Dr Kenneth Koo

Bloating Specialist In Singapore With 20 Years Experience

  • Chronic stomach bloating may signal a serious underlying condition
  • Treat your bloated stomach symptoms before it leads to complications

Dr Kenneth Koo has extensive experience in treating excessive gas and bloating, as well as other gastrointestinal symptoms in adults.

What Are Excessive Gas & Bloated Stomach?

Excessive gas occurs when a surplus of gas accumulates inside the digestive system due to swallowing or producing excess air. This can lead to bloating in your stomach, causing it to feel swollen.

What Are the Symptoms Of Excessive Gas & Bloated Stomach?

Some of the symptoms of excess gas and bloated stomach include:

  • Passing gas
  • Burping
  • Discomfort in the abdomen
  • A feeling of ‘fullness’
  • A noticeable increase in the size of the abdomen
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.

When Should You Visit A Specialist For Excessive Gas & Bloated Stomach?

Burping and passing gas is normal, especially during or after a meal. As such, having gas and bloating by themselves may not be a sign of a medical problem.

However, if symptoms of excessive gas and a bloated stomach lead to persistent pain or discomfort such that it impedes your daily activities, it may signal an underlying medical condition. If left untreated, it could result in more severe complications.

Seek immediate medical attention or consult a specialist if you experience any of these additional symptoms:

  • Persistent and abnormal changes in bowel movements (prolonged diarrhoea or constipation)
  • Bloody stools
  • Abnormal changes in the consistency of stools
  • Prolonged abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Weight loss

Consult Dr Kenneth Koo

If you are experiencing persistent pain from excessive gas and a bloated stomach, you should see a specialist.

What Causes Excessive Gas & Bloated Stomach?

Excessive gas and bloating are typically caused by gas accumulation in the digestive system due to swallowing more air than normal during eating and drinking. Digestion of certain types of food may also produce more gas than usual.

Excessive gas and bloating may also occur due to underlying medical conditions and digestive problems.

Here are some causes of excessive gas and bloating:

  • Smoking
  • Eating too quickly
  • Drinking carbonated drinks
  • Consumption of specific type of food that produces more gas during digestion (such as beans, broccoli, cabbage and prunes)
  • Constipation
  • Food intolerances
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

Excessive gas and a bloated stomach may signal an underlying medical condition. Schedule an appointment with an experienced gastroenterologist today.

How Is Excessive Gas & Bloated Stomach Evaluated?

  • Review of medical history, dietary and lifestyle habits
  • Physical examination to check for swelling and tenderness of the abdomen
  • Blood test
  • Further diagnostic tests such as abdominal scans and stool sample tests may be required to eliminate other possible medical conditions

Treatments for Bloated Stomach & Excessive Gas

Dietary Changes

Changing your diet can reduce the amount of gas produced and also aid in moving gas more quickly through the body.

Reducing the following types of food may improve excessive gas and bloat:

  • High FODMAPs foods such as beans, broccoli, onions, prunes, asparagus and apples
  • Dairy products
  • High-carbohydrate foods
  • Fried or fatty foods
  • Carbonated beverages

On the other hand, changes that can help improve gas symptoms include:

  • Drinking more water to prevent constipation
  • Taking a low FODMAPs diet such as rice, bananas and potatoes
  • Consume lactose-free dairy products

Over-the-counter Medications

Medications can help to absorb excessive gas, digest certain types of food faster and relieve symptoms.

Some of these over-the-counter medications include:

  • Digestive enzyme supplements such as alpha-galactosidase and lactase supplements
  • Activated charcoal pills
  • Antacids
  • Simethicone

Home Remedies

  • Eat slowly and chew properly
  • Exercise
  • Eat a smaller portion of meals
  • Avoid smoking
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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    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

    Although excessive gas and bloat are usually fleeting and not a significant cause for concern, they can still signal an underlying medical condition. It is best to consult a specialist if you are uncertain about your symptoms.

    • Change your dietary habits
    • Keep a food diary
    • Drink more water
    • Exercise regularly