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The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery aims to contribute to nation-building through excellent quality care of patients with Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck diseases and to train competent, compassionate, and ethical ORL-HNS specialists.

 

Mission

We shall render highest quality, comprehensive and ethical service to our patients.

We shall provide optimal training in the field of ENT-HNS and produce competent, compassionate and moral professionals.

We shall keep abreast with the latest medical and technological innovations, and engage in relevant research.

Vision

The Rizal Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 

shall be a center of excellence providing world-class ear, nose and throat-head and neck healthcare.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ORL-HNS SERVICES OFFERED

Services Offered

Description

OPD Consultation

This is an avenue for initial advice and instructions for new patients, as well as for follow up consults for patients with previous ears, nose, or throat related problems.

Aural toilette

This procedure is the removal of retained or impacted cerumen, discharge, blood, or foreign bodies in the external ear canal

Foreign Body Removal

This is for patients who have foreign body obstruction or impalement on either the ears, nose, or throat and who may require further assessment and definitive removal of the foreign body in the affected region.

Video laryngoscopy

This is a diagnostic procedure performed to examine the larynx using a 70-degree rigid endoscope which may aid in managing patients with foreign body impaction, hoarseness and voice complaints

Video nasal endoscopy

This is a diagnostic procedure performed to examine the intranasal structures and the nasopharynx using a zero, 30-, and/or 70-degree rigid nasal endoscope which may aid in managing patients with rhinosinusitis, epistaxis or patients with nasal foreign bodies. 

Creation of palatal obturators

Palatal obturators are prostheses used by patients with defect on the hard palate (ie. cleft palate patients, patients who underwent total or subtotal maxillectomies) who needed to occlude their defects to facilitate feeding, help healing, and prevent other sequelae and complications related to hard palate defects.

Minor surgeries

Minor surgical procedures include excision of cysts and small masses, punch/core/wedge biopsy that can be managed accordingly at the minor operating room.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

Fine needle aspiration biopsy offers one of the most accurate and most cost-effective method for evaluating masses in the head and neck. In this procedure, a sample is obtained from the mass with the use of a syringe.

Sleep Study/ Polysomnography

Polysomnography is used for the diagnosis of patients who are suspected to have obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorders.

Hearing Tests

This procedure is done to evaluate the hearing of a client via pure tone audiometry, speech audiometry and tympanometry

Intermaxillary-mandibular fixation (IMMF)

Intermaxillary Mandibular Fixation is used for temporary fragment stabilization of mandibular fracture before definitive treatment.

CONSULTANT STAFF

DESCRIPTION

Castañeda

Samantha S. Castañeda, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Chair, Department of ORL-HNS, Rizal Medical Center

·         Member, Head & Neck Surgery Section

·         Chair, Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery Consortium

·         Fellowship in Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery

Roldan

Rodante A. Roldan, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Training Officer, Department of ORL-HNS

·         Section Head: Rhinopharyngology and Allergology

·         Head of Allied Services

·         PRAISE Committee Chair

·         PGS Co-chair

·         Vice-Chair, Philippine Academy of Rhinology

·         Fellowship in Rhinology, Allergy, Paranasal Sinus and Skullbase Surgery

De La Cruz

Wilfredo E. De La Cruz, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Otology, Audiology and Neuro-Otology Section

·         Past-Chair, Department of ORL-HNS, Rizal Medical Center

·         Fellowship in Otology

Castillo

Raul M. Castillo, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Section Head: Laryngology, Bronchoesophagology, and Endoscopy

·         ORMAT Chair

·         Past-Chair, Department of ORL-HNS, Rizal Medical Center

·         Fellowship in Laryngology

Franco

Jose Jonathan C. Franco, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Section Head: Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

·         Past-Chair, Department of ORL-HNS, Rizal Medical Center

·         Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery

Sarte

Michael Alexius A. Sarte, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Section Head: Sleep Medicine

·         Past-Chair, Department of ORL-HNS, Rizal Medical Center

·         Fellowship in Rhinology & Sleep Medicine

Antonio

Jose Rico A. Antonio, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Section Head: Maxillofacial Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

·         Fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery

Mendoza

Daniel Jose C. Mendoza, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Head and Neck Surgery Section

·         Fellowship in Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery

Lingan

Milabelle B. Lingan, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Laryngology, Bronchoesophagology, and Endoscopy Section

·         Fellowship in Laryngology

Flores Taningco

Maria Margarita M. Flores-Taningco, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Maxillofacial Trauma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Section

·         Fellowship in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Robles

Ruby P. Robles, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Head and Neck Surgery Section

·         Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Robotics

Del Mundo

Darryl Anne A. Del Mundo, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Laryngology, Bronchoesophagology, and Endoscopy Section

·         Fellowship in Laryngology

Artates

Anne Margaux V. Artates, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Section Head: Otology, Audiology and Neuro-Otology

·         Fellowship in Otology - Neurotology

Ambrocio

Giancarla Marie C. Ambrocio, MD, FPSO-HNS

·         Member, Rhinopharyngology and Allergology Section

·         Member, Philippine Academy of Rhinology

Lapiña

Gerard F. Lapiña, MD, DPBO-HNS

·         Member, Otology, Audiology and Neuro-Otology Section

DEPARTMENT CONTACT DETAILS:

Department of ORL-HNS, Rizal Medical Center

Telemedicine:

            Hotline number: 0977 – 244 – 0579

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