gutCARE utilizes a group practice model. This offers the convenience of multiple clinic locations and multiple doctors for patients to choose from. gutCARE utilizes a specialist team concept. No patient is fully reliant on a single doctor, and there will always be a doctor available to see any gutCARE patient even when the patient’s regular doctor is not available. gutCARE is trusted and recognized by all the corporate insurance panels, and can offer direct billing for panel patients. At a group level, our charges are harmonized across clinic and doctors, and are consistent with national benchmarks, fee guidelines and ethical codes.
gutCARE offers the full spectrum of general and advanced endoscopic services, from diagnostic and screening endoscopy, to complex and novel advanced procedures. These include: gastroscopy, colonoscopy, standard and advanced polyp removal, piles ligation, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), small intestine endoscopy, endoscopic dilation and stenting, feeding tube placement and exchange, and endoscopic emergencies. Our procedures are performed in fully equipped Endoscopy Centres, with contemporary technology and equipment. For more difficult procedures, equipment may be catered specially from overseas for our patients. It is difficult for patients to know what level of endoscopic expertise they require. The majority of specialists offer basic expertise in general endoscopy, and do not spend extra years of training to offer the more advanced procedures. gutCARE will ensure that each procedure is performed by the specialist with the appropriate expertise, and that our patients have access to our full range of endoscopic procedures.
gutCARE provides an in-house suite of niche services in the various subspecialty fields. These are possible because of our subspecialty focus and group practice model. The niche services include: motility studies, manometry, combined pH-impedance monitoring for reflux disorders, hydrogen/ methane breath testing for sugar intolerances and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), FibroScan liver stiffness measurement, specialist dietetics, and clinical psychology. Our patients have full access to these services, which are otherwise only available in the large academic public hospitals in Singapore.