Dr Gan Eng Cern - Fellowship Trained ENT Specialist In Singapore

Full service ENT Specialist Clinic conveniently located in Mount Elizabeth Novena. Contact our clinic to learn more.

A Specialist Clinic for Sinus, Snoring & ENT

Dr Gan provides a comprehensive management in a broad array of Ear, Nose and Throat as well as Head & Neck conditions. He has a special interest in treating various nose and sinus conditions including snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). His Otolaryngology (ENT) Specialty training was completed in Singapore. He went for his sub-specialty training in Nose & Sinuses (Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery) at St Paul’s Sinus Centre (affiliated to the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada), one of the top nose and sinus centers in the world.

Medisave & Insurance Shield Plan Approved

For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents

Certain surgical ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. For other cases, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan or Integrated Shield Plan.

Dr Gan Eng Cern

Dr Gan Eng Cern is a fellowship trained Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon. He completed his ENT training in Singapore and obtained his subspecialty training in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the world renowned St Paul’s Sinus Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Dr Gan was an avid researcher with numerous publications in reputable international ENT journals. He was also an invited speaker and surgical dissection teacher in many ENT conferences and courses.

Awards

  • 2020 – Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best ENT Specialist
    (Expat Living Singapore)
  • 2016 – Best Educator Award (Eastern Health Alliance)
  • 2016 – “Wow” Award (Patient Compliment)
  • 2014 – Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award – Silver
  • 2014 – 19th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship (awarded by the College
    of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore for best scientific surgical
    paper)
  • 2012 – Human Manpower Development Award (Ministry of Health,
    Singapore)
  • 2007 – Singhealth Best Doctor Award

Qualifications

  • 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

Dr Gan provides a comprehensive management in a broad array of Ear, Nose and Throat as well as Head & Neck conditions. He has a special interest in treating various nose and sinus conditions including snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

When Should You See An ENT Specialist In Singapore?

  • Any Ear, Nose or Throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned of
  • Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

Dr Gan Eng Cern

Dr Gan Eng Cern is a fellowship trained Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon. He completed his ENT training in Singapore and obtained his subspecialty training in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the world renowned St Paul’s Sinus Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. Dr Gan was an avid researcher with numerous publications in reputable international ENT journals. He was also an invited speaker and surgical dissection teacher in many ENT conferences and courses.

Awards

  • 2020 – Reader’s Choice Gold Award for Best ENT Specialist
    (Expat Living Singapore)
  • 2016 – Best Educator Award (Eastern Health Alliance)
  • 2016 – “Wow” Award (Patient Compliment)
  • 2014 – Eastern Health Alliance Caring Award – Silver
  • 2014 – 19th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship (awarded by the College
    of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore for best scientific surgical
    paper)
  • 2012 – Human Manpower Development Award (Ministry of Health,
    Singapore)
  • 2007 – Singhealth Best Doctor Award

Qualifications

  • 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

When Should You See An ENT Specialist In Singapore?

  • Any Ear, Nose or Throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned of
  • Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

Why Choose Dr Gan Eng Cern

1

Reliable & Reputable ENT Expert

Experienced and patient ENT Specialist who has your best interests at heart. We aim to provide you with accessible and specialized care for any ENT condition in a comfortable setting.

2

Friendly & Helpful Clinic Staff

Our friendly staff will assist you to the best of our ability and we are happy to accept most insurance providers and assist with E-filing with relevant insurance providers or Medisave.

3

Advanced ENT Equipment & Fully Equipped Facility

Our ENT Specialist, Dr Gan Eng Cern, will be able to diagnose and offer personalised treatments for your specific ENT condition. You can expect a high level of ENT care in a spacious setting with in-house minor surgical, endoscopy, allergy testing and microscopy services.

4

Financial Options

There are various financial options available for you to ensure that you are able to receive the most optimal treatment and care. Our ENT clinic staff will be able to assist you with your medical insurance claims and work with your chosen healthcare organization to minimize the hassle and paperwork required. In some cases, you may be able to utilise the funds in your Medisave account to defray part of the costs of your treatment. As our clinic is accredited by the Medisave board, we are able to process your claims from your Medisave for certain clinic procedures.

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Services & Conditions We Treat

Dr Gan Eng Cern is a fellowship trained Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Surgeon.

  • It is important that you keep your nose and sinuses functioning and healthy. An unhealthy or problematic nose & sinuses can lead to other complications such as worsening of Asthma, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

  • Whether it is loud rattling or mild snorting sound, snoring can be irritating for both snorers and bed partners. According to international studies, up to 40% of adults snore and this is a common experience for many in Singapore.

  • Unlike adults, children may not able be able to express some of their symptoms accurately. ENT conditions in children may include fever and irritability, difficulty in learning or delayed speech development and “frequent cold or flu”.

  • The human ear is more than just an organ for hearing. It is also an organ for balance. The ear has a complex system that feedback signals to the brain to allow us to keep our head and body in balance in different head positions and movements.

  • The throat is the area at the back of your mouth. Your throat includes the tonsils, upper part of the foodpipe (upper esophagus), windpipe (trachea) and the voice box (larynx). It has a common space where food and the air that we breathe in travels through.

  • The head & neck region is a complex area that houses important organs and structures, including the ear, nose and throat. Although there are overlaps with these structures, head & neck conditions usually refer to conditions that arise from the oral cavity, pharynx, salivary glands, thyroid glands, muscle, nerves, great vessels, skin and soft tissues in the neck.

When Should You See An ENT Specialist In Singapore?

  • Any Ear, Nose or Throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned of
  • Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

Common Conditions That We Treat

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Common Procedures/Surgeries

Billing & Payment

Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$150 (within 30 minutes).

Modes of Payment

We accept the following modes of payment:

  • Cash
  • NETS
  • PAYNOW & PAYLAH
  • All major Credit Cards

If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us, our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.

Corporate and Personal Insurance

Dr Gan Eng Cern is on the panel of specialists for various insurance providers including:

  • Adept Health
  • IHP (Integrated Health Plans)
  • Parkway Shenton
  • Parkway Health Cigna
  • Henner GMC
  • Great Eastern Life – Supremehealth
  • NTUC Income – Incomeshield

Please call our clinic for more information on personal insurance plans.

Medisave (Singapore and Permanent Residents)

We are a Medisave accredited day surgery clinic. All Singaporeans & PR are able to use Medisave for consultations, procedures, and medications (where eligible) at our clinic. Please contact us to learn more.

The following services in our clinic are claimable under Medisave or with your private medical insurance.

  • Consultation & Medication (if a surgical procedure is done)
  • Nasal endoscopy (Nose Scope)
  • Cauterization for nosebleeds (when done with a Nose Scope)
  • CT scans/MRI scans (Partial coverage)
  • Grommet tube insertion
  • Excision of neck lumps
  • FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration & Cytology)
  • Biopsy
  • Removal Of Foreign Bodies In Throat
  • Turbinate Reduction Procedures (e.g. Radiofrequency Ablation or RFIT)

Integrated Shield Plans (Singaporeans and Permanent Residents)

Patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them in our clinic for various procedures (contact us to find out if your procedure is claimable).

Our clinic is equipped with a day surgery facility, which enables you to make a claim on your Integrated Shield Plan for hospitalization.

The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are:

  • NTUC Income’s IncomeShield and Enhanced IncomeShield
  • American International Assurance International Co’s (AIA) HealthShield Gold
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co’s SupremeHealth and SupremeHealth Plus
  • Aviva Ltd’s MyShield
  • Prudential Assurance Co’s PRUShield
  • AXA Shield

Cashless Service (For Hospital Admissions & Surgeries)

If you have an Integrated Shield Plan and a full rider that covers you for private hospitals, you may be eligible for our Cashless Service.

This is also applicable for patients who have a minimum Medisave balance of SGD$15,000.

With this service, you can be admitted for treatment with no payment needed at admission or discharge.

Please contact our clinic to learn more about this service.

This is not applicable if you:

  • Have an exclusion in your insurance policy that is related to the treatment
  • Have less than SGD$15,000 in your Medisave account

Cashless service is on a case by case basis and subject to approval from our clinic. Please contact us for more information.

Baby Bonus

Baby Bonus is also accepted as payment in our clinic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does My Condition Require A Visit To An ENT Specialist?

    When specific conditions become more chronic and persistent, the treatment options may be beyond your GP’s expertise. If your ear, nose or throat problems (e.g. persistent blocked nose, sinus infections, chronic tonsil infection and snoring) are troubling you and affecting your quality of life, visiting an ENT Specialist for an assessment and diagnosis is the best course of action.

  • What Can I Expect At My First ENT Specialist Visit?

    During your first visit, Dr. Gan will take a thorough clinical history. Depending on the symptoms you have, Dr. Gan may perform some physical examinations and diagnostic tests. This may include a nasendoscopy, which allows him to see clearly inside the nasal passages and sinuses. After diagnosis, Dr. Gan will advise a treatment protocol that is customised to your specific condition.

     

    You may also ask Dr. Gan any questions you may have that are related to your symptoms and condition. If you experience any discomfort, do not hesitate to bring it up. Our friendly team strives to make your visits as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

  • What Modes Of Payments Do You Accept?

    Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$150 (within 30 minutes).

     

    We accept the following modes of payment: Cash, NETS, PayNow, PayLah and all major Credit Cards.

     

    If you are insured and would like to use E-Filing or A Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us, our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.

  • Can I Claim Through My Medisave Account?

    Yes, you can. Our Clinic is an accredited day surgery clinic by the Ministry of Health. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may use their Medisave for certain procedures done in the clinic. Please refer to our ‘Billing’ page for the full details of our insurance policies.

  • Can My ‘Sinus’ Be Cured?

    Many people often state that they “have sinus” or “sensitive noses” when what they are really suffering from is nasal allergies. Most patients with frequent clear runny nose, blocked nose, sneezing and itchy eyes suffer from Rhinitis.

     

    This is a chronic condition that can be well controlled with proper strategies and medication. Book a consultation with Dr. Gan and he will best be able to advise you with the best way forward.

  • Can My Snoring Be Cured?

    In many patients, snoring may be the tip of the iceberg of more serious health concerns such as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). The management of snoring and OSA can be complex but it is treatable. It is recommended that you consult Dr. Gan for your snoring and OSA issues to find out the best treatment options for you.