ENDOSCOPY

To value add to our core operations in providing a reliable and conducive environment for a wide range of surgical procedures, Novena Surgery has two endoscopy suites for endoscopy procedure: Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.

Patients can also choose to have an endoscopy screening procedure in Novena Surgery for diagnostic or preventive purposes by selecting from our direct scope services. The direct scope service price is for patients utilizing their Medisave only.

 Scope Services  Price (before GST)  Medisave Claimable
 Gastroscopy (OGD)  $ 700.00  up to $ 650.00
 Colonoscopy  $ 1350.00  up to $ 1250.00
 Gastroscopy (OGD) & Colonoscopy  $ 1700.00  up to $ 1600.00
 Polypectomy  $ 300.00 (Additional)  –
 Ligation of Piles  $ 300.00 (Additional)  –

Package Inclusions:

  • Surgery Facility Fees
  • Surgeon Fees (for Scope Services Only)
  • Recovery Bed

Recovery Suites (Optional):

  • Day: S$220.00
  • Overnight: S$420
  • Treatment Fee: S$140

Please contact us at +65-6254 9331 or drop us an email at admin@novenasurgery.com.sg to understand more about our Endoscopy services.

Gastroscopy

What is a gastroscopy?

A gastroscopy is an examination of your upper digestive or gastrointestinal tract. This includes your throat, food pipe (oesophagus), stomach and upper part of the small intestine. 

It involves the use of a long, thin, flexible tube called a gastroscope that has a camera inside it – your doctor will insert the gastroscope carefully through the mouth and into your stomach. This allows your doctor to get a clear, detailed view of your digestive tract.

Why do you need a gastroscopy?

A gastroscopy is used to diagnose stomach problems such as nausea, heartburn, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss and bloating. 

In addition, a gastroscopy is used to screen for ulcers or polyps, stomach cancer and to remove tissue for testing (biopsies).

What can you expect in a gastroscopy?

Preparing for a Gastroscopy

You will need to stop eating at least 6 hours before the gastroscopy and avoid drinking 2-3 hours before. 

If you choose to be sedated during the gastroscopy, you will need to arrange for someone to take or drive you home after the gastroscopy. The sedation medicine can stay in the body for up to 24 hours, and you will need to arrange for someone to be around during this time.

During a Gastroscopy

A local anesthetic spray will be applied to numb your throat. If you choose to be sedated, the sedative medication will be given to you to help you relax. 

You will be lying down on your left side, and the doctor will insert the gastroscope down your throat. 

Once the examination is complete, you will be taken to a recovery bed or suite to rest for an hour before the sedation begins to wear off. 

The whole procedure is short, usually taking less than 15 minutes.

Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is an examination of your colon (otherwise known as the large intestine) and rectum. The colon is part of your digestive system and connects your small intestine to your rectum. 

It involves the use of a long, thin, soft and flexible tube called a colonoscope that has a camera inside it – your doctor will gently insert the colonoscope which is about the width of a finger, through the anus and carefully push it into the rectum and colon. This allows your doctor to get a clear, detailed view of your colon.

The examination is done under sedation for your comfort. 

Why do you need a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is used to diagnose colon or rectum abnormalities such as rectal bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, blood in stool, abdominal pain, and unexplained weight loss. 

In addition, a colonoscopy is used to screen for polyps, colon cancer and to diagnose inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. 

What can you expect in a colonoscopy?

Preparing for a Colonoscopy

You will need to go on a low fibre diet 3 days before the colonoscopy, and stop eating solid foods at least 24 hours before the colonoscopy. A bowel prep, laxative kit will be given to you to induce bowel movement to clear your colon of solid waste – this ensures your doctor gets a clear view of your colon during the colonoscopy.  

As you will be sedated during the colonoscopy, you will need to arrange for someone to take or drive you home after the colonoscopy. The sedation medicine can stay in the body for up to 24 hours, and you will need to arrange for someone to be around during this time.

You will be sedated for the procedure and be asked to lie on your side before the doctor inserts a colonoscope into your rectum. The scope contains a small light and camera, and a tube to pump small amounts of air or carbon dioxide to inflate the colon to give provide a better view.

During a Colonoscopy

You will be sedated to ease any potential discomfort. 

You will be lying down on your side with your knees tucked into your body, and the doctor will insert the colonoscope into your colon through your anus. 

Once the examination is complete, you will be taken to a recovery bed or suite to rest for an hour before the sedation begins to wear off. 

The whole procedure is short, usually taking less than 20 minutes.

Why choose Novena Surgery for a gastroscopy or colonoscopy?

Doctors who choose to perform a gastroscopy or colonoscopy at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in an endoscopy suite equipped with a high-definition camera system – this allows doctors to view their procedures with unprecedented clarity and transmit their findings smoothly.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo a gastroscopy/colonoscopy in Novena Surgery but I do not have a GP referral letter.

Depending on the area you live in or that is convenient for you, we have established GP partners whom you can see to obtain a referral letter to an endoscopist.

Area of SingaporeName of GP ClinicDoctor’s NameGP Clinic AddressGP Clinic TeleGP Clinic Opening Hours
SOUTHThomas ClinicDr Thomas Cherian61 TELOK BLANGAH HEIGHTS, #01-97, Singapore 1000616270 4354Monday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm, 06:30 pm to 08:30 pmTuesday to Wednesday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:30 pm to 04:30 pmThursday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pmFriday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:30 pm to 04:30 pmSaturday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pmSunday and Public Holiday : Closed62704354
SOUTHEverton ClinicDr Lily Lie7 EVERTON PARK, #01-17, Singapore 08000762207872Monday and Tuesday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm, 06:30 pm to 08:30 pmWednesday and Saturday : ClosedThursday and Friday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm, 06:30 pm to 08:30 pmSunday to Sunday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
CENTRALNovena Medical Center Family ClinicDr Ong Chong Sen10 SINARAN DRIVE #11-19 SINGAPORE 30750663976861Monday to Friday : 10:00 am to 03:00 pmSunday and Public Holiday : Closed
CENTRALFamily Health ClinicDr Clement Lai Chee Tiong43 Holland Drive, #01-65, Singapore 27004367777933Monday to Tuesday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm; Thursday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
CENTRALPhysician Family PracticeDr Lai Yirong101 THOMSON ROAD, #01-17, UNITED SQUARE Singapore 30759162548182Public Holiday : Closed22/4/2022 Monday and Thursday : 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm; Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 05:30 pm
EastK.L. Tay ClinicDr Tay Kok Ling632 BEDOK RESERVOIR RD, #01-822, Singapore 47063264481630Monday and Wednesday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmTuesday and Thursday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pmFriday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmSaturday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pmSunday and Public Holiday : Closed
EastAlliance ClinicDr Lim Peng Keong652 JALAN TENAGA, #01-50, Singapore 41065268469585Public Holiday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pmMonday to Thursday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmFriday to Friday : 08:30 pm to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pmSaturday and Sunday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
EastSt Georges Clinic & SurgeryDr Lee Siew Khim3 St George’s Rd #01-1056298 4833Mon-Fri: 9am-1pm; 2.30pm-4.30pm (except Sat, Sun); 7pm-9pm (Fri, Sat, Sun)
EastMediplus clinicDr Ho Lai Kwun305 Ubi Ave 1 #01-177, Singapore 4003056741 7958Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 12:30 am, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmSaturday and Sunday : 08:30 am to 12:30 am
EastChuah Clinic & SurgeryDr Chuah Say Bah113 ALJUNIED AVE 2, #01-19, Singapore 38011367452104Public Holiday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm; Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 04:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
EastLifecare Medical CentreDR Lee Wee Chieh36 CIRCUIT ROAD, #01-416, Singapore 37003667461533Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 03:00 pm, 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday : 08:30 am to 12:00 pm; Sunday and Public Holiday : Closed
EastAdvance Clinic & SurgeryDr Lim Peng Keong301 UBI AVE 1, #01-269, Singapore 40030167421156Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 05:30 pm, 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday : 08:30 am to 01:00 pm. Sunday: Closed
EastLua Clinic & SurgeryDr Lua Cheong Tiong350 UBI AVE 1, #01-941, Singapore 40035067450722Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 04:30 pm; Saturday : 08:30 am to 12:00 pm; Sunday and Public Holiday : Closed
EastKallang Bahru Family ClinicDr Joseph Teo Boon Leng66 KALLANG BAHRU, #01-485, Singapore 33006662950010Please call the clinic for operating hours.
EastGoh Medical ClinicDr Goh Mei Yin136 POTONG PASIR AVE 3, #01-164, Singapore 35013662827886Monday to Tuesday : 08:30 am to 12:00 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm; Wednesday to Saturday : 08:30 am to 12:00 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm
EastHealthpro Clinic and SurgeryDr Quah Siok Chuan820 TAMPINES ST 81, #01-516, Singapore 52082067833306Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm, 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
North-EastAtrio (AMK)Dr Tay Jun Min532 ANG MO KIO AVENUE 10, #01-2461, CHENG SAN CENTRE Singapore 56053264554282Monday to Friday : 08:00 am to 02:00 pmTuesday to Wednesday : 08:00 am to 02:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 09:30 pmFriday : 08:00 am to 02:00 pm, 05:30 pm to 09:30 pmSaturday : 08:00 am to 02:00 pmSunday : 09:00 am to 02:00 pm
WestCaring Family ClinicDr Janice Choo501 JURONG WEST STREET 51, #01-271, Singapore 64050165645677Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 12:00 pm, 01:00 pm to 05:00 pmSaturday : 08:30 am to 01:00 pm
WestTeo Clinic & SurgeryDr Teo Tiong Kiat352 CLEMENTI AVE 2, #01-111, Singapore 12035267760216Public Holiday : 09:00 am to 12:00 pmMonday to Friday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pmSaturday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
WestJo-Lin Family ClinicDr Josephine Lee533 CHOA CHU KANG ST 51, SINGAPORE 68053367606014Monday to Friday: 8.30pm-12.30pm, 2-4pm (except Wed). Saturday: 8.30am-12.30pm
WestTeo Clinic & SurgeryDr Teo Tiong Kiat352 CLEMENTI AVE 2, #01-111, Singapore 12035267760216Public Holiday : 09:00 am to 12:00 pm; Monday to Friday : 09:00 am to 04:30 pm; Saturday : 09:00 am to 12:30 pm
WestMY ClinicDr Alan Liem and Dr Sabrina Yee9 KING ALBERT PARK, #01-50, KAP Singapore 59833266108335Monday to Friday : 09:30 am to 01:00 pm, 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm; Saturday : 09:30 am to 01:00 pm; Sunday and Public Holiday : Closed
WestChong Family ClinicDr Chong Wai MunBlk 442 Clementi Ave 3 #01-113 Singapore 12044262661998Monday and Tuesday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm, 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm; Wednesday and Friday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm; Thursday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm, 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm; Saturday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm; Sunday and Public Holiday : Closed
NorthG&H Medical ClinicDr Goh Cheng Hong106 YISHUN RING ROAD, #01-173, Singapore 76010667586322Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm, 06:30 pm to 09:00 pmWednesday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:30 pmSaturday to Sunday : 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
NorthPsalms Family ClinicDr Lim Sook Yean293 YISHUN ST 22, #01-217, Singapore 76029367583309Monday to Friday : 08:30 am to 01:00 pm, 02:00 pm to 04:00 pmSaturday : 08:30 am to 01:00 pmSunday and Public Holiday : Closed
NorthPidemco Medical ClinicDr Jasmine Hui Meng Tong156 Yishun St 11 #01-112 Singapore 76015667560606Mon to Fri: 10.30am-1pm (except Tue); 2-4pm (except Sat). Sunday (closed)