Monthly Archives: September 2013

ROJoson’s General Tips on What to Do and to Think When Pain or Mass are Felt on the Breast

ROJoson’s General Tips on What to Do and to Think When Pain or Mass are Felt on the Breast Breast pain and breast mass are the two most common symptoms felt by Filipino females.  Here are my general tips on … Continue reading

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Open cholecystectomy is safer than laparoscopic cholecystectomy

In terms of relative safety, open cholecystectomy is safer than laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Slide courtesy of Dr. Jojo Arcilla, Jr. (2013 – Postgraduate Course – PGH / MDH)

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Gallbladder Polyp/s – Ultrasound Image and Operative Findings

Gallbladder Polyp/s Ultrasound image http://www.erpocketbooks.com/er-ultrasounds/right-upper-quadrant-ruq-ultrasounds/ Operative Findings: The gallbladder polyp/s are inside the gallbladder (cannot be seen from the outside). The gallbladder polyps are identified by the needles.

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Breast Cancer Survivor IZaňo – 33 Years in Remission

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Radiotherapy – Linear Accelerator – PRICE

Linear Accelerator Radiotherapy PRICE – Price Relative Info Colloborative Effort Private Hospital A – 33-day session – Total: P92,000 (As of September 16, 2013) Planning – P17,500 Exposure for 5-10mins every day, Mon-Fri, 33 days @P1,500/day – P49,500 Professional Fee (radiotherapist) … Continue reading

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Needle Localization Procedure Prior to Breast Biopsy – PRICE

Needle Localization Procedure Prior to Breast Biopsy Needle Localization Procedure Prior to Breast Biopsy – PRICE (Price Relative Info Collaborative Effort) Description of Procedure: This is a situation in which a lesion seen on mammagraphy which is not palpable by … Continue reading

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SMS from Relatives of Patients Who Passed Away

Below are samples of texts that I received from relatives of my patients who pass away. Insights: Doctors cure sometimes, relief often, comfort always (from Hippocrates).  If cure is not attained, at least relief and comfort are given that are … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Survivor ACP – 14 Years in Remission

ACP underwent modified radical mastectomy in 1998 and then took tamoxifen after the operation.  I saw her lately and there is no clinical evidence of recurrence.  She is now 14 years in remission.  We both thank God for this long … Continue reading

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Schedule of Professional Fees from HMOs – 2013-09-04

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Philippine College of Surgeons – AHMOPI Agreement

PCS – AHMOPI Agreement – 2011 PCS_AHMOPI2011 PCP – AHMOPI Agreement AHMOPI_Service_Agreement_pcp_2009 PSA – AHMOPI Agreement ahmopi moa_psa_2012  

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