Philippine Dermatological Society

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A strong grasp of the fundamentals in dermatologic surgery is essential in the successful treatment of a wide array of dermatologic conditions.

Dermatologic Surgeon Dr. Ida M. Tiongco, FAAD of New York – Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and a visiting consultant of the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center – Department of  Dermatology spearheaded this year’s annual Basic Dermatologic Surgery workshop last March 5, 2020.

Photo 1: Dr. Tiongco explains surgical techniques to participants

 

Photo 2: Dr. Tiongco demonstrates proper instrument handling to a participant

A total of 21 residents from PDS accredited training institutions attended the said workshop, which began with a skillful discussion of core techniques in surgical instrumentation, biopsy, and suturing through an interactive lecture and demonstration. The two-part introductory series consisted of a methodical discourse with an abundance of practical pearls from Dr. Tiongco’s extensive professional experience.

Photo 3 Dr.Tiongco demonstrates shave biopsy to a participant

As both an academic and evaluative process, the participants also had the opportunity to perform surgical procedures on the department’s volunteer patients ranging from simple cases to those requiring specialty consult under the direct supervision of Dr. Ida Tiongco and the consultants of the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Department of Dermatology.

 

Photo 4: Dr.Tiongco leads a team of participants during a procedure

 

Photo 5: OMMC Dermatology Chairman Dr.Carpio and Dr.Tiongco assesses a patient prior to surgery

The successful conduct of the workshop is a testament to the department’s longstanding commitment in providing excellent training in the art and science of Dermatology. May this endeavor kindle interest in the field of Dermatologic Surgery among our residents-in-training as future #DermAuthorities

Photo 6: OMMC Consultant staff, residents, and workshop participants

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