A gastroscopy, sometimes referred to as an endoscopy, is a test that allows the doctor to examine the inner lining of the upper gut (gastrointestinal tract), namely the oesophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestines). The doctor uses an endoscope to perform this procedure.Learn more about Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy is a safe and effective method of visualising the lining of the colon and rectum, using a long, flexible, tubular instrument. It is used to diagnose problems in the colon and rectum (e.g. colorectal cancer), perform biopsies, and remove colonic polyps. Most colonoscopies are performed on an outpatient basis with minimal inconvenience and discomfort.Learn more about Colonoscopy
Cancer is a common and important health problem in Singapore. According to statistics from MOH, cancer is a leading cause of death here. Fortunately, many cancers, if treated in the early stages, can be curable.
Ambulatory Surgery / Day Surgery / Out-patient Surgery
Surgical procedures that do not require an overnight hospital stay are also provided. This includes removal of skin lumps (cysts, lipomas, naevus), breast lumps, drainage of abscess, hernia surgery, piles ligation or surgery (stapled haemorrhoidectomy, excisional haemorrhoidectomy, trans-anal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation) or lymph node biopsy, etc.
Abdominal surgery involves surgical operation on organs inside the abdomen such as the stomach, gallbladder, small intestine, large intestine (colon and rectum), spleen and appendix. Some reasons for undergoing abdominal surgery include infection, obstruction, stones, tumours (benign or cancerous), trauma and inflammatory bowel disease.
Minimally Invasive Surgery / Laparoscopy / Key-hole Surgery
State-of-the art technology is used to perform minimally invasive surgery, such as laparoscopic surgery or key-hole surgery, for patients with certain conditions. The operations are performed via a small incision (0.5 – 1.5cm) instead of traditional longer incisions for open surgery.
We provide surgery which focus on the surgical management of cancer. This includes stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon and rectal cancer, breast cancer and thyroid cancer.
Thyroid operations are recommended for patients with thyroid conditions, including cancerous or benign (non-cancerous) thyroid nodules, and overactive thyroid glands.