Makati Medical Center

Makati, Philippines

Makati, Philippines

Overview

Overview

Makati Medical Center is a 609-bed tertiary hospital that provides advanced medical and surgical services to patients. It was founded in 1969 and is considered one of the Philippines’ best hospitals for cardiology, general surgery, radiology, neurosciences, pediatric oncology, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Makati Medical Center has a sprawling business center complete with WiFi, fax, scan, printing, and international phone calling access. The hospital also assists in flight and hotel booking as well as visa assistance.

Location

Makati Medical Center is located in Manila, which is the capital of the Philippines. It is located 7 km from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Manila is located on the bay on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture and culture with modern facades. It has a rich history and the mixture of Hindu-Buddhist and Muslim culture makes it a fascinating place to visit.

Accreditations

Joint Commission International

Languages spoken

English

Services

Medical records transfer
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Hotel booking
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Pharmacy
Laundry
Mobility accessible rooms
Procedures

Procedures

344 procedures across 31 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(3 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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  • Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

  • Learn more about Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Sleeve

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  • Gastric sleeve surgery, which may also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight-loss surgery in which a large part of the stomach is removed. As a result, the remaining stomach is only around 25% of the size, meaning patients must eat smaller portions, and must modify their diet.

  • 2 weeks

    After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

  • Learn more about Gastric Sleeve

>Cardiology

(23 procedures)

Aortic Valve Repair

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment

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>Colorectal Medicine

(6 procedures)

Anal Fissure Treatment

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Anal Fistula Surgery

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Colectomy

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  • Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.

  • 3 weeks
  • Learn more about Colectomy

>Dentistry

(16 procedures)

Bone Graft

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  • A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.

  • 3 - 5 days

    Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.

  • Learn more about Bone Graft

Dental Bridge

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  • A dental bridge is a prosthesis which is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is similar to a crown, but consists of at least 2 or 3 teeth, while a crown covers a single tooth. The bridge is cemented over the top of the teeth either side of a gap, so that the pontic (the prosthetic tooth in the middle) is held in place.

  • 1 weeks

    The time needed depends on how quickly the laboratory technician can create the bridge.

  • Learn more about Dental Bridge

Dental Crown

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  • A crown can be used to save a damaged tooth by completely encircling it. In order to attach a crown, the tooth is reduced to a stump which the crown can be cemented onto. Many clinics specialize in natural looking, tooth-colored materials, and patients can choose from a range of materials to suit their budget.

  • 1 weeks

    The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker.

  • Learn more about Dental Crown

>Dermatology

(8 procedures)

Acne Treatment

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  • Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.

  • Learn more about Acne Treatment

Dermabrasion

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  • Dermabrasion is a skin treatment which uses friction to remove the upper layers of skin. Once the top layers of the skin are removed, it stimulates the growth of new skin to replace the damaged skin once the wound heals, which is smoother skin.

  • 1 - 2 days
  • Learn more about Dermabrasion

Dermatology Consultation

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  • A dermatology consultation is a meeting with a dermatologist, to discuss a specific skin problem and explore treatment options. A dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions which patients may consult with a dermatologist about are psoriasis, acne treatment, mole removal, and laser skin resurfacing treatment.

  • 1 - 2 days
  • Learn more about Dermatology Consultation

>Diagnostic Imaging

(10 procedures)

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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Chest X-Ray

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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(14 procedures)

Laryngoscopy

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Mastoidectomy

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Myringoplasty

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  • Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.

  • 2 weeks

    The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.

  • Learn more about Myringoplasty

>Endocrinology

(7 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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Endocrinology Testing

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>Gastroenterology

(6 procedures)

Cholecystectomy

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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy

Colonoscopy

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy

Gastroenterology Consultation

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>General Surgery

(17 procedures)

Adrenalectomy

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  • Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.

  • Learn more about Adrenalectomy

Appendectomy

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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

  • Learn more about Appendectomy

Breast Lumpectomy

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>Gynecology

(29 procedures)

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

  • Learn more about Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

Breast Biopsy

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Breast Exam

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>Hair Restoration

(5 procedures)

Beard Transplant

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  • A beard transplant is a surgical procedure performed to transplant hair from one part of the body to the face. In some men, facial hair may grow sparsely or there may be areas of patchiness. The procedure is performed on patients seeking a fuller and thicker beard.

  • Learn more about Beard Transplant

Eyebrow Hair Transplant

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Eyelid Hair Transplant

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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(6 procedures)

Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Facial Tumor Removal

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Jaw Fracture Treatment

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>Neonatology

(3 procedures)

Intersex Consultation

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Neonatology Consultation

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Tracheoplasty

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>Neurology

(6 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Epilepsy Treatment

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  • Epilepsy treatment aims to treat and manage epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness or strange behavior. Epilepsy occurs when there is an abnormality in the brain, whereby nerve cell activity increases and disrupts neuron activity.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad depends on the type of epilepsy treatment that the patient receives.

  • Learn more about Epilepsy Treatment

>Neurosurgery

(6 procedures)

Brachial Plexus Injury Treatment

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Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

  • Learn more about Brain Aneurysm Repair

Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

  • Learn more about Brain Tumor Surgery

>Oncology

(27 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

  • Learn more about Acute Leukemia Treatment

Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

  • Learn more about Breast Cancer Treatment

>Ophthalmology

(10 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

  • Learn more about Cataract Surgery

Detached Retina Treatment

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  • Retina detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from its surrounding tissue. When this occurs, it is important that it is repaired, as the retina cannot function correctly in this condition, and leaving it untreated can result in the permanent loss of vision.

  • 4 weeks

    The length of stay depends on the treatment, however any treatment involving gas bubbles in the eye will prevent patients from being suitable for flying until the bubble has gone.

  • Learn more about Detached Retina Treatment

Eye Examination

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  • An eye examination is a combination of tests performed on the eyes, in order to determine the health of the eyes and to assess the vision.

  • Learn more about Eye Examination

>Orthopedics

(33 procedures)

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Ankle Arthroscopy

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(5 procedures)

Bone and Joint Screening

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(23 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

  • Learn more about Arm Lift

Body Lift

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  • A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift also involves the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.

    The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients must check with their surgeon that they are fit enough to fly home, as well as taking necessary precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

  • Learn more about Body Lift

Breast Implants

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  • In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.

  • Learn more about Breast Implants

>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(5 procedures)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

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Lung Biopsy

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>Reproductive Medicine

(8 procedures)

Artificial Insemination

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  • Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.

  • 5 - 7 days
  • Learn more about Artificial Insemination

Egg Freezing

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  • Egg freezing is the process of harvesting and freezing a number of matured female eggs for use in future IVF procedures.

  • 2 weeks

    As the process around ovary stimulation can take several weeks, it is best to discuss the logistical practicalities with your physician.

  • Learn more about Egg Freezing

Embryo Freezing

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  • Embryo freezing, also referred to as embryo cryopreservation, is the freezing of embryos for use in future. It is often performed as part of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle when there are more embryos produced than can be implanted into the uterus at one time.

  • 1 weeks

    Usually embryo freezing is performed following IVF treatment. It takes several weeks for the woman's natural cycle to be suppressed, the egg stimulation, egg retrieval, egg fertilization, and embryo cultivation to take place.

  • Learn more about Embryo Freezing

>Rheumatology

(6 procedures)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation

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>Spinal Surgery

(25 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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Corpectomy

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>Urology

(16 procedures)

Circumcision

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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

  • Learn more about Circumcision

Cystoscopy

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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>Vascular Medicine

(14 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Angiography

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  • Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.

  • 1 - 2 days
  • Learn more about Angiography

Angioplasty

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>Allergology

(2 procedures)

Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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>General Medicine

(2 procedures)

Medical Examination

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  • A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.

  • Learn more about Medical Examination

Vaccination

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>Nephrology

(2 procedures)

Kidney Dialysis

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  • Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.

  • Learn more about Kidney Dialysis

Nephrology Consultation

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>Immunology

(1 procedure)

Immunology Consultation

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More about available treatments at Makati Medical Center

Makati Medical Center has a dedicated laser treatment center which treats a range of skin conditions including pigmentation, wrinkles, scars, psoriasis, vitiligo, and atopic dermatitis. The clinic also perform tattoo removal using laser. Specialists at the center are certified by the Philippine Dermatological Society.

The hospital is also home to an advanced computerized imaging suite, which is a primary center for neuroradiology and has some of the most advanced facilities in the region.

Many of the first facilities and treatment protocols employed by Makati Medical Center staff are now commonly used across the Philippines.

Staff

Staff

The staff at the center is made up of more than 600 members, including specialist physicians, skilled and trained nurses, and qualified support staff. All receive regular training to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest techniques and technologies.

The training program at the center is extremely popular with recent graduates in medicine and nursing who wish to expand their knowledge in an international environment.

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