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Specialised Services

Our head and neck clinic provides a comprehensive service in the management of head & neck conditions. Head & Neck Surgery is an ENT subspecialty which deals with tumours in the head and neck region. These include benign and malignant tumours of the following sites:

Thyroid Gland

Salivary Glands

(parotid, submandibular, sublingual, minor salivary glands)


(area just behind the nose)

Mouth or oral cavity

(eg. tongue, palate, floor of mouth)

Throat or oropharynx

(eg. tonsils, tongue base)

Voice box or larynx

(vocal cord/glottic, supraglottic and subglottic)


(inlet into the gullet/oesophagus)

Nose & paranasal sinuses

Mt Elizabeth Novena is the only hospital in Singapore (at this present time) to have PET-MRI. This state of the art imaging system will enhance the evaluation as well as treatment of head & neck cancers.

We strongly believe in a multidisciplinary approach to head & neck cancer care and work closely with our colleagues from Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Radiology and other health care professionals.

The 5 most common procedures done within this subspecialty are:

  1. Thyroidectomy
  2. Parotidectomy and submandibular gland excision
  3. Excision of neck lumps eg. cervical lymph nodes, thyroglossal cyst, branchial cyst
  4. Surgery for benign and malignant conditions in the mouth & throat eg. tongue and tonsils
  5. Neck dissection for malignant neck nodes arising from nasopharynx (area just behind the nose), thyroid gland, oral cavity (mouth), oropharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), hypopharynx (inlet into gullet) and salivary glands.
Our Specialized Services
Prof Christopher Goh

Senior Consultant Thyroid-Head & Neck Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (ORL)

Prof Goh is a Senior Consultant ENT specialist in Singapore with over 20 years’ experience, both locally and abroad in the UK and Canada under the Health Manpower Development Programme Award and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Scholarship.

A respected figure in his field, Prof Goh was the Head of the ENT Department at SGH and a founding member of the Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology. Passionate about training up future ENT doctors, he teaches at the Duke-NUS Medical School and serves as Chairman on the Residency Advisory Committee at the Ministry of Health. A recipient of numerous service awards, Prof Goh’s dedication to his patients and the advancement of his field cannot be overstated.