The first Bariatric Surgery for severe or morbid obesity in the Philippines was done at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, in 2002. Dr. Edward Oliveros was one of the surgeons who performed a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on a 340 pound male physician with a body mass index of 53. The successful surgery started our country’s quest for a more significant and sustained way to lose weight for health reasons, which also led to a gradual and steady increase in bariatric surgeries in the Philippines. In the subsequent years, the country’s first Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Gastric bypass, and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy was done at the same medical center. To date, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines, has the most in number and variety of bariatric and metabolic surgeries in the Philippines. They also have the highest safety standards and lowest complication rates in the country.
Diagnostic tests and imaging, medical and surgical consultation services are performed at our clinics and centers in St. Luke’s Medical Center, Global City and Quezon City. These two JCI and TEMOS accredited hospitals boast the best and latest in diagnostic equipment in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific. Their operating rooms are state-of-the-art and equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment.