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Testimonial from Dr. John Mark Katindig Torres

8月5日から8月16日まで短期研修生として滞在したシンガポールのPhilippine General HospitalのJohn Mark Katindig Torres先生からTestimonialが送られてきましたのでそのまま掲載致します。

The world of gastroenterology fascinates me ever since and in the advent of evolving technology, I have recognized the need to embrace innovations for advanced learning and efficient service to our patients. My two-week clinical observership at Juntendo University Hospital under the Department of Gastroenterological Imaging and Interventional Oncology further inspires me to pursue my longterm dream. The program was well-organized; structured with different exposures to different department units like Radiofrequency ablation, Angiography and Pancreaticobiliary sections on a day to day basis. It has introduced me to the different innovative approaches and the standard of care we usually just get to read but cannot fully put into practice in our country. First hand exposure to radiofrequency and microwave ablation, different approaches to management for hepatocellular and pancreatic carcinoma from EUS FNAB to locoregional ablative techniques and angiographic procedures, further integrated not only the actual skills but rather the principles as we employ the said procedures. Introduction to these alternative interventions actually shed light to what seems to be an end in our management of advanced cases.

Professor Shiina, our mentor together with Prof Maruyama and the whole RFA team was very patient in sharing with us the principles, indications, actual procedural techniques, outcomes, and everything about ablative techniques. They were very eager to answer our inquiries and explain very well the rationale for each technique. We had the same joy in joining Angiography with Prof. Nagamatsu as we explore hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy and EUS FNAB with different hepatobiliary neoplasms with Prof Ishii and Prof Isayama. I personally enjoyed the most the improvised liver we utilized to practice how to use the abdominal ultrasound where Prof Shiina and the team taught us the maneuvers. Juntendo has been renowned for its innovative teaching approach and progressive technology that to be honest we don’t have quite an easy access to in our country. The clinical expertise and technological advancement of your institution certainly honed yet another milestone in my medical training especially in the field of diagnostic and interventional gastroenterology. Thank you so much for welcoming us in your department most especially.


John Mark K. Torres, MD Medical Officer III Department of Medicine University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital



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