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    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre

    The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centre is the first centre in Singapore with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team specially trained to manage Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease - two common inflammatory bowel diseases. As these diseases are chronic in nature, they usually require specialist medical care in conjunction with good inter-disciplinary care involving nutritionists, nurses and pharmacists. They provide patients with advice on medications and diet, as well as counselling for patients who require surgery.
     
    In addition, the centre also co-ordinates services in gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, pathology, pharmacy, nutrition, nursing and research, offering IBD patients seamless medical care.

    Patients with established diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's disease may be directly referred to the IBD Centre. For patients with gastrointestinal symptoms suggestive of IBD, referrals can be made to the Departments of Gastroenterology and Colorectal Surgery for initial evaluation.

    Treatment

    IBD is a chronic disease with no curative treatment. There are, however, effective drugs to control the disease. Medications need to be taken on a lifelong basis. As patients with the disease is known to undergo periodic relapses and remission, the medications serve to reduce the number of relapses in the patient. In some instances, surgery may be required.

    As these diseases are chronic in nature, they usually require specialist medical care in conjunction with good inter-disciplinary care involving the nutritionists, nurses and pharmacists. They provide patients with advice on medications and diet, as well as counselling for those patients who require surgery.

    Referral Criteria

    Direct referrals can be made to the IBD Centre for patients with established diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's disease.

    For patients with GI symptoms suggestive of IBD, referrals can be made to the Departments of Gastroenterology and Colorectal Surgery for initial evaluation.

    IBD Support Group

    The Centre also runs an IBD Support Group in conjunction with the National Foundation of Digestive Diseases. The support group members consists of patients and their family and friends. Meetings are organised on a quarterly basis to allow for better understanding and education of these complex diseases. Additionally, this forum allows for individuals to share and support each other in their everyday struggles.

    Appointments

    To make or change appointment:

    Fax:
    6326 5540 (Clinic D)
    6321 4348 (Clinic L)

     

    Location

    Location

    Block 3 Basement 1 - Clinic D (Colorectal Surgery) 

    Block 3 Level 1 - Clinic D (Gastroenterology, Nutrition Support, Pharmacy Counselling) 

    Opening Hours

    Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm
    Saturday:
    8.00am to 1.00pm
    Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed


    Last Modified Date :15 Aug 2017