Singapore 329563

Phone: 68818000
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About Dr Annabelle Leong

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery

 

2. Services

Diagnostic Treatments

  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Dizziness and Balance Assessments
  • Hearing and Tinnitus Assessments for Adults and Children
  • Laryngovideostroboscopy
  • Voice Evaluation


Surgical Treatments

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Laryngeal Surgery
  • Parotid Surgery
  • Submandibular Gland Surgery

 

3. Experience

Having trained and worked in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Singapore, Dr. Annabelle Leong has over fifteen years of experience as an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon under her belt.

Prior to her service at The ENT Clinic as an Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeon, she was the Head of the Hearing Implant and Vestibular/Balance Services at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore. During her time there, she offered specialist care, including a cochlear implant program, for the multitude of patients facing issues relating to hearing loss and balance/dizziness.

Presently, she continues to undertake regular sessions as a Visiting Consultant at Khoo Tech Puat Hospital and is registered as a specialist in Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery with both the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom and the Singapore Medical Council.

 

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) National Temporal Bone Prize
    Dr. Leong remains to be the first and only Singaporean recipient for this prestigious award presented in the United Kingdom, which recognizes her surgical skills in ear dissection.
  • Thomas-Wickham-Jones (TWJ) Ear Fellowship in Hearing, Dizziness/Balance, and Skull base disorders
    Dr. Leong was awarded this reputable fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Service Champion Award from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in 2016.

  • Regional Kilcoyne Prize in London
    Dr. Leong was awarded this prize for Best Original ENT Research - a testament of her undying passion for clinical research.

 

5. Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  • Lim M, Leong AC and Desai V. Metastatic colorectal carcinoma to thyroid gland on background of multinodular goitre. J Otolaryngol Rhinol 2016 Feb; 2: 014
  • Leong A. Intratympanic steroids in Bell’s palsy: Some issues highlighted. Otol Neurotol 2015 Sept; 36(9): 1580
  • Syed MI, Ilan O, Leong AC, Pothier DD, Rutka JA. Ménière’s Syndrome or Disease: Time Trends in Management and Quality of Evidence Over the Last Two Decades. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Sep;36(8):1309-16.
  • Leong AC, Pothier DD, Rutka JA. Oral mycostatin as a possible alternative treatment for intractable Meniere’s disease: a preliminary cohort study. J Laryngol Otol. 2014 Mar 19:1-2.
  • Leong AC, Bowdler DA. A simple method to prevent obstruction of post-tympanoplasty ventilation tubes. J Laryngol Otol. 2013 Sept; 127(9): 922-3.
  • Hall AC, Leong AC, Jiang D, Fitzgerald-O’Connor A. Sudden bilateral sensorineural hearing loss associated with urticarial vasculitis. J Laryngol Otol 2013 July; 127(7):708-11.
  • Leong AC, Jiang D, Agger A, Fitzgerald-O’Connor A. Evaluation of round window accessibility to cochlear implant insertion. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Mar; 270(4): 1237-42.
  • Connor SE, Holland NJ, Agger A, Leong AC, Varghese RA, Jiang D, Fitzgerald O’Connor A. Round window electrode insertion potentiates retention in the scala tympani. Acta Otolaryngol. 2012 Sep; 132(9):932-7.
  • Leong AC, Bowdler DA. Complication of Vinegar Therapy for External Canal Cholesteatoma. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Oct;269(10): 2301.
  • Gutierrez T, Leong AC, Pang L, Chevretton E, Jeannon JP, Simo R. Multinodular thyroid goitres causing obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. J Laryngol Otol 2012 Feb; 126(2): 190-5.
  • Ahmed J, Leong AC, Jonas N, Grainger J, Hartley B. The extended Sistrunk procedure for the management of thyroglossal duct cysts in children. Clin Otol 2011; 36(3): 271-5.
  • Leong AC. Racial/Ethnic Variations in the Incidence and Evolutionary Pathogenesis of Otitis Media. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2011; 144(6): 1010.
  • Leong AC, Yong J, Salama N. Lymphoproliferative disorder of the nasopharynx after longstanding cyclosporin therapy for psoriatic arthiritis. J Laryngol Otol 2010 Oct; 124(10): 1120-2.
  • M Buckingham, AC Leong, D Bowdler. Sleep-related breathing disorders in children. Foundation Years Journal July 2010; 4(7): 5-9.
  • J Thambyrajah, AC Leong, D Bowdler. Epistaxis. Foundation Years Journal July 2010; 4(7): 10-14.
  • Leong AC. A randomized controlled trial to compare postoperative pain in children undergoing tonsillectomy using cold steel dissection with bipolar haemostasis versus coblation technique. Clin Otol 2009 Dec; 34 (6): 579.
  • Leong AC, Golding-Wood D. Contralateral incipient posterior canal benign positional paroxysmal vertigo: complication after Epley maneuver. Laryngoscope 2008 Nov;118(11):2087-90.
  • Leong AC, Sharp HR. Nasal septal cyst: a rare phenomenon. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2009 Feb;36(1):96-9.
  • Leong AC, Golding-Wood D. A two-fingered salute to comfortable and cost-effective nasal packing. Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Apr;33(2):175-6.
  • Javed F, Leong AC, Fairley JW. Superficial temporal vein graft in stapedotomy: a functional and aesthetic alternative. Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Apr;33(2):120-3.
  • AC Leong, DB Mitchell. Endoscopic management of oesophageal food bolus obstruction: Flexibility is the way forward. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Apr;265(4):493-4; Epub 2008 Jan 5.
  • AC Leong, T Patel, F Rehman, J Tysome, M Oyarzabal, P Gluckman. CSF rhinorrhea complicating septoplasty: A novel mechanism of injury. Ear Nose Throat 2010, January.
  • AC Leong, JW Fairley, Padgham ND. Sudden hearing loss. Clin Otol 2007, 32(5): 391-5.
  • AC Leong. Re: A prospective observational study to determine if post-tonsillectomy secondary haemorrhage is an infective condition. Clin Otol. 2007, 32(4): 303.
  • AC Leong, JP Davis. Morbidity After Adenotonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: Waking up to a Pragmatic Approach. J Laryngol Otol. 2007, 121(9): 809-17
  • AC Leong, F Barker, NR Bleach. Primary Assessment of the Vertiginous Patient at a Pre-ENT Balance Clinic. J Laryngol Otol. 2007 May; 1-7
  • AC Leong, C Aldren. Bones of Contention: A Donor Register for Temporal Bone Donation? J Laryngol Otol. 2007, 121(10): 932-7
  • AC Leong, A Coonar, L Lang-Lazdunski. Catamenial pneumothorax: Surgical repair of the diaphragm and hormonal treatment. Ann R Coll of Surg Engl. 2006 Oct, 88(6): 547-9.
  • AC Leong, C Khoo. Letter in reply to: Keratoacanthomas observed. J Plast Reconstr Aesth Surg 2006, 59 (2): 202.
  • A Leong, S Kundu, P Devesa-Martinez and C Aldren. Artificial ear: Training tool for grommet insertion and manual dexterity. ORL Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and allied sciences 2006, 68: 115-117.
  • AC Leong, C Aldren. A non-randomised comparison between the Do-it-yourself ear vacuum kit and the Jobson-Horne probe. Clin Otol 2005, 30 (4): 320 – 323.
  • ACK Leong, AM Hanby, HWW Potts, DSP Tan, K Ryder, WH Harris, RD Liebmann, DM Barnes and CE Gillett. Cell cycle proteins do not predict outcome in grade I infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast. International Journal of Cancer 2000, 89: 26 – 31.
  • DSP Tan, HWW Potts, ACK Leong, CE Gillett, D Skilton, WH Harris, RD Liebmann and AM Hanby. The biological and prognostic significance of cell polarity and E-cadherin in grade I infiltrating carcinoma of the breast. Journal of Pathology 1999, 189: 20 – 27.
  • AC Leong. The red sticker. BMJ 2006, 332: 648.
  • AC Leong. Separating a septum sandwich. BMJ 2006, 333: 82.
  • AAO-HNS Washington 2007 Meet: A trainee’s perspective ENT News Vol 16 No. 5 Nov/ Dec 2007 p.16

 
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6. More Information

Dr. Leong warmheartedly revealed that her spare time is spent with her two young and active sons.

 

Education

  • MBBS (Hons)(London)
  • BSc (Hons)
  • DOHNS (England)
  • FRCS-ORLHNS (England)

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They can suddenly fall seriously ill. This is why keeping an eye on every sniffle and cough is vital for them to enjoy a healthy and happy childhood.

Dr Annabelle Leong, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon has 15 years of experience in managing all types of ENT conditions. They include nasal, sinus, and sleep disorders.

During her recent DoctorxDentist Session, she gave her medical opinions on a broad spectrum of ENT problems that children often experience. From minor colds to ear infections to serious allergies, here are the key takeaways.

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Ask Dr Annabelle Leong: ENT Conditions In Children

Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) problems are extremely common in children, including ear infections, blocked and stuffy nose, tonsillitis, snoring and sleep-related breathing issues.

The challenge is to diagnose these correctly in children who may not always be able to report their symptoms. With the right diagnosis, ENT conditions in children can be treated successfully.

Dr Annabelle answered questions from readers on:

  • Common ENT problems in children
  • Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Sore Throat, Hearing loss, Nose Bleeds, etc
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Hi, Your daughter looks like she has severe gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) so it would be most advisable for her to go visit a dentist who is experienced in seeing children. Hope this helps.
7 Apr 2019
As you know, there are risks as well as benefits to everything in life, including surgery. When we decide who are the most suitable candidates to undergo surgery to remove acoustic neuromas (inner ear nerve tumours), we have to consider their age and general health status, tumour s...
26 Mar 2019
There is technically no recommended age for a child to undergo surgery for snoring! What is most important is to have the child properly examined to find out why he is snoring, assess how severe the snoring is and finally, how badly it is affecting the child. The concern is that ...
13 Mar 2019
It really depends on how impacted the ear wax is! From experience, by the time patients come to see ENT for help regarding their impacted ear wax, they have already been trying multiple times with olive oil, Cerumol drops, syringing at the GP, all of which have failed. I still th...
13 Mar 2019
Hi, Suffering from such severe tonsillitis in a short period of time must be really tough on you! Your options are pretty clear actually: Either continue to have each attach treated with antibiotics or consider having surgery to remove your tonsils as the source of infection. ...
8 Jan 2019
Hi, I think it is most important to find out what is the cause of recurrent nosebleeds first as sometimes there may be more worrying conditions like underlying bleeding disorders or sinister growths at the back of the nose which bleed easily. However luckily most of the time, ...
24 Nov 2018
Thanks for your question about nosebleeds. We usually offer nasal cautery when patients suffer from recurrent nosebleeds which originate from the superficial blood vessels at the front part of the nose. It is simple, painless and quick to do in the clinic. We use a “m...
21 Nov 2018
Hi Thanks for telling me about your thyroglossal cyst. This is an abnormal type of cyst which is formed from the development of the thyroid gland itself. Although most are usually benign in nature, and may not necessarily cause you any trouble, we may advise surgery to remove the thyroglossal cyst...
26 Nov 2018
A lump in throat sensation isn’t “normal” and should be thoroughly checked out with a nasal endoscopy examination. It sounds like you may already have had this done in the past if you have been told about an “inward facing epiglottis”. We do see many...
29 Oct 2018
After a tonsillectomy, the main issues are usually to do with pain and rarely bleeding due to secondary infection of the tonsillectomy area. My patients are usually seen 1 week and then about a mth postop by which time the vast majority are actually fully recovered. After that, th...
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Hi, Your daughter looks like she has severe gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) so it would be most advisable for her to go visit a dentist who is experienced in seeing children. Hope this helps.
7 Apr 2019
Hi Ellen, thanks for the D2D. You don’t actually have to do anything to get rid of the earwax in your son’s ears. Earwax contains protective natural oils to moisturize the delicate skin of the ear canal. So it is all right to have some earwax in your son’s ears....
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From your photo, that white lump on your left tonsil looks like a mucous cyst (collection of trapped secretions from your tonsil glands). It may also be a tonsil stone. Both these conditions are commonly seen in people who suffer recurrent episodes of tonsil infections, such as yo...
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Oh dear, the inflamed cyst on your mum’s neck looks rather painful! The simple answer is unfortunately, there is no non-surgical method to treat these cysts. They are skin cysts which are called sebaceous cysts. They originate from skin glands which secrete sebum to mois...
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In your photos, there appears to be a small swelling on your right tonsil. It looks like it is probably benign although the only definitive way to tell for sure is to remove it and send it off for analysis. This is even more important if you smoke. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus),...
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I looked closely at your photo but I wonder which "patch" you're referring to? There is a very tiny whitish speck just inside the opening of the ear which really looks just like a bit of flaky dy skin, probably nothing to worry about. However, deeper in the ear, there appear...
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