colonandrectalspecialists

Fecal Occult Blood Examination using the latest immunological-based test.

This test should be performed every year to check for tiny amounts of blood in the stool. FOBT involves placing a small amount of stool on a test pack. New FOBT uses the latest immunological-based test which does not require fasting and diet preparations. In concert with an FOBT, a flexible sigmoidoscopy should be done every 3 years. A positive FOBT should warrant a complete colonoscopy.

6. Dr. Marc Paul J. Lopez

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Subspecialty Training (Local)

  • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Subspecialty Training (International)

  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, as well as advanced hemorrhoid and anal fistula surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, University Medical Center, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Trained under Dr. Paul Sugarbaker at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC and Dr. Jesus Esquivel at the St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore MD.  Dr. Lopez studied Peritoneal Surface Malignancy and the conduct of Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).
  • Completed a one-year Research Fellowship at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda MD.

Special Interests

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Advanced hemorrhoid and anal fistula surgery
  • Peritoniectomy for carcinomatosis

Hospital Affiliations

  • Asian Hospital and Medical Center
  • Philippine General Hospital.
  • The Medical City

5. Dr. Carlo C. Cajucom

    • Training officer, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center
    • Training officer, Department of Surgery, Quirino Memorial Medical Center

Subspecialty Training (Local)

    • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center

Subspecialty Training (International)

    • Singapore General Hospital
    • National University Hospital, Singapore
    • Sydney, Australia

Special Interests

    • Colorectal surgery
    • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    • Advanced hemorrhoid and anal fistula surgery

Hospital Affiliations

    • The Medical City
    • Chinese General Hospital 

4. Dr. Dione Parreño-Sacdalan

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Subspecialty Training (Local)

    • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Subspecialty Training (International)

    • Minimally invasive surgery and anorectal surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    • Full Research Fellow at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) at Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    • Only Filipino awarded the International Guest Scholarship from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, with rotations for anorectal physiology at the University of Minnesota, and colorectal cancer surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Special Interests

    • Colorectal surgery
    • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    • Advanced hemorrhoid and anal fistula surgery
    • Anorectal Physiology

Hospital Affiliations

    • The Medical City
    • Philippine General Hospital
    • Medical Center Manila 

3. Dr. Catherine S. Co

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Subspecialty Training (Local)

    • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

Subspecialty Training (International)

Minimally invasive surgery and Robotic surgery at:

      • National University Hospital, Singapore
      • Pamela YoudeNethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
      • Robotic Surgery - Prince of Wales Hospital-Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre, Hong Kong

Special Interests

    • Laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoanal and endorectal ultrasound

Hospital Affiliations

    • Manila Doctors Hospital
    • The Medical City
    • Philippine General Hospital
    • Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center 

2. Dr. Robert L. Chang

    • Philippine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
    • Vice President, Colorectal Specialists
    • Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center

 

Subspecialty Training (Local)

    • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

 

Subspecialty Training (International)

Colorectal cancer surgery training at:

      • Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong
      • Basingstoke Hospital, England
      • National University Hospital, Singapore
      • National Cancer Center, Japan

Special Interests

    • Expertise in robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Hospital Affiliations

    • The Medical City
    • Chinese General Hospital
    • St. Luke's Medical Center
    • Cardinal Santos Medical Center

1. Dr. Manuel Francisco T. Roxas

    • President, ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons Meeting
    • Immediate Past President, Philippine Society of Colorectal Surgeons (PSCRS)    (2 terms)
    • President, Colorectal Specialists, (CRS)
    • Director, The Medical City Colorectal Clinic and Colorectal Cancer Program
    • Immediate Past Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital (2 terms)
    • Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Asian Hospital and Medical Center

 

Subspecialty Training (Local)

    • Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, UP-Philippine General Hospital

 

Subspecialty Training (International)

 

    • First Filipino to win two awards from the American College of Surgeons, specifically: International Scholar National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2013); and International Guest Scholarship with rotations at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic (2002)
    • Anorectal Physiology and Endorectal Ultrasonography, University of Minnesota, USA
    • Robotic Colorectal Surgery Training, Prince of Wales Hospital - Chinese University of Hong Kong Jockey Club Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre
    • Laparoscopic cancer surgery workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan
    • Endorectal ultrasonography under Douglas Wong at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

 

Special Interests

    • Robotic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery
    • Pioneered Endorectal and Endoanal ultrasonography in the Philippines
    • Hemorrhoid and anal fistula surgery
    • Anorectal physiology
    • Performed the first robotic rectal cancer surgery, and the first transanal endoscopic surgery in the Philippines
    • Introduced laparoscopic colorectal surgery training in the Philippines.

 

Hospital Affiliations

    • The Medical City
    • Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    • UPCM-Philippine General Hospital 
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