Dr Jenica Yong is an adult and child ENT specialist in Singapore who leads our ENT specialist clinic. From minor ear, nose, and throat issues to more severe ailments related to these organs, we provide comprehensive treatment options and specialised medical solutions for all ENT conditions in adults and children through the use of evidence-based medicine. The illnesses we can resolve include nose allergies, sinusitis, sleep disorders caused by congestion or obstruction of the throat, and ear conditions such as infections. As a paediatric ENT specialist, Dr Jenica Yong also takes extra steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of children to prevent future complications.
Dr Jenica Yong is an ENT doctor with years of experience practising otolaryngology medicine and awarded multiple awards for the skills and knowledge she possesses. Alongside the team, we can deliver effective treatment options to help you find relief. Looking for an ENT specialist who can provide all-around care for you and your family? We are here to help. Find out more about Dr Jenica Yong’s credentials below or contact us today to learn more about our services.
Dr Jenica Yong is a USA fellowship-trained ENT and International Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon.
She graduated from National University of Singapore in and entered Otolaryngology residency. She passed her membership examinations in Surgery from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She was accredited as a Specialist in Otolaryngology by the Ministry of Health. She went on to pursue a Facial Plastics fellowship in the University of Virginia.
Dr Jenica is also committed to mentoring her juniors. She is actively involved in undergraduate medial school teaching and has won the teaching award in National University Hospital for her teaching of undergraduate medical students. Dr Jenica has also received the Outstanding Faculty Award from Singhealth. Dr Jenica served as one of the core faculty members in Singhealth and was the site program director of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Dr Jenica has been involved in numerous international and local conferences. She was an invited speaker at the Charles W Gross Symposium: The NOSE course held in the United states. She has presented regionally and internationally and is first author of several indexed journal article. She has authored book chapters.
USA Fellowship Trained ENT Surgeon
Ear infections, like otitis media, are more common in children and can cause symptoms such as pain, itch, pus, discharge, and blocked ear sensation. While it can be painful or annoying, it can also be treated easily without any complications. It is recommended to seek treatment from an ENT specialist in Singapore early to prevent the condition from worsening.
Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a matter produced by the body to protect the ears from dirt, dust and infections. However, impacted ear wax can cause blockage, pain and ringing; especially in children who do not know how to voice their discomfort. Hence, ear wax removal done professionally may be needed in such cases to improve hearing and relieve symptoms.
Allergic rhinitis is the inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, eyes and throat. It is usually caused by external allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, moulds and plants, and even cockroaches. Symptoms include blocked nose, runny nose, nasal itch and sneezing which can affect daily life, so getting it checked by an ENT specialist for treatment is recommended.
Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissues lining the sinuses and can occur when the sinuses become blocked, causing infection to fester. Symptoms include nasal congestion and discharge, facial pressure and postnasal drip. Allergic rhinitis, deviated septum, poor immunity, smoking and nasal polyps are some common causes of sinusitis. It is important to get it treated to regain your quality of life.
Sleep is essential to restore the body and if a child has sleep apnea, it can cause restless and interrupted sleep which impacts the child’s growth. Symptoms of sleep apnea to look out for include frequent tossing and turning, hyperactivity, poor growth and behavioural issues. Other risk factors include obesity and a blocked nose. Hence, it is recommended to bring your child to an ENT doctor in Singapore if you suspect he or she is suffering from sleep apnea.
Repair of intermediate-size nasal defects: a working algorithm.
Yong JS, Christophel JJ, Park SS.
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Nov;140(11):1027-33.
Impact of noise on hearing in the military.
Yong JS, Wang DY.
Mil Med Res. 2015 Feb 25;2:6.
Work type II first branchial cleft cyst: a rare anomaly with a classical presentation.
Yong JS, Loh WS, Lim LHY
Annal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014 July;10(3):81-2.
Multinoduar Goiter – Malignancy Risk in Non-dominant Nodule
Yong JS, Loh KS, Bengt FS, Thong KTM
Ear Nose Throat J. 2017 Aug;96(8):336-342.
Data of pre- and post-operative images and video of marsupilaization of congenital vallecular cyst by coblation technique
Ma E, Gopagonadanahalli KR, Yong JS, Chien MC, Chandran S.
Data in Brief. 2020 May 19;31:105689.
Congenital Vallecular Cyst causing severe inspiratory stridor in a newborn
Ma E, K.R. Gopagondanahalli, J.S. Yong, M.C. Chua, S. Chandran
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports 2020 59:1-4
Intraoperative pH Neutralization after nasal button battery removal in children: A case report.
Chiu SH, Koh HL, Yong JS
Otolaryngology Case Reports, 2021 (21) 100331
Special Considerations in Facial Reconstruction in the Non-White Patient.
Yong JS, Park SS
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 2021. Elsevier