Dr Jeeve Kanagalingam - The ENT Clinic- Singapore ENT Specialist+ 65 6710 7522

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Dr Jeeve Kanagalingam - The ENT Clinic- Singapore ENT Specialist
Dr Jeeve Kanagalingam - The ENT Clinic- Singapore ENT Specialist
Dr Jeeve Kanagalingam - The ENT Clinic- Singapore ENT Specialist

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Jeevendra-Kanagalingam

ENT Specialist Dr Jeeve Kanagalingam is an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. He is Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck Surgeon. Dr Jeeve graduated from Oxford University, having completed pre-clinical medicine at the University of Cambridge. He subsequently trained in London and Australia. He has practised in Singapore since 2008 and has been in private practice since 2012.

Dr Jeeve is a Senior House Tutor at Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. A Visiting Consultant to Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre and the Head and Neck Cancer Service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is a keen clinical educator and believes that patients need to be well informed and partners in clinical decision making. In his blogs, he strives to layout the best practices and evidence base for optimal ENT care.

Ear wax, candling and syringing

Ear wax is a common affliction. Whilst the conventional wisdom is that the ear canal is self cleaning, my own experience is that some people have persistent problems with wax and require medical attention. The pictures below are of a healthy ear canal with minimal wax and another with a large wax plug. This plug was eventually removed. Normal ear canal. Wax…
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Flexible Robotics

Surgery is evolving from laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery to rigid robotic surgery and now to flexible robotics. Spent two days at Medrobotics' VIP training programme on the latest Flexible Robotic System designed especially for head and neck surgery. Approved for ENT by USFDA in July 2015 and also recently in Singapore. This is a snake-like robot allowing access to some of the more…
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Hearing loss and “Glue Ear” in Children

Hearing loss is common in children and may often go unnoticed. Just a few days ago a parent brought a child to see me for a sore throat. The child, she said also had a wax problem for which her family physician had attempted syringing. Her mother said that there was no hearing loss. I enquired about speech development which had been…
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A NEW Screening Tool for Nose Cancer

Nose cancer or nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is common in Southeast Asia. It is more common amongst the Chinese – particularly the Cantonese – due to a genetic predisposition. The consumption of salted fish which contains high levels of nitrosamines and an infection early in life with a common virus (Epstein-Barr Virus or EBV) contribute to the development of nose cancer. Nose cancer…
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Nose cancer – detected early!

A few weeks ago a 52 year old man who works in a warehouse came to see me with a 2 year history of ringing in his left ear. He had been seen in another hospital and had hearing tests and also an MRI scan of his inner ears. He was offered some medication but this had not helped. His wife suggested…
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Sleep apnoea: killing me softly with my snoring

(With apologies to The Fugees) As an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, I frequently see patients who present with snoring at the behest of their partner. Snoring is a major contribution to marital disharmony. A simple test I use to gauge the severity of the problem is to ask if the couple are still sleeping in the same bed. Not infrequently, the…
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