Skin Biopsy

It is an essential investigation in the diagnosis of many skin disorders and necessary in skin tumors wherein a specimen is obtained for histological examination by a dermatopathologist. Indications: Diagnostic confirmation of a clinical diagnosis i.e. skin malignancies, atypical lesions, vesiculobullous lesions Prognostication of a disease i.e. lupus erythematosus or prognosis of a tumor (Breslow’s depth for melanoma) Obtain information …

Liposuction

Liposuction surgery is one of the commonest cosmetic procedures performed here in the Philippines as well as in the USA. Though seemingly easy to do, there are a lot of safety parameters that need to be observed from the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative stages. A complete medical history of the patient ( present and past) covering the family history for …

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma or PRP is one of the latest treatment modalities that has gained popularity in the fields of dermatology, cosmetic and plastic surgery, orthopedics and dentistry. PRP is a concentrate of platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma obtained after centrifugation of the patient’s blood.  This is then reintroduced to the same patient at the sites to …