TMC offers LIGTAS to liver patients

August 5, 2015 5:24 am 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Aug 4 (PNA) — The Center for Liver Disease Management and Transplantation (CLDMT) of The Medical City (TMC), in coordination with the hospital’s Center for Patient Partnership (CPP), recently launched the Liver Transplant Information and Guidance Through Awareness and Support (LIGTAS) support group.

The CLDMT is a specialty unit that offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with liver diseases and liver tumors through an integrated and highly skilled multidisciplinary, patient-partnership approach.

LIGTAS was designed to offer support and education to liver transplant recipients, candidates, caregivers and family members. It provides a forum for sharing information and experiences and helps patients and their loved ones understand the issues and concerns associated with liver transplant.

It is facilitated by a set of professionals engaged in allied medical, administrative and support services. TMC said that the support group uses a multidisciplinary approach in providing social and wellness support and education on liver health and disease to its members.

All liver transplant candidates, recipients and their families are eligible to join LIGTAS. They just need to fill up an application form which can be secured from the CLDMT office at TMC Ortigas.

Dr. Vanessa de Villa, head of CLDMT, assures that the technology, system and all the auxiliary services are ready at TMC. “We can offer our patients in the Philippines the same world-class quality healthcare that overseas liver centers provide,” she added.

De Villa also expressed gratitude to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for its support, through a formal partnership with TMC. She said PCSO has been very committed in giving liver transplant patients financial assistance. (PNA)

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