Dr Kenneth Koo

Gastroenterologist In Singapore With 20 Years Experience

  • Lifestyle modification involves behavioral changes in the long term that encourage positive changes in your life.
  • It is considered to be preventive in the development of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions.

Dr Kenneth Koo has extensive experience in treating various Gastrointestinal and Liver conditions in adults.

Lifestyle Modification Measures

Lifestyle modification refers to the behavioral changes in the long term that improve your GI and overall health. It encompasess proper eating habits, adequate physical activity, avoidance of stress, smoking, alcohol, etc.

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 the Components of Lifestyle Modification Measures?

Lifestyle modification is a broad concept encompassing various components. These are:

  • Diet and Nutrition: Food rich in dietary fibers like whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits ensure proper bowel movement and prevent constipation and bloating. In certain disease conditions, a ‘gluten-free’ diet is needed.
  • Adequate fluid intake: Drinking an adequate amount of water helps to cleanse your digestive tract, soften your stool, and prevent constipation.
  • Alcohol reduction: Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to liver cirrhosis, long term pancreas injury as well as gastritis. Men should consume a maximum of 3 units of alcohol per day and ladies 2 units per day. 1 unit being approximately 250 mls of standard beer.
  • Physical activity: Regular exercise has benefits for overall health, including cardiovascular health. Exercise also helps to prevent metabolic diseases including fatty liver disease. It is recommended for 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise ( eg brisk walking ) per week.
  • Smoking cessation: Nicotine in cigarettes results in appetite suppression and also predisposes to reflux disease.
  • Going to bed at least 2 hours after eating food.

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Dr Koo strives to provide accurate diagnosis & effective treatments for each patient. Our team will guide you through the treatment & recovery process, ensuring you get the highest level of care & service.

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
Billing & Insurance

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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