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Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Specialists You Can Trust for Your Digestive Health Disorder

Fellowship Trained Specialist

Dr. John Hsiang

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist

MBChB (NZ), FRACP (Australasia), MD (Doctorate), FRCP (Edinburgh), FAMS (Gastro)

Dr. John Hsiang is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience across public and private practice.

Dr. John’s special clinical interests are gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach conditions, fatty liver, and gastrointestinal cancer screening

Dr. John has spent more than five years in the Singhealth cluster serving in the Gastroenterology Department at Changi General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital.

Clinical interests:

Gastrointestinal diseases, Endoscopy, Helicobacter Pylori infection, Viral Hepatitis, Fatty Liver diseases, management of abnormal liver tests.

Experienced Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist

Personalised Medical Care

Clinical Experience

20+ years of experience

Digestive Symptoms or Conditions

that Require a Gastroenterologist’s Attention
Ongoing symptoms may indicate an underlying condition. Consider seeing a gastro specialist if you’re experiencing some of these symptoms:

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Why Choose Us

Richmond Gastroenterology Centre

Fellowship trained gastroenterologist and hepatologist with more than 20 years of experience

Up-to-date medical equipment and diagnostic tools for accurate diagnosis and treatment

Comprehensive range of services from diagnosis to treatment and lifestyle advice

Dedicated Insurance Support

Richmond Gastroenterology Centre believes that access to medical care for gastrointestinal health should be available to all.

We understand that navigating the financial aspect of healthcare can be overwhelming. We welcome all patients with or without insurance and can assist with claims regardless of your personal or corporate insurance plan. Here at Richmond Gastroenterology Centre, we strive to ensure the most efficient claims process for our patients. To that end, our team works diligently with their insurers to obtain Letters of Guarantee and pre-authorization certificates prior to any procedures.

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Make an appointment to consult our Doctor.

We understand your anxieties and we are here to support you throughout your health journey. If you have questions or would like to seek a 2nd opinion, send us your message via the form below.

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Dr. John Hsiang is an Accredited Specialist Across All Private Hospitals in Singapore.

Common Questions About Seeing a Gastroenterologist

While complications are rare, they may include bleeding, perforation of the colon, or adverse reactions to sedation. The risk of bleeding and perforation is usually around 0.1% (or 1 in 1000), these are usually related to the therapeutic procedure undertaken during the colonoscopy, for example, removal of polyps.

Your healthcare provider will discuss the potential risks and address any concerns you may have.

It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Your healthcare provider may also advise you to avoid certain medications, such as blood thinners, for a period.

If biopsies were taken during the colonoscopy, your doctor may provide specific instructions on how to care for the area where they were taken.

After the procedure, you may need some time to recover from the sedation. Your healthcare provider will provide guidance on when it’s safe to resume eating and drinking.

Typically, it is recommended to stick to a light diet initially, and then gradually reintroduce solid foods. Avoid heavy or spicy meals that may irritate your digestive system.

Foods that are easy to digest, such as soup, crackers, and toast, are usually recommended for the first meal. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids to flush out the remaining sedation medication from your system.

Your healthcare provider will discuss the findings shortly after the procedure.

In some cases, biopsies may be taken during the colonoscopy, and results from these tests may take a little longer to process. Your specialist will follow up with you in clinic to discuss further results in detail.

The recommended frequency for a routine colonoscopy depends on individual risk factors, such as family cancer history,  personal health history and the number of polyps removed during the index colonoscopy. It is best to follow the advice of your healthcare provider regarding when to schedule your next screening.

In some cases, a second colonoscopy may be necessary if there are abnormal findings or persistent symptoms after your first procedure. Your doctor will discuss the need for further tests or procedures with you.