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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre


Contact Information
 
Singapore General Hospital, Block 3 Basement 1 - Clinic D (Colorectal Surgery)
 
Singapore General Hospital, Block 3 Level 1 - Clinic D
(Gastroenterology, Nutrition Support, Pharmacy Counselling)
 
65 6321 4377
(for appointments)
 


The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Centre is the first centre in Singapore with a dedicated multi-disciplinary team specially trained to manage Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease - two common inflammatory bowel diseases. As these diseases are chronic in nature, they usually require specialist medical care in conjunction with good inter-disciplinary care involving nutritionists, nurses and pharmacists. They provide patients with advice on medications and diet, as well as counselling for patients who require surgery.
 
In addition, the centre also co-ordinates services in gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, pathology, pharmacy, nutrition, nursing and research, offering IBD patients seamless medical care. 

Patients with established diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's disease may be directly referred to the IBD Centre. For patients with gastrointestinal symptoms suggestive of IBD, referrals can be made to the Departments of Gastroenterology and Colorectal Surgery for initial evaluation.



Opening Hours
 
Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm 
Saturday: 8.00am to 1.00pm 
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed
 


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Clinical Services


Treatment

IBD is a chronic disease with no curative treatment. There are, however, effective drugs to control the disease. Medications need to be taken on a lifelong basis. As patients with the disease is known to undergo periodic relapses and remission, the medications serve to reduce the number of relapses in the patient. In some instances, surgery may be required. 

As these diseases are chronic in nature, they usually require specialist medical care in conjunction with good inter-disciplinary care involving the nutritionists, nurses and pharmacists. They provide patients with advice on medications and diet, as well as counselling for those patients who require surgery.

Referral Criteria

Direct referrals can be made to the IBD Centre for patients with established diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's disease. 

For patients with GI symptoms suggestive of IBD, referrals can be made to the Departments of Gastroenterology and Colorectal Surgery for initial evaluation.

IBD Support Group

The Centre also runs an IBD Support Group in conjunction with the National Foundation of Digestive Diseases. The support group members consists of patients and their family and friends. Meetings are organised on a quarterly basis to allow for better understanding and education of these complex diseases. Additionally, this forum allows for individuals to share and support each other in their everyday struggles.