Dr Kenneth Koo

Liver Disorders Specialist In Singapore With 20 Years Experience

  • Liver disorders are a group of conditions that damage and affect the function of the liver due to various reasons.

Dr Kenneth Koo was Director of Gastroenterology at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital before moving to private practice. He has extensive experience in treating liver disorders and other gastrointestinal conditions in adults.

What Are the Symptoms of Liver Disorders?

Depending on the type of liver disorder, the symptoms may differ.

However, some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes)
  • Pale stools
  • Dark urine
  • Abdominal discomfort and swelling
  • Swollen legs and ankles
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itchy skin
  • Fatigue
About our Gastroenterologist

Dr Kenneth Koo

Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist

Gleneagles Medical Centre

  • MBBS
  • M Med (Int Med)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCP (Edin)

Dr Kenneth Koo is an experienced gastroenterologist with more than 20 years’ experience and is well trained in managing all types of digestive and liver conditions.

Prior to joining private practise, Dr Kenneth Koo was Director of Gastroenterology and Senior consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. An integral member of the team which transitioned from Alexander Hospital to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in 2015, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the gastroenterology division including the growth, development and governance.

Dedication to his patients and clinical practise can be seen from several service quality awards obtained over the years.

What Are Liver Disorders?

The liver is an organ positioned on the right side of the abdomen, under the ribcage. It is a vital organ responsible for digestion, energy conversion and storage, and waste filtering. Liver disorders are a few of the many types of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions that affect the digestive system. Some common liver disorders include:

Viral Hepatitis

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the more common types of viral hepatitis, typically caused by viral infections transmitted through sexual contact, sharing of needles or from mother to infant during pregnancy.

Fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease is the buildup of fats in the liver, typically due to excessive alcohol consumption, obesity and diabetes. Fatty liver disease may result in abdominal discomfort, nausea and fatigue but is very often asymptomatic. Long standing fatty liver can lead to liver cirrhosis.

Liver cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis is the scarring and hardening of the liver due to repeated liver injury. Common causes of liver cirrhosis include excessive alcohol consumption, Hepatitis B and fatty liver. Over time, the liver may be unable to regenerate and repair fully, eventually compromising its function. When the liver becomes severely damaged, it may result in liver failure, where the liver stops functioning properly. Liver cirrhosis is may be associated with swelling of the abdomen or lower limbs, nausea and fatigue.

Liver cancer

Liver cancer may either originate from the liver itself or has spread from other parts of the body eg colon to the liver. Cancer that has spread from other parts of the body is more common then liver cancer that originates from the liver. Cancer that originates from the liver is often associated with Hepatitis B or liver cirrhosis.

Consult Dr Kenneth Koo

If you are experiencing persistent symptoms, you should contact a qualified gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment.

Why Do Patients Choose
The GI & Liver Center

  • Previous Director of Gastroenterology & Senior consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
  • More Than 20 Years’ Experience
  • Accurate Diagnosis Through Comprehensive Screening Tools
  • Accepting Patients With & Without Insurance
  • Transparent & Honest Charges
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Feel free to drop by at our clinic at 6 Napier Road #06-16, Gleneagles Medical Center, Singapore 258499

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    The GI & Liver Center

    6 Napier Road #06-16
    Gleneagles Medical Center
    Singapore 258499


    Mon-Fri: 9am – 12.30pm and 2pm - 5pm
    Sat: 8.30am – 12.30pm
    Sun & PH: Closed

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Most liver disorders, especially in their early stages, typically recover after proper care and treatment.

    However, if left untreated, liver disorders can cause long-lasting complications and permanent damage to the liver.

    It is best to consult a specialist if you are uncertain about your symptoms or conditions.

    • Unprotected sexual intercourse
    • Diabetes or high cholesterol
    • Family history of liver disorders
    • Obesity
    • Excessive consumption of alcohol
    • Overdose of certain types of medications
    • Exposure to contaminated blood or needles

    • Limit or avoid alcohol consumption
    • Avoid smoking
    • Observe basic hygiene and sanitation by washing your hands regularly
    • Exercise regularly
    • Adopt a healthy and balanced diet
    • Maintain a healthy weight
    • Get the hepatitis A or hepatitis B vaccine