General ENT

Comprehensive Otolaryngology and ENT Services in Singapore

Ear Conditions and Treatment

The ear plays a vital role in our body’s hearing and balance functions. Symptoms related to the ear can vary widely, including ear pain, itching, discharge, hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and dizziness. In some cases, these ear-related symptoms might stem from underlying issues in the nasal passages or throat.

For a thorough evaluation and management, your visit may include several diagnostic and treatment procedures such as otoscopy (an examination of the ear), microscopic examination with magnification, ear cleaning, nasoendoscopy (an examination of the nasal passages and throat), and a hearing test.

woman receiving otoscopy. Otolaryngology Singapore

Ear conditions:

Ear infections (fungal, discharging ear)

Ear wax impaction

Ear drum perforation

Hearing loss (aging, noise induced or sudden)

Lumps around the ear (sebaceous cyst, keloids, preauricular sinuses)

Vertigo (positional, vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis, menierre’s)

Bell’s palsy

Eustachian tube dysfunction

Ear procedures:

Excision biopsy

Myringotomy and grommet tube insertion

Ear drum repair (myringoplasty)



Balloon dilation of eustachian tube

Throat Conditions and Treatment

The throat plays a crucial role in taste, swallowing, and speech. Common symptoms affecting the throat can range from a sore throat, a sensation of a lump in the throat, difficulties with swallowing, changes in voice, bad breath, altered taste, to coughing up blood-stained phlegm. If you notice persistent swelling or an ulcer in your mouth, it is advisable to seek an evaluation from an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist.

During your appointment, a comprehensive examination of the head and neck will be conducted, including otoscopy (to check the ears), nasoendoscopy (to inspect the nasal passages), and palpation of the neck. If any abnormality or lesion is identified, a biopsy may be performed in the clinic for further analysis.

man having sore throat

Throat conditions:


Tonsil stones

Foreign body in throat

Laryngopharyngeal reflux

Mucoceles, ulcers, papilloma, ranula

Vocal cord nodules, polyps, cysts

Vocal cord immobility, dysfunction

Oral cavity, oropharyngeal, laryngeal cancer

Throat procedures:

Excision biopsy


Endoscopic laryngeal microsurgery

Direct laryngoscopy and biopsy

Pan-endoscopy and biopsy

Rigid esophagoscopy and removal of foreign body

Neck Conditions and Treatment

If you noticed a swelling in your neck that has persisted for several weeks, consulting with an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) specialist is recommended. Such swellings can be either painful or painless and might remain despite the use of antibiotics. They may also be accompanied by symptoms affecting the ear, nose, and throat areas.

During your visit, a thorough head and neck examination will be conducted, which includes otoscopy (to examine the ears), neck palpation (to feel for abnormalities), and and nasoendoscopy (to inspect the nose and upper aerodigestive tract). Additionally, a fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) may be performed on the swelling to collect a sample for analysis. If necessary, further scans may be scheduled to provide a more detailed assessment.

man checking for swelling in his neck

Neck conditions:

Cervical lymph nodes

Thyroid nodules

Salivary gland stones / swelling

Thyroglossal duct cyst

Neck procedures:

Excision biopsy

Incision and drainage



Excision of submandibular gland

Marsupialisation and intraoral removal of salivary stone

Sistrunk procedure

Paediatric ENT

Paediatric ENT, or Paediatric Otolaryngology, specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders in children. Children are unique in their anatomical and physiological development, requiring specialised care tailored to their needs. Our paediatric ENT specialist is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for infants, children, and adolescents.

a child receiving nasoendoscopy. Pediatric ENT Singapore

Ear Disorders:

Ear infections (otitis media)

Swimmer's ear (otitis externa)

Ear wax buildup

Hearing loss and impairment

Eustachian tube dysfunction

Nose and Sinus Disorders:

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

Chronic sinusitis

Nasal congestion and obstruction

Nasal polyps

Deviated nasal septum

Sinus infections (sinusitis)

Throat and Airway Disorders:

Tonsillitis and adenoiditis

Sore throat (pharyngitis)

Hoarseness and vocal cord disorders

Airway obstruction

Sleep-disordered breathing (snoring and sleep apnea)

At our practice, we are committed to providing exceptional care for children with ear, nose, and throat conditions. If your child is experiencing any symptoms or concerns related to ENT health, we’re here to help. Schedule a consultation with our paediatric ENT specialist today.

Dr Alex Tham. ENT Doctor In Singapore. ENT Specialist Singapore

Our ENT Specialist

Dr Alex Tham

MBBS (Singapore), MRCSEd (ENT), MMED (ORL), FAMS (ORL)

Fellowship trained in advanced rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery

Specializes in minimally invasive snoring and sleep apnea treatments

Instructor and speaker at prestigious international rhinology conferences, sharing insights and advancements in the field

Trained in medical centers across Canada

At Dr. Alex Tham's ENT practice, we prioritize your well-being and satisfaction. Here's why patients trust us:

Same day appointments for your convenience

Attentive and conscientious team dedicated to your care

Minimally invasive techniques for optimal outcomes

MOH-compliant transparent pricing for peace of mind

Asian Healthcare Specialists
@ Mount Alvernia

820 Thomson Road,
#05-03 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre Block A,
Singapore 574623

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