Colonoscopy

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Comprehensive Colonoscopy Services by Dr. Reyaz Singaporewalla

Your Path to Colorectal Health and Peace of Mind

In the realm of preventive healthcare, one procedure stands out as a crucial tool for maintaining digestive health – Colonoscopy in Singapore. This minimally invasive procedure plays a pivotal role in detecting and preventing various gastrointestinal issues, making it an indispensable part of your overall well-being.

At ACE Specialist Surgery and Endoscopy, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care in the field of gastroenterology. Our team, led by General Surgeon Dr. Reyaz Singaporewalla, specialises in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including colonoscopy, to ensure your colorectal health.

What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a medical procedure in Singapore that involves the examination of the large intestine (colon) using a flexible tube with a camera attached to it. This procedure allows doctors to identify and address potential issues such as colorectal polyps, inflammation, and even early signs of colorectal cancer.

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A colonoscope is inserted into the rectum and up into the lower gastrointestinal tract.

Why is a Colonoscopy important?

  • Early detection of colorectal cancer: colonoscopy is a powerful tool for the early detection of colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer worldwide. Detecting and removing polyps during the procedure can prevent the development of cancer.
  • Polyp removal: during a colonoscopy, polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon lining, can be identified and removed. This prevents these polyps from developing into cancer over time.
  • Screening for high-risk individuals: if you have a family history of colorectal conditions or are at higher risk due to age or other factors, regular colonoscopies are crucial for early detection and prevention.
  • Evaluation of unexplained symptoms: if you are experiencing symptoms like abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, or gastrointestinal bleeding, a colonoscopy can help identify the cause.
  • Follow-up care: for patients with a history of colorectal issues, regular colonoscopies are essential to monitor and manage the condition.

Who should undergo a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopies are recommended for individuals who meet the following criteria: 

  • Age recommendations: colonoscopy is generally recommended for individuals aged 45 and above. However, those with a family history of colorectal issues or other risk factors may need to start screening earlier.
  • High-risk groups: individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), or a personal history of colorectal polyps are considered at higher risk and may need to undergo colonoscopy more frequently.

What should I expect during a Colonoscopy procedure in Singapore?

Dr Singaporewalla and his team will guide you through the process, ensuring you are well-prepared and comfortable. The procedure typically includes:

  • Preparation: you will be given specific instructions for cleansing your colon before the procedure.
  • Sedation: anaesthesia will be administered to ensure a comfortable and painless experience during the colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopy: Dr Singaporewalla will gently insert the colonoscope through your rectum and into your colon. He will examine the colon's lining and may remove any suspicious growths for further analysis.
  • Recovery: after the procedure, you will be monitored in the recovery area until the anaesthesia wears off.
polyps removal
If polyps are discovered during a colonoscopy, they will be removed and biopsied.

What are the benefits of a Colonoscopy in Singapore?

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Safe and effective
  • Early detection or prevention of colorectal cancer
  • Removal of precancerous polyps
  • Contributes to a healthy digestive system

What are the risks or complications of a Colonoscopy?

Like all medical procedures, a colonoscopy does have some potential risks and complications. However, these risks are rare, and colonoscopies are considered safe and effective procedures. Possible risks and complications of a colonoscopy include:

  • Allergy to anaesthesia
  • Bleeding or infection of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Perforation or tear in the gastrointestinal tract lining

The benefits of early detection and prevention outweigh these risks.

Why Choose Dr. Reyaz Singaporewalla for your Colonoscopy procedure in Singapore?

Expertise: Dr Singaporewalla is a Senior Consultant Surgeon and the Medical Director of ACE Specialist Surgery and Endoscopy, with over 25 years of experience in the field of general surgery. He is committed to delivering the most accurate and reliable results.

Compassionate care: We understand that undergoing a colonoscopy can be an apprehensive experience. Dr Reyaz Singaporewalla and his team provide compassionate and personalised care to make the process as comfortable as possible.

Your Health and Peace of Mind Matter to Us

At ACE Specialist Surgery and Endoscopy, we prioritise your health and well-being. Colonoscopy is vital to maintaining digestive health, providing a proactive approach to identifying and addressing potential issues before they escalate. By understanding the procedure, its importance, and the associated benefits, you empower yourself to make informed decisions about your health. 
Don't delay in taking charge of your colorectal health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr Singaporewalla and discuss your colonoscopy needs. Digestive well-being is a cornerstone of your overall health, and colonoscopy is a key tool in preserving it.

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Reyaz Moiz

Dr Reyaz Singaporewalla
Senior Consultant Endocrine and General Surgeon

MBBS (Bom), MS (Surg), DNB (Surg), FRCS (Edin), MMed (Singapore), FRCSEd.