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Colorectal Surgery

At the Singapore General Hospital, our dedicated team of Colorectal surgeons offer comprehensive consultations on all colorectal services. This includes pelvic floor disorders, benign bowel and perianal conditions, as well as risk counselling for suspected hereditary colorectal cancers and syndromes.

We provide a wide range of services, ranging from diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, anorectal physiology and ultrasound, as well as biofeedback for problems, such as faecal incontinence and constipation. We are also the leading centre in the region performing advanced laparoscopic and single-port laparoscopy colorectal surgery for colorectal malignancies and benign bowel disorders. In addition, we are developing cutting edge robotic surgery, treatment of advanced recurrent cancers requiring pelvic exenterations, as well as new perianal fistula and haemorrhoidal procedures which improve outcomes and recovery. We have the SGH Pelvic Floor Disorders Service (PFDS) and the high-risk clinic service to provide patient centric streamlined management.

Our department is also committed to research and education. We have a molecular laboratory, as well as a Singapore Polyposis Registry, that has been crucial in understanding various genetic syndromes and provide important counselling advice in high risk families. Since the formation of the department in 1989, there are more than 400 research publications in international and local peer-reviewed journals. The department also organises an annual Colorectal Scientific Week conducting various workshops and seminars for local and international colorectal specialists, as well as regular General Practitioner (GP) seminars. Our consultants are also regularly invited to give lectures and talks in various conferences and international exchanges.

For the community, we organise the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and SGH Pelvic Floor Disorders Service outreach programmes each year. The Department has a Colorectal Cancer Support Group (CCSG) and a Stoma Support Group, providing important dietary, physical and psychosocial rehabilitation tips for cancer survivors with activities, such as art and music therapy. We partner with external agencies like the Health Promotion Board and the Singapore Cancer Society for cancer education.

We remain committed to provide high quality and leading care for all patients and look forward to be of service to all.

We thank you for your continued support.