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Overview

The mission of the department is to advance surgical care, education and research in the Central Region of Singapore and beyond.

We achieve this by providing a comprehensive spectrum of services, tailored towards accurate and timely diagnosis with management of all general surgical conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. A drive towards minimally invasive surgery has resulted in a shorter length of stay for patients, smaller surgical incisions, reduction in morbidity and complications, and overall improvement in surgical outcomes. This has allowed an increasing proportion of surgical procedures to be performed in our ambulatory surgery centre where suitable patients are not required to be admitted to the hospital following their operation and can be discharged on the same day or after a short overnight stay.

We excel in both undergraduate and postgraduate education as the primary clinical training partner for Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and also an affiliated teaching hospital of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. We are also a training centre for the National Healthcare Group General Surgery Residency Program and support other postgraduate programs and surgical specialties including the Surgery-in-General and Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Programmes. We are passionate about surgical education as this continues our strong tradition of ensuring high standards in the practise of the craft of Surgery.

The Department has also successfully introduced an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program, which was initially implemented in Colorectal Surgery and subsequently in the other sub-subspecialties. We are also active in initiatives to detect and treat fraility in our elderly surgical patients to optimise them for surgery and ensuring the best post-operative outcome.

Head of Department: Dr Tan Wei Leong, Glenn

List of services

  1. Breast and Endocrine Surgery
  2. Colorectal Surgery
  3. Head and Neck Surgery
  4. Hepatopancreatobilliary Surgery
  5. Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  6. Thoracic Surgery
  7. Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
  8. Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
  9. Vascular Surgery




















2019/05/31

List of Related Clinics

Clinic 2A
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Contact information
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
Clinic 3B
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Contact information
6357 2378
6357 3775
Fax
6357 2381
Location
Level 3,
TTSH Medical Centre
Operating hours
Mondays to Thursdays:
8am - 5.30pm
 
Fridays:
8am - 5pm
 
Saturdays, Sundays & PHs:
Closed

​Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging Centre

Endoscopy Centre
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Contact information
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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