Our Services

The Life Centre

The Life Centre adopts a multi-disciplinary team approach to help you lead a healthy lifestyle and in the process, achieve long-term weight loss and weight maintenance.
Using evidence-based approaches to weight management, our multi-disciplinary team comprising of medical doctors, physiotherapists, dieticians, and psychologists will guide you throughout your programme with us in acquiring life-long skills to create a healthier you!

Exercise testing / Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment

The exercise testing services are offered to assess the individual’s cardio-respiratory (aerobic) fitness levels and also suitability for exercise. This will enable an effective exercise intensity to be prescribed and also ensure safety during the exercise sessions. The individual can choose between a comprehensive fitness assessment involving maximal exercise testing and muscular strength and endurance test or a basic fitness assessment involving sub-maximal exercise testing and muscular endurance test. Resting metabolic rate assessments are also available to accurately evaluate the individual’s daily caloric needs. This will then help the individual plan out a balanced diet with appropriate calories to achieve weight management goals.

Bariatric Surgery

Surgical intervention may be necessary for a proportion of patients who are not be able to lose weight through medical, dietary, exercise and lifestyle interventions alone. Surgical intervention for obesity, also referred to as bariatric (from the Greek ‘baros’, meaning ‘weight’) surgery, effects weight loss by modifying gastro-intestinal anatomy. The Ministry of Health Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines published in 2004 endorses the role of surgery once patients fulfill specific criteria related to weight and co-morbid conditions. Surgery is medically indicated if a patient’s body mass index (BMI) is higher than 37.5 without any co-morbidities (Class III obesity), or above 32.5 (Class II obesity) with co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertensions, hyperlipidaemia and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Weight control can lead to significant improvement in these metabolic disorders. It must be emphasized that surgery is most effective in achieving weight loss when performed in the setting of a multi-disciplinary programme. At the SGH LIFE Centre, we have a team approach to the management of obesity. Patients will be assessed by specialists in obesity, endocrinology, exercise and dietetics as necessary, before surgery is contemplated. Our surgeons are specially trained in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. 


Dietary Consultations (for all disciplines)

Our qualified dietitians provide individualized consultations for those seeking to improve their health and manage their comorbidities via diet in addition to their medical treatment.  They translate scientific evidence-based research on nutrition and health into practical guidelines that can help patients better understand the relationship between health and food.
Our team offers medical nutrition therapy in synergy with a multi-disciplinary team, in the area of weight management, eating disorders and bone metabolism.


Nutrition group sessions

The Dietitians also provide group nutrition sessions with the aim to empower patients to manage their health and gain peer support



Healthy eating out - Eating out need not be unhealthy as we provide tips on how you could improve the quality of your diet in a hectic world.
Keeping fat in check - Learn about the different types of fat, how they affect our health and in which foods you can find them in.
Supermarket tour - Unravel the confusion of health claims and learn how to shop smarter.
Cooking demonstration - Learn how to modify recipes and augment the nutritional quality of the foods you cook.
Metabolic bariatric surgery support group


Eating disorders

  • Nutrition group
  • Meal group