We are a One-Stop Multi-Specialty Surgical Group Practice. We believe that the best outcomes in surgery are achieved by dedicated professionals providing sub-specialty care.
We have gathered some of the best surgeons who are skilled in using the latest technological advances in minimally invasive surgery. We can offer keyhole and other innovative surgical solutions for a wide range of complex medical problems.
We also work together in multidisciplinary teams to enhance the capabilities of individual surgeons. We collectively bring a wealth of experience in training and working in many of the top medical institutions around the world.
Our Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Care Programs
The esophagus is a hollow muscular tube that carries food from the throt to the stomach. Much if this passed through the chest, behind the trachea (windpipe). Tumours can occur anywhere along this trac (in the neck, chest or abdomen).
Gastric (stomach) cancer can often remain asymptomatic for a long time, especially in the early stages. As such, it usually presents late. The usual symptoms are pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen. It can also cause early satiety (fullness after a small meal), vomiting, loss of weight and loss of appetite. Occasionally it presents as an emergency with severe pain from perforation or bleeding (vomiting of blood or passage of black stools due to altered blood).
Liver Cancer, or Hepatocellular carcinoma (Hepatoma) is one of the major causes of cancer deaths worldwide especially in Africa and East Asia; it is the 4th commonest cancer among males in Singapore. Chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) infection, ethanol, aflatoxins, hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease and alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency are risk factors for hepatoma. They cause cirrhosis that predisposes to development of hepatoma.
About Laparoscopic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery, some people refer to this simply as MIS, is a broad term for any procedure performed with small incisions (or sometimes no incisions at all).
Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Abdominal Pain
A Diagnostic Laparoscopy is a basically an investigative procedure whereby a telescope is inserted into the abdominal cavity to examine the internal organs under direct vision. By manipulating the bowel with a pair of instruments, we can inspect the entire abdominal and pelvic cavity. We can also obtain specimens for pathological or bacteriological testing. If required, we can also perform a Laparoscopic Ultrasound using a probe fitted with an ultrasound sensor at the tip. Organs such as the liver, pancreas, kidney and adrenal gland can be evaluated with great accuracy. Depending on what is found, we can also proceed directly to treat the problem.
Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair
Hernias are defects and areas of weaknesses in the abdominal wall. These typically occurs in the groin area and appears as a soft bulge due to the protrusion of bowel and abdominal cavity contents through this defect. This swelling is small in the beginning and can be pushed back on lying down. With time, however, the hernia invariably gets larger and may become “irreducible”. When this happens, complications can occur when the blood supply to the hernia contents get cut off.
Laparoscopic Incisional / Umbiliacal Hernia Repair
Hernias are abnormal protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening that should not be there – for example the inguinal hernias found in the groin region. Incisional and umbilical hernias are hernias that result from a defect in the abdominal wall. For incisional hernias, this defect is through a weakening at the site of a surgical incision used for a previous operation. This can therefore be found anywhere on the abdominal wall. For umbilical hernias, the defect is through an opening for the umbilical cord that did fuse completely after birth.