I am the director of the Digestive Centre, Mount Elizabeth Hospital. If you are suffering from acid reflux, abdominal pain, cancer, obesity or hernia, you have come to the right place.
We provide comprehensive diagnosis based on detailed symptom history, nutrition and lifestyle evaluation. Treatment options include meal planning and dietary guidance, medications, endoscopy and keyhole surgical interventions.
Our signature programmes include non-invasive weight loss treatments such as Saxenda therapy, Elipse balloon and Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty.
If you have completed your medical workup, you may be eligible for the fast-track bariatric/metabolic surgery pathway. We are also proud to offer state-of-the-art procedures for acid reflux including Linx magnetic sphincter augmentation, Barrx radio-frequency ablation and laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair.
Because we do a thorough work-up, your treatments can often be done as outpatient or day surgery.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/shanker-pasupathy/
I am excited to be here to share/discuss abdominal symptoms, advanced endoscopy, laparoscopy and robotic surgeries with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. Whether you've got questions about cancer, acid reflux, weight loss treatment, gallstones, hernias, ask me anything!=== Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
My grandfather is 70 years old. He was diagnosed with stage 2 esophageal cancer. I want to know what are his chances of recovery if he is treated with targeted therapy or immunotherapy? And are there any risks, especially for an elderly patient like him?
It has been 3 weeks since my wife was diagnosed with stomach ulcer. Since then, she has not been able to stomach anything solid, and has only taken porridge and soup. Even juices irritates her stomach. What I am concerned about now is that she said her throat sometimes burns after vomiting. Is it a complication we should pay more attention to?
I often feel my esophagus tightening as I swallow my food. It hurts and it takes a lot of energy for me to eat a meal. Afterwards, i get a neck cramp. Is this a muscle problem or a sign of a condition I should be worried about?
My 58 year old mother has Stage 2 stomach cancer and we are considering a gastrectomy as well as chemotherapy. My question is, as it is, we are planning to put my mother on the Ensure milk diet as she has difficulty swallowing solid food. Would a gastrectomy make her lose even more weight and have her absorb less nutrition?
I have an ulcer in my stomach. I have had it treated with medications, including antibiotics. Although the pain is slowly relieved, I am now seeing blood in my stools. Is this an expected part of the treatment process? Are there any food or drinks I should avoid?
My uncle has stage IIA gastric cancer. He lost his appetite and I am worried this would cause his chemo treatment to not be as effective. Is it ok to give him vitamins to boost his appetite?
My son is 12 years old. He has been complaining about pain when swallowing and post-meal stomach aches for the past 3 days. His appetite is affected and he has lost some weight. There doesn’t seem to be a fever, but he said his body feels hot, and he drinks a lot of water to make it go away. There is no vomitting so I don’t think it’s acid reflux. Can I get your opinion on this?
My husband has ulcerative colitis and also bad acid reflux. The last time he went for an endoscopy and colonoscopy a month ago, he was told his esophageal was quite badly affected. He takes medications everyday to control his acid reflux. My question is, is there any other way besides medications to fix his acid reflux problem for good?