Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery at Capitol Medical Center is one among many departments in the hospital that has proven to be truly first-rate. With the Operating Room being one of the major contributor to the success of the institution, CMC also boasts of its highly-skilled surgeons and surgical staff. With its extensive range of available surgical procedures, advanced equipment and dedicated staff, it has become a leader in providing surgical care.
History of CMC Surgical Services
From its modest beginning, CMC has pioneered in a good number of medical accomplishments heretofore unrecorded in local history, One, is the first successful kidney transplant performed in 1970 by a group of precocious young doctors teamed together in the quest for modern scientific advancement in this world. Another, is the first hair transplant under cosmetic surgery. Then the establishment of the first and only Spine Care Center in the country during the latter part of the 70’s with its concommitant orthopedic sub-specialties and highly sophisticated equipment and in 2003 the first Laparoscopic Nephrectomy performed by CMC surgeons.
Modern Medicine at its Finest
Today, the department houses 8 operating theaters, an Endoscopy Unit, a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, a Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Care Unit. Different kinds of surgical procedures are performed routinely in the theaters, ranging from minor cases such as excision biopsies to major ones like craniotomies and thoracic and cardiovascular surgeries. It can cater to the diverse medical needs of both local and foreign clients. Patients also have access to the latest medical techniques and procedures such as laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries. Also, it is equipped with sophisticated facilities such as the Leica Microscope, Storz Laparoscopy, Infiniti Phaco Machine, Heart-Lung Machine among others.
CMC's Surgical Department takes pride in the units that are installed. Those specialized units are as follows:
- 8 Operating Theatres
- Endoscopy Unit
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
- Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery
- Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Care Unit