The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) Liver Center is a product of a conscientious and proficient planning of a group of physicians, nurses, administrators and other support staff in the pursuit of excellent delivery of care for patients needing special & complex services in the management of hepatic and panreaticobiliary disorders. It is a world class facility with excellent physicians who are adept and experienced in the management of the aforementioned disorders. It has a comprehensive line up of specialists such as hepatologists, hepatobiliary pancreatic surgeons, transplant & vascular surgeons, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, medical oncologists, critical care, interventional radiologists, palliative care and other specializations who can collaborate and allow further expansion of medical and surgical services to patients with hepatobiliary diseases in the country.
According to the World Health Organization, our country is still hyperendemic for Hepatitis B with an estimated prevalence rate of 16% which translates to 16 million Filipinos who are currently chronic carriers of Hepatitis B and a great majority of these patients belong to the marginalized groups of the community. Fifteen to twenty-five percent (15-25%) of patients with chronic hepatitis B infection may develop complications i.e. liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatitis B is considered to be the most common cause of liver-related deaths in the Philippines. In 2005, Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimates reported that 7,477 Filipinos would die of liver cancer second to lung cancer (26.7%) with an estimated annual death of 15,881 calculated at 12.3%.
The NKTI Liver Center take upon itself the responsibility to do surveillance and monitoring of patients with chronic viral hepatitis and liver cirrhosis and to offer various treatment modalities and preventive measures for these patients.
Liver transplantation is a potentially life-saving procedure to patients with decompensated liver cirrhosis and advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. Few tertiary centers in the country are equipped and can perform liver transplantation. This, coupled with the problem of the prohibitive cost of the procedure in these centers, necessitates the urgent need to revive and strengthen the liver transplant program of the institute to answer the growing demand for the procedure at a more reasonable and affordable cost.
In the past 2 to 3 years, NKTI has performed more than a hundred liver and biliary surgeries, including a handful of liver transplantations. Moreover, the success rate of our liver-related surgeries particularly hepatic resections is high; couple this with the very good 3 and 5 year survival rates we have achieved. Our facilities, on the other hand, are comparable to most, if not all, of the private tertiary centers. And we will strive to keep up with the development of new machines and technology that relates to the above surgical procedures.
The NKTI Liver Center is committed to do research and contribute to the institute’s mission and vision on research and training. It is likewise dedicated to increase public awareness on the clinical manifestations, diagnosis and prevention of various liver diseases through regular conduct of lay fora and creation of pamphlets on common liver diseases like chronic hepatitis B and fatty liver disease.
To provide holistic care to Filipino patients with various liver-related diseases and its complications related to cirrhosis and cancer through a multidisciplinary team of experts aligned in working standards, goal & treatment outcomes.
To be the premiere Liver Transplant center of the Philippines.
LIVER CENTER LOGO:
A. Liver Transplantation & Post Transplant care
B. Multidisciplinary Management of Liver Cancers
1.Surgical Procedures for Liver Resection
2.Interventional radiologic Procedures (TACE, RFA)
C. Management of Cirrhosis & its complications
D. Therapeutic strategies for Portal Hypertension
1.Endoscopic management of varices
2.Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunting (TIPS)
3.Surgical Portosystemic Shunting
E. Other Endoscopic & Interventional Procedures
F. Patient support program, information & education
G. Comprehensive Preventive Approach
Standing from the left: Paul Mendoza MD, Sheila Marie de Leon RN, Joanne Arcilla MD, Monette Casupang MD, Arnold Uy MD, Rene Bautista MD, Leo Baloloy MD, Ryan Barroso MD, Adolfo Parayno MD, Melissa Daza RN, Annaliza Manansala RN
Sitting from the left: Enrico Ragaza MD, Jade Jamias MD, Catherine Teh MD, Dante Dator MD, Jaime Velasquez MD, Benito Purugganan MD, Ferdinand Morabe MD
|Chairman:||Jade D. Jamias, MD|
|Co-Chairman:||Catherine SC. Teh, MD|
|Medical Team||Surgical Team||Support Team|
|Jade D. Jamias, MD||Catherine SC. Teh, MD||Reynaldo Lesaca, MD|
|Ira Yu, MD||Benito Purugganan, MD||Grace Suguitan, RN|
|Feliz Zano, MD||Leo Baloloy, MD||Annaliza B. Manansala, RN|
|Michael Jaro, MD||Adolfo Parayno, MD||Lina Villegas, RN|
|Carlo John Manalo, MD||Ronald Anthony Faller, MD||Melissa Daza, RN|
|Joselito Chavez, MD||Marco Abad, MD||Sheila De Leon, RN|
|Joselito Chico, MD||Monette Casupang, MD||Reides Basada, RSW|
|Myrna Mendoza, MD||Ryan Barroso, MD||Salvacion Munda, RPh|
|Raquel Ecarma, MD||Enrico Ragaza|
|Glenda Pamugas, MD||Jaime Velasquez, MD|
|Eric Chua, MD||Arnold Uy, MD|
|Paulo Mendoza, MD|
|Januario Veloso, MD|
|Ferdinand Morabe, MD|
|Rene Bautista, MD|
|Operating Hours:||Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Contact Number:||(02) 8981 – 0300 local 2173|
|(02) 8981 – 0400 local 2173|
2nd floor Annex I Building,National Kidney & Transplant Institute