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Dr Dharambir Sethi

Novena ENT - Head & Neck Surgery Specialist Centre (#04-21/22)

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, #04 - 21/22
Singapore 329563

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About Dr Dharambir Sethi

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgery

 

2. Services

  • Allergy Tests for Inhalant Allergy
  • Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Minor Endoscopic Surgical Procedures
    • Antral Lavage / Antral Wash Out
    • Balloon Sinuplasty
    • Endoscopic Biopsy of Various Lesions of Nose and Sinuses
    • Endoscopic Removal of Simple Nasal Polyps
    • Epistaxis – Bipolar Diathermy
    • Nose-Foreign Body Removal
    • Radiofrequency Reduction of Inferior Turbinates
    • Submucosal Diathermy of Inferior Turbinates

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Complications of Sinusitis
    • Frontal Recess and Sinus Surgery
    • Fungal Sinusitis
    • Mucoceles of the Paranasal Sinuses
    • Nasal Polyps
    • Revision FESS

  • Advanced Endoscopic Procedures
    • Endoscopic Repair of CSF Leaks and encephaloceles
    • Endoscopic Removal of Juvenile Angiofibromas
    • Endoscopic Dachrocystorhinostomy*
    • Endoscopic Orbital Decompressions*
    • Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression*
    • Endoscopic Surgery for Medial Orbital Wall Tumours*
    • Surgery for Benign Tumours of the Nose and sinuses
    • Surgery for Selected Malignant Tumours of the Nose
    *Done as a team with Oculoplastic Surgeon
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
    • Combined Endoscopic Craniofacial Resections +
    • Endoscopic Craniofacial Resections for Tumours of the Skull Base +
    • Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery +
    • Endoscopic Surgery for Selected Skull Base Tumours +
    • Endoscopic Surgery of the Sellar and Parasellar Region
    + Done as a team with Neurosurgeon
  • Nasal and Septal Surgery
    • Facial Bone Fractures
    • Nasal Bone Fractures
    • Septoplasty
    • Septorhinoplasty
    • Turbinate Reduction Surgery

  • General ENT & Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
    • Excision of Neck Lumps
    • Mastoidectomy
    • Myringotomy and Grommets Insertion
    • Parotid Gland Surgery
    • Radiofrequency of the Soft Palate
    • Submandibular Gland Surgery
    • Surgery for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
    • Tympanoplasty
    • Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty (UPPP)

 

3. Experience

Dr Dharambir Sethi is well-regarded in the field of Nose and Sinus Surgery locally and internationally, and is also a pioneer in the field of Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery. Dr Sethi completed his training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at Singapore General Hospital and attained his Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in 1987. He went to pursue a clinical fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University in 1993.

Dr Sethi serves on the Editorial and Review Boards of several scientific journals and is an active contributor of research publications, books, and book chapters. He is also a much sought-after speaker who has delivered over 650 scientific presentations including keynote addresses in more than 18 countries including United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, India, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Middle East, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, Brazil.

Aside from these astounding contributions Dr Sethi has had, he has also organized several workshops in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery worldwide and has received international recognition for his work in Endoscopic Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery. Dr Sethi has also been an instructor at the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery for the past 16 years (since 1996) and has presented more than 50 instructional courses.

 

4. Awards and Achievements

  • FRACS Part I Fellowship Award, April 1984
  • HMDP Award for overseas training in Otolaryngology
  • HMDP Award for Rhinology & Endoscopic Sinus SurgeryVenue: Johns Hopkins Dept. of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Sponsors: Ministry of Health, Singapore. Period: August 24, 1992 to August 23, 1993
  • Book Prize: Best Poster Award, 5th Scientific Meeting, Singapore General Hospital, March 8-9, 94:Sethi D S; Stanley R E; Endoscopic Anatomy of the Sphenoid Sinus
  • Mahaley Award for Top Clinical Paper in Neuro-oncology – awarded by American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS), Philadelphia, USA, April 28, 1998; Pillay PK and Sethi DS: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.
  • Featured in “Entrepreneurs of Singapore General Hospital” publication to commentrate 180th Anniversary of SGH (2000)
  • Gold Medal: SGH Excellent Publication Award for 2001, Singapore General Hospital
  • Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation at the annual meeting in San Diego, September 22-25, 2002
  • Honor Award & Medal: “Pioneer of ASEAN Rhinology” awarded by President of ASEAN ORL Federation during 11th ASEAN ORL Head & Surgery Congress, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 23-25 August, 2005
  • Conferred Honorary Membership: South African Society of otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery October 2007
  • Conferred Honorary Membership: Malaysian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, May 2011
  • National Day Award for Long Service, August 2012

 

5. Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • D S Sethi, C T Chew: Retropharyngeal Abscess – The Foreign Body Connection: Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Vol 20 No.5; September 1991: pp 581-588
  • D S Sethi, R E Stanley: Parapharyngeal Abscess. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. Vol 105, December 1991: pp 1025-1030
  • D S Sethi, K K Chew, R E Stanley, Ivy Sng: Synovial Sarcoma of Hypopharynx. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. Vol 106, March 1992: pp 285-287
  • D S Sethi, R E Stanley: Migrating Foreign Bodies in Upper Digestive Tract. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Vol 21 No. 3, May 1992: pp 390-393
  • D S Sethi, R E Stanley: Deep Neck Abscesses: Changing Trends. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol 108, February 1994, pp 138-143
  • D S Sethi: (Book Review) Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Van Hasselt C A and Gibb A G. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1991. The Chinese University Press. Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Vol 110, Number 6, pp 612-613
  • D S Sethi: Book Review. Systemic Disease and the Nasal Airway: Thomas McCaffrey. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 1993. Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery Vol 110, Number 6, pp 611-612
  • D S Sethi : Book Review. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Howard L Levine and Mark May. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 1993. Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Vol 110, Number 4, pp 471
  • D S Sethi, R E Stanley; Ingested Fish Bone- An Unusual Presentation. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Journal, Vol 113:162-163, 1995
  • D S Sethi, J A Winkelstein, H Lederman, M C Loury, Immunological Abnormalities in Patients with Chronic Recurrent Sinusitis. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • D S Sethi, H Lederman, J A Winkelstein, M C Loury; Immune Defects in Chronic Recurrent Sinusitis: Diagnosis and Management. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Vol 112, Number 2, February 1995
  • D S Sethi, Donald Leopold: Immunological Defects and Chronic Sinusitis. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery Vol 3, 1995, pp 21-24.
  • D S Sethi, Prem K Pillay, Endoscopic Management of Lesions of Sella Turcica. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol 109, pp 956-962,1995
  • D S Sethi, Ralph E Stanley; Endoscopic Anatomy of the Sphenoid Sinus and Sella Turcica. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, Vol 109, pp 951-955,1995
  • D S Sethi, Prem K Pillay; Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery – a minimally invasive technique. American Journal of Rhinology, Vol 10 No. 3, pp 141-147 May-June 1996.
  • D S Sethi, Prem K Pillay: Endoscopic Surgery for pituitary tumors (Operative techniques in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Vol 7 No. 3 (Sept) 1996 pp 264-268.
  • D S Sethi, Chumpon Chan, P K Pillay; Endoscopic Management of Cerebrospinal Fistulae and Traumatic Encephalocoele. Annals, Academy of Medicine, Vol 25 pp 724-727, 1996.
  • D S Sethi, D Lau, C Chan: Sphenoid sinus mucocele presenting with isolated oculomotor nerve palsy. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. May 1997, Vol 111 pp 471-473.
  • NG Tan, D S Sethi: Nasopharyngeal Meliodosis, Singapore Medical Journal), May 1997.
  • D S Sethi: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Advances in Endoscopic Surgery: SGH Proceedings, Vol 6 No. 2, 1997.
  • D S Sethi David Lau.; Endoscopic management of orbital apex lesions – American Journal of Rhinology, Vol 11, pp 449-455 November 1997.
  • Goh YH, D S Sethi; Submandibular Gland Excision: a five year review. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, Vol 112, pp 269 – 273. 1998.
  • D S Sethi, David Lau, Lincoln Chee, Vincent Chong: Spheno-ethmoid recess polyps. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, July 1998 112(7) 660-663.
  • V Chong, D S Sethi, D Lau: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS): What Radiologist Need to Know. Clinical Radiology Sept 1998, 53(9) 650-658.
  • Lincoln Chee, D S Sethi: Migrating foreign bodies, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology Feb 1999, 108(2) 177-180
  • Chee W J, Sethi D S: Endoscopic Management of Sinonasal inverted papillomas. Clinical Otolaryngology, Vol 24, pp 61-66, 1999.
  • D S Sethi; Isolated Sphenoid Lesions, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery May 1999, 120(5) 730-736.
  • M L C Khoo, O T H Lim, K W Fong, K C Soo, D S Sethi,; Prognostic variables in survival for patients after radical neck dissection for nodal recurrence in nasopharyngeal carcinoma Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery; May 1999, vol 69: pp 354-6.
  • MLC Khoo, KC Soo, DTH Lim, KW Fong, CHK Goh, DS Sethi: The pattern of nodal recurrence following definitive radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Australian and New Zealand Journal, 1999
  • PK Pillay, CW Leo, DS Sethi: Computer aided / image-guided and video-endoscopic resection of pituitary tumors. Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery, 2000
  • V Chong, Y F Fan, David Lau, Lincoln Chee, D S Sethi: Imaging the Sphenoid Sinus. Australasian Radiology (2000) 44,143-154
  • Kenny Peter Pang, D S Sethi: Nasal Septal abscess: an unusual complication of acute sphenoethmoditis, Vol 116, July 2002
  • D S Sethi, Leong JL: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Otolaryngol Clin N Am Vol 39(2006) 563-583.
  • D S Sethi, Krishan Kumar: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Op Tech Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, Vol 18, 57-64, March 2007
  • HS Sran, DS Sethi, Leong JL: Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Management (MIEM) of Malignant Sinonasal Tumors: Is there a Future? SGH Proceedings, 2008. 17(1):p. 26-30.
  • Lim MC, Sethi DS, Looi A: A novel technique for raising the nasal mucosal flap in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. Opthal Plast Reconstr Surg.2008 May-June;24(3):245-6
  • H Singh, J Thomas, WLE Hoe, DS Sethi: Giant petrous carotid aneurysm: persistent epistaxis despite internal carotid artery ligation. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2008 Aug; 122(8):e18. Epub 2008 Jun 13. Review.
  • Tay HN, Leong JL, Sethi DS. Long-term results of endoscopic resection of nasopharyngeal tumours. Med J Malaysia. 2009 Jun;64(2)159-62
  • Forer B, Sethi DS: Endoscopic repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks in the lateral sphenoid sinus recess. J Neurosurg 2010 Feb;112(2):444-8.
  • Soon R, Lim CM, Singh H, Sethi DS: Sphenoid sinus mucoceles: 10 cases and literature review. J Laryngol Otol, 2010 Jan; 124(1):44-7.
  • Loo JL, Cullen JF, Sethi DS: Mucocele of the anterior clinoid process: An unusual cause of orbital apex syndrome. Neuro-ophthalmology. Vol 34: pp 52-54; February, 2010
  • Management of Rhinosinusitis and Allergic Rhinitis: Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG). Published by Ministry of Health, Singapore June 2010.
  • European Position Paper on Endoscopic Management of Tumors of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses and Skullbase. Rhinology Supplement 22. June 2010.
  • Forer B, Ng YH, Sethi DS: Unilateral Opthalmoplegia Secondary to Anterior Clinoid Process Mucocele. J Neuro-opthalmology Vol 30: pp 321-324; December 2010
  • Tan VE, Sethi D S: Gossypiboma: An unsual intracranial complication of endoscopic sinus surgery. 2011 Apr;121(4):879-81.
  • Ng YH, Sethi DS:Isolated Sphenoid Sinus Disease:differential diagnosis and management. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.2011 Feb;19(1)16-20
  • Dhepnorrarat RC, Ang BT, Sethi DS: Endoscopic Surgery of Pituitary Surgery. Otolaryngol Clin N Am. , 9123-935 44 (2011)
  • Dhepnorrarat RC, Subramaniam S, Sethi DS: Endoscopic Surgery for Frontal Sinus and Fronto-ethmoid Mucoceles: A Fifteen Year Experience. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2012 Aug; 147(2);345-50
  • Chee E, Lim LH, Sethi D S, Looi A, Dhepnorrat RC: Osteotome as an adjunctive instrument in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. Opthal Plast Reconstr Surg, 2012 Nov-Dec;28(6):405-8
  • Forer B, Leong JL, Sethi DS, Landsberg. Endoscopic resection of sinonasal tractschwannoma, presentation, treatment and outcome in 10 cases. Accepted for publication Annalsof Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology


Books / Book Chapters

  • Basic & Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Techniques: A Laboratory Dissection Manual. Dr DS Sethi. Published by 2005 Endo-Press,Tuttlingen, Germany. Printed by Straub Druck+Medien GmbH, D78713 Schramberg, Germany
  • Fuctional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Editors K R Meganandh & D S Sethi. Published by Elsevier. ECAB Clinical Update: Otorhinolaryngology. ISBN 9778-81-312-3078-7
  • Rhinoplasty Dissectional Manual: A Text on Dissection, Anatomy, and Technique. Park SS, Sethi DS. Oo KK, Loh CY ( In press)
  • D S Sethi: Chapter: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery, Book: ASEAN Rhinological Practice. Editors: C Bunnang, K Muntarbhorn, pp 315 – 319.
  • D S Sethi: Chapter: Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery pp 148 – 153, Book: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery – New Horizons: Editor: Nikhil Bhatt (Published by Singular 1997).
  • D S Sethi: Endoscopic Approach to Lesions of the Anterior Skull Base and Orbit, Chapter 43, pp 529-542. Microendoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses and the Skull Base Surgery: Editors AC Stamm, W Draf. Published by Springer February 2000
  • D S Sethi : Management of Epistaxis: Acute Surgical Trauma; World Scientific Publishing Orbital Complications in Maxillary Sinusitis: D S Sethi & Forer B. Chapter 8 Pg 76-87 in “The Maxillary Sinus- Medical and Surgical Management” (Thieme Publishing). Editors: Drs James Duncavage & Samuel Becker 2010
  • Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses: D S Sethi. Chapter 1 Pg 1-15 in “PRACTICAL RHINOLOGY” Editor: Prof Nicolas Jones. Publisher Hodder Arnold 2010
  • The Posterior Ethmoids and the Sphenoid Sinus: D S Sethi: Chapter 13 pg112-127 in “PRACTICAL RHINOLOGY” Editor: Prof Nicolas Jones Publisher Hodder Arnold 2010.
  • Interesting Case Reports: D S Sethi. Chapter 20 pg 170-185 in “PRACTICAL RHINOLOGY” Editor: Prof Nicolas Jones Publisher Hodder Arnold 2010.
  • D S Sethi & BT Ang: Do’s & Don’t in Pituitary Surgery: Chapter 24, pp 228-234, (Thieme Publishing). Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base & Brain Surgery Tips and Pearls. Editor: Prof Aldo C Stamm
  • Clinical Pearls in Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: An Otolaryngologist’s Perspective: Dharmbir S Sethi & Beng Ti Ang : Chapter 17. Pp 168-180 (Thieme Publishing) Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: Endocrine, Neuro-Ophthalmologic, and Surgical management. Editors: Theodore H Schwartz & Vijay K Anand.
  • The Nasopharynx: Dharmbir S Sethi & Tay Hin Ngan. Chapter 43, pp 570-590 in RHINOLOGY: DISEASES OF THE NOSE, SINUSES, AND SKULL BASE (Thieme Publishing) Editors. David Kennedy & Peter Hwang
  • Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Rataphol Chris Dephnorrarat, Yuk Hui Ng, Dharmbir S Sethi: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Elsevier) ECAB Clinical Update: Otorhinolaryngology
  • Endoscopic Approach to the Sella: Skull Base Surgery Volume– Master Techniques in Otolaryngology –Head Neck Surgery. Editor Eugene N Myers (Liipincott Williams & Wilkins).

 

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