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We provide care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. We perform more than 7,000 simple and complex endoscopic procedures annually.

We can perform a wide range of endoscopic procedures which help in the diagnosis and treatment of various digestive disorders such as peptic ulcers, polyps, cancers, bile duct and pancreatic stones, cysts of the pancreas and other non-cancerous tumours.

List of Services

OGD is a simple procedure which allows the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders of the upper digestive tract such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), peptic ulcers, gastritis, oesophageal and gastric varices, cancers of the oesophagus and stomach, and others.


This procedure allows the direct visualization of the large intestine. It is used to detect and remove polyps which may grow into cancer later in life. It also allows us to take biopsies from the colon (large intestine) for the diagnosis of various conditions.


This procedure allows us to diagnose and treat disorders of the bile and pancreatic ducts. We can safely diagnose and remove stones from the bile ducts causing jaundice and remove stones from the pancreas. ERCP can be used for the insertion of metal stents in patients with bile duct cancer. A baby scope (cholangioscope) can also be used during ERCPto visualize the lining of the bile ducts directly.


EUS is used to examine the walls and linings of the upper and lower digestive tract. It is also used to study other organs near the gastrointestinal tract, including the lungs, liver, gall bladder and pancreas. Biopsies of mass and cyst, drainage of cysts and celiac plexus block (for intractable pain of chronic pancreatitis and cancer of the pancreas) can be performed during EUS.


​These are highly specialized procedures allowing direct visualization, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the small intestine beyond the reach of the conventional OGD or colonoscopy. Clinical indications for this procedure include small intestinal bleeding, ulcers, polyps and cancers.


​This is a minimally invasive procedure in which a camera housed in a small capsule is swallowed by the patient with a sip of water. It allows safe and excellent views of the stomach and small intestine.


​SEMS allow the expansion of the narrowing caused by cancers of the digestive tract. This enables patients with obstruction due to advanced cancer to eat without going through bypass surgery.


​These minimally invasive endoscopic procedures are performed for early digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach and colon) cancers without the need for open surgery.


​This procedure is carried out for patients with narrowing of the oesophagus (swallowing pipe) from a variety of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions.


​PEG is a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall into the stomach, allowing nutrition, fluids and/or medications to bypass the mouth and oesophagus. This provides an alternative to patients requiring long term naso-gastric tube feeding.


​This procedure involves the placement of a water filled balloon in the stomach via gastroscopy. The balloon partially fills the stomach making the patient feel full early into a meal.


  • Acute and Chronic Viral Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Metabolic diseases of the liver such as Wilson’s disease
  • Drug induced liver disease
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumours of the liver
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's disease








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Clinic 2A
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Fax
6889 4260
Location
Level 2,
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Mondays to Fridays:
8.00 am to 5.30pm

Saturdays:
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sundays and Public Holidays:
Closed
Clinic 2B
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Contact information
Fax
6889 4260
6732 7510
Location
Level 2,
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Mondays to Fridays:
8.00 am to 5.30pm

Saturdays:
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Sundays and Public Holidays:
Closed
Endoscopy Centre
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Location
Level 2,
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Monday to Friday:
7.00am-9.30pm

Saturday:
7.00am - 3.30pm

Sunday & Public Holiday:
Closed

Endoscopy Centre provides a comprehensive range of endoscopical services using state of the art technology to cater for patients with various medical and surgical conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors and nursing staff work towards providing you and your family a one-stop seamless experience in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.

 

We provide the following range of services.

Gastroscopy

 

Gastroscopy is an endoscopical procedure commonly used to inspect the uppergastrointestinal tract for symptoms such as heartburn, abdominal pain and bloating. It is also the most effective screening tool for stomach cancer.

Colonoscopy & Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

 

Colonoscopy is an endoscopical investigation for large bowel related conditions including change of bowel habit. It is also the recommended procedure for colorectal cancer screening.

Cystoscopy

 

Cystoscopy is an endoscopical procedure designed to inspect the bladder and the urethra. It is frequently carried out to investigate specific urological conditions including enlargement of the prostate gland and other abnormal findings in the urine.

Bronchoscopy

 

Bronchoscopy is a visual examination of the air passages leading to the lungs. It is use to evaluate symptoms such as coughing of blood, noisy or abnormal breathing, or to determine the cause of an abnormal chest X-ray. Bronchoscopy is often performed under local anesthesia with an anaesthetic agent applied into the nose and to the back of the throat. A light intravenous sedative may also be given to help the patient relax.

ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography)

 

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography, or ERCP, is a combined endoscopical and radiological procedure to study the bile duct and the pancreatic duct. ERCP is performed using a special side-viewing endoscope which allows a detailed examination of the common channel of the bile duct and pancreatic duct, otherwise known as the ampulla. This procedure is frequently employed to investigate any narrowing of the ducts and to treat stone diseases.

Others

  • EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound)
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
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