CM Yeo Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialist Clinic is located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Specialist Centre in Singapore offering comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of various diseases that affect the stomach, intestine, pancreas, and gallbladder. Committed to providing evidence-based and personalized medical treatment, the clinic is equipped with the latest medical equipment and technologies.
The clinic, which is accredited by Joint Commission International, was founded by Dr. CM Yeo, a board-certified gastroenterology surgeon specializing in colonoscopy, gastroscopy, and small bowel capsule endoscopy. Considered as one of the most trusted medical professionals in his field of expertise, Dr. Yeo believes that it is not enough for surgeons to equip themselves with knowledge and skills in treating various conditions but they must also strive to provide patients with customized medical care while ensuring their safety and comfort throughout the procedure.
Dr. Yeo is an accredited Gastroenterologist by the Singapore Specialist Accreditation Board and a Fellow of Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). Because of his passion for advancing the field of gastroenterology, he was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Healthcare Manpower Development Plan and completed his advanced training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in the United States.
As a board-certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. CM Yeo specializes in the treatment of a wide range of digestive diseases including stomach, intestinal, liver, pancreatic, and gallbladder disorders using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and advanced methods.
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic examination to assess the condition of the colon using a device known as colonoscope, a thin, flexible tube with a camera head and light tip. Using visuals fed on the screen, the tube is inserted from the anus and guided slowly toward the colon for inspection while the patient lies sedated on his side. If there are pre-cancerous polyps, they may be removed during the procedure. Proper colon cleansing and preparation is required a day before the procedure to clear the colon of any stool.
CM Yeo Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialist Clinic offers first consultation for patients who are suffering from stomach, intestinal, liver, pancreatic, or gallbladder disorders. During the consultation, Dr. Yeo Chong Meng will conduct a quick interview to discuss your symptoms, as well as your medical history. Based on the results of this interview, he may conduct diagnostic tests, which may include colonoscopy or gastroscopy. A diagnosis will then be made, and your treatment options will be presented to you. Dr. Yeo will offer his expert advice to help you weigh all your options.
Gastroenterology Follow Up
Patients who have diagnostic tests performed during their initial consultation at CM Yeo Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialist Clinic are typically required to make a follow-up consultation a few days after the tests have been conducted. Typically, the purpose of this meeting is to discuss the results of the exams and discuss the diagnosis, as well as the treatment options. Should you decide to undergo surgery to treat your condition, the surgeon will also talk about the procedure in details including its risks and benefits to help you weigh your options.
Gastroscopy is an invasive diagnostic procedure to assess the condition of the stomach, esophagus, and duodenum. It uses a long flexible thin tube with a camera at the tip, which feeds live images of the linings of the internal organs onto a computer screen. A local anesthetic spray is applied to the throat while conscious sedation may be administered should the patient request for it. After inserting the tube into the mouth, air will be introduced to expand the internal organs such as the stomach and allow for clearer visuals. The examination is performed to detect the presence of tumors or lesions (such as ulcers) as well as take images for analysis or perform a biopsy.
Scope to Insert PEG (Feeding Tube)
When a person has trouble swallowing, eating, or taking in nutrients through the mouth (due to dysphagia or sedation, for example), a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube may be introduced into the stomach, which will then serve as a new pathway for food and medications. To attach the tube, a surgery is performed wherein an endoscope is introduced into the body via the mouth to serve as a visual guide. A small incision is then made in the abdomen, and a PEG tube is inserted until it reaches the stomach, it will then be held in place using either a cap or balloon. PEG Administration is a widely used method of providing nutritional support for patients who suffered a stroke or at a higher risk of pneumonia.
Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy is a revolutionary diagnostic technique that requires the patient to swallow an endoscopic capsule equipped with a very small camera, battery, and light to obtain images that the doctors can use for analysis and diagnosis. A day before the procedure, the patient clears the intestines using laxatives and fasting. On the day of the procedure, the patient swallows the pill, which then goes through the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, taking photos and transmitting them to an external receiver within the next 8 hours. The data are downloaded while the body naturally eliminates the capsule.