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What to expect

Your experience with us

Patients are first seen for a consultation, which includes a comprehensive medical history evaluation, physical examination, and detailed discussion with our Singapore hernia specialist. If patients have had prior abdominal or hernia surgery, they will be asked to bring their operative reports and copies of any abdominal CT scans that were performed prior to their consultation. If the doctor recommends a hernia repair and the patient wishes to proceed with scheduling surgery, a date is chosen and pre-operative testing is ordered.

Day of surgery

Most ambulatory surgery operations, such as inguinal and umbilical hernia repairs, are performed under local anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort during the procedure. Ambulatory surgery patients who do not need general anaesthesia are usually discharged from the recovery room within one hour of completion of surgery. Prescriptions for pain medication are given and a follow-up appointment with the surgeon is scheduled.

After surgery

Patients are advised that some pain should be expected after the surgery. Avoidance of certain movements, particularly contraction of the abdominal muscles when sitting up, helps to minimize pain. Strategies for reducing pain are discussed and medications are prescribed.

Patients can resume normal activities as soon as they feel confident that they can do so without causing unreasonable pain. Normal diets can be resumed immediately. Most patients are able to return to work in 1 week or less, and restart their exercise regimens after 2 weeks.

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Dr Dennis Koh
Dr Dennis Koh

Medical Director & Senior Consultant Surgeon
B Med Sci (Nottingham), MBBS (Nottingham)
MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

Hernia Specialist, Dr Dennis Koh is a MOH-accredited and experienced colorectal surgeon; and currently the Medical Director at Colorectal Practice.

Hernia Surgeon, Dr Koh strives to provide a customized treatment plan for each patient, which allows for better outcomes. He also honed his skills in proctology abroad in Geneva, bringing a more diverse touch to his practice.

Dr Sharon Koh
Dr Sharon Koh Zhiling

Senior Consultant Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Surgery),
FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS

Singapore Hernia Specialist, Dr Sharon Koh is an experienced colorectal surgeon and the former Director of Endoscopy at Alexandra Health.

Dr Koh completed her fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in the US after being awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award by the National University Hospital.

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