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Penang Adventist Hosiptal - Malaysia

Explore health treatment in Penang Adventist Hospital Malaysia

465, Burma Road, Pulau Pinang 10350, Malaysia
Specialty: Anti Aging, Cancer Treatment, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery, Dentistry, ENT, Executive Healthcheck, Eye/Lasik Care, Fertility Treatment, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynecology Treatment, Heart Care/Surgery, Obesity/Bariatric Surgery, Organ Transplant, Orthopedic/Knee Surgery, Radiology/CT Scans, Skin Care, Spine Care/Surgery, Sports Medicine, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Weight Loss Program
Focus Area: Weight loss | Executive Health check | General Surgery | Heart Care Surgery | Radiology CT Scans

Penang Adventist Hosiptal - Malaysia Profile Overview

Penang Adventist Hosiptal - BRINGING SMILES TO FACES!!!
We are a private medical institution that is part of an international network of more than 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities operated by the Adventist Health System. This network includes the world famous Loma Linda University and Medical Centre in California, U.S.A.  We are the first private hospital in Northern Malaysia to perform Microvascular, Coronary Bypass, Laser Heart Surgery (TMR) and open-heart surgery.

The hospital was established in 1924 by Dr J. Earl Gardner. From its humble beginnings, it continuously operates and has grown to become a tertiary healthcare institution providing global healthcare for the Malaysian and International community. The hospital is supported by a dedicated medical team, nursing and healthcare professionals and employing up-to-date medical equipment to provide quality healthcare and treatment outcomes.

To date, PAH has achieved 4 major accreditations awarded by:

  • Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
  • The Malaysia Society in Health and Quality (MSQH)
  • The Adventist Health Services Asia

Why Penang Adventist Hospital?
Penang Adventist Hospital patients can be assured that the hospital is complying with international standards in areas such as:

  • Access to Care & Continuity of Care
  • Patient & Family rights
  • Assessment of Patients
  • Care of Patients
  • Anaesthesia & Surgical Care
  • Medication Management & Use
  • Patient & Family Education
  • Quality Improvement & Patient Safety
  • Prevention & Control of Infections
  • Governance, Leadership & Direction
  • Facility Management & Safety
  • Staff Qualifications & Education
  • Management of Communication & Information

Penang Adventist Hospital Centres of Excellence includes:

  • Heart & Vascular Centre
  • Digestive & Liver Health Centre
  • Renal Care Centre (Dialysis Treatment)
  • Wellness Centre (Health Screening)
  • Vision Centre (iLasik)
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Centre
  • Breast Care Centre
  • Orthopaedics & Spine Centre
  • Oncology Centre (Cancer Treatment)
  • Dental Care Centre

We ensure continuous improvement in:

  • Quality of patient care.
  • Maintain high standard of professional practice.
  • Efficiency of facility's operation.

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Penang Adventist Hosiptal - Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Profile Details

The administration and staff welcome you to Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH). It is our utmost desire to make your stay here as beneficial and comfortable as possible.

We are a private medical institution that is part of an international network of more than 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities operated by the Adventist Health System. This network includes the world famous Loma Linda University and Medical Centre in California, U.S.A.  We are the first private hospital in Northern Malaysia to perform Microvascular, Coronary Bypass, Laser Heart Surgery (TMR) and open-heart surgery.

A Malaysian owned and controlled company. It is part of an international network of some 400 not-for-profit hospitals, clinics and dispensaries worldwide operating under the Adventist Health Network.

We Care! Campaign

An extra mile is taken today to serve the sick in the hospital.

The employees of the hospital have established an employee giving campaign called We Care! The campaign demonstrates how employees care for patients who are unable to afford medical costs by providing them financial support. Just one week after its launch in December 2005, the Care Club had over 180 members, who gave to various charity funds in the hospital.

The We Care! Campaign:

Encourages a sense of pride in giving back to the community.
Promotes ownership and satisfaction of the each individual to put the community first.
Members of this club will get benefits and privileges, plus a chance to organize gatherings and fundraising activities. The Care Club membership is valid for a year.

Join us to give to the community or be a caring partner and friend of our hospital! We are offering different various ways of partnerships.

Download the form, print it out, fill it up and send it to us.

BE A CARING PARTNER form - Partnership Levels for the Care Club

PAH employee-giving form - We Care! Gift Form

Adventist College of Nursing 
PAH operates a college of nursing known as the Adventist College of Nursing, Penang.  The Seventh-day Adventist hospitals follow well-established principles of scientific treatment, healthful living and diet.

Our hospital gives medical care to the community regardless of race, colour or creed, and promotes the prevention of disease through health education.

Our mission "To make man whole" is to follow the ideals of God, the Master Physician, and to provide for your well-being by ministering to your spiritual and emotional needs, in modern and pleasant facilities.

To help you gain a better understanding of Penang Adventist Hospital, we would like to share with you our mission and values.

Our goal, "To make man whole" is to follow the ideals of God, the Master Physician, and to provide for your well-being by ministering to your physical, spiritual and emotional needs, in modern and pleasant facilities.

A patient-centred teaching & learning tertiary healthcare facility with international quality standards bringing to the community acclaimed selected centres of excellence.

Penang Adventist Hospital is committed to demonstrating the love and healing ministry of Christ by providing comprehensive, competent and excellent healthcare for all.


  • Achievement through commitment
  • Success through excellent service
  • Excellence through quality
  • Christian witness by example
  • Comtemporary knowledge and technology in healthcare
  • Optimum use of resources
  • Wholistic healthcare ministry
  • Non-discrimination


  • Anaesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • General & Day Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neuro-Behaviour Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillary Surgery


Heart and Vascular Center 
Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) is in the process of developing its services into centres of excellence.

With the establishment of the Heart and Vascular Centre , the Hospital now offers adult and paediatric cardiac catheterization and diagnostic work ups, adult and paediatric cardiac surgeries and cardiac rehabilitation.

Invasive radiology was introduced in late 2000.

PAH will be establishing a neurology and neuro-surgical service in the near future with the acquisition of a MRI and state-of-the-art C.T. Scan to replace the current 15-year-old scan. The new light-speed C.T. Scan is capable of scanning the whole body in half a minute compared with the half an hour scan on the old machine.

The Adventist Bakery 
All services provided by the hospital are not medical alone. In line with providing a comprehensive range of healthcare to the island and its hinterland, the hospital has been delivering quality natural and wholesome baked goods these past twenty years...an alternative for healthful living.

The Adventist Bakery produces more than 56 varieties of wholesome breads to cater to every taste bud imaginable! The Bakery even produces bread without using flour for those who are allergic to flour!


Seventh-Day Adventist Mission Clinic, 1924 
The charity arm of the hospital has come a long way since its early beginnings, however its initial mission of serving the poor has not diminished till this day.

Back in the days when the hospital was known to many as the "Seventh-Day Adventist Mission Clinic" proudly displayed on the signboard of the clinic were the words, "Poor Treated Free." That's precisely what was practiced - no fees were accepted from poor patients.

To this very day, the hospital's mission remains the same and has continued to provide quality healthcare even to those unable to fully meet the cost of their medical bills. This is made possible due to the availability of the hospital’s various funds.

Funds available for those in need of discounted benefits include:

  • Medical Charity Fund
  • Local Heart Patients' Fund
  • International Children Heart Patients' Fund
  • A not-for-profit healthcare facility in the northern region of Malaysia, Penang Adventist Hospital has been able to mend hearts, change lives because corporate citizens as well as individual donors have shown their caring and made a lifetime of difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Development Office
Dedicated in managing the philanthropic activities of the hospital, the Development Office of Penang Adventist Hospital was recently established.

Our Vision
We are an enthusiastic group of staff and community partners, working together and building firm relationships with one another and the people whose lives we make a difference in.

Our Mission
We are dedicated towards facilitating the giving of financial and other gifts by philanthropists and channeling the gifts to make a difference in the lives of the poor and needy through medical services of the hospital.

Our Objective

  • To raise funds to support the philanthropic activities of the hospital.
  • To provide financial assistance to patients suffering from heart diseases.
  • To solicit private, corporate and community contributions to carry out Penang Adventist Hospital’s mission of helping those in need.

Medical Charity Fund
Penang Adventist Hospital has been actively involved in charity work since its early beginnings in 1924. Through the hospital's development over the years, charity work has never stopped. Setting up the Heart Patients' Fund in 1988 was just another step in the hospital's growing dedication to better-serving the less fortunate.

Medical Social Services
Increasing its commitment to the community, the hospital hired a Medical Social Officer in the beginning of 1997 to attend to, investigate and report on charity cases in Penang Adventist Hospital. A Charity Fund Committee was also formed to carefully determine the worthy poor patients.

Medical Social Officer
The Medical Social Officer is here to better serve the needs of those applying for charity help. Under the direction of the Medical Social Officer, the department of Medical Social Services assist patients and/or patients' relatives to remove and reduce obstacles when seeking healthcare treatment in our hospital by showing God's love and providing financial, emotional and social support.

The Medical Social Officer liaises with doctors, nurses, other health professionals, as well as community resources and welfare agents in providing solutions for patients who are unable to meet medical costs.

Funding for Hospital Charity
A Sabbath Charity Fund, which is income generated from the hospital during the Sabbath hours, (sunset Friday till sunset Saturday) is set up for financing the social services. The Charity Fund is controlled and administered by the Charity Fund Committee and Administrators of the hospital.

Follow-up Care
The beneficiary must make arrangements to meet with the doctor.  Should follow-up care be necessary, the Medical Social Officer will pay home visits.

The hospital has various programs, seminars and activities that promote health and healthful living methods.

Referral and Transfer
Should beneficiaries of the hospital wish to transfer to other social agencies, it is the responsibility of the beneficiary (or his/her family) to make the necessary arrangements.

Community Participation
Penang Adventist Hospital has actively been involved in community work. The hospital allows its ambulances, nurses and doctors to participate in social and health programs and functions run by the government and/or other social agencies. Doctors and nurses are involved in blood donation drives and support fund raising activities that involve helping the needy.

Heart Patients' Fund

The Heart Patients’ Fund was established in June 1988, to lessen the financial burdens faced by those needing heart surgery.

Since its early beginnings, the Fund’s aim has been to provide partial or full financial support to those unable to meet the full cost of heart surgery.

Gift of Life - Penang
The Gift of Life, Inc. began as a World Community Service Programme initiated by the Rotary District #7250 in 1975. Its aim has been to reach out to needy and less fortunate children from developing countries and to provide them with a chance at having a new lease of life through open heart surgery.

The birth of the Gift of Life in the United States has since gone beyond borders to touch the lives and mend the hearts of many children from many parts of the world.

Penang Adventist Hospital is granted as the referral.

The Wishing Well Project

Wishing Well in PAH 
Imported directly from the United States of America, the wishing wells range from miniature-size to three-feet in diameter. The wells are the first of its kind in Malaysia and have been donated by Southern Bank Berhad, the first corporate sponsor of The Wishing Well Project, a joint project between Penang Adventist Hospital and the Rotary Club of Penang District 3300.

Donors will not only be able to make the wish of a child in need of corrective heart surgery come true, but will have fun in giving. The coins placed in the launching ramps of the wishing wells will spin around the vortex and increase in speed until it disappears at the base of the well. With the increasing speed and the diminishing number of circles the coins make, one knows that the money will benefit a child in need of corrective heart surgery at Penang Adventist Hospital.

Funds raised through The Wishing Well Project will go towards the Gift of Life – Penang Programme, a programme that benefits the less fortunate children in need of corrective heart surgery. The Gift of Life – Penang Programme is a joint project between Penang Adventist Hospital’s Heart Patients’ Fund and the Rotary Club of Penang.

The Programme has thus far benefited over 80 children from countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines receive the precious gift of life.

The Programme has thus far benefited over 80 children from countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines receive the precious gift of life.

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Penang Adventist Hosiptal - Malaysia Treatments Offered



What Anaesthesiologists Do?
Anaesthesiologists are specially trained to provide the following patient care services:

  • Provide anaesthesia and care for patients during surgery
  • Supervise recovery care for patients after surgery
  • Provide pain management for patients
  • Provide intensive care for ill patients
  • Provide emergency cardio-respiratory resuscitation for patients
  • Management of acutely ill patients during transfer to hospital

Role of the Anaesthesiologist in Patient Care During Surgery-Monitoring a patient's progress 

Surgery is both stressful and painful for patients. Anaesthesiologists are there to help patients cope with this stress an pain. In order to anaesthetize and take care of patients, the anaesthesiologist will need to talk and examine the patients before surgery either a day before or on the day of surgery, if patients come on the day of surgery. Some investigations may be ordered when necessary to assess the heart, lungs and other systems. All these will allow the anaesthesiologist, who is specially trained to manage acute crisis, to provide safe anaesthesia and prepare for any expected complications in very ill patients who require urgent surgery.

Patients will normally be given some medication to help keep calm or to reduce the pain as they are wheeled into the Operating Room. Once in the Operating Room, patients will be connected to monitoring devices that allow the anaesthesiologist easy supervision.

The anaesthesiologist may use the following techniques to provide anaesthesia for patients

General Anaesthetics--patients are put to 'sleep' using an injection or inhaling gas.They are unconscious, pain-free and usually unaware.
Regional Anaesthetics--injection of local anaesthetics to numb the site where surgery is to be done. Some sedation may be given after the injection to calm to patients.

Role of the Anaesthesiologist in the Recovery Room
After an operation, patients will be transferred to the recovery room to recuperate from anaesthetics. The anaesthesiologist will supervise this recovery stage to make sure the patients are awake, comfortable, and stable before allowed to return to the ward, or home for day cases. Patients who have had major surgery and require ventilatory (breathing machine) support will be managed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) under the supervision of the anaesthesiologist concerned.

Role of the Anaesthesiologist in Pain Management
The anaesthesiologist can provide relief in all acute pain due to trauma or other acute illnesses, post-surgical pain, labour pain, chronic pain, and pain due to terminal cancer. There are several methods in providing pain relief. Please consult with your anaesthesiologist for more information.

For a comfortable and less stressful delivery, mothers-to-be can request for epidural analgesia. This method of labour pain relief makes baby delivery more comfortable. A small catheter is placed into the epidural space at the back of the spine and local anaesthetic is injected to numb the nerves to provide pain relief during labour.

Role of the Anaesthesiologist in Emergency Resuscitation and Patient Transfer to Other Medical Institutions
Anaesthesiologists are specially trained to resuscitate patients who are acutely ill (for example, cardio-respiratory failure).This usually involves other specialists who work together with the anaesthesiologist to save a patient's life. In trauma patients, initial resuscitation needs to be done before surgery.The job of the anaesthesiologist is to make sure that the patients are given the best chance to survive the operation by adequate resuscitation. The anaesthesiologist is also involved in transferring very sick patients who may require mechanical respiratory support and other medical supports to another medical institution for more specialized treatment.

Welcome to the Department of Cardiology
The Adventist Heart & Vascular Centre (AHVC) is committed to be the premier centre in the northern region of Malaysia outside Kuala Lumpur for complete cardiac services for all ages newborns to elderly. It has been set up with the purpose of meeting the needs of an ever-increasing number of adults and children with heart and vascular problems.

April 7, 2002, marked a milestone for Penang Adventist Hospital with the commissioning of the opening of the Heart & Vascular Centre by YAB Tan Sri Dr Koh Su Koon, Chief Minister of Penang.

Panel of Professionals

  • 3 Resident Adult Consultant Cardiologists.
  • 7 Associate Consultant Cardiologists.
  • 1 Resident Pediatric Cardiologist.
  • 2 Resident Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
  • 1 Resident General Physician.
  • 1 Vascular Surgeon.

Cardiology Services

  • Outpatient cardiology consultation
  • Inpatient cardiology service
  • 24-Hour Holter Monitoring.
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
  • Stress ECG.
  • Resting ECG.
  • Echocardiogram.
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiography.
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography.
  • Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography.
  • External Counter Pulsation.
  • Trans-Telephonic Ambulatory ECG Monitoring.
  • Adult and Paediatric Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations.
  • Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting.
  • Rotational and Direct Coronary Atherectomy.
  • Temporary or Permanent Pacemaker.
  • Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
  • Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Penang Adventist Hospital has earned an enviable reputation for having one of the largest private cardiac surgery facility in Northern Malaysia. Our heart surgery program had its beginning since 1987.
Penang Adventist Hospital does over 350 heart surgeries a year which meets the criteria of
JAMA that reported mortality rates are 40% lower in hospital which perform more than 200 cases a year.


  • Cardiac arrhythmia surgery
  • Cardiac valve repair and replacement
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG)
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
  • Ventricular reduction surgery
  • Thoracic aorta repair and reconstruction
  • Thoracic (esophageal, chest and lung) surgery

Not all attractive looking smiles were born that way, some were created by our most skillful cosmetic dental practitioners. As you smile confidently...and why not? Cause no one can tell when it looks so beautifully natural. .

Excellent dental care 

If you are concerned about getting quality results from cosmetic dentistry, the Adventist dental team is ready to help. There are numerous options to improve your smile. Come and visit us to review your choices. We will show you how you can match your beautiful smile to your age, complexion, and facial features.

Here are a few options to get you started:

  • Teeth whitening with home beaching system will help to remove your stained and discolored teeth giving them their natural whiteness.
  • Tooth bonding restore chips, corrects unsightly colors and improve the shape of your tooth.
  • Conservatively prepared porcelain veneers will give your teeth a brand new sight.
  • Crown and bridge reinforces weaken tooth and restore your damage dentition to health and strength.
  • Periodontal treatment eliminates puffy and bleeding gums giving you a healthy looking smile.

In the Adventist Dental clinic, we care for your well being. We understand that dental treatment can be stressful for many of our patients. Our Doctors and supportive staff aims to make you relaxed and comfortable at every visit.

Our skilled doctors and professional staff 

There is nothing general about the way we practice Dental medicine. Our dedicated Doctors are thorough and comprehensive, and will make even routine dental care as a comfortable and rewarding experience for you. We believe in a genuine Doctor’s patient’s relation, and that is why we treat each patient with the utmost care and individualize concern.

We believe in providing the best care for our patients; therefore, the Adventist Dental Clinic constantly update and upgrade its equipment and material with the most current advancement in the arena of Dentistry worldwide. Thanks to the recent accreditation effort achieve by the Penang Adventist hospital, we are better able to serve you with the currently safest most reliable infection control protocol. Disposable items and materials are used whenever possible to prevent cross-infection contamination. All other instruments are either chemically sterilized or autoclaved. As a hospital based Dental clinic, it is our standard to use the latest approved sterilization methods for you protection.

Finally, as the old adage goes "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". We strongly encourage you to have regular Dental exam and also cleaning of your teeth annually. In the Penang Adventist Dental clinic, we believe in educating our patients in keeping with their oral hygiene goals. We are here to serve you.

Internal Medicine
In line with our mission and with the intention of providing good service to the community in Penang, Malaysia, andcountries globally, Penang Adventist Hospital offers high quality services with the latest technology.

Internal Medicine is a specialty that helps Penang Adventist Hospital provide a more comprehensive service to our clients dealing with diseases of our organ system.

Besides early detection and treatment of the various organ system, this specialty also emphasizes on global and preventive healthcare.

Management of Acute and Chronic Medical Conditions

  • Diabetes Mellitus, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and their complications
  • Diseases of respiratory system (i.e. asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, pneumonia and other common infections, tuberculosis (TB), etc.)
  • Diseases of digestive system and liver (i.e. peptic ulcer disease, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, vomiting and diarrhoea, jaundice, hepatitis, etc.)
  • Diseases of heart and cardiovascular systems (i.e. heart attack, angina, heart failure, palpitations, etc.)
  • Diseases of brain and nervous system (i.e. headache, stroke, dizziness and vertigo, etc.)
  • Diseases of kidney and urinary tract
  • Endocrine diseases (i.e. diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, etc.)
  • Other common medical conditions including (i.e. fever, common infections, common skin conditions and rashes, anxiety, insomnia, etc.)
  • Health screening and advice
  • Emphasis on preventive and global healthcare

Diagnostic Services

  • Laboratory blood and urine tests
  • X-rays and scans (ultrasound and C.T. scan)
  • ECG
  • Treadmill exercise ECG
  • Endoscopy 


Expert advise to our patients 

Since its inception in 1924, Penang Adventist Hospital has always striven to meet the current needs of the community. In keeping with its aim, the Nephrology Unit was set up in 1989 to provide specialized services for people with various types of kidney ailments.

The incident of renal disease and kidney failure is on the rise in Malaysia. Diabetic complications, conditions such as kidney stones, nephritis, and other inflammations render the kidney incapable or only partially capable of good function.

We offer the services of an experienced Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) as well as Haemodialysis Centre staffed with well-trained nurses. Together they are constantly seeking to serve those who need their services with the latest therapeutic techniques in order to ensure the highest quality of care.

Supported by our efficient laboratory, Radiology Unit and Pharmacy, the Renal Centre also provides the following services

  • 24-hour emergency calls
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Haemodialysis - acute and chronic
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Inpatient services for acute renal problems
  • Peritoneal dialysis CAPD and cycler assisted
  • Post-kidney transplant care
  • Pre-kidnsy transplant work-up
  • Regular outpatient clinics
  • Referral service

Neuro-Behavioural Medicine
Established in 2002, this unit provides diagnostic and management expertise in the field of neuropsychiatry. This includes a wide array of disorders from delirium, dementia and alcohol and drug abuse to anxiety disorders, depression, psychoses, personality disorders and childhood disorders like autism, attention deficit disorders and frank behavioural problems and medico-legal cases, mainly those associated with head injuries, and detailed cognitive assessments.


  • Daily Outpatient consultation and follow-ups
  • Inpatient admissions in a secure ward for further investigations and management of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and organic-related and post-stroke problems
  • Alcohol and drug detoxifications in a structured programme
  • Liaison work with related specialities and up-to-date pharmacotherapy
  • Psychotherapies including crises intervention, supportive psychotherapy, brief focal psychotherapy, behaviour therapies and modification and marital therapy
  • One of the centres in Malaysia with best state-of-the-art equipment for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for severe cases

Diagnostic Modalities

  • Laboratory blood organic screens and plasma drug levels
  • Urinary drug screening
  • Advanced Computed Tomography (CT) Brain, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Cognitive assessments (using appropriate scales) for medico-legal head injury cases

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Congratulations on the approaching birth of your baby!

Penang Adventist Hospital places a high value on the importance of family unit and regards pregnancy as unique not only for the mother but for the whole family. The mother's health during pregnancy is of utmost important. It influences your baby's well being leading towards a successful pregnancy, delivery and postnatal recuperation.

Our Objectives

  • To render good quality care by qualified medical personals using modem medical equipment.
  • To ensure that your new born is well taken care of by the doctors and nurses who are trained to handle neonates.
  • To provide a comfortable and safe environment where you can have a good rest after delivery.

Services Available

  • Prenatal care by Obstetrician which is very important for the well being of both mother and baby, whereby any abnormalities can be detected and immediate action taken to prevent complications.
    Prenatal classes conducted by consultants, specialists and other qualified personals to share with you on what you need to know, so that you will know what to expect and be able to cope with your pregnancy, delivery and confinement.
  • Delivery by Obstetrician of your choice.
  • Breastfeeding counseling by nursing staff.
  • Confinement stay - a single comfortable room to accommodate your husband and baby with good nursing care and appropriate meals served.
  • Breastfeeding support - to support and help mother during breastfeeding period.
  • Baby massage class conducted by certified IAIM provider.
  • Prenatal exercise classes.

Facilities Available

  • Delivery suite with privacy, where husband can be with you throughout the delivery
  • VIP suite
  • Private room
  • 2 bedded rooms
  • 3 bedded rooms

When to get admitted?

  • When labour pain starts ie. intermittent abdominal contractions with pain.
  • With or without 'show' (blood stained mucous from the vagina).
  • If there's leaking liquor (water bag breaks) even there is no pain.
  • If there is bleeding from vagina at any time even though there is no abdominal pain or other sign.
  • When baby is not moving like usual ie. Less baby movement felt by the mother.

What to bring?

  • Your appointment card and I/C
  • 1 set of mother's clothes for changing on discharge
  • Nursing brassiers
  • 1 set of baby's clothes for changing on discharge
  • Flask for hot water if you need one
  • Our hospital will provide you with Admission Kit comprising of towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, soap & jug with cold drinking water.

Note: Leave all your valuable things eg. jewelry at home. We do not take responsibility over any losses incurred.

How to get admitted?

  • On arrival at the hospital, check with the reception
  • You will be directed to the labour & Delivery suite at level 3, where the nurse will examine you and inform your doctor.
  • Meanwhile your husband can complete the admission procedures after which he can join you and stay with you during your normal delivery if he wishes.

If you are admitted at night, after office hours and during public holidays, please go straight to Emergency Room (ER). You will be directed to Labour & Delivery Suite.

Postnatal Care
The nurses are always at hand if you need any assistance. Just press your call bell when you need help.

We encouraged all mothers to breastfeed their babies, as breast milk offers perfect nutrition. It protects your baby against infections and allergies; provides all the nutrients required; its convenient, economical and most importantly it strengthens mother-baby bonding.

Your baby's care

  • Your baby will be taken care of by experienced nurses.
  • Injections Hepatitis B 1st dose and BCG will be given in order to protect your baby against Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis respectively.
  • Health education on care of your baby, baby bath, cord dressing and observation for any sign of abnormality eg. Jaundice, will be given.
  • Bilirubin level will also be tested before discharge, to ensure that your baby's jandice is not in the dangerous level that can cause brain damage.
  • Our Pediatrician will also examine your baby physically to detect any abnormalities.
  • Our ENT specialist will also conduct neonatal ear examination to detect any hearing problem.
  • Appointment will be given for your baby to come back for review. This is to ensure that your baby is well and for you to discuss with your doctor any problems encountered at home. Appointment will be given for subsequent visits for immunizations, physical and developmental assessments.

Birth registration
A birth registration form with necessary information will be given to you. However, you will have to register your baby's birth at the Birth Registration Office at Jalan Anson within 14 days.

Postnatal follow up
Appointment will be given for you to come back for postnatal check up. A physical examination and certain investigations such as Pap Smear will be done.

This appointment will enable you to discuss with the doctor any problems encountered and family planning.

Your baby needs attention if he/she experienced the following:

  • Fever
  • Jaundice (Yellow Discolouration)
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Unusual Drowsiness/Inactive
  • Pale/Cyanosis (Bluish colour)
  • Diarrhoea/Vomitting
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Refused Feeding
  • Foul Smelling Umbilical Cord
  • Eye Discharge
  • Prolong Crying
  • Any abnormalities detected

Mother's condition that needs immediate medical attention:

  • Excessive bleeding per vagina
  • Discharge from operation site - Blood/Pus
  • Foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • Fever (38 *c)
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Calf tenderness
  • Pain/swelling of the leg
  • Unable to pass urine

Sight and problems associated with sight affect not only the eyes but also every aspect of our lives. Every detection and treatment can prevent the majority of new blindness that occurs as a result of disease.

Routine eye check 
The hospital is proud to have a young and promising ophthalmologist working for the hospital. He deals not only with cataract surgery but also specializes in retina surgery.

Your eyes are the windows to your world. Help your eyes serve you better by having the ophthalmologist catch any problems early. Have you observed anything unusual about your eyes? Have it checked out by our ophthalmologist.

At Penang Adventist Hospital, our Ophthalmology Unit provides the following services:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Paediatric eye problems
  • Automated visual field examination
  • 'A' and 'B' ultrasound eye scan
  • Retinal laser
  • YAG laser

Cataract Surgery 
The normal lens in the eye is transparent. Due to factors such as age, the lens can become opaque. Reading and driving become difficult due to diminishing vision.

Treatment Modalities:

Phacoemulsification, the latest technique in cataract removal is available at our hospital. The procedure requires a small incision to replace the affected lens with an intraocular lens.

Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is a disorder of the retinal blood vessels that is a complication of diabetes. It is a leading cause of blinding in adults. Retinal blood vessels in diabetics may develop leaks, rupture or form scar tissues. This may cause contraction and distortion of the retina. Early detection and treatment can prevent blindness.

Diagnostic Modalities:

  • Retinal examination
  • Fundus Florescein angiography
  • Treatment Modalities:
  • Control blood sugar
  • Control of blood pressure
  • Laser treatment (Photocoagulation)

Glaucoma is a disease in which pressure of the fluid in the eye builds up to a point that the optic nerve is damaged. There are different types of glaucoma but all result in the loss of vision.

Diagnostic Modalities:

  • Eye pressure examination
  • Optic nerve examination
  • Visual field examination

Treatment Modalities:

  • Medication with eye drops or tablets
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Laser treatment

Retinal Detachment
The retina is the layer of the eye that acts much like film in the camera enabling us to see. Retina detachment is when the retina separates from the outer layers of the eye thus losing its function. This happens due to thinning and weakness in the retina. Retinal detachment can happen to anybody, although most incidences occur in shortsighted individuals. Each symptom includes flashes of light, floating black spots or blurring of peripheral vision.

Diagnostic Modalities:

  • Dilation of pupils and examination of retina

Treatment Modalities:

  • Laser treatment (Photocoagulation)
  • Surgical repair

Paediatric Eye Problem
Amblyopia (lazy eye) is poor vision in one eye that did not develop normal sight during childhood. It may be caused by many factors and successful treatment depends on the age of the child and how severe the problem is.

Strabismus (squint) occurs when one eye is straight and the other eye turns away from the straight position. A squint can lead to amblyopia, poor vision or abnormal head position.

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery


  • Hospital Dentistry
  • Dental implants
  • Bone augmentation and sinus lifting
  • Dento-alveolar Surgery including surgical removal of impacted and buried teeth
  • Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial trauma
  • Cosmetic and corrective jaw surgery for facial disharmony and deformity
  • Alveolar bone graftings and secondary cleft repair
  • Cyst and tumours of the jaws
  • Orofacial pain and temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Oral mucosa lesions i.e. ulcers and white lesions
  • Salivary gland diseases
  • Dentally related sinus problems
  • Dental and orofacial infections

Since May 1986, the Orthopaedic Unit has been providing a wide range of services for the clients of Penang Adventist Hospital. From managing simple fractures to major surgeries such as joint replacements, this unit has met the orthopaedic needs of all age groups.

Orthopaedic surgery 
The Orthopaedic Unit which consists of two orthopaedic surgeons and supported by a well-equipped Physiotherapy Unit, promotes an effective program for our clients' optimum recovery. Dedicated ancillary support by the Radiology Unit, Laboratory and Pharmacy in order to provide total care. With such back up, our Orthopaedic Unit is able to provide complete care using the latest technology.

The orthopaedic surgeon utilizes special skills and the latest techniques in managing problems of the bone that are congenital or caused by disease, accidents or injury. Orthopaedic problems may be treated by medication, manipulation, physiotherapy, or surgery.


Most often the results of a mishap are not serious; however, many accidents do result in injuries ranging from minor to fatal. In such situations, the prevention of complications is of greatest importance and only a skilled specialist can detect early problems. An orthopaedic specialist is needed to assess and treat any person who is a victim of an accident. From the fractures in little children to replacement of joints in the elderly, an orthopaedic specialist is an important service provider in the medical field.

Anyone who has any lumps or bumps on the limbs, unexplained painfulness of the back or limbs and joint pains that last more than a week need to be checked out by an orthopaedic specialist. Besides arthritis and rheumatism, we now have another silent killer - osteoporosis, which is becoming more common in our society. The orthopaedic specialist provides detection and treatment of osteoporosis especially in the elderly.

Orthopaedic management includes rehabilitation of individuals recovering from skeletal injury, surgery or disease and is carried out with the assistance of the physiotherapist.

Emergency orthopaedic care is available 24-hours a day at the Emergency Room for all orthopaedic problems

Listed are the services provided by our Orthopaedics Unit:

  • Trauma surgery (for accident victims)
  • Hand surgery
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Bone lengthening
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthoroscopic (joint) surgery
  • Diabetic ulcer care
  • Arthroplasty
  • Selective spinal surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Diagnostic Modalities
Listed below are some of the diagnostic modalities offered:

  • X-rays
  • C.T. scan
  • DEXA densitometry
  • Blood tests


Penang Adventist Hospital is now ready to serve you with the setting up of our ear, nose, throat, head and neck unit.

  • Audiology/Audiotology (Hearing/Ear)
  • Hearing assessment/screening for newborn, children and adults
  • Ear toileting
  • Surgeries for deafness/ear tumours/mastoid
  • Rehabilitation program for vertigo (giddiness)

Sinonasal (Nose and Sinus)

  • Screening and treatment of nose cancer
  • Endoscopic surgery for sinusitis
  • Surgery for nasal allergy, deformed nose
  • Microdebridement for conditions of nose

Throat/Voice Box

  • Paediatric and adult snoring assessment/treatment
  • Assessment for speech delay
  • Surgery for vocal cords (voice box)
  • Rehabilitation for voice disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of head and neck tumors

Snoring could cause relationship problems. It causes poor sleep, daytime sleepiness, depression, headache, poor concentration and possibly motor vehicle accidents. Extreme cases could cause obstruction of breathing passage and may precipitate heart and lung problems.


  • Full ENT examinations
  • Flexible endoscopy assessment
  • Sleep endoscopy
  • Hormonal, heart and lung assessment

Childhood Deafness and Delayed Speech
A child needs normal hearing to learn speech. Following are some clues that your child may have hearing problems:

  • Newborn Opening eyes or blinking eyes to sudden sounds such as handclapping, door slamming, etc.
  • 1 mth old Pause and listen to sudden prolonged sounds such as noise of vacuum cleaner, car engine, etc.
  • 4 mths old Quieten or smile to your voice even if he cannot see you.
  • 7 mths old Turn head immediately to your voice.
  • 12 mths old Show response to own name or other familiar words.

Sensitive Nose
Estimated 40% of the general population has allergic nose and sinus problems. Symptoms include sneezing, running nose, blocked nose, itchiness of nose, mouth and ear. This condition should be treated early as there is a possibility of causing sinus complication.


  • Endoscopic assessment
  • ENT examination
  • X-ray


  • Nasal medication/tablets
  • Surgery for blocked nose
  • Endoscopic surgery for sinus

Nose Cancer
Nose cancer (nasopharyngeal carcinoma) is very common among Chinese. Chinese are 50 times likelier to develop this cancer.Common features include neck swelling, nose bleeding, blocked nose, hearing loss and ringing sound in the ear.


  • Endoscopic assessment
  • ENT examination
  • X-ray


Depending on the cancer staging, surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy could be offered.

Paediatric Cardiology
Paediatric cardiology is part of the services provided by the Paediatric Unit. We provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for the management of children's heart conditions.

Being one of the private hospital in the northern region to perform heart surgeries, we tailor the treatment and care according to the individual needs of each child.

Our paediatric cardiologist and our paediatric cardiac surgeon manage this area of specialization with the following services:

  • Balloon Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Angiogram
  • Cardiac catheterization for diagnosis and intervention
  • Cardiac surgery for congenital and acquired heart defects
  • ECG and 24-hour ECG monitoring
  • Echocardiogram with colour doppler flow
  • Echocardiography for congenital or acquired heart disease
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Fetal echocardiography
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Occlusion by coil
  • Stenting
  • Transcatheter patent ductus arteriosis


  • Echo machine
  • ECG machine
  • Holter Monitor
  • Biplane Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Paediatric Surgery

Surgical problems in the children often originate even before they are born. Sometimes these problems immediately and on occasion they may surface when the child is older.Whatever the type of surgery, children need highly specialized care to manage their specific conditions.We provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for the management of children's surgical problems.

Some of the surgeries are:

  • Intestinal disorders
  • Liver disorders
  • Genito-urinary conditions
  • Constipation from birth (Hirschsprungs disease)
  • Anorectal abnormalities
  • Head and neck surgeries
  • Corrective surgery for birth defects of the stomach and digestive system
  • Corrective surgery for defects of the urinary system, etc.
  • Corrective surgery for respiratory problems

Gastro Intestinal Motility Work
Gastro intestinal motility work, which is a very specialized form of medical investigation for gastric problems is offered by the paediatric surgery unit. These services include

  • 24-hour pH monitoring (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux)
  • Electro Gastrography (E.G.G.), Gastro Dysmotility
  • Ano rectal manometry
  • Rectal section biopsy tool (to exclude Hirschsprung's disease)
  • Bio-feedback training for constipated or incontinent children
  • Colonic transit study--to observe function of the colon (large intestine)
  • Gastro intestinal scopy

Penang Adventist Hospital's Paediatrics Department possesses the distinct advantage of being staffed by highly skilled and experienced doctors and nurses who lavish tender loving care in addition to first-class medical attention.

The high rate of successful treatments are also attributed to the conducive environment of the Paediatric Ward, its walls gaily painted with cartoon motifs to create a playful atmosphere where children will feel comfortable.

Paediatrics Playground 
A Children Play Room has also been built to simulate a natural environment with green 'grass' carpet, skylight and a playground atmosphere is emulated with swings and slides.

The Department of Paediatrics has the dedicated support of our Diagnostic Imaging Department, Pharmacy, Laboratory and Operation Theatre. Our friendly and caring staff in the wards provides the best care possible. However, if you desire, a female adult may accompany infants and children admitted to the ward.


  • 24-hour emergency service
  • 24-hour standby service for newborns at risk
  • Night clinics
  • Care and feeding for normal newborns
  • Phototherapy for infants with jaundice
  • Intensive care and ventilation for newborns with respiratory distress
  • Intensive monitoring for meconium aspiration or pneumonia
  • Immunization
  • Burns management
  • Inpatient services with well set up wards and caring nurses
  • Prenatal and ante natal classes


  • Outpatient clinics
  • Newborn nursery, which can accommodate 31 newborn cribs
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to provide special care for up to 3 newborns
  • Paediatric Ward, with well laid out rooms--private, two-bedded and 4-bedded rooms
  • Spacious play room for our little patients

Asthma Support Group
Bronchial Asthma or Respiratory Allergy is a very common chronic childhood illness. Despite of availability of safe and effective drug treatment for asthma, studies have shown significant morbidity & mortality. It's prevalence is increasing and a local study found that 13.8% of primary scholl children in K.L. to be ashmatic. A large number of our pediatric patients (about 30%) are asthmatic.

There are many parents who are not well informed about this condition, and this lead them to wrong perceptions regarding steroid inhalers; complications/adverse effetcs and prophylactic treatment. Another common problem is the wrong technique in using the inhalation devices.

To our knowledge, there is no support group for children with Bronchial Asthma in Penang. By having our own support group we hope to be able to educate these group of parents improve the management of asthma among our pediatric patients.

Therefore with the combination of effective medical treatment and asthma education, we hope to improve asthma control and quality of life, whereby these children are able to lead a more healthy and active life despite of their illness.

Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
In line with our mission and with the intention of providing the best possible services to the community in Penang , Malaysia and neighboring countries, Penang Adventist Hospital offers high quality technology.

With the addition of the Aesthetic Centre, it affirms our position as a progress private hospital.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic Surgery is performed to bring back, refashion and restore to wholeness the features that nature gave..

It is also done to reshape normal structures of the body and improve the patient's appearance and boost up self-esteem. Men and women of all ages, from young people to older adults, can benefit from reconstructive surgery to maintain or enhance their looks.

Abnormal structures of the body caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma or injury, infection, tumors, or disease can be benefited through cosmetic surgery.

These are some of the procedures he can perform:

  • Arm Reduction/Lift
  • Facial Implants
  • Endermologie
  • Male Body Contouring
  • Facelift
  • Double eyelid formation
  • Removal of eyebags
  • Shaping the nose
  • Reconstruction of ears
  • Neck lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Liposuction
  • Fat injection
  • Repair of broken bones in the face and jaws
  • Cancer removal and reconstruction
  • Reconstruction of any area of the body using tissue flaps
  • Repair of major wounds from accidents
  • Skin care such as peeling away dark patches of the face
  • Removal of prominent veins
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast surgery of all types
  • Tummy tuck

Most of the cosmetic surgery can be done in the new Plastic Surgery Clinic located at the back of the hospital so that patients can have maximum privacy and lower costs. The surgeries there will be done under local anesthesia and IV sedation so that the patients can go home right away after surgery.

  • Arm Reduction/Lift
  • Breast surgery of all types
  • Endermologie
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Male Body Contouring
  • Tummy tuck

Urology is a subspecialty dealing with a wider spectrum of diseases or malfunctions affecting the genitourinary tract which includes kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra and genitals.

Certain common urological conditions may manifest as

  • Genitourinary tract obstruction (i.e. phimosis, hydronephrosis)
  • Genitourinary tract infection (i.e. prostatitis, cystitis)
  • Genitourinary tract malformation (i.e. vesico-ureteric reflux, hypospadias)
  • Genitourinary tract growth (i.e. bladder cancer, kidney cancer)
  • Voiding problem (i.e. prostate enlargement, stress incontinence, neurogenic bladder)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Male infertility
  • Scrotal disorders (i.e. hydrocele, varicele, orchitis, testicular cancer)
  • Generally these conditions would either affect the quality of life adversely or pose as a threat to life due to the malignant process.

The Urology Department is well-equipped with modern facilities and well-trained staff to help you.


  • Prostate screening and biopsy
  • Urinary stone surgery (i.e. PCNL, ureteroscopy, vesicolithotripsy)
  • ESWL (extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy)
  • Management of voiding dysfunction including neurogenic bladder and stress incontinence (pubovaginal sling surgery)
  • TURP (Transurethral resection of prostate)
  • Kidney, bladder and prostate cancer surgery
  • Paediatric urology (i.e. ureteral reimplantation, hypospadias surgery, pyeloplasty)
  • Reconstructive surgery (i.e. urethroplasty)
  • Ureteral stenting and percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Management of erectile and ejaculatory disorder
  • Management of male infertility
  • Metabolic evaluation of stone disease
  • Dialysis access surgery--AVF, placement of Tenckhoff catheter


  • Uroflow meter
  • For assessment or detection of urinary flow rate
  • Renal and bladder ultrasounds scan
  • For assessment of renal cysts, stone, hydronephrosis, post-void residual urine and bladder stone
  • Prostate ultrasound scan
  • For assessment or detection of prostate volume and prostate gland
  • Urodynamics - filling and voiding cystometry
  • For assessment or detection of stress incontinence, bladder outlet obstruction, bladder compliance, overactivity and contractility
  • Lithoclast lithotriptor
  • For assessment or detection of fragmentation of stones
  • Flexible cystoscopy
  • For use in bladder examination and biopsy
  • Endourology endoscopes (i.e. cytoscope, resectoscope, ureteroscope, nephroscope)
  • For use in urological procedures
  • Laparoscopy
  • For use in minimal invasive surgery

Day Surgery
Under certain circumstances it is more prudent to undergo day-care surgery for some uncomplicated urological procedures. Patients would receive sufficient monitoring and appropriate post-operative care by attending nurses at the recovery area until full recuperation.

Outpatient Urology Clinic
After registration, all patients with urological problems would be examined and assessed by the consultant urologist. Relevant investigations like urine or blood tests, ultrasound scanning, x-rays, etc., would be undertaken to determine the diagnosis. Following diagnosis, appropriate treatment advice would be discussed with the patients.

Urology Inpatient Service
Every patient referred for urology consultation would receive appropriate attention. Relevant investigation and treatment would be implemented in liaison with the attending physician. Upon discharge, timely follow-up would be scheduled at the urology clinic to review patient's progress. 


  • Equipment
  • Day Surgery
  • Outpatient Urology Clinic
  • Urology Inpatient Service 

Vascular Surgery

  • Management of Varicose Veins Insufficiency
  • Management of Leg Swellings
  • Management of Leg Ulcers
  • Management of Acute or Chronic Ischaemic Limbs
  • Vascular Reconstruction for Diabetic Foot
  • Endovascular procedures Like Angioplasties and Stenting Including Insertion of Vena Cava Filters
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Open Surgical Repair or Endovascular Stenting
  • Management of Carotid Artery Disease
  • Venous Access Procedures
  • Repair of Arterial Trauma
  • Management of Lymphatic Complications
  • ELVeS : New Treatment For Varicose Veins


  • Doppler (ultrasound)
  • Photoplethysmography
  • Plethysmography
  • Duplex Scan (ultrasound colour system)

Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Superficial and deep venous insufficiency start with leaking valves, leading to venous reflux from deep vessels towards the superficial network and venous dilatation, finally resulting in decompensation. Heaviness, cramps, pains and swellings are some of the common symptoms. Varicose veins of the lower limbs are associated with a hereditary predisposition but develop in response to various triggering factors such as pregnancy, aging, trauma or following deep venous thrombosis.

Management involves use of phlebotonic agents, bandages, gradient stockings, injection sclerotherapy, and surgery.

Management of Leg Swellings
These are due to venous or lymphatic diseases.

  • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)s are common in patients confined to bed and is potentially serious. Economy Class Syndrome, in air travel, refers to the same condition.

Pulmonary embolism is a major complication resulting from thrombus formation, often within the deep venous system of the leg & occasionally, from pelvic and subclavian vein thrombosis; it is associated with a high mortality. Deep venous thrombosis not only presents an immediate risk of life but is also associated with late sequelae such as post-thrombotic syndrome (venous ulcer) and varicose veins.

Early management involves anticoagulation (heparin and warfarin), thrombolytic therapy & surgery. In chronic DVT states, filter insertion into the inferior vena vaca prevent pulmonary embolism.

Management of Leg Ulcers

Most of the leg ulcers are of arterial, venous or diabetic in nature. Arterial ulcers are due to insufficiency due to blockage or narrowing of blood vessels. Venous ulcers are due to reflux due to build up of back pressure in blood vessels & valve incompetency. Diabetic ulcers are due to mixture of both arterial and nerve problems.

Management of Acute or Chronic Ischaemic Limbs

Management of arterial ischemia ulcers or gangrene involves medical therapy with angioplasty, arterial bypass or sometimes amputations. Venous ulcers can be managed in the same way as chronic venous insufficiency while diabetic ulcer is managed non-surgically (conservatively) except when there is occlusion, then, angioplasty or bypass may be needed.

Thrombolytic Therapy
In situ arterial thrombosis is the most common indication for local thrombolytic therapy. In the developed world it causes 40-58% of cases of acute limb ischaemia.

Stenosis is the most common cause of in situ arterial thrombosis in the iliac & femoral-popliteal segments. Thrombolysis offers the opportunity of dissolving the thrombus & unmasking the stenosis, which can then be treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or surgery.

Aneurysm in the popliteal artery, ectasia, bypass graft thrombosis and hyperthrombotic states are other conditions where thrombolytic therapy can be useful.

Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) Open Surgical Repair or Endovascular Stenting
AAAs represent a degenerative process that has often been attributed to atherosclerosis because of the elderly age of the patients affected & the universal atherosclerotic changes in their arteries.

If the physician feels there is a risk the abdominal aortic aneurysm may bust, he or she may choose one of these two types of treatment:

  • Open surgical repairs
  • Endovascular repair

Management of Carotid Artery Disease
Stroke or cerebrovascular disease constitutes an important cause of disability among the elderly. Thromboembolic disease accounts for about 75 % of new strokes each year. Of these, carotid artery occlusive disease is probably the single most important causal factor in the development of cerebrovascular ischemia. Transient monocular blindness or amaurosis fugar and transient ischemic attack (TIA) constitute important warning signs of impending stroke. Duplex scanning is an important non-invasive form of investigation to confirm diagnosis. In severe cases of symptomatic disease, apart from medical therapy, carotid endarterectomy is an established modality of treatment where carotid artery stenosis exceeds greater than 70%.

Venous Access Procedures

  • Reconstruction of arteriovenous fistula for dialysis in chronic renal failure
  • Insertion of Hickman line, tunnelled central line, etc.
  • Insertion of portacath / vasoport unit
  • Angioplasties / stenting of stenotic fistulas or subclavian veins.

Repair of Arterial Trauma
Vascular trauma is often part of major motor-vehicle accidents. Common vessels involved are the popliteal, superficial femoral, femoral and brachial arteries and their associated veins. Early referral by 6-12 hours ensures success.

ELVeS : New Treatment For Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are a frequently occuring condition with up to 40% of women & 20% of men likely to suffer from symptoms such as fatigue, pain and swelling of the lower limbs. Soft tissue breakdown (dermatitis), bleeding, ulceration can result if left untreated.

The Endo Laser Vein System(ELVeS) is a versatile system that treats venous incompetence. Treatment can be performed on a Day-Case basis under local anaesthetic with many benefits for the patient including minimal discomfort, short treatment time, excellent aesthetic results and a rapid return to normal activities.

The laser optical fibre is inserted into the vein and closed from the inside by the thermal laser energy. Procedure is approximately one hour. The potential side effects are minor and include thermal injury (burn) to the overlying skin or intervening tissue, perforation of the vein, superficial phlebitis (inflammation of the vein), hyperpigmentation (darkening of the overlying skin) or revascularisation (growth of new veins).

ELVeS is generally well tolerated by patients and shows impressive and convincing cosmetic results. As the procedure is minimally invasive it leaves virtually no scars.


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  • Bakery & Commissary
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Chaplaincy
  • Dental Clinic
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centre
  • Food Service & Dietetics
  • Haemodialysis Centre
  • Heart & Vascular Centre
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Laboratory
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wellness Centre 

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Penang Adventist Hosiptal - Malaysia Certificates, Accreditations, Qualifications

Resident Consultants

Dr. Cheng Pui Kong, Esther 
Consultant Anaesthesiologist
MBBS(Madras), M.Med. (Anaesthesiology) (S’pore)

Dr. Khoo Boo Boo 
Consultant Anaesthesiologist
MBBS (S’pore), M.Med (S’pore), DA (UK), FFARCS (Ire), AM (M’sia)

Dr. Tan Kee Seng, Patrick 
Consultant Anaesthesiologist
MBBS (India), DA (UK), FRCA (UK), AM (M’sia), Acupuncture, LLM (Medical Law) UK

Dr. Tan Teik Ee 
Consultant Anaesthesiologist
MB.ChB (Dundee), FFARCS (Ire)

Breast & General Surgery
Dr. Chong Seng Fook 
Consultant Breast & General Surgeon
MD (USM), FRCS (Glasg), AM (M'sia), Fellow in Surgical Oncology NCCS

Dr. Chang Sau Kong 
Consultant Cardiologist and Physician

Cardiology & Internal Medicine
Dr. Tan Chiang Soo 
Consultant Cardiologist & Internist
MBBS (Hons) (Aust), MRCP (UK), FAMS Cardiology (S’pore)

Dr. Tean Kim Nyin, Calvin 
Consultant Cardiologist & Internist
MBBS (Vellore), MRCP (Ire), MRCP (UK), AM (M’sia)

Dr. Teh Aik Seng 
Consultant Cardiologist & Internist
MBBS (Hons) (Aust), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), FCCP (USA), AM (M’sia)

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. Alfred Charles Poey 
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS(Glasg), FICA, FRCSEd (C/Th), AM (M'sia)

Dr. Simon Yeoh Choong Yan 
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MBBS (Vellore), FRCS (Edin), FRCSED (C/Th), FAMS (C/Th)

Cardiothoracic Surgery (Paediatric)
Dr. Zildomar Deucher Jr. 
Consultant Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MD, MDM (Paed Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Clinical Psychology
Dr. Lynne Yong Ee Lin 
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Specialist
Dr. Daniel Yeoh Chung Boo 
Clinical Specialist
MBBS (Vellore), M.Med (Family Med) (Aust), Occ. Med Health & Safety (Aust)

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Oh Siew Leng, Danny 
Consultant Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon
B.A., M.D. (USA), F.A.C.S.

Dr. Khoo Heng Hoon 
Consultant Dental

Dr. Samuel Tee Yeow Teh 
Consultant Dental

Ear-Nose-Throat and Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Aloysius Lee Mun Loy 
Ear-Nose-Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon
MBBS (Manipal), MS ORL-HNS (Malaya)

Dr. Sharad Godbole 
Consultant Ear, Nose, Throat & Head & Neck Surgeon
MBBS, DLO, MS (ENT) (Vellore)

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Dr. Teoh Kum Faut, PKT 
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist
MD (UKM), MRCP (UK), FAMS Gastroenterology (S'pore), AM (M'sia)

General & Vascular Surgery
Dr. Murli Naraindas Lakhwani 
Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon
MBBS (Mal), FRCS (Glasg), AM (M'sia), Dip. Pall. Care Med. (Flinders Uni. Aust.)

General Surgery
Dr. Tai Lee Siang 
Consultant General Surgeon
MBBS (S’pore), FRCS (Edin), AM (M’sia)

Internal Medicine
Dr. Loo Yock Chon 
Consultant Internist

Nephrology & Internal Medicine
Dr. Lim Hooi Leng 
Consultant Nephrologist & Internist

Neuro Surgery
Dr. Ng Cheok Man 
Consultant Neurosurgeon

Neuro-Behavioural Medicine
Dr. Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran 
Consultant Neuro-Behavioural Physician
MBBS (M'pal), M.Psych.Med (Malaya), AM (M'sia), F.Neuropsych (Melb)

Dr. P.E. Samuel Easaw 
Consultant Neurologist
MBBS (S’pore), FRCP (Edin), Diploma Clinical Neurology (Lond)

Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dr. Choong Chee Chin 
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Foetal Medicine Specialist, and Special Interest in Fertility Therapy
MBBS (Hon. I, Aust), MRCOG (UK), DFFP (UK), Dip. Adv. Obst. Ultrasound (RCR/RCOG, UK)

Dr. Low Chin Soon 
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr. Ng Kwee Tek 
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Dr. Zovi Poey 
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS (Vellore), MRCOG (Lond), FRCOG

Occupational / Preventive Medicine
Dr. Edward Nathan 
Preventive Medicine Specialist
MBBS (Vellore), MPH (Loma Linda)

Dr. Ng Teik Kee, Dicky 
Occupational Medicine Specialist
BSc (Toronto), MBBS (Vellore), MHSc (Occ Med Health & Safety) (Perth), Member of AOEM & ACOEM

Dr. Ng Leong Fook 
Consultant Medical Oncologist
MB BChir (Cambridge), MRCP (UK) Int Med, FRCP (Edin) Med Onc

Dr. Leow Thye Yng 
Consultant Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon
B.Sc (Hon) Optometry, MB BCh BAO (Ire), Dip. Opt. Mcoptom (Lond), MRCOphth (Lond), FRCS (Glasg) Ophthalmology

Dr. Tah Kheng Soon 
Consultant Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon
MBBS (Manipal), FRCS (Glasgow) Ophthalmology, Cert. Refractive Surgery (Ulster, UK)

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Heng Swee Heong, PAT, KMN, PNBB, PNATO 
Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon
BDS (Malaya), MSc Oral Surg. (Lond), FDSRCS (Eng), FFDRCS (Ire), AM (M’sia)

Dr. Ang Ghee Aik 
Consultant Orthodontist
BDS (S’pore), D.D.ORTH, RCPS (Glasg), D. ORTH. RCS (Eng)

Dr. Peter Loh Khuan Fatt 
Consultant Orthodontist
DDM (Phil) , Dr med dent (PhD Ortho, Germany)

Dr. D.K. Chaudhury 
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
MBBS (Calcutta), FRCS (Glasg)

Dr. Lou Kean Keong 
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
MBBS (Delhi), M.S. ORTHO (Mal), AM (M’sia)

Orthopaedics & Spinal Surgery
Dr. Ajay Kumar Sharma 
Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon
MBBS(Man.), Ms. Ortho (UKM), CMIA, Spine Fellowship (Munich, Germany), (Denver, USA)

Dr. Cheok Chee Yew 
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
MBBS (UM), MS Ortho (UM), AM (Malaysia), CMIA
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery (Hong Kong)
Fellowship in Traumatology (Germany)

Paediatric Surgery & Paediatric Surgical Gastroenterology
Dr. Thameem Ansari 
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
MBBS, MS (GEN), M CH (Paed. Surgery), FICS (Paed. Surgery)

Dr. Khaw Poh Guan 
Consultant Paediatrician

Dr. Pong Kwai Meng   (on study leave)
Consultant Paediatrician
MBBS (Mal), M.Med (Paeds) (UKM), MRCP (UK) (Paeds), MRCPH, AM (M’sia)

Dr. Tan Yao May, Agnes 
Consultant Paediatrician
MD (M’sia), MRCP (Paed) (UK)

Paediatrics & Paediatric Cardiology
Dr. Mary Tan (Mary A. Koothoor) 
Consultant Paediatrician & Paediatric Cardiologist
MBBS (Ludhiana), DCH (Patiala), MD (Paed) (Vellore), MRCP (UK)

Dr. Chew Kee Hock 
Consultant Radiologist
MBBS (Mal), M.Med (Radiology) (UKM), AM (M’sia)

Dr. Kooi Eng San 
Consultant Radiologist
MD (UKM), M.Med.(Radiology) (USM),AM (M’sia)

Radiology & Interventional Radiology
Dr. William Teh Siew Guan 
Consultant Radiologist
MD (Phil), MRAD (M’sia) FVIR (S’pore), AM (M’sia)

Dr. Teh Chu Leong 
Consultant Urologist
MBBS (NSW), FRCS (Edin), Endourology (USA)

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RELAY FOR L I F E 2 0 0 8

On March 8, 2008, 215 staff, doctors and nurses from Penang Adventist Hospital and Adventist College of Nursing participated in a fundraising event organized by the National Cancer Society, Penang Branch. It was raining, yet, the hospital staff were enthusiastic and cheered on the survivors as they walked. Banners with messages like "Never, never, never give up" were held up high against the cloudy sky. One of the students nurses participated in the Miss-ter Purple Fantasy Competition and won 1st runner-up! There were also plenty of games, attractive lucky draw prizes, entertainment and food to go around the whole night.

Mercy Project Hold Hopes For More. Five To Leave On Journey For Life (April 30, 2001)
A six-month girl in a charity hospital here with serious heart disorder has died while arrangements were being finalised for live-saving surgery overseas.

But five others in the 'super-urgent' batch needing corrective operations will make the trip to the Penang Adventist Hospital on May 3 under a gift of life programme.

There will be nine more trips, each accompanied by mothers of patients, a local doctor and nurse, until October to save 45 lives.

The victims, from impoverished families, will pay nothing for the trips and treatment, which cost about US$5,000 each.

Rotary International, the government, Royal Air Cambodge, the hospital in the northern Malaysian island, join hands to make the unaffordable affordable to the families.

Rotary has set aside US$100,000 to cover the cost of 50 surgeries, the government had waved passport fees of US$150 each and the national airline has agreed provide free flights between Siem Reap, Phnom Pehn, Kuala Lumpur and return.

The hospital will take care of travel from Kuala Lumpur to Penang and back, board, lodging and other non-medical expenses.

The beneficiaries are from the Angkor Hospital here.

The hospital, founded by a Japanese photographer touched by the plight of young Cambodians whose lives could change with medical and health care, offers help for those who need it.

RAC’s Chief Operating Officer S. Murugesu, says of the airline’s decision to help: "In this instance, we feel inclined to play our role as a responsible corporate citizen as this is a truly deserving cause."

In Penang, the head of the hospital, Teddric J. Mohr praised the joint Cambodian-Malaysian airline for support as the main local sponsor.

The gift of life is now its second year.

It started with the Penang Adventist Hospital examining 29 children at the Angkor Hospital and selecting 19 as suitable for surgery.

Between April and October the following year, they were taken to Penang, successfully operated, and returned.

Recently, it sent another team, which screened 76 children between two months and 15 years, and selected 45 who could successfully undergo surgery.



Cambodian Children To Receive Free Surgery (May 3, 2001)Four Cambodian children will board a royal Air Cambodge plane in Siem Reap today for a trip to Malaysia that could save their lives.



The children, patients of the Angkor Hospital for Children, will receive open heart surgery at the Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) in Pulau Pinang. The surgeries are made possible through the Gift of Life program, launched in 1999, which enables about 60 children to be treated at PAH.

The girl, 5, and boys, aged 8 months to 15 years, are expected to be in Malaysia for two to three weeks, Jon Morgan, Angkor Hospital executive director, said, “Once you fix that detect in the heart, these children start to thrive within days,” he said.

This year, Royal Air Cambodge is donating $100,000 worth of plane tickets for trips, and the Cambodian governments has agreed to donate passports for parents and the children.

The parents are rice farmers who earn less than $20 per month, Morgan said.

“It’s very confusing and emotionally draining for the parents and children,” he said. They worry about the surgery, but also deal with flights , immigration procedures and culture shock, Morgan said. “Siem Reap is the biggest city they’ve ever seen,” he said.

Hospital staff is accompanying the group on its journey.

Until last week, when the Phnom Penh Heart Center opened, Cambodia had no modern cardiology facility, which made it difficult, if not impossible, for children to get surgery in the country. A fifth child who was supposed to travel today recently died.

The Gift Of Life program was born out of a chance meeting between Angkor hospital staff and Teddric Mohr, PAH chief executive officer and a member of the civic organization Rotary International has pledged $100,000 to the Gift Of Life program.

Reported by Michelle Vachon.  Reproduced with the permission of The Cambodian Daily.  May not be reprinted without further written permission.



Successful Operation For Four Heart Patients From Cambodia (February 6, 2002) FOUR Cambodian children who were suffering from congenital heart diseases have undergone successful heart operations and are recuperating at the Penang Adventist Hospital.



The children – boys Than Thong Fai and Hai Sambath, both three, and girls, Seng Rinmeta, nine, and Sop Pharat, 14, arrived in Penang on Jan 16.

The seventh batch of Cambodian children to be operated on at the Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) under the "Gift of Life 2001" programme, they were accompanied by Dr Khol Chanbonamy and nurse Koe Seyla.

Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia) sponsored the return air tickets amounting to RM 21, 847 for their journey from Siem Reap to Penang.

Seng’s father Sar Sarin, speaking on behalf of the parents, thanked Mercy Malaysia, donors and PAH doctors and nurses for giving the children a new lease of life.

He said the children were now more energetic and had better appetites.

"Hai’s fingertips are no longer blue," he said.

Mercy Malaysia is a medical volunteer relief organization set up in 1999 to provide medical and humanitarian services at home and abroad.

Its member comprise medical and non-medical volunteers from the public and private sector.

The "Gift of Life-Penang" programme is a joint project between Rotary International, Rotary Club of Penang and PAH.

Rotary International contributes RM 7,600 for the cost of each surgery while the PAH Heart Patients’ Fund and the child’s family pays the balance.

Public donations received by the Rotary Club of Penang are channeled to the PAH Heart Patients’ Fund.



Four Cambodian Children To Get New Lease Of Life (May 5, 2001)BAYAN LEPAS, Fri: Four Cambodian children with heart problems will be given a new lease of life, thanks to medical sponsorship by Rotary International’s Gift of Life 2 project and Penang Adventist Hospital.



The children, aged between nine months and 13 years arrived in Penang yesterday for open heart surgery to be conducted over the next few days.

Hospital president Teddric Jon Mohr said in two weeks, the children will be on their way back to Cambodia.

The Gift Of Life 2 is a joint project between the Rotary Club of Penang and the hospital to enable children between one and 18 years to receive free open heart surgery.

"The hospital provides medical services for this project at a substantially subsidised fee and it has its own heart fund," he said.

Mohr said the project gives priority to Malaysians, over children from South East Asian nations.

To-date, four Malaysians, two Indonesians and 16 Cambodian children have been successfully operated on at the hospital under the project.

"Two more Malaysians will undergo heart surgery under the project later this year," he said.

Rotary club president Nutan Shah said more donations are needed for the project to continue sponsoring these unfortunate children.

Donations, which are tax exempted, could be made to The Rotary Club of Penang, Gift of Life 2 Account, c/o 7, Kelawei road, 10250 Penang.

For details, call Mrs Lim at 04-2266331 or Lim Chooi Eng at 04-2261133.



Infant Needs Heart Surgery (March2, 2000)PENANG, Wed: three month old Lekeraj Sathasivam needs heart surgery urgently to live, and his parents have to raise RM10,000 to meet the medical expenses.



Lekeraj, born on Nov 22, has been diagnosed with congenital heart disease and is scheduled to undergo surgery at the Penang Adventist Hospital in mid March.

His father, Sathasivam Rajagopal, 48, is a technician at Penang Water Supply Corporation (PWSC) earning about RM1,000 a month.

Sathasivam’s wife, Balwaat Kaur, 37, is unemployed. They also have a 10-year-old daughter.

The surgery is estimated to cost RM20,000. About RM10,000 has been raised from various sources.

Sathasivam said any excess in donations would be used to fund other heart patients to be determined by the Malaysian Hindu Sangam Penang Council.

Crossed cheques can be made payable to Malaysia Hindu Sangam with "Lekeraj Medical Fund" written on the blank side and sent to the Treasurer, Malaysian Hindu Sangam Penang State Council, 50 Lorong Bunga Raya, 11700 Bukit Gelugor, Penang.

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