Dr Kenneth Koo

Acid Reflux Specialist In Singapore With 20 Years Experience

  • Manage your Acid Reflux symptoms before it leads to further complications.
  • If left untreated, Acid Reflux can sometimes lead to Barrett’s oesophagus, which may increase the risk of oesophagal cancer.

Dr Kenneth Koo has extensive experience in treating acid reflux, heartburn and other gastrointestinal symptoms in adults.

What Is Acid Reflux & Heartburn?

Heartburn happens when stomach acid comes back the oesophagus, causing a burning sensation in your chest. Frequent acid reflux is called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), an increasingly common digestive disorder in Singapore.

Common Symptoms of Acid Reflux

  • Heartburn (a burning & painful sensation in the chest)
  • Acidic, bitter taste at the back of your throat
  • Regurgitation of food and liquids
  • Chronic cough & sore throat
  • Bloating & gastric discomfort
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.

How Is Acid Reflux Treated?

Nowadays, the mainstay of treatment of GERD is anti-acid medications. In most cases, medications are very effective in controlling acid reflux. Complications such as strictures may be managed by endoscopic techniques as well. For the few patients who do not respond well to medications or have side effects from medications, then surgery might be an option.

Over-the-counter medications

The options include:

  • Antacids that neutralise stomach acid
  • Medications to reduce acid production

Prescription medications

Prescription-strength treatments for GERD include:

  • Prescription-strength H-2-receptor blockers
  • Prescription-strength proton pump inhibitors
  • Medication to strengthen the lower oesophagal sphincter


  • Fundoplication. The surgeon wraps the top of your stomach around the lower oesophagal sphincter, to tighten the muscle and prevent reflux.

Contact Us

Contact our clinic to make an enquiry about Acid Reflux diagnosis and treatments

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

Schedule An Appointment

Dr Koo is committed to providing personalised medical care to all patients. Consult Dr Koo for Fast & Reliable treatments for acid reflux

Is Acid Reflux Dangerous?

Severe acid reflux if left untreated, can sometimes lead to complications, such as:

  • Oesophageal Cancer
  • Oesophagitis (Inflammation of the lining of the oesophagus)
  • Ulcers
  • Strictures
  • Barrett’s Oesophagus
  • Worsening of asthma
  • Chronic Cough, Sore Throat & Hoarseness
  • Sleep Disturbances
Billing & Insurance

Partnered Programs & Insurance Plans

We accept a range of policies that covers individual health insurance as well as corporate insurance plans. We have partnered with many insurance companies such as Aviva, IHP, Great Eastern, and more!

Our Clinic

Feel free to drop by at our clinic at 6 Napier Road #06-16, Gleneagles Medical Center, Singapore 258499

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    Visit Our Clinic

    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