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Mount Elizabeth Colorectal Screening Package 

  • Colonoscopy Screening (Medisave Claimable)

    Those with a family history of colorectal cancer are 2 TIMES more likely to develop the disease. Treated early, the 5-year survival rate for colorectal cancer may improve to as high as 95%*.

    *Ref: Singapore Cancer Registry Interim Annual Report, Trends in Cancer Incidence in Singapore 2010-2014

    Screening Package: Price: Medisave Claimable*: Cash Payment:
    Diagnostic Gastroscopy: $984 $650 $334
    Diagnostic Colonoscopy: $1,836 $1,250 $586
    Diagnostic Gastro & Colonoscopy: $2,340 $1,600 $740
    Therapeutic Colonoscopy
    (Single Polyp):
    $2,660
    (incl.1 histology)
    $1,550 $1,110

    *Medisave claimable amount can be maximised subject to patient’s Medisave balance meeting the minimum criterion of $10,000. 

    For appointment and enquiries:

    Mount Elizabeth Hospital Appointment Hotline (24-hour): (65) 6653 6284

    Email: mpac@parkway.sg (Please state Oncology as your email subject header)

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  • Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

    Symptoms and risk factors of colon cancer

    Do you have the following symptoms*?:

    1. Blood in your stools
    2. Changes in your bowel habits, such as diarrhoea, constipation, a change in the consistency of your stools or if your stools are narrower than usual.
    3. Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as feeling bloated, pain, cramps, or feeling like you are unable to empty your bowels fully.
    4. Weakness or fatigue that may be accompanied by unexplained weight loss, and nausea or vomiting.

    Early signs of cancer often do not include pain. The most common symptom is NO symptom, that is why colorectal cancer is also known as the ‘silent killer’.

    If you’re 50 years or older, don’t hesitate to get screened immediately. Early detection can save your life.

    *These symptoms can also be associated with many other health conditions. You should consult a doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms.

  • Benefits & Differences of Colonoscopy & Gastroscopy

    What is the difference between colonoscopy & gastroscopy?

    Colonoscopy

    Colonoscopy

    • A scope is inserted via the anus for the doctor to examine the rectum and colon
    • The procedure takes about 45 minutes, or longer if any endoscopic treatment is required
    • The procedure is painless and the patient is typically sedated
    • You will have to undergo bowel preparation and fast for around 12 hours to empty your colon and rectum for the examination
    • This is a day surgery procedure which may be claimable through your integrated shield plan

    A gastroscopy can examine the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and small intestine

    Gastroscopy

    • A scope is inserted through the mouth for the doctor to examine the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and the small intestine
    • The procedure takes about 15 minutes, or longer if any endoscopic treatment is required
    • The procedure is painless and is done either with a local anaesthetic spray or under sedation
    • You will have to fast for 6 hours to ensure your stomach is empty for the examination
    • This is a day surgery procedure which may be claimable through your integrated shield plan

    Benefits of Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy

    What are the benefits of a gastroscopy or colonoscopy?

     The gastroscopy and colonoscopy can be used to investigate these symptoms:

    • Diarrhoea
    • Vomiting
    • Indigestion
    • Heartburn
    • Difficulty in swallowing
    • Bleeding in the stomach or bowel
    • Unexplained weight loss

     

    Colonoscopy is also advisable for people with anaemia, and those with a strong family history of cancer of the bowel. Sometimes we take a biopsy – a small sample of the bowel and/or stomach lining - for examination in the laboratory.

    A small piece of tissue is removed painlessly through the gastroscope or colonoscope. It is also possible to remove polyps through the scope. A polyp is an abnormal projection of tissue, like a wart, which the doctor will want to examine in more detail.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Package Inclusions:

    1. Prices apply to standard procedures, without complications
    2. Package price includes stay in endoscopy centre of up to 4 hours from time of admission, doctors’ fees, 1 specialist consultation, bowel prep and GST
    3. Specific endoscopy ward services, supplies, daily treatment fees, nursing care, pharmacy items/services and surgical consumables within normal limits
    4. Local anaesthetic and sedatives within normal limits
    5. Prices stated are applicable to day cases only

     Terms and Conditions:

    1. Prices exclude outpatient charges
    2. This programme is applicable only to participating specialists
    3. Prices may be revised without advance notice
    4. All prices are inclusive of 7% GST. Other terms and conditions may apply
    5. Should you require inpatient admission, all room rates and items/services charged during inpatient stay will be charged at retail price
    6. All payment is to be made via cash, credit card, or Medisave only. Packages are applicable only for patients who self-pay in full to Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard)
    7. Medisave claimable limits vary based on length of stay and type of operation; amount stated in the package listing is only an estimate
    8. Information true to print as of 12 March 2016
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