Day Procedure Unit

DPU

Over the last few years, medical evidence has shown that apart from a healthy lifestyle and health education, preventive medicine, screening and new diagnostic procedures can help prevent or identify and fight some of these deadly diseases sooner and more effectively.

The Day Procedure Unit of Mahkota Medical Centre is a one stop centre that is especially dedicated to such a cause. As the name suggests, it is a specialist unit that caters to a variety of day diagnostic procedures that do not require admission into the hospital. Most of the procedures in the unit are done on an outpatient basis.

The Day Procedure Unit is well equipped with state of the art equipment. It is staffed with skilled and experienced nurses as well as technicians that are dedicated to consistent delivery of quality Non Invasive Cardiac and Endoscopic procedures in an efficient and cost conscious manner. We are dedicated to providing our services in an environment which stresses patient privacy and confidentiality, where the patients’ satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

 

Services and procedures

  • Non Invasive Cardiac & Respiratory procedures
    • Electrocardiogram(ECG) –  to measure the electrical activity of the heart and muscular functions of the heart.
    • 24 hours Holter Monitoring- to identify heart disturbances that are not readily identified with a resting ECG.
    • 24 hours Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) – to get a clear pictures of how your blood pressure changes throughout the day.
    • Treadmill Exercise Test –  to determine cardiovascular fitness or the  amount of stress that the heart can manage.
    • Echocardiogram-  to check the structure of the heart and how it is functioning.
    • Transesophageal Echocardiogram(TEE)-     to get a clear picture of your heart valve.
    • Lung Function Test –     to detect abnormalities in respiratory functions.

 

  • Endoscopy Related Procedures
    • Upper Endoscopy /Gastroscopy –  to examine the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
    •  Colonoscopy –   to examine the lining of the large intestine (colon) for abnormalities.
    • Sigmoidoscopy –  to examine the rectum and sigmoid colon.
    •  Endoscopic  Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) –  to study the bile ducts,pancreatic duct and gallbladder.
    • Oesophageal Dilatation –  to treat narrowing of the esophageal lumen.
    • Gastrointestinal Stenting –  to treat gastrointestinal diseases.
    • Endoscopy Sclerotherapy –   to control acute variceal bleeding.
    • Polypectomy-   removal of a a polyp in the colon during colonoscopy.
    • Haemorrhoid Ligation –   treatment for haemorrhoid.
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)-    percutaneous placement of a feeding tube into the stomach with the aide of a gastroscope for the purpose of enteral feeding.
    • Capsule Endoscopy – is a technology that uses a swallowed video capsule to take photographs of the inside of the oesophagus, stomach, and small intestine

 

  • Respiratory Related Procedure
    • Lung Function Test –   to detect abnormalities in respiratory functions.
    • Bronchoscopy –   to examine the inside of a person’s airway and lungs for any abnormality.
    • Pleuralscopy – to examine the pleural cavity, the space between the two layers of tissue that line the lungs.
    • FibroScan – A non-invasive device that assesses the ‘hardness’ (or stiffness) of the liver via the technique called transient elastography without human body interruption.

 

  • Urology Related Procedures
    • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL) – is a procedure that uses high energy    shockwaves to break down kidney stones into crystals to be passed out in the urine.
    • Uroflowmetry –  a screening of pressure flow studies to determine the precise definition of bladder & urethral function.
    • Prostate Biopsy –   to remove small samples of prostate tissue to be examined under a microscope.   

 

  • Neurological Study
    • Evoked Potential – to measure the time it takes for nerves to respond to stimulation.
    • Electroencephalogram (EEG) – to measure & records the electrical activity of the brain.
    • Electromyography (EMG) –  testing the electrical activity of muscle.
    • Nerve Conduction Study – to measure the conducting function of nerves.
    • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) –  to measure the velocity of blood flow through the brain’s blood vessels.

 

  • Psychiatric Related Procedures
    • Electroconvulsive Treatment – to treat patient with severe depression and Schizophrenia

 

  • Ophthalmology Service
    • Fundus Photography –     to detect and evaluate symptoms of retinal detachment or eye diseases such as glaucoma.
    • Vision Field Examination – to detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumours or other neurological deficits.
    • Yag Laser Iridotomy – to treat angle closure glaucoma, a condition of increased pressure in the front chamber (anterior chamber) that is caused by sudden (acute) or slowly progressive (chronic) blockage of the normal circulation of fluid within the eye
    • Argon Laser –  to prevent  leakage of fluid  from blood vessels at  the back of the eye (the retina) or to prevent  the development of abnormal blood vessels in the eye.
    • IOL Master (Optical Biometry) – To measure ocular parameter and to determine which lens to be implanted into the eye during cataract surgery.
    • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT ) – To diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions which include age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.

 

Recovery Room Facilities 

The Recovery Room at the Day Procedure Unit is ideally located next to the Endoscopy procedure rooms to minimise unnecessary transferring, handling and transportation while you are under sedation. It is well equipped and appropriately staffed to ensure a pleasant and smooth recovery from the sedation given during the procedure. You will monitored and supervised while you recuperate to ensure that you are, comfortable and stable before you can be discharged from the unit.

 

Operating Hours

8:30 am – 5:30 pm      (Monday – Friday)
8:30 am – 12:30 pm    (Saturday)

* MMC Staff are on call 24/7 to respond to any emergency needs of the patients.

 

Where are we located?

5th Floor, Mahkota Medical Centre

 

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Telephone : +606-285 2866
Email  : info@mahkotamedical.com