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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.

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

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.

Common Conditions That We Treat

Common Procedures/Surgeries

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)

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

Training

Dr Gan obtained his medical degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, he completed his specialty training in Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) in Singapore. He attained his ENT specialist accreditation from the Ministry of Health of Singapore and the Singapore Medical Council. He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Award (HMDP) by Ministry of Health Singapore and underwent subspecialty training at St Paul’s Sinus Centre at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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Dr Gan with his fellowship mentor, Professor Amin Javer, Director of St paul’s Sinus Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Awards

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

  • 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
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    Dr. Gan receiving the Wow Award 2016 from Dr Lee Chien Earn, CEO of Eastern Health Alliance

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    Dr Gan receiving the 19th Yahya Cohen Lectureship in 2014 from Associate Professor Benjamin Ong, Director of Medical Services at Ministry of Health

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    Dr. Gan receiving the Best Educator Award (Eastern Health Alliance) in 2016, from Minister of Health, Mr. Gan Kim Yong

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    An appreciative patients presenting a plaque to Dr Gan

Research

Dr Gan practices evidence-based medicine and is an avid researcher. In 2014, his work in patient positioning during sinus surgery to minimize bleeding and improve surgical safety won him the prestigious 19thYahya Cohen Memorial Lectureship for best surgical paper in Singapore. He has received hospital grants for research and published in numerous peer-reviewed top international ENT journals (listed below). He was in the review committee for Eastern Health Alliance (EHA) Scientific Meeting Competition for best scientific paper in 2015 and 2016. Dr Gan is a journal article reviewer for the following medical journals:

  • International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology (IFAR) – Official Journal of American Rhinologic Society (ARS) & American Academy of Otolaryngologic Allergy (AAOA)
  • The Laryngoscope
  • Singapore Medical Journal
  • Annals, Academy of Medicine Singapore

Teaching

Dr Gan is a keen and patient teacher. He was involved in the teaching of medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as ENT Residents in Singapore.He was an examiner for the National University of Singapore Medical Student ENT exam. Together with the ENT Department at Changi General Hospital, Dr Gan organizes an annual nose and sinus cadaveric dissection course (Foundation Surgical Skills Course in Otolaryngology) for local and overseas ENT surgeons. He has been invited speaker and cadaveric dissection teacher in many local and international sinus surgery courses.

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    Dr Gan was part of the teaching faculty at a Canadian Sinus Surgery Course with Professor Amin Javer (for right), Professor Heinz Stammberger (2nd from right) and Dr Saad Alsaleh (3rd from right)

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    Dr Gan demonstrating sinus surgery in a cadaveric dissection course

Administration Appointments

  • 2015-2016 – Honorary Treasurer of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Singapore
  • 2015-2017 – Rhinology Module Director for 6th and 7th Foundation Surgical Skills Course in Otolaryngology at Changi General Hospital
  • 2014 – Course Convenor (Organizing Chair) of 5th Foundation Surgical Skills Course in Otolaryngology at Changi General Hospital
  • 2014 till 2017 – Changi General Hospital Research Committee Member at Changi General Hospital
  • 2014-2017 – Centre for Advanced Clinical & Surgical Skills (CACS) Committee Member at Changi General Hospital
  • 2014-2017 – Patient Blood Management (PBM) Committee Member at Changi General Hospital
  • 2013-2017 – Co-chair of Morbidiy and Mortalilty Committee (for Department of Otorhinolaryngology) at Changi General Hospital
  • 2009-2010 – Executive Committee member of Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Singapore (SOHNSS)

When Should You See an ENT Specialist in Singapore?

  • Any ear, nose or throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned about
  • Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

Dr Gan Eng Cern

Dr Gan Eng Cern is a distinguished ENT doctor with fellowship training. In addition to his clinical practice as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Singapore, Dr. Gan has contributed to the academic field as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is recognised for his extensive research work, with numerous contributions to reputable international ENT journals. Dr Gan is also highly sought after as a speaker and has shared his surgical knowledge as a surgical dissection teacher at various prominent 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

Why Choose Dr Gan Eng Cern

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    Billing & Payment

    Our charges are based on length of consultation and complexity of procedures / surgery. Our clinic does not impose any surcharge on international patients – both local and international patients pay the same rate.

    Mode of Payment

    Our clinic accepts payments in cash, NETS and credit card (Visa/Master). Letter of Guarantees from major insurers are also accepted for payment for outpatient treatment as well as for surgery. Please contact our clinic for more information.

    Medical Insurance

    Our consultant is on the panel of specialists for various insurance providers including Aetna, Parkway Shenton, Shenton Insurance, FWD, Alliance, Adept, Corporate Health Services, MHC I-Medicare, NTUC Income I-Medicare, Great Eastern Supreme Life, BUPA, Cigna, Tokio Marine Insurance, Prudential, AXA, Prestige among others. Please call our clinic for more information.

    Medisave (Singapore and Permanent Residents)

    Our Clinic is an accredited day surgery by the Ministry of Health. Singaporeans and permanent residents of Singapore may use their Medisave for certain procedures done in the clinic.

    Patients who are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents of Singapore may claim part of their medical expenses from their Medisave Account. Medisave can be used for patients themselves or for the account holders’ immediate family members viz spouses, parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren.

    The following procedures performed in our clinic are claimable under Medisave.

    • Consultation & Medication (partial coverage)
    • Nasal endoscopy, Throat videoscopy
    • CT scans/MRI scans
    • Sinus washouts
    • Grommet tube insertion
    • Excision of neck lumps
    • Fine Needle biopsy of tissues
    • Biopsy
    • Removal Of Foreign Bodies In ThroatRemoval of foreign bodies (e.g. fishbone)
    • Turbinates Reduction (Radio Frequency & Coblation)
    • etc

    For details on other procedures that are medisave claimable, please contact us on our clinic telephone.

    Medisave E-File

    If you intend to make a claim from your Medisave account, please ensure that you bring along your identity card and notify our staff in advance, so that they could prepare the necessary documents and assist you with the filing. Please do note that the amount reimbursed is subjected to the approval of Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board, the complexity of the procedure and the amount in your account. The CPF Board takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to process the claim, as such, patients are required to make a full payment first. Our staff will assist to efile the Medisave claim to CPF Board. A cheque of the approved amount will be issued to patient once CPF Board has approved the submission.

    Integrated Shield Plans (Singaporeans and Permanent Residents)

    Patients who has purchased the Medisave-approved Integrated Shield plans with rider offered by the 6 insurers (listed below) are able to use them in our clinic if any surgical procedure (eg nasal endoscopy) is done at our clinic. No hospitalisation is required to make a claim. Our clinic has a day surgery facility so for some procedures done at our clinic, your integrated shield policy could be used on a reimbursement basis.

    6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers:

    • 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

    For details on the procedures that are claimable under the Integrated Shield plans, please contact us on our clinic telephone.

    Integrated Shield Plans E-File

    Our staff will assist to E-file the claim to their insurers. A cheque of the reimbursed amount will be issued to patient once the insurer has approved the submission.

    $0 Cash deposit for Surgery (Singaporeans & Permanent Residents)

    Dr. Gan Eng Cern has arrangements with insurers to offer a cashless service when eligible patients are able to admit with no deposit and no payment required upon discharge, after surgery.

    Eligible Criterias are:

    • Patient who has purchased “Private Hospital as Charged” Integrated Shield Plan with Rider
    • Patient has Medisave balance of minimum $10,000
    • Hospital bills less than or equal to $30,000
    • Surgery is not a pre-existing condition

    Baby Bonus

    Baby Bonus is also accepted as payment in our clinic.

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