Makati Medical Center

Makati Medical Center

Makati City, Philippines

No. 2 Amorsolo Street,Legaspi Village

Elective Procedures, Medical Center

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Hospital With a Heart!!!!

Who Are We?
Superlative institutions, like fine wine, only get better with age. And when it is your life on the line—or that of your loved one—our experience matters a lot. We at Makati Medical Center are proud to offer you our 39 years of solid service to the Philippines, and to the world.

Our history, dotted with achievements and milestones in the practice of medicine, helps us attract and keep a roster of outstanding doctors, nurses and staff. Today, we are ready to open our doors to the global community.

As we stand for brilliant and competent practice, we also proudly bear our legacy of being a "hospital with a heart." Consistently, we provide you with exceptional and compassionate patient care. We uphold your dignity as our patient. We emphasize excellence, rigorously train our staff, and rapidly apply our continuous research and improvement efforts to caring for you, our patients.

As the practice of good medicine is something we take for granted, today, the very name Makati Medical Center means exceptional and compassionate health care to most Filipinos—and to a growing number of satisfied patients from around the world.

Why Choose Makati Medical Center?

For all your medical needs—whether these come from life-threatening conditions or are cosmetic procedures you desire, we can boldly claim that Makati Med is the best place to come to.

  • Medical Procedures
  • Aesthetic Procedures
  • A Culture of Evidence-based Medicine

Our hospital is not flashy or glamorous, but you can be assured that we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center that is internationally accredited.

Our Centers Of Exellence

  • Aesthetic Center
  • Wellness and Executive Health Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Urogynecology and Incontinence Center
  • And Many More

Our Medical Services:

  • Cardiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Acute Stroke Unit
  • Radiosurgery
  • Transplants
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • And Alot More...

Our doctors are leaders in their specialties. They are among the most respected names in clinical practice and medical institutions. They hold impressive credentials and board certifications from the US, Australia, Europe, Japan, and other countries.

The Legacy We Carry
At Makati Med, we are proud to carry with us, always, our fine legacy.

  • The Clemenia Twins
    The separation of the Clemenia twins, conjoined at the hip in a rare congenital anomaly known as Tetrapus Ischiopagus.
  • Telemedicine in the Philippines
  • Letter of gratitude
    In a letter to Dr. Raul G. Fores, former Medical Director, former U.S. President Bill Clinton conveys his gratitude for the exceptional care he received at our hospital.

When bad times come, and you find out that you need to undergo a major surgery or medical procedure, rest assured that you can put your life in our hands. Please click here to get more information about Makati Medical Center.

Details

Our Mission
Bonded together by the common vision of practicing medicine of the highest order, and of founding the country’s leading health care institution, our founders established the Makati Medical Center four decades ago.

Today, we carry on their convictions, and continue the mission they founded.

We believe that as our patient, your total health needs are our primary concern. We place your physical, emotional and spiritual needs—your total wellness—at the very core of our operations.

We regard you, our patients, as more than just "sick persons" who need to be given medication, but as partners in your health care whom we treat with care, dignity and courtesy.

We provide exceptional health care services through integrated specialty centers that harness the combined expertise of various medical disciplines in the treatment of particular conditions. Each center is operated by highly qualified physicians, nursing, technical and management staff.

We maintain only the best staff by attracting them with well-developed training and research programs, arming them with appropriate professional equipment and specialized tools, and providing them with an environment conducive to excellence.

We consistently strive to practice a Total Quality Approach to health care, and we place much effort on continuously improving our method and services.

All of us at Makati Med are committed to this philosophy.

We have made medical history because of this very commitment to giving you only the best. Today, we are well on our way to becoming the internationally-recognized, world-class hospital of your choice. 

VISION
To be an internationally recognized medical center dedicated to excellence in health care.

MISSION STATEMENT
With patient wellness in mind, we provide high-quality health care services through integrated specialty centers operated by highly qualified physicians and nurses, as well as technical and management staff, who are sustained by well-developed research and training programs and enabled by state-of-the-art professional equipment and specialized tools.

CORE VALUES

  • We hold dear our people and their wellbeing.
  • We are guided by the principles of integrity, professionalism, fairness, accountability and transparency and the spirit of compassion.
  • Our passion for excellence is our bond.

Our Grand History
Makati Medical Center was founded by physicians who were, in their time, the best of the best, the cream of the crop, of their respective fields.

But in the eyes of the founders themselves, the story of Makati Med is a story that must be told—not because it is the story of an exceptional group of men, fired by their ideals, who decided to band together to give substance to their dreams. But in their eyes, the story of Makati Med is providential.

Our Founders

Makati Medical Center was founded by physicians who were, in their time, the best of the best, the cream of the crop, of their respective fields. These 10 men, and a woman, were the visionaries whose dedication and hard work made the hospital the internationally-recognized facility that it is today.

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE

  • Dr. Jose Y. Fores
  • Dr. Raul G. Fores
  • Dr. Constantino P. Manahan
  • Dr. Mariano M. Alimurung
  • Dr. Manuel C. Fernandez Sr.
  • Dr. Romeo H. Gustilo
  • Dr. Carlos L. Sevilla
  • Luis Ma. Araneta, Architect
  • Jorge L. Araneta
  • Julieta Ledesma
  • Daniel Go

International Medical Services Safety

Your Security
At Makati Medical Center, we are concerned for both your health and safety. We urge you to consider the risks to their safety and security posed by traveling to the Philippines.

While the capital is not the world’s safest city, neither is it one of the most crime-ridden. Makati Med is particularly safe compared to other Philippine hospitals because of its long history of dealing with emergencies, and because of its location in the business district area, which is a highly secured place where most embassies and consulates can be found.

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Treatments

Aesthetic Center

At Makati Medical Center, we realize that cosmetic procedures are not just about vanity. We understand the value of these procedures as "surgeries of the psyche" that can help you overcome an entrenched negative outlook, or even change your life.

At our Aesthetic Center, we bring together all three cosmetic procedures that can help bring about a more beautiful you:

  • Our Aesthetic Surgery Center offers the complete line-up of cosmetic surgery procedures from nose jobs to tummy tucks, to gynesthetics.
  • Our MCF Dermatology & Phototherapy Laser Center offers an array of treatments to stamp out any stubborn skin disease or imperfection.
  • At our Aesthetic Dentistry and Preventive Oral Health Care you can obtain various dental and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) procedures that will enhance your smile.
  • Knowing full well that these enhancement procedures involve actual surgery, we offer them in a hospital setting where our professional staff are well equipped to take care of any emergencies, should these happen.

At Makati Med, we believe after all that experience and safety are the keys to lasting beauty.

Our Aesthetic center is staffed by some of the country's top cosmetic and plastic surgeons, who possess extensive training and the latest knowledge and technologies.

As proof of our expertise, Makati Med today is a leading destination of foreign and local international patients who appreciate our doctors' outstanding skills and our modern facilities.

Wellness and Executive Health Center

We recognize that wellness goes beyond being just disease-free. We want you to gain a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit, and an overall feeling of well-being.

Our Wellness & Executive Health Centers offer a wide range of comprehensive health promotion plans meant to increase productivity for both employees and executives.

Our Corporate Health packages are intended to protect the optimal health of employees and include pre-employment examinations for local and overseas companies.

We can also design our Corporate Health packages to tailor fit your company's needs and budget, putting together the specific medical services and programs needed by your employees and their qualified dependents. We also offer outpatient health check-ups and vaccinations.

For busy executives, we offer Executive Health Check-up programs designed to work around busy schedules.

Be assured that at our Wellness & Executive Health Centers, we are committed to your health and wellness. Our programs are conducted by well-trained and highly skilled medical personnel who all adhere to the hospital's standard of excellence.

We take pride in the quality of health care services that we deliver. We continuously improve our equipment, facilities, processes and training modules —enabling us to provide programs and services that exceed our patients' expectations.

Cancer Center

Cancer kills; it is responsible for up to 13% of all deaths worldwide.

It is also one of the most painful and difficult diseases to have, and we at Makati Medical Center fully realize this.

This is why we may not have been the first Cancer Center in the country—but we are confident to claim that we are the one best able to provide exceptional cancer care.

We are not just a Cancer Center in words, but in reality: Long before we established our center, we painstakingly organized our specialists and built a culture that went beyond practicing pigeonhole medicine toward embracing the multidisciplinary care and collaboration which are the most effective approaches to a disease like cancer.

As we open our center’s doors we are proud to say that this is what enables us to provide the outstanding, advanced and compassionate cancer care you deserve.

Advanced Care
Our Cancer Center team of specialists come from various medical disciplines and boast of the finest qualifications.

Our facilities, carefully acquired and built-up, are state-of-the-art .

Our practice of telemedicine with the Stanford Medical Center—known worldwide for its groundbreaking work in cancer— allows us to bring the latest treatments and advanced knowledge to our cancer patients.

Today, Stanford is engaged in more than 250 clinical trials, investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies for cancer. Many of their researchers and physicians are nationally and internationally known for their dedicated work to seek the most effective cures and treatments for cancer. And, by collaborating with them, we at Makati Med are able to translate their groundbreaking research and bring it to your bedside as advanced and extraordinary patient care.

Multidisciplinary, Streamlined Care
At our Cancer Center, we use a multidisplinary approach to tackle the most complex and difficult cancer cases.

At the same time, we offer streamlined care, bringing together into one facility, all the medical and clinical services, amenities and resources that are needed for the treatment of cancer.

This grants you, our patients, more convenience and gives our specialists greater opportunities to work together to coordinate and provide optimal patient care.

Long before we opened the center, we began the practice of holding cancer boards on various cancers, allowing us to develop customized treatment plans for patients and find ways to improve prognoses.

Compassionate Patient Care
At Makati Med, we know how important your perception is to your healing. This is why our cancer center is designed with your physical and emotional well-being in mind.

Our clinical and medical facilities are located close to each other and in ways that make navigating treatment simple and convenient. This minimizes the discomfort and disorientation that come with having to cope with a life-threatening disease.

We have also created a warm and welcoming environment, focused on your comfort, privacy, and health.

We choose the nurses and medical technicians who will staff the Cancer Center--and they are chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their caring and compassionate care skills.

We provide you with the information you need—and deserve—to cope with cancer and help you find the tools you need to live your life to the fullest.

At our center, you will also have the chance to connect with our growing community of cancer survivors and their caregivers. You will be able to learn from their experiences— you may also contribute your own opinions and stories to help the scientific community, at Makati Med and elsewhere, find a cure for cancer.

Our growing center also houses a separate Breast Clinic, an Oncology Unit and a Bone Marrow Unit.

Urogynecology and Incontinence Center

Services Offered
The Urogynecology and Incontinence Center provides diagnostic test and treatment for men and women with the following conditions:

  • Urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine)
  • Overactive bladder (passing urine too frequently/ urge to urinate)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Voiding dysfunction (difficulty in passing urine)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (lump protruding out of  the vagina)
  • Other urinary symptoms e.g. bed wetting, blood in urine, pain when passing urine.

Tests Required
At the Urogynecology and Incontinence Center, the following diagnostic tests may be required in preparation for your consultation with the Urogynecologist and Urologists.
These tests which are usually done on the first visit may be repeated on subsequent visits, if necessary:  

  • Urinalysis
  • Urine for culture and sensitivity ( if needed )
  • Urogynecologic pelvic examination
  • Cough test or stress test
  • Bladder scan
  • Uroflowmetry

The patient will be given one container to collect her midstream urine sample. The sample will be used for urinalysis.  For female patients, they will be instructed to drink 2 to 3 glasses of water prior to the tests. Examination can be best achieved with a full bladder.

WHAT IS …

Urinalysis This test is done to look for white blood cells, protein, sugar, blood in the urine. (Results will be available within 5 minutes.)

Urine for culture and sensitivity This test is done to look for the organism that causes infection of the bladder when needed. (Results for the culture will be available within 3 days.)

Cough Test/ Stress Test This test is done to confirm any urinary leakage and to quantify the degree of urine loss. This is important in the choice of the treatment, and in assessing the treatment outcome.

The patient with a full bladder will be asked to cough vigorously while she is having her pelvic examination or while standing, to demonstrate any urinary leakage.

The cough/ stress test will be modified to suit the patient's age, mobility and medical conditions.

At the end of the cough test, the patient is asked to pass urine at the uroflow machine (a device which measures the amount and rate of flow of the urine).

Urodynamics Studies These are tests done with the use of computer to determine the muscle activity of the bladder during filling and emptying. Urodynamics studies are useful in the following situations where:

  • There is a mixture of urinary symptoms
  • An operation is being considered
  • Previous treatment has not been successful
  • The problem has recurred
  • For post-operative assessment

To perform the test, two fine tubes will be inserted into the bladder – one used for filling the bladder with saline solution and the other for recording the bladder pressure. A third tube will be inserted into the rectum for recording the abdominal pressure.

These tubes are connected to the computer to monitor and record these pressures. During the test, the patient will be asked to indicate when she feels her first desire to pass urine. She will also be asked to cough to demonstrate urinary incontinence. She will then pass urine into the uroflow machine to complete the test. (Total time for completion of test: 30 minutes)

Bladder Scan Ultrasound scan of the bladder is used to measure residual urine volume. (Total time for completion of test: 3 minutes)

Medical Services

Heart Center
Our Heart Center provides services ranging from programs to prevent heart disease and general cardiology to heart and heart-lung transplants, left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and insertion of other devices for adults with cardiovascular disease, heart disease, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure (CHF), heart and heart/lung failure, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, Marfan syndrome, coronary artery disease, artificial heart, lymphedema and aneurysm. We also run a Pediatric Cardiology Program for children born with congenital heart diseases and other heart ailments.

Neurosciences
Our Neurosciences services include centers for stroke and cerebrovascular disease, radiosurgery and neuromuscular disease.

We treat patients with dementia and degenerative illnesses, movement disorders including Parkinson's Disease, epilepsy, pain and peripheral nerve damage, multiple sclerosis, headaches, acoustic neuromas, spinal disorders, neuromuscular diseases, brain tumors and head trauma

Disciplines under our Neurology Department include Neurophysiology, Neurology, Pain Control, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychiatry, Pediatric Neurology, Neuropathology, and Neuroradiology.

Makati Medical Center uses state-of-the-art technologies and procedures such as the CyberKnife for radiosurgery, vertebroplasty for spine fractures, and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.

Acute Stroke Unit
Our Acute Stroke Unit is the country’s leader in stroke management. The unit is multidisciplinary, bringing together physicians in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and physical medicine and rehabilitation services to manage patients with treatments such as angioplasty, stenting procedures, endovascular treatments and interventional neuroradiology procedures. Our physicians treat patients suffering from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, transient ischemic attack TIA), cerebrovascular accident (CVA), aphasia and aneurysms.

Brain & Spine Unit
Makati Med’s Brain and Spine Unit expertly treats adults and children with spinal trauma, disease, and deformity found anywhere along the entire spine from skull to sacrum. We proudly offer minimally invasive spine surgery solutions that grant patients faster recovery and less pain. Our neurosurgeons can treat patients with spine tumors. We can also treat vascular malformations, spinal and intercranial, which include cavernous malformations and arteriovenous malformations.

Radiosurgery
At Makati Med, advanced interventional radiology procedures often replace open surgical procedures.

Because such procedures do not involve large incisions and do not expose internal organs to the risk of infection, they are safer and less painful for patients, and allow them a chance to recover faster.

Our interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments that they perform using imaging guidance. Their expertise in reading x-rays, ultrasound and other medical images, guides them as they treat diseases percutaneously or via needle puncture.

Our neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists can also treat brain tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), with stereotactic radiosurgery, CyberKnife, and radiation therapy.

Transplants
Makati Medical Center offers the full range of transplant programs for patients from the Philippines and around the world.

Transplant programs include kidney, kidney and pancreas, liver, living donor, partial organ, cadaver, heart, lung and heart-lung transplants, and blood marrow transplantation (BMT).

Heart, Lung & Heart-Lung Transplant
Our specialists conduct heart cardiac transplantation on patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. We undertake heart-lung transplants on patients who have congenital problems that damage both heart and lung, or those who have pulmonary hypertension.

Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
Our surgeons and nephrologists treat patients with renal failure, end stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic immunosuppression, chronic and acute kidney and pancreas disease, and patients who are on dialysis.

Liver Transplantation
Liver transplants are performed at Makati Med as part of the treatment of chronic liver disease, hepatic or liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma and liver cancer.

Blood Marrow Transplant
Our Blood Marrow Transplant (BMT) program is a recent addition to our growing facility. We provide treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, yelodysplastic syndrome, blood cancer and bone cancer.

Cancer Center of Excellence
Makati Med’s Cancer Center offers programs in acute leukemia induction, bone cancer, bone marrow transplantation, breast cancer, colon cancer, cutaneous lymphoma, head and neck cancer, hematology, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, liver cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, multiple myeloma, oncology, otolaryngology, ovarian cancer, ovarian cysts, pain management, prostate cancer, radiation oncology, radiology, sarcoma, and treating infectious diseases.

Breast Clinic
We have a separate Breast Clinic that provides superior services in the Philippines for breast cancer, mammograms, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, hormone replacement therapy, mastectomy, breast conservation surgery and breast reconstruction. Our clinic is run by an all-female staff, for your added comfort and convenience.

Gastrointestinal (Digestive) Cancers
Our Gastrointestinal (Digestive) Cancers program provides treatment for colon cancer, stomach cancer, bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, rectal cancer and liver cancer.

Liver Cancer
Makati Med hepatologists and oncologists provide treatment for liver disease, liver tumors, liver cancer, and hepatitis, including performing liver transplant surgery.

Leukemia & Hematologic Malignancies
Our Cancer Center also offers treatment for the following conditions: acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute promyelocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic and myeloid leukemias, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, bone cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome, blood cancer. Services also include bone marrow transplantation, stem cell treatment and a BMT donor program.

Prostate Cancer
We also have a Urologic Oncology program that provides leading prostate cancer treatment and urology care for genitourinary cancer, bladder problems and dysfunction, infertility and erectile dysfunction. Urologists and oncologists perform prostatectomy, prostate biopsy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy and other treatments.

Radiation Therapy
Radiation treatment and therapy at our Cancer Center provide high quality radiation oncology care for patients, including routine and specialty uses of radiosurgery, such as the CyberKnife.

CyberKnife
Makati Med is one of the few hospitals in Asia that uses advanced CyberKnife technology to deliver stereotactic radiosurgery.

Surgical Services
Our Department of Surgery offers the range of essential surgeries: bariatric, cardiac, colon and rectal, gastrointestinal, general surgery, kidney transplant, liver transplant, minimally invasive, orthopedic, Otohinolaryngology, pancreas transplant, pediatric, plastic and reconstructive, thoracic, urology and vascular surgeries, plus trauma and surgical critical care and neurosurgeries.

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Qualifications

Our Doctors

At Makati  Medical Center, we’d like to believe that we make good our commitment to practicing good medicine and providing you, our patients, with exceptional care.

Our doctors are leaders in their specialties. They are among the most respected names in clinical practice and medical institutions. They hold impressive credentials and board certifications from the US, Australia, Europe, Japan, and other countries.

Clearly, brilliant and competent practice is the territory of our doctors, but not only. Consistently, our doctors seek to serve you, uphold your dignity as a patient and encourage your active participation in your own treatment.

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Awards

Media Releases

Philippine Star April 2008 Article - MMC spearheads postgrad course on cancer medicine

Excerpt: 

"Representatives from various health sectors recently converged at the Hotel La Maja Rica in Tarlac City to take part in Makati Medical Center's postgraduate course entitled Current Trends in Cancer Medicine.

Headed by Makati Med's chairman of scientific activities, Dr. Jose Paolo Lorenzo...."


Makati Med Inaugurates Its BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT UNIT on July 23, 2007

Makati Medical Center's Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit is committed to delivering the finest in healthcare to its patients. 

Its physicians and staff have undergone extensive training and are equipped with the latest in medical technology to address the patients' specialized healthcare needs.  BMT Unit's commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction is unsurpassed.

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Destination

Why Choose the Philippines?

At Makati Medical Center, we fully recognize that healing goes beyond medication and therapy, and is a process that involves both body and spirit.

The Philippines, with its huge pool of competent doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other medical health practitioners, is the best place to go for practically any medical procedure.

That a growing number of Filipino health professionals are able to migrate abroad to look for better opportunities only indicates the high level of their competence.

Rest assured that while the Filipino nurses and doctors who take care of you may be unassuming, they are highly qualified: curricula in Philippine medical and nursing schools are far more challenging than in those in other Southeast Asian countries, and are at par with those of the best schools in Europe or the United States. Many Filipino doctors, too, have acquired their postgraduate or fellowship training from well-known institutions in the U.S., the UK and other developed countries.

More, Filipino health care practitioners are not only trained in Western medicine, but, coming from a deep and honest tradition of healing, have an entrenched penchant for healing and service.

To complete your healing experience, you can recuperate at a number of tourist and healing spots that the country boasts. The choices are many. For sure, you will be able to find a spot or two that will suit your time constraints, budget and personal preferences.

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