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St. Luke’s Medical Center - Global City Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases renews partnership with Kobe University School of Medicine

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 | From the President's Desk

Standing from left to right: Dr. Oliver L. Canlas, Dr. Gerardo O. Mendoza, Dr. Marceliano T. Aquino, Jr, Dr. Marvin D. Basco, Dr. Arsenio C. Caburnay, Dr. Ian Homer Y. Cua, Dr. Rachel Marie A. Cruz, Dr. Joseph C. Bocobo, Dr. Angelique Elga C. Lo, and Dr. Jonard T. Co

Sitting from left to right: Prof. Tsukasa Ishida, Prof. Hideyuki Shiomi, Prof. Kodama Yuzo (Head, Section of Gastroenterology, Kobe University), Prof. Fujisawa Masato (Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University), Dr. Juliet L. Gopez-Cervantes (Head, Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases, St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City), Dr. Roel Leonardo R. Galang, and Dr. Patricia Anne I. Cabral-Prodigalidad
 

St. Luke's Medical Center Global City Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases (IDLD) renews its partnership with Japan’s Kobe University School of Medicine, particularly in the field of advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy.

The partnership in 2015 resulted in the establishment of the St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the acquisition of the most advanced clinical gastrointestinal endoscopy system in the world – the Olympus Series 290 system. The Institute has increased its procedures that were previously considered challenging and complicated.

St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is recognized as the most advanced gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic center in the Philippines. It is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of difficult medical and gastrointestinal problems – particularly polyps that are difficult to excise or remove endoscopically. Using state-of-the-art technology from Japan, the Institute’s highly-trained gastroenterologists are able to accurately diagnose and treat upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. This has boosted the Institute's capacity in providing the and highest level of care for its patients.

From 2016, St. Luke’s Global City IDLD GI Consultants and Fellows received hands-on training from top Japanese gastroenterologists in advanced endoscopy, particularly in endoscopic mucosal resection, endoscopic submucosal dissection, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, and other advanced endoscopic techniques. As a result, the Institute is now a referral center for high level endoscopy performed by team of subspecialized experts in gastroenterology.

The St. Luke’s Global City IDLD sets the bar high, not only with its comprehensive range of services and modern technologies, but also in training future gastroenterologists. All of the GI staff at the Institute undergo training in various subspecialties like hepatology, liver transplantation, and specialized endoscopic procedures in order to keep pace with the latest in management of different gastroenterology and liver diseases. Researches were conducted and exemplary clinical cases and outcomes were produced and have garnered awards both locally and internationally. This is indeed a realization of its vision to be internationally recognized as one of the best institutions in gastroenterology, hepatology, advance endoscopy, and research by year 2022.

For more information about the Institute and Endoscopy, you may call the Center for Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the St. Luke’s Global City Institute of Digestive and Liver Diseases at 789-7700 ext. 2042/2046.