When my mother died due to cancer, I became health conscious.
From the moment she was diagnosed, we have been to different hospitals because of various tests that she needs before the operation. Imagine the hardship of transferring from one hospital to another plus the overhead for ambulance transportation.
Because of that experience, I became aware of what to look for in a hospital for my clinical consultations.
ManilaMed is a premier hospital located in the heart of Manila (U.N Avenue corner Taft Avenue, Manila). We recently visited the hospital to check its state-of-the-art facilities.
Why premier hospital?
ManilaMed prides itself of having a roster of medical professionals known for different expertise. In fact, one of its founders, Dr. Paulo C. Campos, holds the illustrious reputation of being the Father of Nuclear Medicine in the Philippines, as a result of his many achievements and breakthroughs in the field.
ManilaMed is a one-stop medical institution. While other hospital needs to transfer you to other hospital for your required procedure, ManilaMed has it all the procedures that you need. Moreover, during the course of our tour, I have realized that it has taken huge steps in pushing for its desired identity of one that provides exceptional and compassionate patient care.
The following subcategories are the different centers that we have checked during our visit inside the hospital:
Center for Women’s Health
I so love this! Knowing that everything I need is in one center. I did say that because I’m very conscious with my health, and there are procedures that were advised to me by my doctors that I should undergo, and to my amazement, they have it in their Center for Women’s Health. The cost was in the range that I was told by my personal doctor. What I have learned is that the Center for Women’s Health of ManilaMed is the first in the country to house 5 major units dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of health issues important to us, women.
They offer the following services:
OB-GYN Ultrasound (OBUS)
- 2D, 3D, 4D Ultrasound
- Transabdominal, Transvaginal and Trans rectal Biophysical Score (BPS)
- Non Stress Test (NST)
- Congenital Anomaly Scanning (CAS)
- Bogy Doppler Studies
- Ultrasound Guided Paracentesis
Maternal and Fetal Medicines (MFM)
- Consultation for high risk pregnancies
- Ultrasound for 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy such as CAS, BPP, Biometry, Doppler Studies
- Non Stress Test
- Ultrasound guided amnioreduction
Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC)
- Sonomammography (Breast ultrasound)
- Core Biopsy
- Wire Localization
- Cyst Aspiration
Fertility Enhancement Center (FEC)
- Consultation for the infertile couple
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
- Follicle monitoring
- Evaluation of fallopian tube patency (hysterogram)
- Semen Analysis and Sperm Washing
Colposcopy and Cryotherapy Center (CCC)
- Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)
- Liquid based cytology with HPV-DNA testing
- Vulvar Biopsy
- Treatment for Vulvoginal Warts
- Routine Pap Smear
- Acupuncture For infertility
- Reproductive Urology
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Breast Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
I was actually looking for a hospital that does Cryotherapy and ManilaMed has it which made me recommend the facility to my brother for his wife who has a cyst in her breast.
Nuclear Medicine Unit
This center of ManilaMed uses equipment which entails the use of small amount of radioactive isotopes usually attached to a tracer molecule or radiopharmaceutical to diagnose and determine the severity of cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
ManilaMed state-of-the-art MRI machine gives the doctor accurate images and measurement necessary for your treatment plus it also shortens the time required for MRI procedure
Heart Station implements diagnostic test based on your doctor’s prescription and offer the following services like
24 hour holter monitor
Carotid/venous/arterial duplex scan
Dobutamine stress echocardiogram
Treadmill stress echocardiogram
Treadmill stress test
Two dimensional echocardiogram (2D echo)
Compared to other centers that have the dialysis procedures, ManilaMed Hemodialysis Unit has a 20-bed capacity special area equipped with the latest B. Braun dialysis machine with the capacity for online hemodiafiltration. For 2 hours, the patients are comfortable lying down and watching TV while doing the procedure.
Just what the ManilaMed often says “Only our best to make you feel better”, I can really attest that they value the good of every patient before anything else as seen for their passion in making every person who walks through their doors of making them feel better.
I have plans of going back, yes; it may be far from my residence but I am sure that the trip is all worth it because I can have all the care that I need in one hospital if I may say so.
I was truly inspired in the Center for Women’s Health because of the entire things that I have learned, and because they have all the things that I want for the check up and future treatments that I want to avail.
See you soon, ManilaMed! 🙂
ManilaMed Medical Center Manila
U.N Ave cor Taft Ave., Ermita Manila