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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



    Mount Elizabeth Hospital

    Procedure Hospital Fees Doctor Fees Total Bundle Price Medisave Claimable Limit
    Diagnostic Gastroscopy 489 500 989 650
    Diagnostic Colonoscopy 541 1,300 1,841 1,250

    Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

    Procedure Hospital Fees Doctor Fees Total Bundle Price Medisave Claimable Limit
    Diagnostic Gastroscopy 519 500 1,019 650
    Diagnostic Colonoscopy 558 1,300 1,858 1,250

    All prices in SGD, inclusive of 7% GST

    Terms & Conditions

    • Bundles under this programme apply to standard procedures without complications.
    • Bundles are applicable only at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital respectively, and for patients who self-pay in full to the hospital. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card. The hospital will assist with the submission of claims for Medisave, MediShield and Integrated Shield Plans.
    • Prices include hospital stay, operation costs, doctor fees (surgeon and anaesthetist within normal bounds) and GST. Pre-admission investigations, post-hospital follow-up treatment and outpatient charges are excluded.
    • Prices may be revised without advance notice.
    • Other terms and conditions may apply.

    Prices are correct as of 9 March 2018

    Please approach your doctor for more details on the above bundles.

    With an integrated shield plan (IP), you may be fully covered for diagnostic gastroscopy and diagnostic colonoscopy procedures at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals. Check your health coverage today by calling +65 6812 3776 , or by sending an email to askme@parkwaypantai.com with the subject header 'Using IP for Colonoscopy/Gastroscopy'.

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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 the lack of symptoms, 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

    The Difference Between a 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

    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.

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