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Head and Neck Service

The Department of General Surgery’s Head and Neck Service at Sengkang General Hospital is part of the SingHealth - Duke NUS Head and Neck Center, a multidisciplinary network of specialists who are experts in head and neck surgery. The SingHealth- Duke NUS Head and Neck Center aims to deliver holistic clinical expertise and care in the management and cure of head and neck conditions. Building on this philosophy of holistic care, the Head and Neck service at SKH continues to treat common general surgical conditions besides managing lesions arising from the mouth (oral cavity), salivary glands and within the neck region eg. thyroid gland.

Our Clinical Services

We offer clinical consultation and evaluation on the following Head and Neck/ General Surgical conditions:

  • Neck lumps/swelling
  • Thyroid lumps/swelling
  • Parotid lumps/swelling
  • Oral cavity/ lumps / ulcer / swelling
  • Tongue ulcer/ swelling
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Abdominal pain/bloatedness
  • Abdominal swelling/mass
  • Anaemia
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite


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Conditions We Treat

  • Neck swellings
  • Enlarged lymph node
  • Thyroid cancer 
  • Thyroid cyst / Thyroid nodule
  • Goiter
  • Parathyroid adenoma


Treatments Offered

Thyroid gland
  • Surgery for benign and malignant thyroid disease
  • Thyroidectomy (inclusive of minimally invasive thyroidectomy, hemithyroidectomy, total thyroidectomy, radical neck dissection)
  • Surgery for thyroglossal cyst
  • Thyroid cyst aspiration
Parathyroid gland
  • Surgery for benign and malignant parathyroid disease
  • Parathyroidectomy and reimplantation
Airway evaluation
Evaluation of Neck swellings
Endoscopic procedures offered for the gastrointestinal tract: