Lucena Wet Clinic

The latest Free Endoscopy Wet Clinic by the PSDE Civic Action Committee was recently held last October 1, 2016 at Quezon Medical Center in Lucena City, Quezon. Civic Action Committee Head Dr. Karl Kim Yu Teng led the team composed of himself, PSDE President Dr. David Banayo and PSDE PRO Dr. Benjamin Gerardo Perez, assisted by local GI specialists Dr. Margaret Ellaine Villamayor, Dr. Nelson Placino and Dr. Jomari De Guzman. 25 diagnostic procedures were done consisting of 20 gastroscopies and 5 colonoscopies. Diseases seen included esophageal varices, gastric ulcers and rectal cancers. The endoscopes were supplied by NPK (Pentax), Karl Storz and Fujifilm with the latter providing the Fujinon transnasal gastroscope for use by the team. PSDE thanks these companies for supporting the wet clinic. The team is also grateful to the above local GIs as well as the local anesthesiologists and OR nurses who selflessly gave their services for the benefit of the patients and especially, the Medical Director (Chief of Clinics) of Quezon Medical Center, Dr. Rolando A. Padre.