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Dr Lynne Lim  

DR Lynne Lim

Place of Practice

Lynne Lim ENT & Hearing Ctr (Child & Adult)

Practice Address

#17-07, Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mt Elizabeth, Singapore 228510
Tel: (65) 6737 7787

#15-02, Farrer Park Medical Centre
1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
Tel: (65) 6702 0990

Practice Website

www.drlynnelim.com

Specialty

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS, MPH (Harvard)

About Dr Lim

Dr Lynne Lim is one of the top ENT specialists residing in Singapore, with over 20 years of accredited ENT experience. She is currently Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat – Head & Neck Surgeon at her private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre. She continues as Adjunct Associate Professor to the School of Medicine at National University Singapore for research and teaching, and is Visiting Consultant to the clinical ENT Department at National University Hospital.

Lynne graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992, and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996 on completion of the ENT specialty fellowship examination. In 2001, she was accredited as a Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Medical Council.

Lynne was awarded a Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Fellowship for ENT Surgery and National Medical Research Council Research Fellowship for research at Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Centre, Ohio, USA. She spent 3 years between 2001 to 2003 there at CCHMC, a world-renowned American ENT Board Accredited medical and research centre, mentored by the giant of Pediatric ENT, Professor Robin Cotton and Professor John Grienwald.

Between 2002 to 2004, Lynne completed her Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA. Her second MOH HMDP award in 2008 -2009 was for reconstruction surgery of complex microtia/ atresia/ middle ear bones pathology at leading centers of Stanford Medical Centre (USA), University of Virginia Medical Centre (USA), and Nagata Plastic and Ear Reconstruction Clinic (Japan).

Professional Profile

Lynne was Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) at National University Singapore, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 2011 to 2014, and Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) from 2010 to 2011. She was Vice Chairman of Medical Board (Medical Affairs-Human Resource) at National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore from 2011 to 2013.

Lynne was awarded Associate Professor with Tenure at NUS in 2008. She was very much involved in the teaching of medical students, ENT trainees and fellows. Additionally, she has been in the teaching advisory committees and a faculty for the NUS Master of Science on Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science in Audiology, Master in Clinical Investigation and Nursing Diploma programs. Recognized as one of the best ENT doctors in Singapore, Lynne is well sought after as a speaker and expert faculty, with hundreds of engagements at regional and international surgical workshops, clinical, research and public meetings.

Lynne has been Senior Consultant ENT Head and Neck Surgeon since 2004; and Director at the National University Hospital NUH Centre for Hearing Intervention & Language Development since 2006. She lists as her happiest achievement, the nurturing of a young team of 3 to its tight-knit one of 21 audiologists/ audio-technicians and speech-language/ auditory verbal therapists in 2014 – delivering a full adult and pediatric service. Widely regarded as one of the top ENT doctors in Singapore, she has performed hundreds of cochlear, middle ear and bone-anchored hearing implants in adults and infants from 6 months of age. She has led many surgical workshops and complex surgeries and been on the advisory committees of airway and hearing/ cochlear implant centres in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Middle East.

Lynne consults in adult and pediatric cases of general ENT like ear, hearing, tinnitus, giddiness, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, snoring, adenoid and tonsils, throat, voice, head and neck lump problems. She is further sub-specialized to manage complex cases of hearing loss (microtia, atresia and middle ear tumor and ear bone reconstruction surgery, cochlear implants, middle ear implants like Vibrant Soundbridge, BoneBridge, bone anchored hearing aids; airway reconstruction (laryngotracheal reconstruction for stridor, tracheotomy and voice problems); ENT problems in syndromic children (e.g. Down Syndrome); soft palate and pharyngeal surgery for hypernasal unclear speech.

Services Provided

Conditions for children and adults managed at the clinic include:

Ear/Balance

  • Newborn hearing loss (non-syndromic/ syndromic; genetic/ non-genetic)
  • Children’s hearing loss at different ages
  • Cochlear hearing loss
  • Central auditory processing disorder CAPD
  • Adult Hearing loss (e.g. Age-related hearing loss/ presbyacusis, Noise-induced hearing loss)
  • Ringing Ears (Tinnitus)
  • Ear-related giddiness/ vertigo
  • Ear wax and foreign bodies
  • Middle ear fluid and infection (Otitis media effusion, acute otitis media, glue ear, post air flights/ diving)
  • Torn ear drum
  • Malformed, eroded, dislocated or fixed ear bones
  • Tumor (cholesteatoma, bony, polyp, vascular, skin)
  • Microtia auricle (malformed outer ear)
  • Atresia ear canal (absent ear canal)

Nose/Sinus

  • Allergic rhinitis (airborne, food)
  • Vasomotor or medical related rhinitis
  • Rhinitis/ sinusitis/ polyposis
  • Epistaxis (Nose bleed)
  • Blocked nose (eg deviated nose septum, large inferior turbinates, tumors)
  • Exclusion of nose cancer

Throat/Mouth

  • Tonsil and adenoid (swelling, infection)
  • Unclear speech – tongue tie, pharynx/ soft palate (velopharyngeal) insufficiency, hearing loss
  • Throat irritation/ phlegm, gastroesophageal acid reflux laryngitis
  • Mouth ulcers/ lumps

Head & Neck

  • Adenoid and tonsil disease
  • Snoring/ Noisy Breathing/ Obstructive sleep apnea (due to nose, adenoid/ tonsil, soft palate, tongue, laryngeal, weight pathology)
  • Head and neck lumps – congenital, acquired (eg neck lymph nodes, branchial and thyroglossal cysts, parotid, thyroid, submandibular gland lumps)
  • Hoarse voice – vocal cord cysts/ nodules/ lumps, poor mobility, inflammation, scarring, smoking, hypothyroidism
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Stridor – vocal cord, laryngeal, subglottic or trachea airway pathology and narrowing