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Somerset Endoscopy Centre (Singapore)

Our Endoscopy screening services in Singapore

include Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy (Gastroscopy) and Colonoscopy.

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Singapore and all over the world. Early screening, detection and treatment of colorectal cancer is of paramount importance for patients’ survival. We aim to provide cost-effective and efficient screening for your comfort.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can enter your body and live in your digestive tract like your stomach and after many years, it can cause stomach ulcers and can even lead to stomach cancer. Therefore, gastroscopy can be used to screen for underlying H. pylori infections, stomach ulcer, inflammation or cancer. 

Endoscopy, Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy screening procedures are all performed by our Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist.

When would you need an Endoscopy?

If you’re suffering from these common digestive symptoms, please seek further assessment: 

  • Heartburn

  • Acid reflux 

  • Persistent vomiting and nausea 

  • Blood in stools

  • Persistent diarrhea or constipation

The above are several situations where seeing a gastroenterologist for assessment and a  gastroscopy or colonoscopy would help with early detection or diagnosis of digestive diseases. 
Endoscopy can detect problems with: 

  • Oesophagus and stomach

  • Duodenum, jenunum and ileum 

  • Colon and rectum

Our gastroenterologist will do a comprehensive assessment of your condition, symptoms, and concerns to recommend suitable screening and tests to give you a peace of mind. 

Patient FAQs about Endoscopy

How can I prepare before the gastroscopy/colonoscopy? 

  • Fasting at least 6 hours before procedure.  

  • In order to have a good assessment of the large intestine, it is important to follow the instructions provided for bowel preparation properly.

What complications can occur during the screening? 

  • Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy are generally safe procedures. All the risk of complications are less than 1%. 

What if the screening detects abnormalities with my digestive tract? 

  • If the screening detects abnormalities with digestive tract, our doctor might order some others test to confirm the problems and give treatment accordingly.  

How long will the screening take? 

  • The screening for Gastroscopy normally will take 10 – 15 minutes.

  • The screening for Colonoscopy normally will take 30 – 45 minutes.

Screening Options


  • Gastroscopy and/or Colonoscopy  

  • Gastroclear miRNA markers 


  • Gastroscopy and/or Colonoscopy  

  • Gastroclear miRNA markers 

  • Either of the following depending on the clinical needs 

  1. Ultrasound abdomen and/or Ultrasound Pelvis 

  2. MRI Abdomen and/or MRI Pelvis 

  3. CT Abdomen and/or CT Pelvis 

  • MRI Liver Fat Quantification 

Check out our Screening packages including Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy.