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Manila Doctors Hospital Opens Newly-Renovated Stone Unit

Dr Eduardo Gatchalian,  Stone Unit Head at Manila Doctors with  the Dornier Delta machine which is recognized worldwide as the premier machine  for acute stone targeting. The machine’s technology is considered the gold standard in shockwave excellence.

The Stone Unit at Manila Doctors renewed its full operations recently after it underwent renovations to serve patients better. This highly specialized center is dedicated to non-surgical management of urinary tract stones. It provides ESWT or Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment to treat kidney stones and biliary calculi (stones in the gallbladder or in the liver) using an acoustic pulse.  Shockwave Treatment is  an outpatient procedure and has been used for the non-invasive treatment of urinary tract stones for the last 30 years. Found to be effective in more than 90% of patients.

The unit provides more beds for recovery  while patient’s relatives can wait in the unit.  It also provides a most affordable treatment since the package includes deductions for senior citizen and PHILHEALTH members.

Dr. Gatchalian assures patients of a safe procedure because the unit is equipped with all the cardiac monitoring devices and is equipped for any emergency that may occur.  What’s more, it is manned by a team of highly-trained doctors and nurses who provide the best quality care for patients with stone disease  in an environment conducive to fast recovery.    The Stone Unit serves more than 60 urologists all over the country who use the machine.