I am Dr Chua Tju Siang, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Singapore, Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital Singapore and Mount Alvernia Hospital Singapore. I have clinical interest in interventional endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangipancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). I also have a strong interest in diseases relating to the hepato-pancreatico-biliary system as well as gastrointestinal cancers. I was awarded the Warren and Marshall Helicobacter Pylori Award by Australian Nobel laureates, Professors Robin Warren and Barry Marshall, for research into the link between various strains of Helicobacter pylori and ulcer disease. I graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School and continued my postgraduate medical training in Scotland at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. In 1998, I returned to Singapore and trained in gastroenterology at Changi General Hospital. I was awarded specialist accreditation in Gastroenterology in 2002. In 2003, I was awarded a one-year fellowship to train in diagnostic and interventional endoscopic ultrasonography at the Centre for Research and Education in Endosonography of Montreal, University of Montreal, Canada, where I received intensive and comprehensive training in endoscopic ultrasonography. In 2008, I spent some time at the National Cancer Centre, Japan, training in endoscopic submucosal dissection. I also spent some time at Jichi Medical University Hospital, Japan, training in double balloon enteroscopy and endoscopic submucosal dissection. A year later, I performed an endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore I have a keen interest in the development of standards for high-quality endoscopy and is a member of the Quality Assurance Subcommittee of the National Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme of Singapore. I am often invited as faculty to local and international conferences, both as a speaker as well as to demonstrate advanced endoscopic procedures. I am currently the President of Gastroenterological Society of Singapore as well as the Honorary Secretary of the Chapter of Gastroenterologists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Learn more about Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-elizabeth-novena-hospital-singapore/, Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-elizabeth-hospital-singapore/, and Mount Alvernia Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-alvernia-hospital-singapore/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/chua-tju-siang/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss Digestive Health issues with everyone. Whether you've got questions about digestive conditions, gastrointestinal cancers, 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.
Doctor, at the beginning of this month, I had gastric acid reflux. The pain radiates to my back. My doctor gave me antacid and vitamins. But now, sometimes my stomach still hurts. Is it a sign of other diseases in my body?
Doctor, I had an examination to check my liver function. It turned out my SGOT and SGPT are high. SGOT is around 55, SGPT is around 80. Is this a sign of dangerous conditions, Doc? What should I do?
Doctor, my epigastrium always hurts before meal times, the pain radiates to my chest. Is this a sign of disease?
Doctor, I have had acid reflux this past week, it doesn’t get better after medication. What should I do?
Doctor, I have had a chronic ulcer since 5 years ago. I’ve seeked treatment everywhere but it recurs all the time. What should I do to get it totally cured?
Hi Doctor. I am a 30 year old male. Every morning I feel nauseous and I vomit. I never have breakfast, only a cup of coffee. I thought it is because of the coffee, but it persists after I stop drinking coffee.
Dr. Chua, I’m Ridwan Hoesan. I would like to add that in early 2020, I’ve done the LAB status stool specimen quality adequate, however the results were not able to detect the type of germs, etc. Why is this so? Thank you. Sincerely, Ridwan Hoesan.
I feel bloated and feel as though there is something moving in the upper part of my stomach, but it is like a stone. Please Doctor, give me a solution.
I am a housewife who has had chronic gastritis complaints for 5 years. A few days ago I consulted with an internist. The doctor mentioned that there is a possibility of bacteria. What kind of medicine can I take to eradicate the bacteria, Doctor? Thank you very much for the information.
Now, I have gastric acid reflux. I feel hungry quicker, but I am too lazy to eat. I feel my stomach bloating and nauseated. What should I do?