DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

History


From the time the clinical departments formally opened their doors for training, the Department of Surgery underwent a progressive and remarkable metamorphosis in the practice of the basic principles of general surgery and subspecialties to its current concepts and status.

To rule over an all-male residents required a strong and decisive leader and Dr Alfonso, the first chairman of the department with his consultant staff made sure that both hospital and department policies were observed and followed by the first and subsequent batches of residents.

The initial stipend of P50/ month for assistant resident and P150/month for junior residents was not that low during that time considering the $-P exchange rate was between 1:2 or 1:4.

The more enterprising residents found “samples” living to be somewhat lucrative. When hospitals beds were fully occupied, surgical patients were operated on by residents in a nearby hospital with a “kicker” consultant who would come to the rescue when problems would arise. Though a risky venture and is absolutely prohibited, some early residents made additional income in this manner. This practice has been totally discontinued up to the present time.

In the early days, Surgery residents could easily be identified in their blue shirt and white pants as their general attire. And as early as their first year, Dr. Alfonso got the residents involved in teaching in the IM and senior residents were made to appear in court hearings as expert witness in medico-legal cases he handled as part of the surgical residents training. During the early days applicants have to wait for vacancies to be accepted. Surgery has always been perceived to be the cream of the crop among the specialties.

During Dr. Ona’s chairmanship, he strongly required surgical residents to participate actively in socio-civic activities, scientific meetings, fora and research. He sent graduates for subspecialty training in UPPGH and abroad --- a practice that was carried over up to the present time. It was also during this time when himself, Nuguid, Cipriano, Cruz, Mapalad were commissioned in the Medical Corps of AFP. He had produced more diplomates in surgery at any given time and renovated the surgery office using the department fund to make it more enticing for consultants to stay in the hospital. Dr. Mel Cruz however, was the first graduate of the program who became a diplomate when Philippine Board of Surgery certification was not yet a requirement for fellowship in the Philippine College of Surgeons. A musical band composed of consultants and interns was organized and played to provide entertainment in scientific meetings and other social gatherings.

Dr. Kim Shi Tan, is the first graduate of the surgery training in FEU who became the Chairman of Surgery. He himself is one of the pioneers in laparoscopic surgery in the Philippines and has always been in the forefront in this field.


Previous Chairmen
Jose Ravelo Bartolome MD FPCS 2010 - 2013
Nolan Pecho MD FPCS 2008 - 2010
Kim Shi Tan, MD FPCS 1999 - 2008
Leonardo A. Ona, Jr., MD FPCS 1989 - 1999
Teodoro P. Nuguid, MD FPCS 1980 - 1989
Ricardo Alfonso, Sr., MD FPCS 1955 - 1980

Faculty


  1. ACEDILLO, Anthony T.
  2. ACUNA, Roberto B.
  3. AISON, Dexter S.
  4. AH, Pamela Ann C.
  5. ALCANTARA, Briccio G.
  6. ANDIN, Samuel T.
  7. BALOLOY, Rayner M.
  8. BARTOLOME, Jose Ravelo T.
  9. BERNAL, Ferdinand R.
  10. BUCU, Jose Redentor C.
  11. CABREIRA, Alvin G.
  12. CANETE, Arturo C.
  13. CAPULONG, Michael L.
  14. CHUA, Benjamin U.
  15. CRUZ, Mel Anthony Y.
  16. CRUZ, Melanio Jr. G.
  17. DAGANI, Rifaat B.
  18. DAQUIGAN, Angel Q.
  19. DELA ROSA, Miles Francis T.
  20. GUINTO, Aniceto B.
  21. LAT, Alexander Benedict DL.
  22. LICUP, Ronald F.
  23. LORENZO, Jennifer Christy C.
  24. NAUI, Michael L.
  25. MENDOZA, Rene PSA.
  26. OCAMPO, Omar O.
  27. ONG, Raymund Andrew G.
  28. ORATA, Rhoby U.
  29. PECHO, Nolan E.
  30. POLIDO, Wilfredo T.
  31. RESURRECCION, Leandro III L.
  32. REYES, Edgardo L.
  33. REYES, Florante Jr. L.
  34. SANTOS, Rey Melchor F.
  35. TAN, Kim Shi C.
  36. TAN, Jeremy J.
  37. TAYAG, Wilfredo Y.
  38. TRINIDAD, Apollo D.
  39. VALENCIA, Benedict E.
  40. VEQUILLA, Winston S.

Programs


Subjects/Training/Programs:
FEU-NRMF Surgery and Ambulatory Service boasts of a team of dedicated experts, all committed to deliver the highest quality of affordable surgical care to its patients.

This is to provide the highest quality of surgical care to patients without any reservation and support all health related services of our community.

Through the years, the department had always been maintaining the highest standard of well-trained competent staff, armed with the best and advanced surgical techniques and technologies, to provide the highest quality of surgical care to our patients.

We have broadened our department to many special services:

    General Surgery
  • Head and Neck
  • Colorectal
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Trauma
    Orthopedic Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Joint Arthroplasty
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Injuries
    Urology
  • Pediatric and Adult Urology
  • Laparoscopic Urologic Surgeries: Prostatectomy, Adrenalectomy,
  • Nephrectomy, etc.
  • Ureteroscopy and Intracorporeal Lithotripsy
    Neurosurgery
  • Trauma
  • Neurosurgical management of strokes
  • Neurovascular Surgery
    Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Chest Injuries
  • Lung Malignancy
  • Esophageal and Non-Esophageal Malignancy
  • Chest Tube Thoracostomy
  • Infrarenal Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Varicose Veins Procedures (Laser and Open)
  • Access Surgery for Dialysis
    Plastic
  • Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery
  1. Neonatal Surgery
  2. Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery
  3. Hepatic Resection
  4. Surgery for Congenital Anomalies
    Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  1. The Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Surgery
  2. First Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the Philippines
  3. Only Institution to make ‘Reduced Port’ laparoscopic cholecystectomy its standard
  4. First Single Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in the Philippines
  5. First Laparoscopic Whipple’s Procedure in the Philippines

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Residency Training Program
The FEU-NRMF Medical Center – Department of Surgery is an accredited training department of the Philippine Society of General Surgeons, Inc. (PSGS) and recognized as such by the Philippine College of Surgeons (PCS).

The residency training is a 5-year program with the aim to develop safe and competent surgeons with the values of being compassionate to the patients, provide excellent surgical care, and attain the highest moral and ethical standards in the department, hospital and the medical community.

Qualifications of Applicants

  1. A licensed physician certified by the Profession Regulation Commission
  2. A Filipino citizen, 35 years old and below, with an expected age of 40 and below upon graduation.
  3. A person of good moral character
  4. A person of adequate physical and mental fitness.
  5. Preferably a graduate of FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine, however those that completed the post-graduate internship program of our medical center are also eligible.

Requirements for Application

  1. Letter of application addressed to the Medical Director, thru the Chief of clinics, thru the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, thru the chairman of the Committee on Surgical Training (Training Officer), Department of Surgery.
  2. Official Transcript of Records (Doctor of Medicine)
  3. Copies:
    1. Diploma (Doctor of Medicine)
    2. Certificate of Internship (Doctor of Medicine)
    3. Certificate of Registration as Physician
    4. Physician Licensure examination Rating
  4. Letter of Recommendation from two previous mentors in medicine.
  5. Short essay/narrative describing self and reason for applying for residency in general surgery

Fellowship Training Program

The FEU-NRMF Medical Center – Department of Surgery offers two (2) consortium fellowship program. First the Philippine association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Inc. Consortium II This is a 3-year training program in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery composed of the following base hospitals:

  1. Two University Hospitals - FEU-NRMF Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center
  2. One Private Hospital - Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  3. One Government Hospital - Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center

The objective of which to provide education, experience and training to surgeons interested in the practice of the specialty of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. To develop capabilities for the trainee to be able to teach, do research and perform community service. To provide competent care and specialized services to patients requiring reconstructive and aesthetic surgical treatment. And be able to teach basic skills and principles of reconstructive surgery to general surgeons.

General Requirements

  1. Must be a citizen of the Philippines.
  2. Applicant must be a graduate of approved medical schools.
  3. Applicant must be in good physical and mental and of good moral character.
  4. Applicant must be duly licensed physician.

Specific Requirements

  1. Applicant must have a minimum of three years of training in general surgery in a PCS accredited training hospital; in general surgery with a maximum exposure to the following subsections or divisions:
    1. Head, neck & Breast Surgery
    2. Colorectal & Soft Tissue Surgery
    3. Gastrointestinal Surgery
    4. Orthopedic Surgery
    5. Thoracic & Vascular Surgery
    6. Pediatric Surgery
    7. Neurosurgery
    8. Urology
    9. Surgical Pathology or Anesthesia
  2. Applicant must fulfill the required number and kinds of general surgical procedures set forth by the Plastic Surgery Training Committee of PAPRAS.
  3. Applicant must be unanimously acceptable to both the Chairman/Head, Department of Surgery and Section Chief of Plastic Surgery.
  4. Applicant must be unanimously acceptable to the members of the Board of Directors of PAPRAS who makes the FINAL DECISION ON ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICANT.

Fellowship Consortium On Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FoCALS)

This is a 18-months training program in advanced laparoscopic surgery composed of the following base hospitals:

  1. One University Hospitals - FEU-NRMF Medical Center
  2. One Private Hospital – Metropolitan Medical Center
  3. Two Government Hospital - Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center and Veterans Memorial Medical Center

General Requirements

  1. Must be a citizen of the Philippines.
  2. Must be in good physical and mental and of good moral character.
  3. Must be thirty-five years old or younger (?35).
  4. Must be board eligible (Philippine Board of Surgery).

Specific Requirements

  1. Must submit a certified true copy of Medical School Diploma.
  2. Must submit a certified true copy of Medical Board Certificate.
  3. Must submit a certified true copy of Certificate of Residency in an accredited General Surgery training program.
  4. Must submit a certificate of having attended the Basic Laparoscopy & Suturing Workshop held by Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons (PALES).
  5. Must be an associate member of PALES Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons (PALES).
  6. Must submit letters of recommendation from two (2) PALES fellows in good standing attesting that the applicant has good moral character and high ethical and professional standing in the community.
  7. Must submit a letter from the Hospital Director or Chairman of the Department of Surgery, recommending the applicant.
  8. Must have done at least twenty-five (25) Basic Laparoscopic Surgeries

Continuing Professional Education

The FEU-NRMF Medical Center – Department of Surgery had been hosting numerous international laparoscopic workshops yearly in promoting education and training in advance minimally invasive surgery.

  1. May 2014: International Endoscopic Thyroid Surgery Workshop
  2. June 2014: PALES Basic Laparoscopic Workshop (Consultant Level)
  3. July 2014: PSGS Basic Laparoscopic Workshop (Resident Level)
  4. August 2014: Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Management of Biliary Complications

A handbook on basic laparoscopy has also been authored and edited mostly by the FEU-NRMF surgical staffs lead by Dr. Raymund Ong as the chief editor, in pursuit of sharing the experiences and knowledge in laparoscopic surgery to other surgeons in the country.

Achievements


Application Requirements


Requirements for residency training:

  1. Letter of application addressed to the Medical Director, thru the Chief of clinics, thru the Chairman of the Department of Surgery, thru the chairman of the Committee on Surgical Training (Training Officer), Department of Surgery.
  2. Official Transcript of Records (Doctor of Medicine)
  3. Copies:
    1. Diploma (Doctor of Medicine)
    2. Certificate of Internship (Doctor of Medicine)
    3. Certificate of Registration as Physician
    4. Physician Licensure examination Rating
  4. Letter of Recommendation from two previous mentors in medicine.
  5. Short essay/narrative describing self and reason for applying for residency in general surgery

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