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Nose Conditions
  • Nasal allergies

    A nasal allergy is also known as Allergic Rhinitis. This is an inflammation of the mucous membranes (skin lining) in our nose.

  • Sinus problems

    We have several small air-filled spaces located within our skull, behind our cheeks, between our eyes and over our forehead. These spaces are called sinuses, and they help to moisturise and warm the air we inhale. They also help to make our voice bright and resonant when we speak.

  • Nasal polyps

    Nasal polyps are swellings that arise from normal mucosa that line our nasal passages. While small ones may not cause any symptoms or require treatment, larger ones may cause problems, such as obstruction to breathing or to the sinus drainage pathways (sinusitis).

  • Nose bleeds

    The medical term for nose bleeds is epistaxis – a common condition that affects all age groups and sexes. However, the cause and intensity of these nose bleeds may differ.

Head & Neck Conditions
  • Neck lumps

    The neck contains many vital structures such as blood vessels, nerves, glands and lymph nodes. These structures can sometimes become swollen and present with a lump.

  • Thyroid swelling

    The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland found over the front of your neck just below your thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple).

  • Salivary gland disorders

    We have 3 pairs of major salivary glands (parotid glands, submandibular glands and sublingual glands) as well as minor salivary glands distributed throughout our mouth and throat.

Voice Conditions
  • Voice problems

    Speech is our main mode of communication. However, like most things, we often take it for granted and do not realise how important our voice is until we lose it.

  • Voice hoarseness

    It may be perceived by some as roughness of the voice, a lowered pitch or the inability to sing high notes without the voice breaking.

  • Vocal Nodules and Polyps

    Vocal cord lesions are one of the most common causes of voice problems. They include vocal nodules and vocal polyps, which are abnormal growths on your vocal cords.

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

    LPR occurs when the acid in our stomach flows up into our throat and causes inflammation. Sometimes it may be associated with heartburn, but often it is silent.

  • Laryngitis

    Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal cords which results in swelling, redness and stiffness. This makes it difficult for the vocal cords to vibrate freely, an action crucial to the normal production of sound.

Ear Conditions
  • Ear pain

    Pain in the ear (otalgia) is a very common condition. The cause, severity and treatment, however, can vary greatly.

  • Ringing in the ears

    Tinnitus refers to a ringing noise in the ears. This noise has been likened to the "sound of a cricket", a buzzing, clicking or a roaring noise.

  • Giddiness and vertigo

    Vertigo is a sensation that you or the environment around you is moving. It is a symptom of an underlying problem in the inner ear balance organ (peripheral vertigo) or a problem with the posterior part of the brain (central vertigo), which is important for balance and movement control.

  • Hearing loss and blocked ears

    Hearing loss is a common complaint seen in our ENT clinic. It can occur at all ages and causes vary.

Throat Conditions
  • Recurrent sore throat

    We will all get a sore throat from time to time. The most common reason for a sore throat is a viral or bacterial infection, and it tends to part of an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). In most cases, sore throats heal on their own within a week.

  • Chronic cough

    Chronic cough is a common condition in ENT. It typically starts after an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) several weeks or months ago, and despite being on cough medication, the cough remains.

  • Throat phlegm

    Dealing with phlegm in the throat can be an inconvenient, embarrassing and painful condition as it is often accompanied by frequent throat clearing and coughing.

  • Swallowing difficulty

    Difficulty in swallowing is also called dysphagia. This is a serious problem which can lead to aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration and weight loss.

  • Snoring and sleep apnea (OSA)

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a form of breathing disorder that occurs during sleep. Patients with OSA have difficulty breathing when they sleep because their upper air passages in the nose and throat collapse and obstruct more easily than those that do not have OSA. This may occur due to nasal blockage, enlarged tonsils, a large tongue (in relation to the mouth) or a small sized jaw.

Know Your ENT Specialist
Dr Paul Mok
Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (ORL)

Dr Paul Mok Kan Hwei is a certified specialist in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) and has had a distinguished career in public service for the past 23 years.

He cares for patients with a wide variety of ENT conditions including managing patients with nasal allergies, sinus infections, ear problems and swellings in the head and neck region. His special areas of interests are in Voice, Swallowing and managing patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.