UST HOSPITAL SECTION OF UROLOGY
The University of Santo Tomas Hospital Section of Urology traces its roots to the UST Department of Urology that existed as early as 1933 and to the Residency Training Program in Urology and Proctology of the old San Juan de Dios Hospital, the first teaching hospital of the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In 1940, the present USTH Section of Urology became the first subspecialty section to be organized under the UST Department of Surgery, the first such department to be established in the country in 1908. Indeed, the beginnings of Philippine Urology is only one of the milestones in the history of USTH Section of Urology. The urology residency training program of the University of Santo Tomas Hospital was among the first to be accredited by the Philippine Board of Urology in 1972. In 1982, under the leadership of Dr. Parreno, who replaced Dr. Antonio as the Chief of Section, a new training program was formally started. Dr. Rene Felipe was appointed training officer. The first resident to be appointed was Dr. Jerry H. Santos. Dr. Edwin Co was absorbed by the program in 1982.
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Also known as “Bladder augmentation”. Usually done in patients with limited bladder capacity and increased bladder pressure
Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy usually done in selected prostate cancer patients.
An oncologic form of surgery that removes a certain tumor and preserves the remaining normal functioning kidney. Done in renal cancer patients with chronic kidney disease.