Dr David Chin

MBBS, MRCS(Edin), MRCS(Ire), M Med(ORL), FAMS(ENT)

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group

3 MOUNT ELIZABETH
MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE
#09 - 03 Singapore 228510
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About Dr David Chin

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

2. Services

  • Sinus surgery
  • Management of nasal polyposis
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery

3. Experience

Dr Chin is a consultant ENT surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery. He was previously Director of Rhinology Service at Changi General Hospital (CGH) from 2013 to 2016 and was also a visiting specialist at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). Presently, he continues to serve as a visiting consultant at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKWCH) and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH).

After completing ENT specialist training in Singapore in 2011, Dr Chin pursued advanced rhinology training with the Sydney Clinical Rhinology Fellowship, a programme accredited by the American Rhinologic Society. Under the mentorship of world-renown rhinologists Professor Richard Harvey & Professor Ray Sacks, together with Dr George Marcells, a leading Australian facial plastic ENT surgeon, Dr Chin had the opportunity for comprehensive training in covering functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), endoscopic skull base surgery (ESBS) and nasal airway surgery including functional rhinoplasty.

Beyond endoscopic sinus surgery, he has a keen interest in the management of nasal polyposis and its impact on the upper and lower airways He is also a strong proponent of the importance of the nasal airway and functional nasal airway surgery.

4. Awards and Achievements

  • Service with a Heart Award
  • National Healthcare Group Teaching Award (Outstanding)

5. Publications 

  • Chua AJK, Chin DCW, Huang XY. Transnasal frontal intersinus septum takedown for frontal sinus pyocele. European annals of otorhinolaryngology, head and neck diseases. 2019;136(4):321-323. doi:10.1016/j.anorl.2018.06.008 ‌
  • Neo WL, Chin DCW, Huang XY. Rhinogenous optic neuritis with full recovery of vision - The role of endoscopic optic nerve decompression and a review of literature. American journal of otolaryngology. 2018;39(6):791-795. doi:10.1016/j.amjoto.2018.08.008 ‌
  • Kwek JWM, Chin DCW, Loh ICY. Preservation of frontal sinus anatomy and outflow tract following frontal trauma with dural defect. Plastic and reconstructive surgery Global open. 2015;3(2):e300. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000000271

6. More Information

Spoken language: English, Mandarin

Education

  • MBBS
  • MRCS(Edin)
  • MRCS(Ire)
  • M Med(ORL)
  • FAMS(ENT)

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What is endoscopic sinus surgery? Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) is simply any surgical procedure for the sinuses performed through the nostrils and visualised with an endoscope. When sinus surgery is performed to treat a condition e.g. sinusitis (inflammation or infection of t...
6 Feb 2020
When we exercise and we need more air, we open our mouths and indeed it is easier to breathe. When we sleep, however, the situation is totally different; breathing through the nose is a necessity, not an option . In research on normal patients, the upper airway resistanc...
10 Dec 2019
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19 Dec 2019
Dear Sir, I suspect that everyone has experienced what you are experiencing and have probably asked the same question as you have at some stage in their life. Fever usually indicates that there is an infection. Thick phlegm is usually made up of mucus and inflammatory exu...
24 May 2019
Like many other questions in medicine and health, the answer needs to be tailored to the specific circumstances for each patient. There are different subsites in the throat. Therefore the factors for risk assessment and symptoms are different. The ENT evaluation would include transn...
24 Jun 2019
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Dear Sir, I suspect that everyone has experienced what you are experiencing and have probably asked the same question as you have at some stage in their life. Fever usually indicates that there is an infection. Thick phlegm is usually made up of mucus and inflammatory exu...
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