Singapore General Hospital located in Outram Road, Singapore is the first and largest hospital in Singapore. It provides affordable specialist care for patients, training for doctors and other healthcare professionals, and conducts research to bring better care to its patients. Built in 1821, SGH is wholly owned by the government of Singapore and the flagship hospital of the public healthcare system. SGH is a member of the SingHealth cluster of healthcare institutions.
Designed as one of the most advanced in Singapore, Singapore General Hospital provides a depth of expertise in the spectrum of advanced medical & surgical interventions, comprehensive mix of inpatient and outpatient services. Singapore General Hospital has put modern technology in the hands of renowned from across the country and abroad to set new standards in healthcare.
The medical practices and procedures followed in the hospital are research oriented and benchmarked against the best in the world. Top-notch services, in a warm, open centric environment, clubbed with affordability, has made Singapore General Hospital one of the most revered hospitals in the country.
The medical staff at Singapore General Hospital is a diverse group of experienced professionals. They are dedicated and committed to using new technologies and keeping up-to-date on recent advancements in health care. Every member of the staff - including nurses, radiologists, therapists, pharmacists, support staff, management and administration - is focused on the health and comfort of every patient who comes through the hospital doors.
Singapore General Hospital represents all medical specialties and offer a wide range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs such as: Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Dermatology, Radiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Geriatric Medicine, Neuroscience, Opthalmology, Oral & Maxillofacial, Pathology, Oncology, Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, Rheumatology & Immunology, ENT, Haematology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation, Nephrology, and Urology. High quality care, coupled with hospital’s convenient location, are reasons many patients choose to be treated here.
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The group of colorectal specialists offers “state of the art” diagnosis and therapies for the full spectrum of colon and rectal disorders including cancers, benign polyps, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas, and defecation-related functional disorders.
While the colorectal surgeons spend much time in the operating room, at least one member of the staff has office hours each day of the week in order to maximize the patient’s ability to be seen promptly.
The goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to ensure that you and your family members obtain the best of outcomes. Singapore General Hospital recognizes the complexity of colorectal diseases and provides the experience and wide range of expertise that is required for effective management. The patients of Singapore General Hospital have access to the very best medical and radiation oncologists who specialize in gastrointestinal tumors. When the need arises, the colorectal surgeons are able to quickly and easily interact with the colleagues in gastroenterology, cardiology, and internal medicine.
The Division offers “state of the art” minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical methods that minimize the trauma to the abdomen and also decrease pain and shorten the hospital stay of patients who require colon or rectal resections. Division surgeons are also developing new, less invasive, combined laparoscopic and endoscopic methods for the removal of large benign polyps.
The Colorectal Division has the largest and best staffed anorectal physiology facility that evaluates and treats patients with rectal prolapse, rectocele, constipation, anismus, incontinence, and other defecation-related problems.
In addition to the extensive clinical services, the Colorectal Division also has a clinical and basic science research unit that is developing and testing safe anti-cancer drugs that can be used during the month before and after surgery.
Singapore General Hospital knows that being diagnosed with a colon and rectal problem can be frightening. The surgeons take the necessary time to explain to each patient what their problems is, to go over the tests needed for full evaluation, and to present the treatment options. Many patients are surprised to learn that many anorectal and colorectal problems can be managed and treated successfully without surgery.
Singapore General Hospital hopes that your will take a look around the official website and find it useful and informative. Please feel free to call one the expert surgeons for a consultation.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. An estimated one in every eight women will have a breast cancer diagnosis. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer, Singapore General Hospital understands that you may feel overwhelmed. But you can take comfort in knowing that advances in treatment options along with early detection mean that many women survive breast cancer.
Screening exams for breast cancer can save thousands of lives each year, by finding cancer in its earliest stages, even before there may be any symptoms. Early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer through regular mammograms and other advanced scans, such as breast MRI and breast ultrasound, may improve outcomes for breast cancer treatments. Talk with your physician about your family history, lifestyle and other risk factors, and when you should schedule your screenings for breast cancer.
The breast imaging options accommodate your risk factors for breast cancer including dense breasts. Singapore General Hospital offers 3-D mammography called digital breast tomosynthesis, a type of mammogram that creates three-dimensional views of the breast tissue. The multiple images help improve early breast cancer detection through greater accuracy in pinpointing size, shape and location of abnormalities. 3-D mammography is recommended for women between the ages of 40 and 50 and/or who have dense breasts.
Singapore General Hospital also offers high-resolution breast ultrasound, breast MRI, stereotactic core biopsy, Ultrasound and MRI biopsy, as well as bone density testing. The Breast Imaging Centers are staffed by board-certified radiologists, nurse navigators, genetic counselors and breast surgeons.
Singapore General Hospital Breast Cancer team is here for you from the time of your breast cancer screening through your survivorship. The staffs are ready, with cutting-edge treatments, as well as educational, emotional and practical support to help guide you and your family on the journey ahead. Singapore General Hospital wants to make your experience less daunting and empower you to become an active partner in your treatment and recovery.
Singapore General Hospital offers breast surgeons skilled in less-invasive surgery, specialists in radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy, plastic surgeons with expertise in breast reconstruction, access to breast cancer clinical trials, psychological counseling, physical therapy, personalized care management by nurse navigators, survivorship support programs offering complementary medicine, support for financial concerns and other issues outside of the scope of medical care, and connections to other breast cancer survivors. The goal is to give you the best possible outcome for your breast cancer in a supportive and caring environment, and to establish a life-long relationship to support your health.
Singapore General Hospital Breast Cancer Program offers the most advanced surgical options ranging from breast-conserving lumpectomy to simple and modified radical mastectomies that are skin- and nipple-sparing. The hospital also offers nonsurgical breast biopsies and access to an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss breast reconstruction options after lumpectomy and mastectomy.
Palliative care focuses on aggressively managing symptoms of chronic illnesses while also attending to the psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and those who care for them. Instead of replacing your primary source of treatment, palliative care supplements your primary care.
Receiving palliative care does not necessarily mean you are at end of life. The goal of palliative care is the prevention of suffering and the improvement of your quality of life. Singapore General Hospital has a dedicated Palliative Medicine department with a skilled team of healthcare professionals trained in this special area of medicine.
Palliative care strives to provide you with:
The Palliative Medicine program at Singapore General Hospital consists of a consultation service. Patients and physicians may use the Palliative Medicine team’s services for patients anywhere in the Hospital or may ask for a transfer to the palliative care unit. The interdisciplinary team of health care professionals is available to support patients and families by providing a team approach to patient-centered care.
Palliative care is provided by a team of specialists that include:
The team of staff meet with the family members involved to discuss the patient’s treatment plan and what the next steps are. They are available for inpatient consultation, translating medical jargon, managing symptoms, counseling patients spiritually and emotionally, and more. The staffs provide educational resources to patients, their families, and their communities.
Singapore General Hospital features a team approach to delivering healthcare. This means that patients are examined and treated by a variety of medical professionals rather than a single doctor. Here are some of the professionals that you may meet during your stay at the hospital:
Singapore General Hospital is both a clinical care centre and a teaching hospital. That means you will be cared for by team of doctors that can include:
an attending physician – the staff doctor responsible for your complete medical care;
a resident – a doctor continuing his/her education to specialize in one field of medicine; and
a medical student – a student doctor in his/her final year of medical school.
Attending physicians work on a rotation system so it is possible your care may not be supervised by the same physician throughout your stay. However, be assured that each attending physician is fully informed of your health-care needs.
If your personal physician is not assigned as your attending physician, he or she is encouraged to visit you regularly in the Hospital and to keep in close touch with the attending physician. You may also call your personal physician to tell him or her about your hospital stay. If you have questions about these arrangements, please speak to your primary nurse, personal physician, or attending physician.
Physician assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. A PA can make medical decisions on their own and provide services to diagnose and treat patients. They may also conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, write prescriptions, provide preventive health education and assist in surgery.
When people have complex or serious medical problems, the attending physician sometimes requests that a specialist evaluate the person and recommend how to best diagnose and treat the problems. For example, the specialist may be a doctor who is extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart (cardiologist), kidneys (nephrologist), or cancer (oncologist). In other cases, the specialist may be a surgeon who has particular expertise in one area, such as the brain, spine, and nerves (neurosurgeon) or muscles, bones, and joints (orthopedic surgeon).
Registered nurses play an essential role in your care while you are here. They help assess your condition regularly, administer and monitor your treatments and medications, discuss all aspects of your care with you, and make sure your physician is aware of any concerns.
In addition, registered nurses with advanced knowledge and practice regularly provide expertise and offer support to patients and families. They and all the nurses work collaboratively with the health-care team to ensure you receive the best care possible.
Proper nutrition care is an essential part of everyone's overall health, particularly if you are ill. The dietitians work with the medical team to develop and implement nutrition care plans for patients after assessing their nutritional needs. If you need special nutritional care because of a condition, injury or illness, they will help you choose the best food for your needs, monitor what you eat and whatever supplements you might be taking, and make sure you understand any important instructions.
Pharmacists are part of your health care team and work with your doctors and nurses to provide the best care for you. Pharmacists review all medications ordered for you in hospital and check for allergies, drug interactions and other potential problems. Pharmacists continually monitor and review your medication needs during your hospital stay and teach you about your medications.
The technicians, technologists and therapists are specially trained to contribute to your care. These skilled staff members work under your physician’s direction and are proficient in the specific techniques that aid in preventing, diagnosing and treating your illness.
The Lab is staffed with experienced, licensed Medical Technologists, board-certified Pathologists, and a team of highly skilled Phlebotomists.
The Department of Hematology serves as a center for diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment for many hematologic diseases such as malignant blood diseases like leukemia, lymphoma and common myeloma; clotting diseases and hereditary blood diseases; Hodgkin's Disease and Thrombocytopenia.
The team includes many renowned hematologists. The physicians are able to implement the most innovative drug therapy and advanced diagnostic methods. These methods employ molecular biology and immunofluorescence, which enable highly accurate diagnoses, advanced bone marrow transplant and monitoring treatment outcomes. The department also carries out prenatal diagnosis of hereditary blood diseases, genetic disorders and acquired coagulation.
An advanced diagnostic laboratory and day care unit stands alongside the inpatient department with an extensive and experienced nursing staff.
Medical staff, nursing staff, laboratory staff and workers teams have many years of experience combining professionalism and knowledge from which the patients are able to benefit.
Gastroenterology / Hepatology
The Digestive Disease Center provides a full-range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for disorders of the gastrointestinal system including diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and rectum, as well as the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. In a multidisciplinary approach and close collaboration with General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery, patients receive excellence of care.
Commonly treated problems are peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), inflammatory bowel disease, colonic polyps, gallstone disease, acute and chronic liver disease, pre and post liver transplant services, gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer screening, and motility disorders of the esophagus, stomach and colon.
Patients are evaluated endoscopically with a modern, state-of-the-art videoendoscopic computerized system. Diagnostic and therapeutic services to evaluate the stomach, liver, pancreas, biliary tree, colon and small intestine are available. Special procedures such as esophageal, pancreatic and biliary stent placement, balloon dilation of strictures, endoscopic ultrasonography with fine needle biopsy, and push enteroscopy are offered. Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous liver biopsy to evaluate diseases of the liver is provided.
For evaluation of GI motility disorders, a modern motility system including 24-hour pH monitoring, esophageal manometry and anal manometry are available. Additionally, capsule endoscopy, and balloon enteroscopy is available to diagnose disorders of the small bowel.
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has undergone many changes in recent years. Early detection brought about by increased awareness and advanced diagnostic methods have ensured a high rate of survival. At Singapore General Hospital, the department of oncology recognizes and encourages the need for early detection. It provides a complete range of solutions for cancer care and to that end works in tandem with other super specialty departments like neurosurgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, urology and many others for all round support and care under one roof.
The department of Oncology has the latest amenities which help in correct and accurate diagnosis with the help of CT Scans, X-rays, blood tests, endoscopes, pap smears and biopsies. Cancer treatment is carried out by an expert team of oncologists who are among the finest cancer specialists in the country.
Depending on the nature and stage, a wide range of therapies are used for the cancer treatment. Besides conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, the department of oncology also excels in the newer fields of nuclear medicine and stem cell transplants.
The nurses and other support staff at the department of Oncology are known to provide utmost cancer care and compassion to the patients, especially during the post-operative phase. Patients are also made aware of the clinical trials available for newer drugs in case they are interested. At Singapore General Hospital, the major thrust is on 'maximum patient comfort' in all its efforts on cancer care.
Few of the major cancer types for which treatments are available at the department are: Breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
Special features of the Oncology Department:
There are some treatment & procedures offerred at the department:
Onkologi / Perawatan Kanker
Diagnosis dan pengobatan kanker telah mengalami banyak perubahan dalam beberapa tahun terakhir. Deteksi dini disebabkan oleh peningkatan kesadaran dan metode diagnostik canggih telah memastikan tingkat tinggi kelangsungan hidup. Di Singapore General Hospital, departemen onkologi mengakui dan mendorong perlunya deteksi dini. Departemen ini menyediakan rangkaian lengkap solusi untuk perawatan kanker dan tujuan akhir bersama-sama dengan departemen khusus super lainnya seperti bedah saraf, bedah plastik & rekonstruksi, urologi dan banyak lainnya untuk semua dukungan yang bulat dan peduli di bawah satu atap.
Departemen Onkologi memiliki fasilitas terbaru yang membantu dalam diagnosis yang benar dan akurat dengan bantuan CT Scan, sinar-X, tes darah, endoskopi, pap smear dan biopsi. Pengobatan kanker dilakukan oleh tim ahli dari ahli kanker diantara spesialis kanker terbaik di negeri ini.
Tergantung pada sifat dan stadium, berbagai terapi digunakan untuk pengobatan kanker. Selain pengobatan kanker konvensional seperti kemoterapi, radioterapi dan terapi hormon, departemen onkologi juga unggul di bidang yang lebih baru dari kedokteran nuklir dan transplantasi sel induk.
Para perawat dan staf pendukung lainnya di departemen Onkologi dikenal untuk memberikan perawatan kanker sepenuh hati dan kasih sayang kepada pasien, terutama selama fase pasca-operasi. Pasien juga dibuat sadar akan uji klinis tersedia untuk obat-obat baru dalam kasus yang mereka tertarik. Di Singapore General Hospital, dorongan utama adalah pada 'kenyamanan pasien maksimum' dalam semua upaya pada perawatan kanker.
Beberapa jenis kanker utama yang perawatannya tersedia di departemen adalah: Kanker payudara, kanker kolorektal, kanker prostat dan kanker paru-paru.
Fitur khusus dari Departemen Onkologi:
Ada beberapa perawatan & prosedur yang ditawarkan di departemen:
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