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Colorectal Surgery

Better healing and increased safety with laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

What is Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery?

Minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, colorectal surgery differs from traditional open surgery by using just a few small incisions, microsurgical instruments and real-time imaging instead of larger, longer incisions that come with increased risks and a longer recovery time.

In laparoscopic surgery, carbon dioxide gas is then used to inflate the abdomen before a laparoscope – a thin, hollow tube with a camera attached – is inserted through one of the trocars to allow the surgical team to view the interior of the abdomen through the monitor.

Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Practice is committed to practicing safe and reliable surgery to treat all colorectal conditions effectively.

To schedule a consultation with our experienced Singapore colorectal surgeon Dr Dennis Koh, and consultant surgeon Dr Sharon Koh, please call 6262 1226.

When will minimally invasive colorectal surgery be used?

If you are suffering from colorectal conditions such as colon cancer and piles, we may recommend that you undergo minimally invasive colorectal surgery (where suitable) to treat them, as they tend to result in shorter recovery time and less risks.

These symptoms may suggest that you have a colorectal condition:

  • Blood in stools
  • Chronic constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distension and bloating
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Unexplained weight loss

If you observe that you are experiencing the symptoms above, please visit an experienced colorectal surgeon for a detailed assessment.

Why is minimally invasive colorectal surgery recommended?

While minimally invasive surgery is generally a more advantageous method, it may not always be the best one for certain situations. Speak to your doctor for personalized advice.

Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

  • Same results
  • Shorter recovery
  • Lowered risk of infection
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospitalization stay
  • A few tiny scars

Traditional (Open) Colorectal Surgery

  • Same results
  • Longer recovery
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Greater post-operative pain
  • Longer hospitalization stay
  • Long and visible scar

Our experienced colorectal surgeons Dr Dennis Koh and consultant surgeon Dr Sharon Koh, are experienced in performing minimally invasive colorectal surgery with minimal downtime and discomfort.

Our Surgeons

Dr Dennis Koh

Dr Dennis KohMedical Director & Senior Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Nottingham), B Med Sci (Nottingham)
MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

Dr Dennis Koh is a MOH-accredited and experienced colorectal surgeon; and currently the Medical Director at Colorectal Practice.

Dr Koh strives to provide a customized treatment plan for each patient, which allows for better outcomes. He also honed his skills in proctology abroad in Geneva, bringing a more diverse touch to his practice.

Dr Sharon Koh Zhiling

Dr Sharon Koh ZhilingSenior Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Surgery),
FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

Dr Sharon Koh is an experienced colorectal surgeon and the former Director of Endoscopy at Alexandra Health.

Dr Koh completed her fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in the US after being awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award by the National University Hospital.

Comprehensive Range of Colorectal Services for Your Peace of Mind

We tailor our treatments based on your lifestyle requirements and healthcare needs. At our colorectal clinic, we believe in providing personalized care as it allows for better surgical outcomes and creates a supportive environment for our patients.

For a detailed consultation, contact us at 6262 1226 or fill up the contact form below.