Medical Specialties

The World Health Organisation defines good health not only as an absence of disease but a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Assunta Hospital offers a host of treatments that will help achieve a state of good health:

Specialist Clinics

Anaesthesiology: Pain relief during surgery

You may not realise it but the anaesthetist plays an important role to keep you safely sedated and comfortable during surgery. The anaesthetist makes vital decisions on the level of anaesthetic drugs you need and continues to be on stand-by throughout the surgery and after.

Cardiology: Heart problems

Your heart is the most hardworking organ in your entire body, pumping blood and Life throughout your veins. Heart problems can arise from various factors such as family history, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, high fat and low fibre diet, prolonged stress and others. Our cardiologists are also trained in Interventional Cardiology, using Minimally-invasive procedures to treat heart problems without major surgery.

Services offered include :

  • PTCA + Stenting of Coronary Arteries
  • Left + Right Heart Catheterization
  • Permanent Pacemaker – Insertion
  • Temporary Pacing
  • Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Coronary Angiogram / Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)and Stenting
  • Rotablator
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Rotational Atherectomy

Cardiothoracic Surgery: Heart surgery

Open heart surgery, also known as a bypass, is done when the arteries leading to the heart is blocked as a result of excessive cholesteroland plaque. The surgeon will first harvest healthy arteries from another part of the body such as the legs and connect them to the heart arteries bypassing the diseased parts. This allows the heart to function again without the blockage.

Services offered include:

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Dermatology: Skin problems

The skin is your largest organ, providing crucial protection for your blood, flesh, veins, internal organs, bones and muscles. Skin problems do not only cause physical discomfort but can also be emotionally distressing. Skin problems ought to be treated early before more severe disfigurements and scarring happen, which may take longer to heal.

Services offered include:

  • Laser therapy
  • Baldness
  • Vitiligo (loss of pigments)
  • Aesthetic medicine
  • Laser therapy for facial pigmentations, scars, tattoos, wrinkles, warts and facial firming.
  • Hair transplant for baldness men & women.
  • Excision of skin tumors and skin cancers.
  • Minor Surgery
  • Catherization of Skin Lesions
  • Skin Biopsies

General Surgery: Abnormal growths that may or may not be cancerous

Modern medicine has made surgery faster, safer and more effective than before. Supported by a multi-disciplinary team including anaesthetists, surgeons, attending doctor and specialised Operating Theatre (OT) nurses, every surgery is given top priority to ensure maximum success.

Services offered include:

  • General Surgery with focus on Breast Surgery
  • Endovenous Laser for Varicose Vein
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Gastric Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery,
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy,
  • Desophagogastroduodenoscopy,
  • Colonoscopy
  • All procedures related to my surgeries.
  • (Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Excision Lumps, Cysts, Nodules,
  • Warts, Release of Perianal Haematomas, Rubber Banding Piles,
  • Ultrasonic Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid & Para Thyroids)
  • Gastro-Intestinal Surgery (oesophagus, colo-rectal & proctology)

Geriatrics: Making lives of Senior Citizens better and healthier

Specialist for people in their golden years. Typically treats/screens patients above the age of 65 years. They address issues such as memory loss, arthritis, osteoporosis, mobility and Alzheimer’s disease. Geriatricians approach each patient’s needs individually, and possess the knowledge and expertise needed to accommodate seniors.

Haematology: Blood-related disorders

The haematologist looks into blood-related conditions such as anaemia (low red blood cell count), thalassemia, leukemia or lymphoma (blood cancers), bleeding or clotting problems. Diagnosis is done through blood tests, which reveals your blood cell counts.

Services offered include:

  • Red Cell Clinic [Hematology – RCC]
  • Management of Red Cell Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Thalassemia and Hemoglobinopathies
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy

Medical Microbiologist: Infectious diseases

Microbiologists examine the cause of a disease whether bacteria, virus or fungi in order to recommend treatment. With increased travel and mobility around the world, infectious diseases are also rising in tandem.

Services offered include:

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Nephrology: Kidney-related problems

The kidneys act as the body’s natural filters, eliminating excess water, salts and waste through the urine. Kidney problems can affect people of all ages. Failure to treat kidney problems will lead to end-stage kidney failure which needs haemodylisis, or a kidney transplant. Patients with kidney problems will also require dietary advice such as reducing liquid intake and diet changes.

Services offered include:

  • Ultrasound guided diagnostic Kidney Surgeries
  • Ultrasound guided Implantation of Central Venous
  • Acute and Chronic Haemodialysis Catheter.
  • General Nephrology and Management of Haemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation patients

Neurology: Brain-related problems

Problems in the nervous system can bring about symptoms such as fits, headaches, spinal cord disorders and movement disorders such as dystonia or Parkinson’s disease. Neurologists also treat infections in the brain and peripheral nervous system, speech disorders, stroke and neurogenerative disorders.

Services offered include:

  • Botox Injection for Neurological Disorders
  • NCS / FCMG
  • Reporting of EEC / NCS EMG / Evoked potentials
  • Lumbar puncture

Neurosurgery: Brain surgery

Brain surgery may be necessary when there are abnormal growths in the brain due to disease or physical trauma such as accidents. Patients are usually awake during surgery, with the surgeon continually testing brain parts to check for sensation in body parts to ensure there is no nerve damage.

Services offered include:

  • General Neurosurgery including Spinal Surgery
  • Standard Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Head injuries
  • Brain tumours
  • Intracranial Haemorrhages
  • Infections

Obstetrics & Gynaecology: Women-focused conditions including pregnancy and birth

Before the age of menopause, a woman’s body is largely dependent upon her hormones. When there is a hormonal imbalance, various problems can arise. O&G specialists look into women’s intimate problems related to menstruation, vaginal dystrophy, infertility, family-planning, pregnancy and birth.

Services offered include:

  • Hysteroscopic Surgery
  • GynaeOncological Surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery (gynae)
  • General Gynaecology
  • Antenatal Ultrasound
  • Pap Smear
  • Hysterescopy
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Colposcopy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Labioplasty
  • Ring Pessary Insertion
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Endomethal Sampling
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy / Myomectomy / Cystectomy
  • Fertility Specialist
  • Reproductive Endocrinologist
  • Menopause
  • GynaeOncology (Women’s Cancer)
  • Abnormal Pap Smear
  • GynaeOncological Surgery
  • Colposcopy
  • Laparoscopy / Key-hole Surgery
  • Urogynaecology,
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Transvaginal Vaginal Tape
  • Ultrasound Foetal,
  • Wellbeing Screening
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • TransvaginalTransobturator
  • Vaginal Sling Procedure

Oncology: Cancer treatment

When a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, the oncologist provides recommendations for treatment and after-care. Cancer treatment can consist of surgery (to remove a cancerous growth), chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The treatment regimen will depend on the type and stage of cancer, health status, weight and height of the patient. Counselling and emotional support are also important elements of treatment.

Services offered include:

  • Clinical Oncology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Management of Solid Tumours & Brain Tumours
  • Radio Iodine Therapy of Thyroloxion and Thyroid Cancers
  • Adult Solid Tumours

Ophthalmology: Eye problems

As they say, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Eye problems can arise with age, injury or as a result of other medical problems such as diabetes. Eye care is important at any age, particularly after the age of 40.

Services offered include:

  • General Ophthalmic Procedures
  • Entropian Correction
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Pterygium Excision with / without Conjunctival Graft
  • Cataract Extraction (Phacoemulsification) with Intraocular Lens Implantation,including premium and multifocal intraocular lenses
  • Cataract Surgery and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery, Phacoemulsification with Normal Intraocular Lens (IOL), Premium IOL like Toric IOL
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Laser Photocoagulation
  • Multifocal and Accommodating IOL (crystalens)
  • Vitreo Retinal Surgery and Occuloplastic and Lacrimal Surgery
  • Laser Vision Surgery,
  • Lasik + Advanced Surface Ablation
  • Cataract Surgery with Implant
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Squint Surgery
  • Orbital Floor Repair
  • Surgery for Traumatic Eye
  • Refraction
  • Medical Ophthalmology
  • Diabetic Glaucoma
  • Neuro – Ophthalmology
  • Refraction
  • Laser Treatment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Infections and lumps and growths
  • Laceration wounds repair
  • Cataract SurgeryTrauma to the Eye-Repair

Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology: Problems related to the jaw, mouth, teeth and gums

Problems with gums, teeth and jaws are not only unsightly but can lead to eating and speech problems. Oral problems can also be an effect of other medical conditions such as heart disease or diabetes. Pregnant women also tend to experience certain degrees of oral problems such as bleeding and sensitive gums.

Services offered include:

  • Lymphoma and other concerns
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies
  • Bone Marrow Examination
  • Anatomic Pathology and Cytology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Laboratory Haematology and Blood Banking
  • Histo and Cytopathology

Orthopaedics: Problems related to the Bone, Spine & Joints

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

The bones form the structure of the body, giving us shape and balance. Joints, the spaces between bones that are filled with synovial fluid, allow the body the flexibility to move, bend and turn at different place. Healthy bones and joints are necessary for mobility and independence. Orthopaedic problems can arise from age, injury/trauma or infection.

Services offered include:

  • Total Knee Replacement (Conventional / Navigation / Computer Assisted)
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement / Hip Replacement
  • Orthopaedic Trauma (Adult / Paediatric)
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroplasthy / Joint Replacement (Knee, Hip) Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Replacement
  • Trauma
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • MIS, TLIF, XLIF
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Micro discectomy
  • Deformities Surgery such as Scoliosis
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Dorso Lumbar Spinal Surgery
  • Internal Fixation of Fractures
  • Spine and Joint Replacement
  • Adult Orthopaedics
  • Hand Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology: Problems related to the Ear, Nose & Throat

The ear, nose and throat are connected by the sinus network, which is why a cold or flu often results in a runny nose, sore throat and ear infection. ENT specialists also look into throat and neck conditions such as infections and abnormal growths. Special devices are used to look into the ear, nose and throat to check for abnormalities and recommend treatment.

Services offered include:

  • Sinus Surgery, e.g. FESS, SeptoplastyTurbinectomy
  • Tonsillectomy / Adenoidectomy
  • Otoplasty for Sleep Apnoea
  • Myringoplasty / Myringotomy
  • General Otorhinolaryngology
  • Myringoplasty
  • Ventilation Tubes
  • FESS, SeptoplastyTurbinectomy
  • Procedures for OSA
  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • Paediatric Airway Procedues
  • Head and Neck Open Procedures
  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, e.g. Septoplasty,
  • Turbinectomy, Adenoidectomy, Tonsillectomy,
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
  • Myringoplasty ,Tympanoplasty, Mastoid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery – Parotid Submandibular
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Ca Larynx / Pharynx, Medi Radical Neck
  • Excision / Resection Tracheal Stenosis, Laryngeal Papilloma
  • General Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Paediatrics: Children’s illnesses

Children are more prone to infections because their immune systems have yet to develop and mature. Children illnesses ought to be treated promptly as their bodies can deteriorate quickly. Infectious diseases are also easily transmitted easily as children share food, utensils, playing space and the same living environment.

Services offered include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Newborn Screening, Neonatal
  • Paediatric Emergency
  • Neonatal and General Paediatric illness
  • Feeding Problems
  • Venepuncture
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Intercostal Drainage
  • Exchange Transfusion
  • Ventilation of newborns
  • Ventilation of ill children

Paediatric Surgery: Surgery in children

Surgery in children requires different techniques and management as their bodies are smaller and more delicate. Surgery can be recommended to remove abnormal structures, growths, malformations or injury/trauma.

Services offered include:

  • Surgical Procedures on patients aged 12 and below(excluding Neurosurgical or Cardiac), i.e.
  • Circumcision (including Neonatal circumcision)
  • Excision biopsy of lumps/cysts
  • Inguinal Herniotomy
  • Orchidopexy
  • Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Preauncularsinue excision
  • Emergency –Appendicectomy
  • Laporatomy for Intussussception or Surgical Abdomen

Pathology: Analysis of diseases through specific tests

Assunta Hospital is equipped with full-fledged laboratory services, which assesses test results to enable doctors a clearer picture of your condition or illness to give an accurate diagnosis.

Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery: Reconstruction of the face or body for functional or aesthetic reasons

Plastic surgery is not only meant to help people achieve superstar looks; in many cases, patients who seek treatment just want to look ‘normal’. Cases can vary widely, from simple treatments to remove wrinkles and fine lines to comprehensive makeovers to reconstruction procedures following surgery and/or accidents/trauma.

Services offered include:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Face Lift, Botox, Facial Fillers, Facial Augmentation
  • Burns
  • Scar and Keloid Management
  • Laser Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Removal

Psychiatry: Emotional and psychological disturbances

Psychiatrists offer more than just counselling. In many cases, emotional disturbances such as stress, depression, road rage, suicidal tendencies and others arise due to abnormal changes in the brain cells. They may also be caused by nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, exposure to toxic substances, medications or underlying medical conditions. Tests are carried out to ascertain the root cause of your emotional disturbances, and counselling is provided as supporting therapy.

Services offered include:

  • Bio – Psycho-Social Assessment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • General Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems
  • Assessment and Management of Addictions
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Adult General Psychiatry

Radiology: The use of X-rays and imaging to diagnose disease

Modern imaging devices such as X-rays, MRIs and CT scans allow doctors to look into your body for accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Services offered include:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • C.T. Scan, MRI, Ultrasound
  • X – rays,
  • Image- Guided Biopsy
  • General Radiology

Rehabilitation Medicine / Occupational Therapy: Physical therapy after stroke, surgery, accidents or illness

After surgery, stroke or an accident, your body will need time to recover to regain strength and stability. Structured exercises under the guidance of trained physiotherapists help you build muscle strength, relearn physical skills and dexterity to get back to normal life such as work, drive, social activities and family life.

Services offered include:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Back-to-work (BTW) rehab
  • Post-stroke therapy
  • Post-cancer physiotherapy

Respiratory Medicine: Lung-related problems

Breathing is such a natural part of our daily life that we seldom stop to think about it until we experience breathing difficulties. Respiratory specialists treat lung disease and infections including pneumonia, COPD, asthma and others.

Services offered include:

  • Bronchoscopic Procedures
  • Chest Tube Procedures
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Lung Cancer
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Urology: Urinary problems and sexual problems in males

Men often experience urinary problems they age as a result of an enlarged prostate. Urologists also provide treatment for sexual problems in men such as erectiledysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Services offered include:

  • Mainly stones and prostatic diseases
  • All General Urological procedures
  • Stone Surgery – Endoscopic
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Urinary Tract Stone Disease
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Endourology / Uro – Oncology Surgery
  • Prostatic Disease
  • Uro – Oncology
  • Urinary Stones

Vascular Surgery: Problems related to veins and blood circulation

The vascular system consists of the thousands of veins that carry blood around the body. When the vascular system is dysfunctional due to underlying diseases, age, lack of physical activity or other conditions, there will be poor blood circulation. This can lead to various problems such as varicose veins, tingling, pain and numbness at the fingers and toes, and the potentially fatal deep-vein thrombosis (DVT).

Services offered include:

  • Live Resections, Pancreatic Surgery Angioplasty &
  • Bypass for Vascular Disease
  • Aneurysm Repair, Endovenous Laser for Varicose Vein
  • Laser for Haemorrhoids
  • Vascular, Hepatobiliary& General Surgery
  • Specialist in Laser Surgery

Clinical Support Services

Dietetics

Diet and nutrition play important roles for our health, ranging from disease prevention to treatment especially during the stages of recovery. Our dietitians are qualified health professionals who can help you achieve nutritional goals. 

During the initial consultation, the dietitian will perform a comprehensive assessment comprising a diet assessment, body fat analysis and lifestyle assessment. A personalised Nutrition Care Plan will be implemented and monitored by our dedicated team. Some of the nutritional programmes we offer are:

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