ENT Specialist Singapore Price 2021 - How much an ENT procedure will cost?

Ever wondered how much an ENT (ear nose throat) procedure will cost in Singapore?

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We have done our research on the internet, have compiled and organised the information accordingly (by procedure) in one place.

Here’s a look at few of the most popular ENT surgeries for patients in Singapore and the cost/price:

Sinus Surgery Cost Singapore

FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) procedure is employed to put an end to recurring sinus infections, treat conditions like sinusitis, nasal polyps, and chronic sinus headaches, and remove tumors of the sinus and nasal cavities. It is minimally invasive and usually done through the nostrils.

Performed under local or general anaesthesia, an endoscope is inserted into the nose so the surgeon can see the nasal tract and remove diseased tissues.

No external cuts or incisions are made; any infected mucus in the sinuses is also flushed out. Pain is minimal, said Dr Sethi.

The minimally invasive day surgery costs around $8,465 at public hospitals and $20,000 at private hospitals.


Sleep Apnea Surgery Singapore


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a major cause of the loud, frequent snoring or snorting that can jolt you awake while you are sleeping. When your throat muscles relax too much it causes difficulty breathing; your brain then rouses you so you can intake sufficient air. Surgery involves removing excess tissue in the mouth or throat to make the airway wider.

Public Hospital (one night stay)


Alexandra Hospital - SGD 1011
Changi General Hospital - SGD 1407
KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) - SGD 1393
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH - SGD 1392
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) - SGD 1482
Tan Tock Seng Hospital - SGD 1211

Private Hospital (1 Bedded)

Gleneagles Hospital - SGD 2637
Mount Elizabeth Hospital - SGD 2733
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital - SGD 2446

Notes:
Pricing information based on published prices from Singapore Ministry of Health.
50% of patients paid this amount or less, and 50% paid more. This figure provides an estimate of the typical bill sizes for patients.

Source: https://www.moh.gov.sg
"The datasets provided by the Singapore Government and its Statutory Boards via Data.gov.sg are governed by the Terms of Use available at www.data.gov.sg/common/terms.aspx. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Singapore Government and its Statutory Boards are not liable for any damage or loss of any kind caused directly or indirectly by the use of the datasets or any derived analyses or applications.”


Tonsillectomy Singapore

Public Hospitals

KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH, Unsubsidised, Ward A): Average length of stay (1.7 days) - SGD 6765
National University Hospital (NUH, Unsubsidised, Ward A): Average length of stay (1.3 days) - SGD 4517

Public Hospitals (Subsidised)

Public Hospitals (Un-Subsidised)

Private Hospitals (1 Bedded) 

Gleneagles Hospital: Average Length of Stay (1.5 days) - SGD 13,447
Mount Elizabeth Hospital: Average Length of Stay (1.1 days) - SGD 14,341
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital: Average Length of Stay (1.4 days) - SGD 13,417

Private Hospitals

Notes:
Pricing information based on published prices from Singapore Ministry of Health.
50% of patients paid this amount or less, and 50% paid more. This figure provides an estimate of the typical bill sizes for patients.

Source: moh.gov.sg
"The datasets provided by the Singapore Government and its Statutory Boards via Data.gov.sg are governed by the Terms of Use available at www.data.gov.sg/common/terms.aspx. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Singapore Government and its Statutory Boards are not liable for any damage or loss of any kind caused directly or indirectly by the use of the datasets or any derived analyses or applications.”


ENT Specialist Consultation Cost in Singapore

It generally costs more to see an ENT Specialist in the private hospital compared to that in the public hospital.

Public Hospitals (Subsidised patients)
First consultation: SGD 35 - 60
Follow-up consultation: SGD 30 - 50

Private Hospitals
First consultation: SGD 100 - 200
Follow-up consultation: SGD 80 - 150

Raffles ENT Centre

First consultation: $146.00; $156.22 (with GST)
Subsequent Consultation: $108.00; $115.56 (with GST)
Extended Consultation: From $170.00; From $181.90 (with GST)
Emergency / After-Office-Hours Consultation: From $170.00; From $181.90 (with GST)

Cost of a naso-endoscopy in Singapore (scope to look in your nose)

Public Hospitals (Subsidised patients)
First consultation: SGD 50 - 125
Follow-up consultation: SGD 20

Private Hospitals
First consultation: SGD 290 - 500
Follow-up consultation: SGD 100 - 200

Medisave and insurance claims to see an ENT in Singapore

This depends largely on your type of insurance, the level of coverage provided and whether there are presence of exclusions of certain medical conditions.

In general, if there is a need to undergo a nasoendoscopy (scope through the nose and throat region under local anaesthesia), the cost of the consultation, scope and medications can be medisave claimable (up to SGD 250 in most public hospital and up to SGD550 in some private ENT clinic).

A nasoendoscopy is considered a Day Surgery procedure with a Table Code of 1A.

The cost of consultation, scope, investigations and medical treatments may be insurance claimable when a nasoendoscopy is performed for patients with private medical insurance plan with a rider to cover deductables.

Some private ENT clinics offer direct billing to the insurance companies (ie no payment from the patient – often called “cashless” or “e-filing”) for patients who have undergone a nasoendoscopy in the clinic. 


The rates above are only a guideline and the actual costs may vary depending on where your procedure is done and how long you stay (hospitals may have additional charges).


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