Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah

ENT Surgeon / Otorhinolaryngologist
24 years of experience

Specialty

ENT Surgery / Otorhinolaryngology

Consultation Fee

$120 and above

Qualifications

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (ORL), FRCS (Glasg), Certified International Sleep Specialist (ABSM), FAMS (ORL)

What I do

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah provides clinical services such as:
- Nasal Allergies
- Nasal Discharge
- Nose Bleeding
- Sinus Problems
See more [ + ]- Dizziness
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Ear / Hearing
- General Hearing Loss
- Hearing Loss – High Pitch Frequencies
- Ringing in the Ear Syndrome/Tinnitus
- Bad Breath
- Hoarseness of Voice
- Salivary Gland Diseases
- Sore Throat
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
- Thyroid Cancer
- Tonsils & Adenoids
- Hypersomnia - Excessive Sleepiness
- Mouth Breathing in Sleep
- Sleep Study / Sleep Test
- Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

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Clinic Locations

ASCENT ENT Specialist Group
Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre
#09-03
3 Mount Elizabeth, S 228510

ASCENT Ear Nose Throat SG East
Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #05-02
Singapore 427989

Ascent Ear Nose Throat SG Alvernia
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre D #08-63
Singapore 574623

Professional Statement

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah is a ENT Surgeon / Otorhinolaryngologist at ASCENT Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group in Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Parkway East Medical Centre.

He completed his MBBS in 1999 at the National University of Singapore, MRCS (Surg) in 1999 at the at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK, FRCS in 2002 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK, M Med (Otorhinolaryngology) in 2002 at the National University of Singapore and ABSM in 2006 at the American Board of Sleep Medicine, US.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah  special interests include the treatment ... See more [ + ]of Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Sleep Disorders, Nasal obstruction, Thyroid lumps and Cancers of the Head and Neck region.

Formerly from the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah is still actively involved with the hospital as a Visiting Consultant. He provides subspecialty services in Snoring and Sleep Disorders to the hospital and has strong ties with the ENT Department and Sleep Disorders Unit. He is also concurrently a Visiting Consultant with the ENT Department in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah was awarded the SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award in 2005 to do a fellowship in Sleep Surgery at Stanford University, USA.

He trained under the leading pioneers of Sleep Surgery, Professor Richard Goode, A/Professor Nelson Powell and A/Professor Robert Riley in 2006. They first described and refined many of the surgical procedures currently in use today for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. The Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford is also a leading clinical and research internationally centre for Sleep Medicine.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah was fortunate to be able to spend time there with leaders of Sleep Medicine like Professor Christian Guilleminault, Dr Rafael Pelayo and Dr Anstella D Robinson to benefit from their vast experience in the area of Sleep Medicine. He passed the American Board examinations in Sleep Medicine in 2006 and was certified a Sleep Specialist by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. This makes him one of a few ENT Specialists worldwide and the only ENT Surgeon in Singapore with this prestigious qualification.

While he was with the Singapore General Hospital, Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah was in charge of running the Sleep Clinic in the Department of Otolaryngology to streamline the management of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. He was also on staff at the Sleep Disorders Unit in SGH to treat patients with Sleep Disorders and to provide surgical expertise to patients who require surgery for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Snoring.

The Sleep Disorders Unit is a multi-disciplinary unit consisting of Neurologists, Respiratory Physicians, Psychiatrists, ENT surgeons, Dental Specialists, Psychologists and Sleep Technicians providing comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care to patients with sleep disorders.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah is actively involved in clinical and basic research and is currently the Principal and Co-investigator of several research projects involving Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, has presented at numerous international and national conferences and is a reviewer of the Singapore Medical Journal and Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah was the Course Director of the Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Surgery Course (2008); Co-chairperson of the Singapore Sleep Symposium (2008); and now sits in the Executive Committee for Singapore Sleep Awareness Week 2010 (SSAW) as Chairman of the organizing committee. SSAW is an inaugural campaign, which will be held 19 - 28 March 2010 in Singapore to increase the public awareness of sleep-related issues; educate on the importance of good sleep and common sleep disorders.

Dr Ignatius Mark Hon Wah is also a member of various professional organizations. These include the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Singapore Sleep Society, the Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Singapore and Singapore Medical Association. He is also a committee member in the Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Singapore.

His administrative activities while in SGH include being the Civil Emergency Coordinator for the Department of Otolaryngology, the Family Physician Symposium Coordinator and the Consultant in charge of the ENT Specialist Outpatient Clinic.

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Languages Spoken

English, Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin

Education

National University of Singapore
See more [ + ] Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
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Awards and Publications

Awarded the SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan Award to do a fellowship in Sleep Surgery at Stanford University, USA (2005)
Principal and co-investigator of several research projects involving Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.
Written a book on polysomnography (sleep studies) and has contributed to several book chapters on otorhinolaryngology and sleep medicine.
The only American Sleep Medicine Board certified ENT Surgeon in Singapore

Professional Positions and Memberships

Director of Sleep Services in Ascent Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group.
Consultant ENT Surgeon in Ascent Ear Nose Throat Specialist Group.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
See more [ + ] Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow
Vice-President of the Singapore Sleep Society
Chairperson of the Singapore Sleep Awareness Week campaign (March 2010)
Formerly  in charge of running the Sleep Clinic in the Department of Otolaryngology at Singapore General Hospital
Formerly worked at the Sleep Disorders Unit, Singapore General Hospital

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ]Parkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted

AXA