Mount Alvernia Medical Centre D
820 Thomson Road, #08-52, Singapore 574623
Tel: +65 6252 5257 | Fax: +65 6252 5227

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, #09-36, Singapore 329563
Tel: +65 6684 0992 | Fax: +65 6684 0892

Useful Resources

Gall bladder surgery – Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

  What is the gall bladder? The gall bladder is a pear-shaped organ, about the size of a golf ball, that lies just beneath the right side of the liver. Its main function is to act as a reservoir to collect and concentrate bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver. Bile, which is a clear golden yellow liquid, is […]


Piles (Haemorrhoids)

  The lining of the anus contains three clumps (cushions) of soft and spongy paddings that help to act as an extra seal  to keep the anus closed to prevent leakage of mucus . The mucus lubricates the faeces so that it can be passed out easily. These spongy pads (piles) are supported in the […]


Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

    What is the stomach cancer? The stomach lies in the upper part of the abdomen, just below the ribs. It has an important role in food digestion. The food that we eat passes down the oesophagus (gullet) and into the stomach. The stomach produces acid and enzymes to help digest the food. Once broken […]


Colorectal Cancer

  What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon and rectum. It is also known as bowel cancer or cancer of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in Singapore and the second most common cause of death after heart disease. Colorectal cancer usually begins as polyps that […]


Anal fissure

  Anal fissure is a common and debilitating condition which can cause pain, discomfort and disability far exceeding that might be expected from the size of the lesion. Pain, frequently described as “cutting” in nature, usually occurs during passage of stools and can continue even after defecation. This is usually accompanied by limited fresh per […]