Hospitals play an essential role in our society. As establishments that centralize on the community members’ health, hospitals must give great comfort to their patients by providing comfortable hospital beds, life-saving interventions, and healthy food for their rapid recovery during their stay.
Most hospitals offer services for different health concerns, but there are those that specialize on some health aspects: cardiovascular, respiratory, nephrology, etc. And here we have listed those specialty hospitals.
Do you have any concerns with your heart? Then we suggest that you go to the Philippine Heart Center!
The Philippine Heart Center (often called as PHC) is the country’s first medical facility for the treatment and management of cardiovascular conditions. It offers different cardiovascular diagnostic packages that do not only focus on the heart, but also to other factors that contribute to the overall cardiovascular health, especially various blood properties like blood chemistry, complete blood count, and erythrocyte sedimentation rates.
Organ transplant is one of the most complicated operations in the medical field. One of the best places to have transplants in the Philippines, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (often called NKTI) is one of Asia’s leading providers in transplant medicine. It has done organ transplants of the kidney, liver, pancreas, and bone marrow. It is the first in Asia to perform double transplant operations – one time is both liver and kidney, while the other is both pancreas and kidney.
The NKTI is also the leading provider for nephrology and urology medicine. Since these two are also the hospital’s specialty, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute would also offer dialytic operations to its patients.
In January 1981, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) was established through Presidential Decree No. 1823 to provide the Filipinos a state-of-the-art specialized care for the lungs and other respiratory diseases.
Its facilities include laboratories and other pulmonary and respiratory therapies such as polysomnography clinics and laboratories, radiotherapy, pulmonary rehabilitation centers, and stem cell therapy clinics. It also has radiology and nuclear medicine laboratories used for diagnostics.
The Philippine Orthopedic Institute, Inc, found in Makati and was established in 1987, is the first orthopedic private practice group in the country which is patterned after group practices in the United States. It provides treatment and services to patients from different kinds of backgrounds – often ranging professional athletes to normal citizens. And they often actively involve themselves in training and research for the betterment of the orthopedic field in the Philippines.
If we talk about mental hospitals in the Philippines, the first thing that may come to mind is that one in Mandaluyong. The National Center for Metal Health, which was formerly known as the Insular Psychopathic Hospital and the Mandaluyong Mental Hospital, was first established on December 1928. It caters to patients with different psychological illnesses ranging from mood disorders to schizophrenic disorders.
If you want an all-out and expert opinion regarding your specific health concerns, do not hesitate to go to any of these hospitals! As they say, “health is wealth”!