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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Better healing and increased safety with laparoscopic surgery.

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, 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 Surgery

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

To schedule a consultation with an experienced colorectal surgeon, reach out to our team of dedicated surgeons at 6262 1226.

When will minimally invasive surgery be used?

If you are suffering from colorectal conditions such as colon cancer and piles, we may recommend that you undergo minimally invasive 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 surgeon for a detailed assessment.

Why is minimally invasive 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 Surgery

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

Traditional (Open) Surgery

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

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

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.

Locate Us
Mount Alvernia
Farrer Park


3 Mount Elizabeth, #12-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510

Tel: (+65) 6262 1226


38 Irrawaddy Rd, #10-28/29
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
Singapore 329563

Tel: (+65) 6266 1226


6 Napier Rd #02-12
Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499

Tel: (+65) 6539 9626

Mount Alvernia

820 Thomson Rd,
#05-51 (Room 2) Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D,
Singapore 574623

Tel: (+65) 6539 9055

Farrer Park

1 Farrer Park Station Rd,
#14-09/10 Connexion,
Singapore 217562

Tel: (+65) 6262 1226