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Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Diagnostic Laparoscopy.

Parkway East Hospital

A private general acute care hospital catering to the Eastern side of Singapore and offering a variety of services in a diverse range of specialties.

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Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

13 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. Sheila Loh Kia Ee

Clinical Director of Raffles Fertility Centre

Dr. Shamini Nair

Pre-invasive diseases of the cervix, vulva and vagina, obstetrics and general gynaecology

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KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

61 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. Sadhana Nadarajah

Director, Department of Reproductive Medicine

Prof. Ho Tew Hong

Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

35 listed gynecologists:

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Dr. A Ilancheran

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Dr. Chan Yew Foon

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

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Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

37 listed gynecologists:

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Assoc. Prof. Tay Sun Kuie

Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical Oncology

Dr. Ng Kheng Hong

Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Diagnostic Laparoscopy

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National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

28 listed gynecologists:

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Prof. Yong Eu Leong

Head & Senior Consultant

Dr. Jeffrey Low Jen Hui

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Gynaecologic Oncology

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Mount Alvernia Hospital

A 300 bed private general hospital with a comprehensive range of medical services to offer.

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Dr. Law Wei Seng

Gynaecological laparoscopy

Dr. Lim Yuin Wen

Fetal-Maternal Management

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About Diagnostic Laparoscopy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Diagnostic Laparoscopy?
Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which the patient’s abdomen and pelvis can be viewed and examined.

During a diagnostic laparoscopy, the cause of abdominal and pelvic pain is diagnosed. Medical ailments and conditions such as appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, cholecystitis etc. are detected during a diagnostic laparoscopy. It is most often used in the examination of female reproductive organs.

Diagnostic laparoscopy is performed when diagnostic examinations using ultrasound or X-ray are unable to diagnose an ailment or medical condition.

How is Diagnostic Laparoscopy Performed?

  • A small incision is made in the patient’s abdomen below the navel.
  • A needle is inserted into the incision area and gas is passed into the abdominal cavity to create space in the abdomen for a better view and workspace for the surgeon.
  • Then a laparoscope, which is an endoscopic tube with a tiny camera attached to it, is inserted through the incision.
  • Using the laparoscope, the patient’s abdomen and pelvic regions can be viewed.
  • Additional incisions may also be made to insert surgical tools if required.
  • In a diagnostic laparoscopy in relation to gynecology, the surgeon may use some dye which is injected into the cervix that enables a better view of the fallopian tubes.
  • Once the diagnostic laparoscopy is completed, the laparoscope and other instruments are removed and the incisions are closed and covered with bandages.

How to Prepare for Diagnostic Laparoscopy?
  • The patient should abstain from smoking a few days before the surgery.
  • The patient should wear comfortable clothing and footwear on the day of the surgery to prevent a fall or injury due to drowsiness caused by anesthesia.
  • The patient’s clothing should be loose fitting as the patient is likely to experience abdominal cramping.
  • The patient should remove jewelry and other accessories before the surgery.

Days admitted : None. Diagnostic laparoscopy is usually done as an outpatient procedure and the patient can go home a few hours after the surgery.

Anesthesia : General anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient is taken to the recovery room after the surgery. After a few hours of monitoring, the patient is moved to an outpatient surgery unit.
- Instructions will be given to the patient for recovery at home.
- Follow-up appointments with the doctor are scheduled before patient is discharged.
- The patient will not be able to drive for 24 hours after the surgery.
- Pain medication may be prescribed for surgical pain.
- The patient may have shoulder pain for a few days after the surgery.
- The patient’s urine may be green in color after the surgery.

Risks : Diagnostic laparoscopy involves certain complications and discomforts that include:
- Infection
- Organ puncture
- Bleeding
- Abdominal swelling
- Sore throat
- Nausea
- Abdominal cramp and discomfort

After care : - The patient should not drink alcohol or drive for 24 hours after the surgery.
- The patient may take a bath after the surgery.
- Surgical bandages may be removed the next day after the surgery.
- The patient may be able to return to work three days after the surgery.

The doctor should be informed if the following symptoms occur:
- Fever
- Swelling and infection at the incision area
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- More abdominal swelling
- Bleeding
- Chills
- Severe coughing and breathing difficulty
- Urinating problem
- Pain not relieved by medication.

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