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, and does not include pre- and post- consultation fees.

 Scope Services Price (before GST) Medisave Claimable
 Gastroscopy (OGD) $ 800.00 up to $ 650.00
 Colonoscopy $ 1,450.00 up to $ 1,250.00
 Gastroscopy (OGD) & Colonoscopy $ 1,800.00 up to $ 1,600.00
 Polypectomy $ 350.00 (Additional) –
 Ligation of Piles $ 350.00 (Additional) –

Package Inclusions:

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

Recovery Suites (Optional):

  • Day: S$250.00
  • Overnight: S$500
  • Treatment Fee: S$160

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 Tele
SOUTHThomas ClinicDr Thomas Cherian61 TELOK BLANGAH HEIGHTS, #01-97, Singapore 1000616270 4354
SOUTHEverton ClinicDr Lily Lie7 EVERTON PARK, #01-17, Singapore 08000762207872
CENTRALNovena Medical Center Family ClinicDr Ong Chong Sen10 SINARAN DRIVE #11-19 SINGAPORE 30750663976861
CENTRALFamily Health ClinicDr Clement Lai Chee Tiong43 Holland Drive, #01-65, Singapore 27004367777933
CENTRALPhysician Family PracticeDr Lai Yirong101 THOMSON ROAD, #01-17, UNITED SQUARE Singapore 30759162548182
EastK.L. Tay ClinicDr Tay Kok Ling632 BEDOK RESERVOIR RD, #01-822, Singapore 47063264481630
EastAlliance ClinicDr Lim Peng Keong652 JALAN TENAGA, #01-50, Singapore 41065268469585
EastSt Georges Clinic & SurgeryDr Lee Siew Khim3 St George’s Rd #01-1056298 4833
EastMediplus clinicDr Ho Lai Kwun305 Ubi Ave 1 #01-177, Singapore 4003056741 7958
EastChuah Clinic & SurgeryDr Chuah Say Bah113 ALJUNIED AVE 2, #01-19, Singapore 38011367452104
EastLifecare Medical CentreDR Lee Wee Chieh36 CIRCUIT ROAD, #01-416, Singapore 37003667461533
EastAdvance Clinic & SurgeryDr Lim Peng Keong301 UBI AVE 1, #01-269, Singapore 40030167421156
EastLua Clinic & SurgeryDr Lua Cheong Tiong350 UBI AVE 1, #01-941, Singapore 40035067450722
EastKallang Bahru Family ClinicDr Joseph Teo Boon Leng66 KALLANG BAHRU, #01-485, Singapore 33006662950010
EastGoh Medical ClinicDr Goh Mei Yin136 POTONG PASIR AVE 3, #01-164, Singapore 35013662827886
EastHealthpro Clinic and SurgeryDr Quah Siok Chuan820 TAMPINES ST 81, #01-516, Singapore 52082067833306
North-EastAtrio (AMK)Dr Tay Jun Min532 ANG MO KIO AVENUE 10, #01-2461, CHENG SAN CENTRE Singapore 56053264554282
WestCaring Family ClinicDr Janice Choo501 JURONG WEST STREET 51, #01-271, Singapore 64050165645677
WestTeo Clinic & SurgeryDr Teo Tiong Kiat352 CLEMENTI AVE 2, #01-111, Singapore 12035267760216
WestJo-Lin Family ClinicDr Josephine Lee533 CHOA CHU KANG ST 51, SINGAPORE 68053367606014
WestTeo Clinic & SurgeryDr Teo Tiong Kiat352 CLEMENTI AVE 2, #01-111, Singapore 12035267760216
WestMY ClinicDr Alan Liem and Dr Sabrina Yee9 KING ALBERT PARK, #01-50, KAP Singapore 59833266108335
WestChong Family ClinicDr Chong Wai MunBlk 442 Clementi Ave 3 #01-113 Singapore 12044262661998
NorthG&H Medical ClinicDr Goh Cheng Hong106 YISHUN RING ROAD, #01-173, Singapore 76010667586322
NorthPsalms Family ClinicDr Lim Sook Yean293 YISHUN ST 22, #01-217, Singapore 76029367583309
NorthPidemco Medical ClinicDr Jasmine Hui Meng Tong156 Yishun St 11 #01-112 Singapore 76015667560606

I want to undergo a gastroscopy/colonoscopy in Novena Surgery and have a GP referral letter, but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform gastroscopies/colonoscopies at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a gastroscopy/colonoscopy with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Frances LimMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #06-16, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Cheryl LauSpecialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #06-16, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Dean KohMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #06-16, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Nexus SurgicalDr Jane TanMount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-06, Singapore 228510

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-43, Singapore 329563

Mount Alvernia Hospital Medical Centre A
820 Thomson Road, #06-05, Singapore 574623

Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #05-01, Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
PanAsia Surgery GroupDr Melvin LookMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road,
Singapore 329563

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#11-15, 3 Mount Elizabeth,
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
#04-03 319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Charles TsangMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #06-16, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
PanAsia Surgery GroupDr Denis CheongMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road,
Singapore 329563

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#11-15, 3 Mount Elizabeth,
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
#04-03 319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Aileen SeahMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #06-16, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
One Surgical Clinic & SurgeryDr Ng Chee YungMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Suite 09-23, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Medical Centre
#02-06, 321 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#13-05, 3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510

Mount Alvernia Medical Centre
Block A, #01-06, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623
Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM
Sun & P.H.: Closed
GI Endoscopy and Liver Centre Dr Quan Wai Leong101 Irrawaddy Road, #15-01 Royal Square at Novena, Singapore 329565Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Eric Gan SurgeryDr Eric Gan#06-55, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM
Sun & P.H.: Closed
G & L Surgical ClinicDr Ganesh Ramalingam38 Irrawaddy Road, #05-23, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments