You may have heard about robotic surgery, but do you know the benefits and difference that it can make? Watch this video as Dr Fong Sau Shung, Specialist in General Surgery, Raffles Robotics Centre, shares more with you about the da Vinci XI and how it can help in surgeries.
Colorectal cancer is the no.1 cancer affecting men, and the second top cancer among women in Singapore. In this first episode, find out how you…
3月是大肠癌意识月，大肠癌是本地头号癌症杀手，男女患病比例相等。 平日饮食与生活，应该注意哪些事项？若发现任何异样，如何应对？莱佛士外科医疗中心外科顾问医生黄振为读者解答有关大肠癌的问题。 血，是否表[…]
Treatment of colorectal cancer is stage dependent. Early-stage colorectal cancer is potentially curable. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be required, depending on the staging. Laparoscopic colectomy is a minimally invasive (keyhole) surgical technique to treat colorectal cancer.
Robotic surgery in Singapore was… Up to a few years ago, primarily limited to prostatic cancers. Today we use it to perform surgery for a broader…
Whether you’re trying to lose belly fat or trim fat from another part of your body, weight-loss basics remain the same:
Reduce calories and your portion sizes. Replace your usual fare with healthy foods that contain fewer calories.
Increase physical activity. The general recommendations for adults are to get two hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, in addition to strength training. You may need to do more to lose weight and keep it off.
Lapband is a safe procedure that can help the severely obese lose weight effectively. It is like a diet permanently enforced by a surgically restricted stomach. Lapband is a laparoscopic operation in which a hollow silicon band is clipped around the upper part of the stomach. The band is removable, adjustable and does not permanently alter the anatomy. More significantly, it is one of the least invasive obesity operations because neither the stomach nor the intestine is cut. It is also a long-term weight loss option with over 90 per cent effectiveness.
The Straits Times, Mind Your Body, 15 October 2009, By POON CHIAN HUI Dr Baladas Haridas Ganesan, 45, a General Surgeon at Raffles Hospital who…