posted on Friday, January 11, 2013

Urology and Stone Center opens in Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) celebrated a major milestone when they opened a Urology and Stone Center  last December 12, 2012.

With the new patient area, Cardinal Santos adds a full range of services in urology and stone condition management that includes urologic oncology, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), endourology and laparoscopy, neurourology, voiding dysfunction and urodynamics, female urology, pediatric urology, renal transplantation, male health and erectile dysfunction, and male factor infertility to among its specialties.

Atty. Pilar Nenuca P. Almira, president and CEO of Cardinal Santos Medical Center said the urology section has been months in the making. Although there previously was a similar unit at CSMC, the annex stands out with the diversity and comprehensiveness of the urological services now being offered.

“It’s the thrust of Cardinal Santos Medical Center to offer complete services. Our consultants have been very aggressive in putting this together. We have a complete array of services, and the center is equipped with all modern equipment to address urologic health concerns – both for men and women,” said Atty. Almira.

The center is staffed by the most respected urology practitioners in the country who were trained here and abroad in the many sub-specialties of urology, with some not only active in the medical field but in academe, as well. Practicing urologist Dr. Jason Letran heads the new center and also teaches at the University of Santo Tomas faculty of medicine.

“We have four active staff members, and numerous others who come in as consultants. They all have their respective certificates of training and fellowships in the subspecialties in urology,” touts Dr. Letran. “The Urology Center of Cardinal Santos is actually a one-stop facility that houses all the different subspecialties of the practice.”

An important feature of the new center is the ESWL (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) machine that uses sound waves to break a kidney stone into very small pieces that can more easily travel through the urinary tract and out of the body.

“Cardinal Santos has all the equipment for urology. Everything that we can ask for to complete a urology setup, we have them at Cardinal Santos,” said Dr. Letran.

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