Different types of surgical treatment:

Surgical forms of treatment for these conditions include:

  • Colectomy
  • Ileo/colostomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Strictureplasty
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (in severe cases of hemorrhoids)
  • Anoplasty and more depending on the condition the patient has.

Diagnostic procedures for colorectal surgery

Diagnostic procedures, such as a colonoscopy, are very important in colorectal surgery, as they can tell the physician what type of diagnosis should be given and what procedure should be done to correct the condition.

Other diagnostic procedures used by colorectal surgeons include: proctoscopy, defecating proctography, sigmoidoscopy. In recent times, the laparoscopic method of surgery has seen a surge of popularity, due to its lower risks, decreased recovery time, and smaller, more precise incisions achieved by using laparoscopic instruments.

Diet after going through colorectal surgery

Going through colorectal surgery will definitely temporarily affect your bowel movements and functions. The speed of food travelling through the colon will decrease and bloating can be expected.

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Keyhole Surgery

Dr Kan graduated from Manchester University Medical school and went on to obtain further qualifications from Addenbrookes Hospital. Thereafter, he pursued post-graduate senior surgical fellowships at world-renowned centres - National Cancer Centre and the Cancer Institute (Tokyo, Japan), Prince of Wales Chinese University Hospital (Hong Kong) and Princess Alexandra Hospital (Brisbane, Australia). These fellowships have trained him to be well-versed with thoracoscopic resections for oesophageal and gastric cancers and MIS for the benign oesophageal disease. Minimally invasive/ keyhole surgery is a highly complex surgery and Dr Kan is one of a few surgeons in Asia who can successfully treat stomach and oesophagea cancer using this method.

He served as a clinical lead in Upper GI focusing on MIS in general surgery and a surgical lead in trauma and bariatric surgical services at Alexandra Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. There, he established a multidisciplinary team to perform laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomies on severely obese patients.
Dr Kan’s other clinical interest includes bariatric/metabolic surgery for the obese patient. He has been performing laparoscopic gastric bypass since 2002.

On top of his clinical practices, Dr Kan regularly shares his knowledge and experiences and has presented at medical conferences all over the world (USA, UK, France, India, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand).

Colorectal Surgery & Colon Cancer

Dr Wong is a certified specialist colorectal and general surgeon. He obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Medicine in 1993. Since graduation, he has worked and trained in the largest and busiest Tertiary Hospitals in Singapore, including National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

He obtained his Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1999, and was accepted in the internationally renowned Department of Colorectal Surgery in Singapore General Hospital as a surgical trainee. He was granted two overseas training awards : one in the United Kingdom at the busy Royal Infirmary in Yorkshire, and another at the Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York, USA. He qualified as a fully trained laparoscopic colorectal surgeon in 2003.

Dr Wong’s specialist interest is in colorectal cancers. Beyond colonoscopy screening for early colorectal cancer, he also performs Minimally Invasive Surgery for excellent surgical outcome. He offers the latest and most advanced techniques in management of benign colorectal diseases like haemorrhoids and fistulae. He also performs standard general surgical operations like laparoscopic gallbladder and hernia surgery.

Dr Wong is also a faculty member of the Asian Endosurgery Task Force, where he helps train the next generation of laparoscopic surgeons.

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