Medical Centre Profile

Background

Established in 1985 in the heart of the Subang Jaya district in Selangor, Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya (SDMC SJ) is one of the area’s largest healthcare provider. This tertiary-care hospital, with 393 beds and 14 operating theaters, has a staff of 170 physicians and surgeons and 650 nurses, all of whom speak English as well as other languages including Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Spanish.

Offering all major specialties, the hospital management and staff pride themselves on the use of modern medical technologies and on their international reputation for clinical excellence. SDMCSJ has achieved various clinical and surgical milestones in the fields of adult cardiac surgery, paediatric liver transplant, cancer therapies and interventional radiology.

Operated by the Sime Darby Healthcare Group and owned by one of Malaysia’s oldest and largest conglomerates, Sime Darby Berhad, SDMC SJ averages up to 1,800 outpatients and 300 inpatients each day. More than 15,000 international patients come to SDMC SJ each year. Through word of-mouth and medical referrals, SDMC SJ has become a choice destination for international patients who appreciate the hospital’s use of modern medical technologies and therapies to diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions.

Vision
To become the gold standard healthcare provider in the Asia Pacific region

Mission
To deliver quality healthcare services utilizing every preventive, diagnostic and curative means to ensure optimal patient care and comfort


Specialty Services

Medicine Division

  • Neurology
    • Cardiology • Neurology and Internal Medicine
    • Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy• Nuclear Medicine
    • Clinical Psychology• Paediatric Neonatology
    • Dermatology• Paediatric Cardiology
    • Gastroenterology and Hepatology• Paediatric Haem-Oncology
    • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine• Paediatric Nephrology
    • General Internal Medicine• Paediatric Neurology
    • Haematology & Haem-Oncology• Paediatric Genetics and Metabolism
    • Haematology and Internal Medicine• Paediatrics
    • Infectious Diseases• Pain Management
    • Internal and Respiratory Medicine• Pathology
    • Endocrinology• Psychiatry
    • Nephrology• Rehabilitation Medicine
    • Nephrology and Internal Medicine• Rheumatology
    • Rheumatology and Internal Medicine

Surgery Division

  • • Anaesthesiology• Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Cardio and Thoracic Surgery• Otorhinolaryngology
    • General Surgery• Paediatric Surgery
    • Hand and Microsurgery• Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery• Urological Surgery
    • Neurosurgery• Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR)
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology• Vascular Surgery
    • Ophthalmology• Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Medical Consultants

For a list of medical consultants, please refer to www.simedarbyhealthcare.com/our-doctors

Centres of Medical Excellence

There are six centres of medical excellence:
• Blood Diseases Center
• Cancer and Radiosurgery Centre
• Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Centre
• Vascular and Interventional Radiology Centre
• Breast Care Centre
• Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery

Blood Diseases Center

  • SDMCSJ’s Blood Diseases Centre is currently one of the private Malaysian healthcare facility offering comprehensive blood and marrow transplant services and procedures. The centre provides a full range of laboratory services for diagnosing blood disorders as well as comprehensive treatment for haematological malignancies including leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. It offers blood cancer treatments such as peripheral blood stem cell transplants and targeted therapy with monoclonal antibodies.

    Specialists at this facility support cryopreservation (cold storage) and stem cell storage as well as paediatric blood and marrow transplants from matched unrelated donors. The centre’s clinical outcomes meet or exceed those of other leading hospitals around the world. SDMCSJ’s transplant related mortality is less than two percent with self-donor (autologous) transplants and less than 10 percent with a genetically similar donor. The Blood Disease Centre staff include haematologists (blood specialists) and haem-oncologists (blood cancer specialists) who provide emergency and routine clinical services for adults and children.

Cancer and Radiosurgery Centre

  • Fully equipped with the modern technology to treat both adult and paediatric cancer patients, SDMCSJ’s Cancer and Radiosurgery Centre offers image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), 3D dynamic conformal radiation therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery, and total body irradiation for use in bone marrow and stem cell transplant. Along with the modern generation linear accelerator, the centre has a 3D highdose-rate brachytherapy system, which enables advanced and precisely targeted internal radiotherapy for gynecological, breast, esophageal, bronchial, and nose-throat-mouth cancers, as well as soft tissue sarcoma. This approach spares surrounding tissues from the effects of radiation.

    SDMC SJ also offers TomoTherapy System that combines advanced treatment planning, computed tomography (CT)–guided patient positioning for precise diagnosis, and sophisticated delivery of new treatments not previously possible with conventional technology and equipment.

    The centre also offers palliative care, counseling services, support group sessions, and nurse educator services.

Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Centre

  • SDMCSJ serves as a regional referral centre for procedures in the fields of cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, and oncology. With imaging equipment that includes a 64-slice PET/CT scanner and a gamma camera, SDMCSJ’s Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT Centre employs sophisticated techniques for bone, lung, kidney, brain, liver, digestive tract, and whole body scans to diagnose cancer, heart disease, neurological conditions, and brain abnormalities. Nuclear medicine therapy is available for patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, thyroid and liver cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.

    The gamma camera is a low-radiation diagnostic tool that shows both the structure and the function of specific organs. Some of the imaging procedures available include myocardial perfusion scan (assessing blood flow in the heart), liver and spleen scan, lung perfusion scan, hepatobiliary scan, renal function measurement, gastrointestinal tract bleeding assessment, iodine-131 whole-body scan, and bone scan. Using its comprehensive assemblage of advanced technology, the centre can readily provide non-invasive scans to support early, accurate diagnosis, effective monitoring of treatment response, and restaging—all of which translate to better outcomes for patients.

Vascular and Interventional Radiology Centre

  • The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Centre offers minimally invasive evaluation and treatment options for patients suffering from aneurysms, stroke, uterine fibroids, arteriovenous malformations, poor leg circulation, cancer, and other conditions. The centre’s procedural scope encompasses diagnostic angiography, interventional neuroradiology, balloon angioplasty, and embolization (a technique used to reduce blood flow to a specific area of the body). Other services include interventional oncology and spinal pain mitigation.

Breast Care Centre

  • SDMCSJ’s Breast Care Centre is an outpatient facility specialising in all aspects of breast health and breast care. The centre completely coordinates all your services and support for the breast care. The unique combination of people, technology and experience is the foundation of SDMCSJ’s prestigious international reputation for innovation and clinical experience.

Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery

  • To serve the estimated 14 percent of Malaysians classified as obese - and the much higher percentages among international patients - SDMCSJ has established a comprehensive centre for weight loss that offers many of the most effective bariatric surgical procedures available today. Non-surgical services are also available and include behavioral modification therapy, physical activity counseling, nutrition counseling, and health screening.

    Among the surgical options, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) reduces the risk of malnutrition compared to more invasive operations; it has been demonstrated to help individuals lose between 50 and 60 percent of their excess weight over a two-year period. Another procedure, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve), reduces stomach size while lowering the risk of malnutrition compared to laparoscopic gastric bypass. Although surgery helps patients lose significant weight in short periods, there are post-operative risks, and patients need to take nutritional supplements for the remainder of their lives.

    For patients ineligible for or not desiring surgery, SDMCSJ offers the option of an intragastric balloon procedure, in which a temporary silicone balloon is placed into the stomach through a gastroscope and then inflated with saline solution. The balloon is removed within six months, but the procedure has been shown to produce an average weight loss of between 35 and 60 pounds (about 16–27 kilograms). Although this approach avoids surgery, risks to the patient require careful review.


Major Medical Equipment and Devices Available

• Ultra-High-Field 3.0Tesla-MRI with Ambient Experience Suite
• Dual Source CT Scanner System
• Low-Dose 64-Slice PET/CT Scanner System
• Tomotherapy Hi-Art System
• 3D High Dose Rate Brachytherapy System
• Varian Linear Accelerator
• Novalis ExacTrac BrainLab Radiosurgery System

Facilities and Services

Hospital Facilities

  • Inpatient rooms (393 beds), 93 clinic suites and 14 operating theatres, pharmacy, laboratory, diagnostic and imaging centre, rehabilitative services centre, blood bank, cancer and radiosurgery centre, nuclear medicine and PET/CT centre, health screening centre, International patient centre , coffee shop, food kiosks, convenient shops, florist, boutique, ATM, basement car park, surau, and concierge services.

Hospital Services

  • Cancer treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy, oncology and radiosurgery), cardiac catheterization & angiography, general & specialised surgery, CT scanning, cytogenetics, intensive care, infertility management, MRI, transplants (liver, stem cell & bone marrow), occupational and preventive medicine.


Accreditation, Awards and Recognition

Our Milestones

  • • 1998 & 2003: Malaysia's only two-time winner of Prime Minister’s Quality Award (private sector category)

    • 1999/2000: Institute of Quality Malaysia Quality Excellence Award

    • 2000: International Asia Pacific Quality Award (Outstanding Achievement for Large Service)

    • 2008/09: Brand Laureate Award for Best Brands in Healthcare – Hospitals (Asia Pacific region)

    • 2009: Malaysia Branded Service Champion Award 2009 (Category: Hospital)

    • 2010: Malaysia Business Ethics Excellence Recognition Award 2010

    • 2011: Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Award 2011

Accreditation

  • • Joint Commission International Accreditation

    • Malaysian Hospital Accreditation Standards (Malaysian Society for Quality in Health, an affiliate of the International Society for Quality in Health)

    • Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008

    • Occupational Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001:2007

    • Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004

    • Laboratory MS ISO 15189 standards

Health Tourism Information for Foreigners

Many international patients from various countries seek treatment at SDMCSJ. The hospital’s International Patient Services Centre serves the special needs of medical travellers. Complimentary interpreting services are available for all medical and health screening services. Our interpreters are articulate in Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Mandarin and other languages.

Services for international patients:
• Appointment scheduling
• Assistance with travel arrangements (necessary visa approvals and extensions)
• Accommodation arrangements at special rates (hotel booking and apartment rental)
• Airport pick-up/drop-off and hotel transfers
• Medical referrals
• Medical concierge
• Language interpretation (Japanese, Korean)

Contact Details

International Patient Services Centre
Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya

1, Jalan SS 12 / 1A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Tel No: +603-5639 1212
Fax No: +603-5639 1675
Email (marketing): healthcare@simedarby.com
Website: www.simedarbyhealthcare.com
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