Our Doctor Stanley Ear Nose Throat & Sinus Centre

Hi, I’m Ralph Stanley. I’ve been looking after patients with ear, nose, throat and sinus problemsfor more than 32 years. You may agree with me that disease patterns have changed, and so have patient expectations. For me, this means being professionally nimble, and being in touch with current and future methods of treatment and management. If you have a need to seek my advice, you can be well-assured that your well-being is our absolute priority.

  • Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Ear Nose Throat Surgery, at Singapore General Hospital – 1992 to 1995

    Head & Senior Consultant Singapore General Hospital
    Dr Stanley as Head of Department with ENT Surgeons in the ENT department, SGH
    • Spearheaded development of Head & Neck Surgery and Rhinology (Endoscopic Sinus Surgery) in the department.
    • Encouraged the development of sub-specialties in Oto-Neurology, Paediatric ENT and Laryngology amongst junior surgeons.
    • Set up an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Laboratory for training of younger surgeons in the department.
    • Instrumental in initiating and coordinating a comprehensive Voice Laboratory and Clinic.
    • Successfully set up the Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration Programme in Singapore General Hospital.
    • Organised Medical Student's training programme for the NUS Medical School. Undergraduate medical student lecturer.
  • Specialty Training – in Singapore and the United Kingdom

    Training in Edinburgh with Prof AGD Maran
    Prof AGD Maran visit to Singapore General Hospital
    • Graduated from the University of Singapore with an MBBS degree in 1978.
    • Post-graduate training in Edinburgh on a Singapore Government scholarship in 1981 / 82.
    • Awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) in 1982 in Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery.
    • Advanced training in Head & Neck Surgery in Guys Hospital and Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London 1987 / 88.
    The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (building)
  • Royal Marsden Hospital London with International Fellow from India
    • Post-graduate sub-specialty training in Head & Neck Surgery at Guys Hospital, Royal Marsden Hospital, Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, University College London, UK.
    • Other areas of sub-specialty interest include Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Allergy-Related ENT diseases, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Management.
    The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
    The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK (building)
  • Visiting Professor at Stanford University Medical Centre, Palo Alto, California, USA

    Dr Stanley with teaching faculty at Stanford University
    Ward rounds with Staff & Residents at Stanford University
    • Invited to be Visiting Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Otolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery in 1993.
    • Dr Stanley delivered lectures and engaged Residents and Faculty members in clinical discussions and ward rounds.
  • Live Surgery and Course Director in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Vietnam

    Live Surgery in Ho Chi Minh City
    Plenary Lecture in Recent Advance in Sinusitis Treatment
    • Demonstrated ‘LIVE’ Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and gave keynote lectures to ENT specialists, doctors and students at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
    • Organised and directed an Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course for ENT surgeons in Ho Chi Minh City.
    Course Director in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    Ho Chi Minh City ENT Centre
    Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • International Lectures & Patient Consultation in Canada, Myanmar, Brunei, Australia

    • International Guest Speaker at the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Update organised by the Canadian Society of Otorhinolaryngology in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
    • Guest lecturer in Myanmar, Brunei and Western Australia.
    • Continues to lecture at numerous CME programmes in Singapore and ASEAN region.
  • Indonesia

    Bandung Lecture and Consultation 2011
    • Lecture tour in Bandung, Indonesia in 2011 including patient consultation.
  • Myanmar

    Patient Consultation in Myanmar 2011
    • 2011 Lecture / Consultation Tour in Myanmar
    Patient Consultation in Myanmar 2011
    TV Interview in Yangon
    Speaker on Snoring in Myanmar
    Clinical Ward Rounds in Mandalay
    Hospital Visit in Mandalay
    Medical Conference in Yangon
    Dr Stanley with patients from Myanmar whom he has treated
  • Australia

    Lecture in Perth, Australia
    • Lecture presentation to General Practitioners in Perth, Western Australia.
  • Member of International ENT Societies

    • Fellow of American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Surgery.
    • Member of American Rhinologic Society.
    • Member of the American Society for Head & Neck Surgery.
  • Authored & Co-Authored Local and International Journals

    • Authored several international papers on Acute Epiglottitis, Recurrent Parotid Tumours, Foreign Bodies in the Throat, Laryngotracheal Stenosis.
    • Co-authored chapter in the book “Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma” edited by VHF Chong & S Y Tsao.
  • Keeping Abreast of Global Developments in ENT

    Learning Electronic Medical Records
    New Sinus Surgery Instrumentation
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Annual Meeting, Boston, USA 2010.
    • Robotic head and neck surgery.
    • Electronic medical records.
    • Cutting edge technology in sinus surgery instrumentation.
    Robotic Surgery in Head & Neck Surgery, 2010
  • AAO-H&N Meeting in Boston, 2010
    • Dr Stanley keeps himself up to date with cutting edge technologies in ENT including 'Robotic Surgery' as seen here at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Annual Meeting in Boston, USA, 2010.
  • Attend Annual ENT Meetings in the USA

    AAO-HNS Meeting 2011 – San Francisco, USA
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of otolaryngologists. It is a premier event in the ENT world, and draws more than 6,000 medical experts and professionals from around the world.
    • Dr Stanley makes a point to attend the AAO-HNS meetings regularly. He was at the Boston conference in 2010 and the San Francisco conference in 2011, where he attended instruction courses, mini-seminars and networked with some of the world’s leading names in this specialty to exchange ideas and experiences.
    • An exhibition of the latest cutting edge technology in the ENT world is held in conjunction with the Conference.
    AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Expo
  • Premium & Comprehensive Service in Private Practice

    Dr Stanley & Clinic Manager, Ms Irene Lim
    • Set up Stanley Ear Nose Throat & Sinus Centre at Gleneagles Medical Centre in 1995 as Senior ENT / Head & Neck Surgeon and Director.
    • Services include the comprehensive management of the entire spectrum of ENT-related conditions, including sinusitis, allergy management, snoring and sleep apnea treatment for adults & children, head & neck & thyroid surgery, hearing / dizziness evaluation and treatment and Paediatric ENT.
  • Endoscopy - Flexible
    Endoscopy - Rigid
    • Diagnostic Endoscopy of the upper aero-digestive tract is performed in the clinic.
    Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Allergy Management - Skin Prick Test (Aero-Allergens)
    Pure Tone Audiometry
    • In-house Allergy Management.
    • In-house Audiological Services.
    • Pure tone audiometry and tympanometry.
    • A comprehensive snoring/ sleep apnea service is available from clinical diagnosis, complete sleep study, nasal CPAP Therapy and definitive surgery of obstruction Sleep Apnea problems.
    • A complete sleep study (Polysomnograph) can be performed at patient’s home or hotel or as an inpatient.
    • Therapeutic management of Halitosis (Bad Breath) is available after thorough examination.
  • Diverse Community Service Engagements

    President Rotary Club of Jurong Town, Singapore 2000 / 2001
    Community service as Rotary Club president
    • Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Jurong Town (2000 – 2001).
    • Member of Fund Raising Committee, Eurasian Association, Singapore.
    • Member of Transplant Ethics Committee, Parkway Healthcare.
    With junior college-level Rotary Interactors
  • Member Compass 1998 – 2000 Ministry of Education
    • Medical Expert in Subordinate Courts’ Mediation Panel (Medical Arbitration).
    • Member of COMPASS Committee (COMmunity and PArents in Support of Schools) in Ministry of Education from 1998 to 2000.
  • Mentoring a Singapore American School student
    SAS student joined Dr Stanley in the operating theatre for a first-hand look
    • Dr Stanley was “Mentor for a Day” to a student from the Singapore American School (SAS) in its pilot programme in 2009.
    • SAS’ Mentor for Day programme was designed to provide a hands-on opportunity to students interested in different career fields. Dr Stanley volunteered his time to participate in this worthy programme.
    Dr Stanley’s mentee for the day wrote an account of her day with Dr Stanley in the school’s newsletter
  • Passionate Appreciation of the Finer Things in Life

    Watch Collector
    • Watch enthusiast with an interest in classic designs and complicated watches.
    • Collector of fine writing instruments crafted by some of the world’s top brands.
    • Collector of antique medical illustrations that capture the minutiae of the human anatomy.
    • Amateur photographer – people photography.
    Watch collector
    Watch Collector
    Antique Medical Illustration
  • Foodie at Heart

    Banana leaf curry, wine, local dessert and roti prata are some of the many pleasures Dr Stanley enjoys!
    • Foodie at heart – loves everything from simple kopi-O see and kaya toast to durians and a good steak!
    Durians are another great passion for Dr Stanley, including enjoying local Cambodian coffee in Siem Reap!
  • Family Man and Doting Father

    • Active parenting through engaging dinner conversations and shared activities with both daughter and son.

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