General Surgery

General surgery is surgery on the abdominal organs. This includes, but is not restricted to, operations on the intestines, the liver, the stomach and the thyroid gland. It still stands as a surgical specialty, contrary to what its name suggests. General surgeons may be trained to specialise in one of many areas.

  • Breast Surgery: Breast cancer screening (mammogram) and surgery (breast lump excision and mastectomy).
  • Bariatric/ weight loss surgery: Gastric balloon, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and lap band surgery.
  • Vascular surgery: Treatment of varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and spider veins.
  • Cancer screening through gastroscopy and colonoscopy.
  • Laparoscopic surgery of the Colon, Stomach, Esophagus, Liver, Pancreas, Thyroid and Cancer surgery.
  • Emergency surgery: Appendicitis, removal of gallstones (cholecystectomy), anal abscess, anal bleeding, anal tear, anal infections, bleeding haemorrhoids.
  • Hernia Surgery

Our General Surgery procedures offered include:

  • Diagnostic
  • Appendicectomy
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Exploration of the Common Bile Duct for Cholecdocholithiasis (bile duct stones)
  • Anti-reflux Surgery for heartburn sufferers
  • Hernia Repair
  • Colon Surgery
  • Intestinal Surgery
  • Treatment of Morbid Obesity

Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

Minimally invasive surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery. MIS is done through small "keyhole" incisions through the assistance of miniaturised surgical tools and cameras or telescopes. It is also known as Laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery, or minimal access surgery.

In recent years, MIS has increasingly gained popularity as the public perceives it as a safe and acceptable alternative to conventional surgery. At Parkway East, our surgeons have the experience, expertise, and specialised training in performing many conventional and minimally invasive surgeries. MIS surgery usually results in less pain, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker recovery time. The main advantages are a low chance of wound infection and faster recovery, which translates into an earlier return to normal activities.