Surgical site infection is a real concern even in sterile hospital settings. Hand hygiene and donning surgical gowns and gloves are ways for surgeons to prevent the transfer of bacteria, but Makati Medical Center, one of the leading hospitals in the Philippines, goes the extra mile by suiting up its surgical team in the Flyte Personal Protection System, the first of its kind to be used in the Philippines.
The Medical City (TMC) introduces Emprint™ Microwave Ablation (MWA), a new technology that destroys tumors using heat generated by microwave energy. The MWA machine was acquired by TMC in January 2017. To date, TMC has done several MWA cases for liver, lung and kidney cancers. The advantages of MWA over other ablative techniques include the ability to treat larger tumors, faster procedure times, expanded treatment areas including areas close to major arteries and veins, shorter hospital stays and lower recurrence rates.
Transmedic organized a “100 cases celebration” dinner on 29 November 2016 to celebrate the achievement of Dr Jeffrey Chew on his 100th case with MAKOplasty Robotic Knee Surgery. A plaque was presented by Mr Seah Kerk Chuan, Executive Director of Transmedic Group, to recognise Dr Chew’s professional accomplishment.