Alexandra Hospital (JurongHealth)
Established in the year 1938, this hospital served as one of the prime hospitals for the British Empire in the Far East and was known as the British Military Hospital. Once the World War II ended and even till the 1970s, Alexandra remained to be one of the most modern and well maintained hospitals.
Alexandra Hospital is a 400-bed multi speciality hospital located in the Western part of Singapore. They specialise in the following areas of medicine and research:
Alexandra hospital has out-patient clinics for the investigation and diagnosis of:-
--Cardiac health screening
--Cardiomyopathy and Heart failure
--Heart attack and coronary heart diseases
--Atrial fibrillation and rhythm related disorder
Cardiac Specialist Consultation
Cardiac screening and a consultation with the specialist can be arranged. This includes care for cardiac patients. Also for healthy individuals who wish to consult the specialist for preventive care.
A) Non-Invasive Cardiac Procedures
--Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
--Preventive Cardiology Programme
--Myocardial Perfusion Test
--Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram
--Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
--Multi-slice Cardiac CT (64 slice) and Calcium Scoring
B) Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme
--Coronary Angioplasty :
Coronary angioplasty (stenting procedure) or percutaneous coronary intervention is a commonly used intervention procedure to help treat blockages of the coronary artery.
--Permanent Pacemaker Implantation:
Pacemaker implants are advised by doctors when a patient's heart rate falls and is slow. The pacemaker system consists of a pulse generator which holds the battery and the circuits. The pacemaker also has wires that are introduced into the heart through the veins in the patient's upper arm. These leads carry electrical impulses to the heart. These impulses cause it to beat (contract) at a pre-determined frequency set by the pacemaker.
--Heart Failure Clinics
--Foot & Ankle
This department looks into ailments that cover a wide range of conditions involving the foot and ankle. Sports injuries, trauma and chronic condition such as ankle instability are one of the few conditions treated here.
The orthopedic and geriatric departments work in unison to enable a thorough evaluation and comprehensive treatment of elderly patients. This helps ensure that the general health of the elderly is taken care of and all medical conditions are evaluated and properly treated. This approach also helps ready the patient for surgery that needs to be undertaken. The treatment and care of these patients do not stop after surgery. It continues in the form of rehabilitation, physiotherapy, etc.
--Joint replacement :-
This involves consultation, treatment and surgery of arthritis of the hip and knees that have failed non-surgical treatment.
--A total hip replacement
Also called a hip arthroplasty- is an advanced surgical procedure that re-structures the hip joint region.
--Knee replacement surgery procedure
During a knee replacement surgery, the bone and cartilage on the end of the thigh bone (femur) and top of the shin bone (tibia) are removed. This is performed using precision instruments to create exact surfaces to fit the implant. A metal and plastic knee replacement implant is then fitted in to function as a new knee joint. The knee replacement surgery can be performed as a total knee replacement or partial. In general the TKR surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with plastic and metal components shaped to allow smooth motion and working of the knee.
Ankle replacement ankle arthroplasty is performed in Alexandra hospital. Ankle replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged articular surfaces of the ankle joint with prosthetic and manufactured components. The Ankle replacement procedure is slowly becoming the treatment of choice for patients. This is being used in place of the conventional use of arthrodesis, i.e. fusion of the bones. What makes Ankle replacement better than arthrodesis is the restoration of a range of ankle movements.
Consultation and treatment is available for:
- Prolapsed intervertebral disc (slipped disc)
- Neck pain or strain with or without radiating pain in the upper limbs
- Back pain after a fall
- Chronic back pain
- Spine fracture
- Other conditions involving spine (back)
Oral healthcare of the elderly and those with medical conditions
that require special preparations or additional care.
Endodontics (Root canal treatment)
Treatment of the diseased or injured pulp tissue of teeth
Oral and maxillofacial prosthetics
Rehabilitation and restoration of oral defects
Restoration of eye, ear, nose and combination facial defects
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Removal of teeth including impacted wisdom teeth
Management of jaw cysts and tumours
Installation of dental implants
Correction of malaligned jaws and clefts
Treatment of oral diseases and jaw joint problems
Management of dental and facial injuries
Alignment of crooked, protruding or spacing of teeth
Improvement of poor bites in conjunction with jaw surgery
Treatment of bleeding gums, loosening of teeth and bad breath
Bleaching of teeth
Restoration of tooth structure with fillings and crowns
Replacement of lost teeth with dentures, bridges or implants
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