General Surgery


About General Surgery

General surgery usually involves procedures relating to the gastrointestinal tracts, including stomach, liver and associated organs, intestines and sometimes, emergency operations . On top of open surgeries, special techniques such as key-hole surgeries (laparoscopy) and endoscopic techniques may be employed. 


Minimally invasive surgeries or key-hole surgeries involve making small incisions to perform the operations compared to open surgeries. This has the benefit of having a smaller incision for improved aesthetic and faster, less complicated healing. Different types of laparoscopy exist for different organs. Some of the procedures our doctors can perform includes:

● Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
● Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
Perforated Peptic Ulcers (closure)
Colonic resectioning
Upper gastrointestinal laparoscopic procedures
Hepato-biliary procedures


Endoscopy involves placement of a tube with light and camera feature into the gastrointestinal tract to observe for any abnormalities along the linings. Other special equipment can be slided through the tube to perform other functions including removal of polyps or abnormal growth along the tract or getting biological samples for biopsy. 

Our doctors can perform the following endoscopic procedures:

● Diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy
● Diagnostic and therapeutic flexible sigmoidoscopy
● Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy


● Bariatric surgery
● Mammotome procedure

Conditions We Treat

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Peptic ulcers (Perforation)
Bleeding in upper/lower GI
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Gall Bladder Disease

Crawfurd Hospital

19 Adam Road Singapore 289891

+65 6933 3723