The official partner hospital of the 13th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA).


UCMed is the official partner hospital of the 13th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA).

More than 500 surgeons from the Asia Pacific region will be participating in the congress. Five (5) simultaneous workshops on Bariatric Surgery, Colon, Upper GI, Hernia Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy will be conducted by prominent international surgeons. Live surgery demonstration by experts will also be live-streamed at UCMed on November 15, 2017.

Streaming of live surgery is made possible because UCMed is home to the first ever fully-integrated 3D Endoalpha Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Suite in Southeast Asia that integrates all surgical equipment to create the ideal OR environment for efficient & comfortable laparoscopic surgery. With 3 MIS operating theaters and 2 in the Digestive Endoscopy unit, this feature allows a 2-way full HD AV conferencing facility ideal for teaching, mentoring and collaboration with world experts.

This Pre-Congress Workshop is in collaboration with the Philippine Association of Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgeons (PALES), Philippine Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Philippine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Philippine Hernia Society.

For more information about the congress, please visit http://www.elsa2017.com/

We take care of critically ill cancer patients

Committed to provide the highest level of quality care in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of patients with cancer, UCMed opened its Hematology-Oncology Unit last October 23, 2017.

Hema-Onco Doctors
Hema-Onco Pediatric Treatment Room
Hema-Onco Patient’s Bed
Hema-Onco Unit

The unit also boasts of new facilities like the TE-LF600 Terumo Infusion Pumps, Screening Rooms, Laminar Flow hood for chemotherapy preparation and comfortable beds and recliners for adult patients. Our pediatric room features a children’s activity room to create a child friendly hospital environment for our pediatric patients.

Chairman Atty. Augusto Go shared during the opening that a hospital should have “a lot of love to help other people”. With the opening of the Hema-Onco Unit, UCMed now offers chemotherapy and targeted therapies to treat cancers and blood disorders for both adults and children.

Services include:

  • Chemotherapy Administration,
  • Intratecal Chemotherapy,
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration Biopsy,
  • Lumbar Tap,
  • Blood Transfusion,
  • Therapeutic Phlebotomy, and
  • Port-a-cath Cannulation.

UCMed also offers 20% discount on all services from November 1-30, 2017.

The opening and ribbon cutting of the Hema-Onco Unit was attended by the Hema-Onco specialists with Unit Head, Dr. Jerry Tan Chun Bing, Hon. Mary Ann Delos Santos, guests from RAFI, DSWD, Kythe Foundation and by the media.

Visit the Hema-Onco Unit from Monday to Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the 3rd floor in UCMed or call 517-0888 local 3400 or 3401 for appointments.

INFECTION CONTROL: It’s a TEAM thing

PATIENT SAFETY begins with TEAMWORK.
UCMed celebrates International Infection Control Week with the theme “INFECTION CONTROL: It’s a TEAM thing”. Aims to increase awareness , re-educate HCW’s about infection control practices and above all to incorporate preventive aspects in the hospital operations. –Catherine Enirehtac

Protect yourself from Breast Cancer

All women are at risk. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting over 1.5 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2017, around 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer are expected in women, and around 40,610 women are likely to die from the disease.

The Philippines has been identified as one of the countries having the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia. 1 out of 13 Filipinas are developing breast cancer in her lifetime.

3D Mammogram
Breast Scan Comparison (2D vs 3D)
Breast Scan Comparison (2D vs 3D)

Protect yourself and get an early screening. There are two commonly used tests to screen breast cancer: Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam (CBE). A mammogram is an X-ray photograph of the breast. It is probably the most important tool not only to screen breast cancer, but also to evaluate and follow people who’ve had breast cancer.

Here at the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed), our 3D Mammogram with Tomosynthesis is the first in Southeast Asia.  Unlike the 2D Mammogram, UCMed’s 3D Mammogram has clearer images that lead to early breast cancer detection. It can detect up to 40% more invasive cancers and more comfortable and most of the time painless due to minimal breast compression.

Protect yourself and have yourself screened. Do not worry about the cost because UCMed is offering a 50% discount on their 3D Mammogram from October 1-31, 2017UCMed is also offering FREE BREAST EXAM on October 14, 21, 28, 2017 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Maternity/OB Gyne Out-Patient Department.

For more details and for appointments, please call 517-0888 local 5930. For other services, visit our Women’s Health Center.

 Per DTI-Cebu Permit No. 554, Series of 2017


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  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37136.php
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  4. https://www.wakerad.com/whats-new/understanding-the-difference-between-2d-and-3d-mammograms/
  5. http://www.torrancememorial.org/images/Breast_Diagnostic_Center/BreastScanComparison.png

PNP Discount Program

All active PNP members of the Cebu Province and their dependents can now enjoy a 10% discount for specific services at UCMed and St. Vincent General Hospital. The MOA was signed last September 11, 2017 represented by the President of UCMed and SVGH Ms. Candice Gotianuy, President of the PNP Advisory Council Mr. Nelson Yuvallos and PNP Regional Director Jose Espino. Ms. Candice Gotianuy made this program possible as her way of helping the police and the country.

Who is Eligible?

  • All active PNP & Non-uniform Personnel assigned in Cebu Province.
  • Dependents are defined as:
    1. Spouse & Children (up to 21 years old) for married PNP members.
    2. Parents of PNP Members.