Our mission is to provide high quality, personalized medical care at reasonable prices for our patients. We believe in compassionate and professional care for our patients and perfection in the art of medicine based on more than 20 years of experience, backed up by the latest scientific knowledge and research. We specialize in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the digestive system and liver. The complex digestive system includes several organs: esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas.
Abdominal pain is an especially common and complex condition in adults and children with many possible causes. Our experienced doctor is able to go through your history, examination and tests to identify the cause of your pain and prescribe the correct treatment and medications. He has a special interest in adults and children with abdominal pain that is difficult to treat.
Painless gastroscopy and colonoscopy is our doctor's special skill. Indeed, he is a Master of these procedures. His technique has evolved after many years of research and the use of a gentle touch that combines Japanese and Western styles of endoscopy. For maximum patient safety and comfort, sedation is given and the procedure is performed in a hospital setting. Oxygen is administered and continuous monitoring of blood oxygen levels and pulse rate is routine. Some patients prefer to have the procedure done awake and this request can be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. Without sedation, "awake" gastroscopy and colonoscopy may be slightly uncomfortable but tolerable. This painless technique has been requested particularly by fellow doctors and by patients who demand no sedation and yet do not mind a mild degree of discomfort.
Our track record is perfect for diagnostic gastroscopy and colonoscopy: there have been zero perforations and no sedation mishaps in over 10,000 examinations. Our doctor's personal philosophy is reflected in our motto: "Perfection and Professionalism in Practice". As of May 2014, our doctor's Polyp Detection Rate is an astonding 44% for the last 100 cases, attesting to his careful and meticulous examination technique. Dr Yap's attitude is that every colonoscopy should be conducted meticulously, as if it was his own colon !!
If you have symptoms of indigestion, bloating, pain, constipation, diarrhea, or problems with your liver such as jaundice, hepatitis B,hepatitis C, fatty liver, liver cirrhosis or liver cancer, we have the expertise to help you. If your condition is complex and requires multi-disciplinary care, we have a team of experienced physicians, surgeons and radiologists to look after you.
If you require specialised diagnostic and advanced endoscopic therapy, we offer a complete range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures ranging from gastroscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy, ERCP to endoscopic ultrasound to help diagnose the cause of your problems and to treat the disease.
The clinic adopts a holistic approach to manage all aspects of digestive, colorectal, liver and pancreatic disorders:
Prevention, screening and early diagnosis with the aims to prevent serious diseases from developing and detecting disease at an early stage when symptoms have not yet emerged. This includes practical tips on sustaining a healthy life-style to reduce risk factors for gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Dietary factors play an important role in risk factor management. Apart from the well-known association with diabetes, heart disease and hypertension (metabolic syndrome), obesity is also linked to colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer and non-alcohol fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Our doctor has researched the most appropriate dietary and psychological strategies to manage excess weight. Without gimmicks, gastric balloons or lap-band surgery he has achieved astounding success in selected patients: up to half to one kilogram weight loss per week until ideal body weight was achieved. He will share with you personalized strategies in your journey to lose weight.
Diagnosis and treatment of established disease conditions, when symptoms have emerged, with the aims to cure and to improve the quality of life.
Diagnosis and treatment of complex or serious disease conditions with the aims to cure, slow down disease progression, to comfort and improve the quality of life.