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KK Endometriosis Centre

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where the womb lining responsible for menstruation (or endometrium) is found outside the womb. It is a common condition affecting about 10 percent of women. As many as 30% of women complaining of severe menstrual pain are found to be suffering from endometriosis, but the condition is often under diagnosed as it may also be present in women with symptoms unrelated to periods or those who experience minimal discomfort. Endometriosis can cause inflammation, scarring and adhesions of tissues in the pelvis, resulting in infertility and debilitating pain.

You may have endometriosis if you suffer from any of the following symptoms :

  1. Painful menstruation
  2. Pain during sexual activity
  3. Chronic pelvic pain
  4. Heavy or irregular menstruation
  5. Pelvic bloating (from endometriotic cysts or enlarged womb from infiltrative endometriosis)
  6. Subfertility
  7. Bowel-related symptoms during menstruation (painful bowel movements, diarrhea, constipation)
  8. Urinary-related symptoms during menstruation (painful urination, bloody urination)

You can also be asymptomatic and have endometriosis or endometriotic cysts.

Multi-disciplinary care

Our endometriosis centre is a one-stop solution that provides holistic and multi-disciplinary care to our patients suffering from endometriosis.

We have the following experts and medical team providing comprehensive care at our centre:

  1. Gynaecologists with interest and surgical expertise in management of endometriosis
  2. Specialists in pain management
  3. Colorectal surgeon
  4. Women's Mental Wellness
  5. Dedicated Nurse counselor and coordinator

We also work closely with the Endometriosis Association Singapore Support Group, thereby providing a channel of support for women suffering from endometriosis.

Facilities at our centre include

  1. Consultation rooms with educational media for the patient
  2. Ultrasound scans
  3. Office/outpatient hysteroscopy equipment

Services available

Our team at the Endometriosis Centre provides seamless care to patients. Seeking to understand the individual needs of the patient with endometriosis, we offer the following services tailored to improve quality of life for each woman who suffer from endometriosis- related symptoms.

  1. Consultations to evaluate your symptoms and needs
  2. Advice on medications to improve symptoms – there is a wide range of medications including non-hormonal and hormonal medications available. We will discuss with you the benefits and side effects of the available options and adjust therapy according to your needs.
  3. Surgery
    1. Diagnostic laparoscopy – to confirm the presence of endometriosis. Therapeutic surgery can also be done at the same occasion.
    2. Therapeutic laparoscopy - to restore normal pelvic anatomy and excise endometriosis. Aims to relief pain and/or symptoms and improve fertility.
    3. Excision of endometriotic cysts
    4. Hysterectomy with or without removal of ovaries
  4. Other pain relief methods including medications, physiotherapy and injections
  5. Dedicated Nurse Advisor to help coordinate care, teach patients on use of medications, administer injection-type medical treatment, provide pre- and post-operative advice
  6. Assessment by our colorectal specialist for patients with bowel-related symptoms and endometriosis. Our colorectal surgeon will also provide expert support at surgery for women with complex endometriosis involving bowel.
  7. Consultation sessions with our mental wellness specialist
  8. Diagnostic ultrasound scan services
  9. Outpatient hysteroscopy services

Our Experts

Name Designation Qualification
A/Prof Bernard Chern Su Min Director & Senior Consultant (Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy); Chairman, Division of O&G MBBS, MMed (O&G), FRCOG (UK), MRANZCOG, FAMS
Dr Tan Heng Hao Senior Consultant MBBS, MMed (O&G), MRCOG (UK)
Dr Cynthia Kew Consultant; Director, KK Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre MBBS (Spore), MMed (O&G)(Spore)
Dr Khoo Chong Kiat Consultant; Head, Ambulatory Service, Dept of O&G; Head, O&G (24 Hour) Clinic MBBS (Spore), MMed (O&G)(Spore), MRCOG (UK), FAMS
Dr Anthony Siow Visiting Consultant MBBS, M Med (O&G), MRANZCOG, MRCOG
Dr Jasmine Mohd Visiting Consultant MBBS (S’pore), M Med (O&G)(S’pore), MRCOG (UK), FAMS
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KKH Endometriosis Centre

Basement 1, Women's Tower

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  • +65 9233-1457
    (Centre Co-ordinator Hotline)
  • + 65 6294 4050 (Appointment)


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Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation ISO 9000, KKH¡¯s systematic approach to Quality Management ISO 14000, the Environment and our commitment to conserve it OHSAS 18000 - Workplace Health and Safety System

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