Any conditions involving the colon and rectum fall under colorectal diseases. Conditions may be mild,
easily treatable via medications and lifestyle modifications; or severe, requiring surgery.
Colorectal surgery may be done open or laparoscopically, the latter being the preferred choice because of its minimally-invasive nature and fewer risks involved. Also known as keyhole surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery does away with the single 6- to 12-inch large incision associated with open surgery.
Instead, it accesses and treats the colorectal region via small incisions in the abdomen, through which a laparoscope and tiny surgical tools are inserted. A laparoscope is an optical instrument equipped with a light and camera which allows the doctor to examine the abdominal organs via a monitor. Air may also be pumped into the colon to inflate the abdominal walls, providing a better view and access to the area.
With more than two decades of experience managing colorectal conditions, our colorectal surgeon Dr Kam Ming Hian is a well-known figure in the medical arena. As the former Director of Robotics & Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Colorectal Surgery, SGH, Dr Kam has successfully treated many patients, and received multiple awards for service excellence during his career.
He is well-published in international journals and has also been invited to speak at various conferences. To date, colorectal surgeon, Dr Kam has performed thousands of gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures, and conducted regular endoscopy training courses for the next generation of medical students.
20 Years of Colorectal Experience
Skilled in Minimally Invasive & Laparoscopic Techniques
Individualised & Cost Effective Treatment for Every Patient
Medisave and Insurance-Covered Treatment and Procedures
We are proud to provide patients with highly personalised and affordable colorectal treatments in Singapore. At Kam Colorectal Centre, we’ve got your colorectal health covered.
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