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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 Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon with interests ranging across various ENT conditions covering nose problems, sinuses, snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). 

Previous Experience

Prior to leading the Rhinologist (Nose and Sinus Subspecialist) Department at Changi General Hospital in Singapore, Dr Gan's ENT training was conducted in Singapore with his Subspecialty training in Nose & Sinuses (Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery) at Paul’s Sinus Centre in University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He also worked as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Awards

Dr Gan has always prioritised patient satisfaction and educating the next cohort of medical professionals. This can be seen in his winning of various awards including the following:

  • 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)

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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josey om
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. ...
Jevon
14 Apr 2018 | Report
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...
Ivan
2 Nov 2017 | Report
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...
A_dornel
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.

Julia
19 Aug 2018 | Report
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
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.

2392 views 9 Jul 2018
The Complete Guide To Seeing An ENT Specialist In Singapore (2019)
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.

6673 views 8 Jul 2018
The Essential Guide To Earwax Removal In Singapore
The Essential 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!

21796 views 16 May 2018
Hate Your Sensitive Nose? This Is The Cure
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.

3461 views 1 Oct 2017
Thyroid Problems And Lumps: A Guide To Thyroid Consultations
Thyroid Problems And Lumps: A Guide To Thyroid Consultations

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!

However, some people do have thyroid gland problems, which generally fall into 2 categories:

  1. Issues with the amount of thyroid hormone produced
  2. Thyroid nodules (growth or lumps on the thyroid gland)
2056 views 15 Sep 2017
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Thank you for your enquiry. Your smell nerves (olfactory nerves) have small fibres that pass from your brain through the bone that separates your brain from the nasal cavity (known as skull base) to the top part of your nasal cavity. For any smell or odorant to be detected, ...
10 Jun 2019
Thank you for your enquiry. The most common cause of stuffy nose in toddlers (age 12-36 months) seen in my practice is "sensitive nose" (medically known as rhinitis). Rhinitis can be allergic (triggered by a protein known as an allergen, for e.g. dust mites, pollens, cat and dog fur...
24 May 2019
Thank you for your question. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition in which a person "chokes" or "stops breathing" repeatedly for a short period of time during sleep. Common symptoms include: Snoring Excessive daytime sleepiness Frequent urination at night Feeling unrefreshed in the ...
5 May 2019
Thank you for your question. Itchy, "watery ears" may be due to: Ear infection, especially fungal infection Earwax Dermatitis (eczema) You should visit a GP or ENT Specialist to have your ear examined and treated. Hope this helps and all the best!
5 May 2019
Thank you for your enquiry. The common causes of ear pain seen in my clinic are: 1. Ear infections: A) Otitis externa - This refers to infection of the ear canal. It happens most frequently with ear diggers and frequent swimmers. Common symptoms include ear pain, dischar...
4 May 2019
From the picture provided, this appears to be "cobblestone" throat. Cobblestone throat refers to the lumps/bumps at the back of your throat. They usually appear as a result of repeated irritation of the back of the throat from mucous from the nose or from acid reflux from the sto...
15 Apr 2019
Dizziness or giddiness means different things to different people. It is important for you to be able to describe the nature of your dizziness to your doctor. To help you, these are some common types of giddiness and the possible causes: 1. Vertigo - This refers to a sensatio...
15 Apr 2019
Thank you for your enquiry. There are many causes of facial pain. However, some possible causes of pain in between the eyebrows include: Sinus headache Sinuses are air-filled hollow spaces that surround the nasal cavity. The four major pair of sinuses are: Maxillary si...
23 May 2019
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
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From the picture provided, this appears to be "cobblestone" throat. Cobblestone throat refers to the lumps/bumps at the back of your throat. They usually appear as a result of repeated irritation of the back of the throat from mucous from the nose or from acid reflux from the sto...
15 Apr 2019
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
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 structures includ...
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
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 some injury or ...
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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