Our vision is to be the first private ENT group in Singapore with true subspecialty care. We see this as paramount to advance the level of ENT care in the private sector to help maintain Singapore’s leading position as a healthcare hub in the region.
In setting up Amandela ENT, our aim is to establish an ENT subspeciality group practice where patients will be taken care of by the most appropriate subspecialist for their condition, thus ensuring their best possible care. “Aman” in Hebrew means “believe” (Gen 15:6) and “dell” is a “place of peace”, and our aim is to provide “subspecialty care you can trust”.
Dr Samuel Yeak – ENT Specialist was head of the ENT department in Tan Tock Seng Hospital for the last 10 years where he helped to establish true subspecialty care in a public institution. He was also Chief of the Rhinology Service, overseeing a group of 3 surgeons providing comprehensive care to patients with nasal and sinus problems. This included not only state-of-the-art Computer-Guided Endoscopic Sinus Surgery but also a strong Allergy Service with laboratory facilities and immunotherapy to avoid surgery in the first place.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is also a minimally invasive gateway to surgery of the skull base (brain) and orbit (eyes). This is complex surgery which requires close co-operation with the neurosurgeons and ophthalmologists and requires a lot subspecialised experience to ensure good and safe outcomes.
Dr Mark Khoo, one of the co-founders of the group, first started the Head and Neck Surgery Centre in 2009 with the vision to be the first clinic in Singapore to focus entirely on the specialty of head and neck surgery. This was always his passion, and is the field in which he excelled. His aim was not only to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to patients with head and neck problems, but to also ensure that whatever advice and treatment they receive is appropriate, timely and with their interests at heart.
Head and neck surgery is now a well-established surgical subspeciality in its own right. The scope of disease it encompasses is huge, and oftentimes complex, and decision making can be very complicated. The surgery is often technically difficult, and functional and survival outcomes are frequently closely linked to surgical expertise. Complicated surgery is therefore not for the ‘occasional’ surgeon.