Endoscopy (or scopes) are day-case procedures that are performed only by trained experts. At Mark Wong Surgery, our specialist provides both gastroscopy and colonoscopy services. They can both be safely performed at the same session with patients comfortably asleep (under sedation) without general anaesthesia.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common cancer in Singapore. Although it is also one of the more preventable and treatable cancers, many people are not taking the pro-active steps of performing cancer screening. As such, the majority of CRC are still diagnosed in the advanced stages.
Haemorrhoids, or piles, as they are more commonly known, are actually normal parts of our body. They are normal structures in the anus, comprising mainly blood vessels that help to preserve continence and prevent our stools from leaking out. They start to become bothersome when they swell and this may result in bleeding, pain, prolapse (lumps) and itching. This is termed haemorrhoidal disease.