Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Western Visayas Medical Center – Basic Plastic Surgery Course

Welcome Remarks

Congressman Jerry P. Treñas

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the medical profession, and doctors of the Western Visayas Medical Center, allow me to welcome you to the Basic Plastic Surgery Course of the Hospital’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Today’s lecture will enlighten us on medical techniques in having a holistic approach to the left clip and palate patients.

The development of medical science has exponentially increased in modern history. No longer do we have to rely on antiquated approaches to health care based on loose scientific basis and weak medical theories. Nowadays, our doctors have the necessary skill and knowledge to properly treat a wide range of diseases which would have been fatal or non-treatable in the recent past. One of the great medical innovations of the 20th Century is the development of plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery has become one of the most popular treatments available that could be performed by medical professionals. The popularity of plastic surgery is largely caused by the interest generated by the aesthetic enhancements that could be performed on a patient. However, plastic surgery deals with quite a number of essential treatments beyond the superficial enhancements of one’s face or body parts.

The advancements in the fields of medical science and technology enable our doctors to perform reconstructive surgery and microsurgery which could repair damaged body parts. Doctors can now treat patients who have suffered burns through the latest reconstructive techniques. Victims of accidents or those born with birth defects may now undergo surgery in order to repair their deformed body parts. It is a miracle of science that goes beyond aesthetic pleasure, as it revitalizes a person by undoing damage to his or her body.

I thank the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, led by Dr. Marida Arend Arugay, for organizing this insightful course. May all of the participants learn new and innovative approaches in plastic surgery from the brilliant and modern techniques of our experts. Thank you very much and enjoy the course.