Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Prolapse of Orbital Fat – Iloilo City, Philippines. We share this medical tidbit to help expats considering life in the Philippines, but who are concerned about the quality of Philippine medical care. This is not a conclusion but rather an anecdote given for whatever help it may be to others. My wife’s sister returned from work in Kuwait with a scary looking growth in one of her eyes.Ai?? We were very afraid it was a tumor.Ai?? We took her to one Iloilo ophthalmologist who recommended a biopsy which could be done at a lab in the same building. We wanted a second opinion so we took her to ophthalmologist, Dr. Karen Francia who had been highly recommended to us by other Iloilo expats. It was a good recommendation. Dr. Francia felt that the problem was a prolapse of the orbital fat in her eye. …

Carolai??i??s sister had ovarian cyst surgery at St. Lukeai??i??s Hospital in Manila in 2004. The total cost was about P70,000. If she had been a foreigner it would have cost more, but still affordable for most. One peculiarity of Philippine hospitals is that the better hospital room you have, the more you may be charged for all other medical services.Ai?? If you’re in a ward, the surgeon, the anesthesiologists and others will likely charge you less for their services than if you’re in a private room.Ai?? It’s a