Certified general surgeon practicing in the greater Manila area. Common conditions seen are diseases of the thyroid gland and and other head and neck tumors, Breast tumors, gallbladder and biliary stones, Inguinal and umbilical hernia, Anal conditions such as hemorrhoids and fistula-in-ano, acute abdominal emergencies such as appendicitis and diverticulitis, Colon and Rectal diseases, trauma, minor surgical conditions such as skin and soft tissue tumors and cysts, circumcision.
15 years in active practice, Residency in General Surgery at FEU-NRMF Medical Center; Fellowship in head and Neck Surgical Oncology at UP-PGH; Diplomate of the Philippine Board of Surgery; Fellow of the Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Society of General Surgeons and Philippine Academy of Head and neck Surgery; Expertise in Head and Neck Surgical oncology such as Thyroid and Parotid gland tumours and oral cavity cancers as well as the rest of general surgery practice – breast, gallbladder and colorectal surgical problems. Member of Faculty of the FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine.
Thyrotoxicosis or hyperthyroidism is relatively rare in children. According to reports, the yearly incidence is 8 per 1 million children who are younger than 15 years old and 1 per 1 million in children younger than 4 years old. Among these patients, Graves’ Disease is the most common cause. It is noted that girls are affected five times more than boys. A family history of hyperthyroidism should be sought because many have a positive family history of autoimmune thyroid diseases. A clinical profile includes several month records of progressive symptoms, of which, the most common are often behavioral disturbances such » » » [Read more]
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the neck in front of the windpipe. The normal size is about 12-20grams with an abundant blood supply. The thyroid gland produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which is consistently regulated by negative feedback to the brain specifically by thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary and thyrotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus. Excess or deficiency of these hormones is the underlying problem in thyroid diseases. Iodine is a critical component in the production of thyroid hormones by the body. The thyroid gland obtains iodine from the blood. The blood » » » [Read more]