Overweight and obesity have become serious public health issues worldwide. Research has shown that being overweight or obese increases one’s risk of developing many chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac diseases. Adopting a healthy lifestyle to achieve meaningful weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of developing these diseases. The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Obesity Centre was formed to bring together healthcare professionals across disciplines to cater to these needs.
The SGH Obesity Centre uses evidence-based integrated approaches to help people with obesity lead a healthier lifestyle and, in the process, achieve sustained weight loss, weight maintenance and improved health for themselves.
The Centre’s multidisciplinary team consists of endocrinologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, dietitians, physiotherapists, psychologists, pharmacists, specialty nurses and clinical coordinators – all of whom play an important role in holistic patient care.
We welcome the opportunity to co-manage patients with general practitioners (GPs), who remain central to their care.
It is common for patients to see the dietitians, physiotherapists and psychologists at the Centre, while continuing to follow up with their GPs for chronic medical conditions. Patients who have their own GP may also only see the Centre’s endocrinologists once or twice yearly, to check on their weight loss progress.
Patients MUST have/be:
LIPID DISORDER MANAGEMENT
BARIATRIC – ENDOSCOPIC MANAGEMENT
To refer a patient, please contact the SGH Obesity Centre at:Tel: 6326 6060Fax: 6513 8996Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director & Senior ConsultantDr Sonali GangulyDept of Endocrinology, SGH
Senior ConsultantsDr Tan Hong ChangDept of Endocrinology, SGH
Dr Emily HoDept of Endocrinology, SGH
Dr Chan Weng HoongDept of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, SGH
Dr Jeremy TanDept of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, SGH
Dr Alvin EngDept of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, SGH
Dr Eugene LimDept of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, SGH
ConsultantsDr Lee Phong ChingDept of Endocrinology, SGH
Dr Lim Chin HongDept of Upper Gastrointestinal & Bariatric Surgery, SGH
Associate ConsultantsDr Kovalik Jean-PaulDept of Endocrinology, SGH