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Dedicated Endoscopy Centre In Singapore

Our specialized endoscopy centre is a one-stop service centre providing a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Our larger rooms, enhanced privacy, and comfortable rest beds provide a comfortable experience for you throughout your gastroscopy procedure.

For the people, By the people.

About Curasia

Curasia Endoscopy is a healthcare practice that provides endoscopy to the general public, including both gastroscopies and colonoscopies, through leading day surgery facilities to reduce unnecessary hospitalisations. We work closely with our clinical staff to tirelessly provide a seamless experience for our patients.

Aimed at reducing Colorectal Cancer rates, we are building a series of decentralized Endoscopy Centres in the Heartlands.

Services Offered at Our Specialized Endoscopy Centre

Examination of the Stomach

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy, or an upper GI endoscopy, can help detect multiple serious health conditions that may be overlooked as abdominal pain.

Examination of the Large Intestine

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure to look inside your colon and examine its lining. Gastroenterologists are the specialists that perform the colonoscopy.

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer arises from the colon (the longest part of the large intestines) or rectum (the passageway which connects the colon to the anus). Colorectal cancer begins as a non-cancerous growth on the colon or rectum lining, aka a polyp, which develops into a cancerous growth.

How prevalent is Colorectal Cancer in Singapore?

Colorectal cancer is the number 1 cancer for men and number 2 cancer for women in Singapore and affects more than 1800 people yearly. About 1 in 20 people are at risk of getting colorectal cancer in their lifetime.

Is colorectal cancer the most curable cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the only cancer which can be prevented through regular screening. This is because most polyps can be removed at colonoscopy, thereby preventing the transformation into cancerous growth.

The 5 year survival rate for Stage 1 Colorectal Cancer is around 90% but it drops to around 15% for Stage 4. 30 minutes for a screening can truly save your life!

What are the risk factors for developing colorectal cancer?

Risk Factors:
Being 50 years old or above
Family history of colorectal cancer
Previous history of colorectal diseases or polyps
A low-fibre and high-fat diet
Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?

5 Signs of Colorectal Cancer:
Long-term fatigue
Persistent abdominal pain and discomfort
Unexplained weight loss
Constipation/Diarrhoea
Blood in stools/Dark stools

However, it is possible that symptoms do not manifest until the later stages. Hence, it is always recommended to go for screening early.

How do you reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer?

Reducing Risk of Colorectal Cancer:
Getting screened regularly
Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and smoking
Maintaining a healthy weight
Eat a high-fibre and low-fat diet
Exercise regularly

Lifestyle-related factors such as diet, weight and exercise have been linked to colorectal cancer. These are risk factors that you can change in addition to getting screened regularly.

Meet Our Specialist

Dr Dennis Koh

Clinical Governance Officer

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Dr Dennis Koh graduated from University of Nottingham, United Kingdom with a Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) as well as a Bachelor in Medical Science. He then furthered his medical education and embarked on his surgical training in Singapore. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery from National University of Singapore in 2005.

Introducing Curasia Endoscopy Centre

Our host, Jerald Foo, will be taking you to our first centre at Jurong East.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A colonoscopy is a procedure to look inside your colon (large intestine) and examine its lining. The main tool used to look inside the colon is a colonoscope, which is a soft and flexible tube that is long and thin about the width of a finger.

Gastroenterologists and surgeons are the specialists that perform colonoscopies. In Singapore, they receive special training to carry out the procedure and also to diagnose various diseases.

Gastroscopy – also known as upper GI endoscopy – is a procedure to examine the esophagus, stomach, and the start of the small intestine (duodenum) with the use of an instrument called the gastroscope. The gastroscope has a long, thin, and flexible tube with camera systems and capabilities to perform procedures such as biopsy and removal of polyps.

The examination is done by a gastroenterologist or surgeon with years of special training. Usually, gastroscopy is performed under moderate sedation, and most patients are “sleeping” and may not remember the procedure.

Yes, you can. Please feel free to contact us to obtain precise fees. Our friendly clinic staff will be glad to assist you with the available financing options.

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