Parañaque LGU Conducts Free Surgical Mission – Manila Bulletin

Parañaque LGU performs a free surgical mission

Twenty residents of the town of Parañaque took advantage of the free two-day surgical mission to Parañaque Hospital (OSPAR-1) on August 27 and 28.

Mayor Eric Olivarez said the free surgical mission was made possible by OSPAR-1 under the leadership of Dr Jefferson Pagsisihan and the Medici Omnes Duciens fraternity and sorority to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Olivarez said the free surgical mission was led by Dr. Dominadir Bernillo Jr.

Pagsisihan said recipients benefited from the procedure of thryroidectomy, surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland, and cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder.

He said the other patients underwent herniorrhaphy surgery – a surgical repair of a hernia in which a surgeon repairs a weakness in the abdominal wall.

The medical director said another surgery offered free of charge was fistulectomy, a procedure performed for the treatment of a fistula and is more commonly performed on patients with an anal fistula that forms between the skin near the end of the intestine.

Parañaque 1st District Representative Edwin Olivarez thanked the group for choosing OSPAR-1 to carry out the free surgical mission.

Olivarez expressed the hope that the free surgical mission will be a sustainable project in the city’s public hospitals – OSPAR 1 and 2.

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Christine E. Phillips