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Dr Gan Eng Cern

MBBS, MRCS, MMed, FAMS
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38 Irrawaddy Road #08-45
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Singapore 329563

Phone: 62537296
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About Dr Gan Eng Cern

Dr Gan Eng Cern is a fellowship trained Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon. He was the Chief Rhinologist (Nose and Sinus Subspecialist) at Changi General Hospital, Singapore.

Dr Gan has much expertise in the management of a wide range of ENT conditions and has zeal for the treatment of conditions of the nose & sinuses as well as snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

He completed his ENT Specialty training in Singapore and his Subspecialty training in Nose & Sinuses (Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery) at the world-renowned St Paul’s Sinus Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Throughout his career, Dr Gan has received numerous awards, a testatment to his dedication and passion in educating medical students and ENT residents, as well as in patient care, research and clinical work. These include:

- Best Educator Award (Eastern Health Alliance)

- "Wow" Patient Compliment Award (Eastern Health Alliance)

- Caring Award - Silver (Eastern Health Alliance)

- 19th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship (for Best Scientific Surgical Paper awarded by the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore)

- Singhealth Best Doctor Award (Singhealth)

Gan was a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Dr Gan has also been an invited speaker and instructor to many local, regional and international conferences. He is also past Course Convenor and remains the Rhinology Director for the Foundation Surgical Skills Course in Otolaryngology (an annual cadaveric dissection course organized by the ENT Department at Changi General Hospital to train ENT surgeons around the world). Dr Gan is past-Honorary Treasurer for the Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Singapore (SOHNSS).

Dr Gan practices evidence based medicine and has published in numerous peer-reviewed top ENT Journals. His work in patient positioning during sinus surgery to minimize bleeding and improve safety won him the presitigious 19th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship in 2014. He has also contributed textbook chapters, including a topic on "Fungal Rhinosinusitis" in the 8th Edition of Scott-Brown's Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (one of the definitive reference British textbook for ENT and Head & Neck Surgeons). Dr Gan is also a journal reviewer for:

1. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR) - The Official Journal of American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy (AAOA)

2. The Laryngoscope

3. Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore

4. Singapore Medical Journal

Service: 

·      Ear, Nose & Throat Problems (Adults and Children)

·      Nose Allergy and Disorders of the Sinuses

·      Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

·      Thyroid & Salivary Gland Disorders

·      Head & Neck Lumps and Bumps

·      Dizziness and Vertigo

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Education

  • MBBS - Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
  • MRCS (Edin) - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • MMed (ORL) - Master of Medicine in ENT (National University of Singapore)
  • FAMS - Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
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10 Jun 2018 | Report
I visited Dr Gan for earwax build up and slight discomfort in my right ear. Even though I didn't feel discomfort in my left ear, Dr Gan checked it anyway and realised that I have impacted earwax on both my ears. He examined my ears using the micro camera and easily removed the earwax with forceps. ...
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I was introduced to Dr. Gan Eng Cern by other specialist surgeons who also go to him for their ENT issues. My surgery and treatment journey has been a smooth experience with very satisfying results, I have since brought many of my family and friends to see him for their sinus, block...
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I visited Dr Gan on 9 May 2018 to seek treatment for hearing loss in my left ear. After examining both my ears, Dr Gan explained that my hearing loss was due to physical blockage arising from the built-up of earwax in my left ear canal. Dr Gan explaining the entire treatment proc...
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13 Jul 2017 | Report

I had a piece of cotton (from a q-tip) stuck for some time in my ear, which my generalist could not remove with a syringe.

Dr Gan removed it effortlessly with a forceps. I could follow the procedure on screen.

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I came here to get my allergic rhinitis treated. It was a great experience. Dr Gan provided clear explanations for the situation, and for the procedures he would do. Him and his clinic staff are very friendly as well!
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Ask Dr Gan Eng Cern: Chronic Coughs And Colds

Suffering from persistent coughs or frequent colds? Get advice on how to get rid of them from Dr Gan Eng Cern, an ENT Specialist with subspecialty in nose and sinuses.

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The Complete Guide To Seeing An ENT Specialist In Singapore (2019)

Friends, families, and even fellow doctors often ask me how they should go about seeing an Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Specialist in Singapore.

Many are not even aware that ENT as a surgical specialty even exists! Although I end up seeing them myself most of the time, they often have many questions. These include questions about the costs of seeing an ENT specialist, or the need for a subspecialist for their condition. 

As an ENT specialist with more than 10 years of experience in this field, I hope this article will shed some light for those in search for an ENT specialist in Singapore.

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The Ultimate Guide To Earwax Removal In Singapore

We’ve all been guilty of ear digging. Most of my patients say they do it because they can’t stand the thought of earwax in their ear canal. Others will simply say that ear digging feels “shiok”. Imagine their surprise when I tell them that the ear canal is a self-cleansing organ which doesn't need to be cleaned!

18870 views 16 May 2018
Hate Your Sensitive Nose? This Is The Cure

Does your nose drip like a leaky faucet 365 days a year? Do you constantly sniffle away, while the rest of your office casts judgemental stares at you?

From date nights, to friend gatherings, and important work meetings, a runny nose that never seems to go away can be hugely debilitating to your everyday life.

Good news? There's hope for you. Stop using up 2 whole boxes of tissue paper each week. I'm here to teach you how to get rid of your runny or sensitive nose, permanently.

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Doc, I have “Thyroid” – Here's What You Need To Know!

I often encounter friends and patients who tell me that they have “thyroid”, as if their thyroid gland is a disease or a problem. The fact is, everybody has a thyroid gland.

Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits in front of the windpipe. It's function is to produce thyroid hormones that regulate your metabolism (how your body use energy).

Most people have a perfectly normal thyroid gland. You don’t have to do anything at all if your thyroid gland is healthy!

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Thank you for your question. I have addressed your previous question here: https://www.doctorxdentist.com/questions/what-are-effective-non-surgical-treatment-options-for-a-snoring-child Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids (Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy respectivel...
5 Mar 2019
Thank you for your question. Snoring occurs due to some narrowing of the upper airway (the breathing passage from the nose, mouth and throat region up the level of the voice box). As a result, the air that goes through the upper airway airway becomes turbulent. The turbulent air ca...
5 Mar 2019
The source of phlegm can be from conditions from the nose, lungs and stomach. Common causes include: 1. Nose & sinuses - Common cold, Allergic Rhinitis (sensitive nose), Sinusitis (sinus infection) etc 2. Lungs - bronchitis (inflammation of the lungs), pneumonia (infec...
4 Mar 2019
The time taken for vocal cord palsy (weakness of the voice box) depends on the underlying cause and whether it is temporary or permanent. Vocal cord palsy can be unilateral (one sided) or bilateral (both sides). For one sided vocal cord palsy, most of the time, the cause is unknown....
4 Mar 2019
Thank you for your question. Without a full clinical history, clinical examination or at least a clinical photo, it is hard to advise you on the likely cause of the redness and swelling of your ear. If your ear piercing site is infected, you would experience pain, tenderness (pa...
26 Feb 2019
Blocked nose can be a very troublesome and annoying symptom and if you have been suffering from it for a while, a visit to an ENT Specialist is highly recommended. Normal breathing should occur through your nose. Your nose and sinuses has the following important functions: ...
25 Jan 2019
Cough is your body's reflex to expel a large column air from your lungs to clear your airway from mucous, foreign bodies and irritants. However, when it is excessive, it is likely a symptom of an underlying conditoon. There are many potential reasons for a dry cough but the two most...
23 Jan 2019
This is a very common question asked by many of my patients. In fact, most of my patients with frequent blocked nose, runny nose and sneezing often complain to me that they have "sinus". These symptoms are more likely due to Rhinitis (click to find out more) which means in...
16 Jan 2019
Thank you for your question. I agree with Dr Annabelle that if you have been getting frequent tonsil infections (that were confirmed by your doctor) and requiring oral antibiotics for each episode, surgical removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) is certainly an option. This is on...
8 Jan 2019
Thank you for your question. It sounds like your son has Allergic Rhinitis (sensitive nose). To find out more about Allergic Rhinitis, please read my article on Allergic Rhinitis that was published in DxD . Allergic Rhinitis in children often results in a blocked nose and mouth ...
20 Dec 2018
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Thyroid nodules are common growths on the thyroid gland. It is clinically palpable (can be felt on neck examination) in 5-10% of the population and detected on ultrasound in up to 30% of the population. Majority of thyroid nodules (>90%) are benign and can be monitored. They us...
6 Nov 2018
Tonsils are two ovoid-shaped tissues at the back of your throat. They are part of your immune system but play a much smaller role compared to other immune organs such as your liver, spleen, lymphatic system and bone marrow. From the picture provided, you have a benign looking ...
23 Sep 2018
Based on the photo provided, it looks like your mother has an infection of a collection of hair follicles (medically known as carbuncle) or and infected cyst. I would strongly suggest that your mother visits a GP as soon as posible to get it assessed and get a course of antibiotic...
14 Sep 2018
From the photo that you have provided, it seems that you may have what is commonly called a "cobblestone" throat. This is the term used to describe visible benign looking bumps at the back of the throat. The reason for the appearance is likely enlarged lymphatic tissues as a resul...
31 Aug 2018
From the photo that you have provided, it seems that you may have what is commonly called a "cobblestone" throat. This is the term used to describe visible benign looking bumps at the back of the throat. I agree with Dr Annabelle Leong that they are likely benign. The reason for t...
24 Aug 2018
From the picture provided, the growth or swelling on your right tonsil seems benign (non cancerous). Likely differential diagnosis include papilloma (wart), cyst (collection of mucous), fibroma (scar tissue) or polyp (benign growth from the lining of the tonsil). I would sug...
21 Jun 2018
Dear sarizvi71, From the picture provided, the lump appears to be on a part of your throat called oropharynx. The smooth appearance of the lump suggests that this may be a retention cyst (collection of mucous or saliva under the lining of the throat) or growths from deeper str...
30 May 2018
It is difficult to tell with certainty (based on the picture provided) what the white patch in your son's ear canal is. Common causes of such appearance in the ear canal include: 1. Earwax (this may not cause any symptoms or can cause some ear blockage/itching when impacted) ...
17 May 2018
Dear jensps4 n8, Thank you for your question. The throat (oropharnyx) has a pink lining (mucosa) and numerous minor salivary glands underneath it. Most commonly the lump at the back of the throat is a benign cyst (collection of mucous or saliva). This usually occurs due to ...
15 May 2018
Thank you for your question. From the clinical history and the picture provided, you may have a cobblestone throat. However, it is best to see an ENT Specialist to have a full examination of your throat and head & neck region to rule out any worrisome lumps. A picture alone...
18 Mar 2018
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