WMMC conducts first pacemaker insertion PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 April 2011 14:30

The Western Mindanao Medical Center (WMMC) in pursuit of its vision of being the leading health care provider in Western Mindanao successfully conducted its first pacemaker insertion.

The said procedure which used to be done only in Manila is now currently available at the Western Mindanao Medical Center (WMMC) making it more convenient, accessible and affordable to the residents of Region 9.

The surgical team composed of Dr. Henry Ratag, Thoracovascular Surgeon, trained at the Philippine Heart Center for Asia; Dr. Marunsal Jamalul, Fellow in General Surgery; Dr. Said Hasan, Anesthesiologist, in collaboration with Dr. Amilbahar Karim, Vascular Cardiologist trained at St. Luke’s Hospital, Dr. Rowina Aluk, Internal Medicine Practitioner and Ms. Pearl Songco, Pacemaker Technician from Manila conducted surgical procedure on a 83 year old patient, Mrs. Eriinda Gemzon last April 11, 2011.

The surgical team was assisted by Mr. Ramil Dagalea, Asst. Chief Nurse; Mr. Bonifacio Bagamasbad Jr., OR Supervisor; Mr. Neil Soledad, Scrub Nurse; Ms. Karen-An Ofendoreyes, Circulating Nurse and Radiologic Technicians, Ms. Annaliza Reyteran and Ms. Grace Gulipardo.

Dr. Mario Gemzon, a leading pediatrician and son of Mrs. Eriinda Gemzon and their relatives are very grateful that their mother’s life has been extended and her quality of life improved.