Cardinal Santos Medical Center Opens Philippine Center For Advanced Surgery

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) will mark another milestone as it opens the country's first Philippine Center for Advanced Surgery (PCAS) in September this year.

PCAS will serve to establish CSMC's position as a leader in minimally invasive surgery and as a premiere medical and academic training institution. Its facilities will include wet and dry skills laboratories, function rooms, and an auditorium. Laparoscopic surgery expert Ernesto C. Tan will head the facility. Tan is backed by 43 years of medical experience in general, minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery. Cardinal Santos Medical Center has been active in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) conventions and skills training workshops here and abroad.

Joint Project

Teaming up with CSMC in the launch of PCAS is medical endoscopy systems leader Olympus. Founded in 1919, Olympus is one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative optical and digital equipment for healthcare. The company has over 90 years of experience in designing and developing endoscopy and microscopy products, as well as other medical and industrial equipment that comply with the world's strictest industry standards.

''With the launch of PCAS, we hope to make great strides in the field of advanced surgery,'' Tan says. ''This pioneering project is part of Cardinal Santos' commitment to make world-class healthcare accessible to more Filipinos,'' he adds.

Forefront Of Health Services

The launch of PCAS comes on the heels of the hospital's newly opened urology and stone center, which now enables CSMC to offer a full range of urology and stone management services. It features the Urodynamic Machine and the Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy machine, which uses sound waves to break a kidney stone into very small pieces that can travel easily through the urinary tract and out of the body.

More recently, CSMC unveiled the hand care center, which offers robotic solutions for rehabilitation therapy-a first in the country. The hospital also announced that it has adopted smart phone mobile technology to upgrade its provision of health services.

CSMC is one of the leading hospitals in the Philippines in the fields of neurosurgery and neurology, cardiology, cancer care, and minimally invasive surgery. The hospital employs a comprehensive care approach to all specialties.

It is a modern, tertiary hospital and academic institution managed by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Its sister companies include Makati Medical Center, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, De Los Santos-STI Medical Center, Riverside Medical Center, Davao Doctors Hospital, Meralco, Maynilad Water Services, and Manila North Tollways Corporation.

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