Cagayan de Oro Medical Center’s Ob-Gyne: A complete wellness center for women

COMC's seasoned obstetrician/gynecologists (Ob-gyne) provide excellent services in the areas of pregnancy, childbirth and disorders of the reproductive system.

Equipped with modern facilities, COMC's Obstetrical and Gynecological Services provides quality preventative care, prenatal care, Pap-test screening, family planning services and on areas of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

More importantly, COMC's Ob-Gyne department covers all important sub-specialities in this area of medicine: adolescent gynecology, counseling, cancer, endocrinology, infertility, and other women-related health services.

"Our department practically provides almost all health care services for the whole being of a woman. It basically is a wellness center for women," says Dr. Zenaida Floreindo-Diawatan, head of COMC's Obstetrical and Gynecological Services.

She adds: "From pregnancy, childbirth, adolescent problems to menauposal period, COMC's Ob-Gyne department has come a long way in terms of addressing the health concerns of women in the community."

Such feat, however, could be impossible to achieve without COMC's experienced specialists to deliver such services with proven superiority.

Dr. Diawatan herself is a specialist in endocrinology, infertility and menopausal. In Cagayan de Oro, she is one of the very few doctors offering artificial insemination services.

A colleague, Dr. Fe Marissa G. Mercado, is a gynecologic-oncologist—one who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs.

Dr. Mercado, who has earned the reputation as one of the leading gynecologic-oncologists in the country, is the only specialist of its kind in this part of the region to date, Dr. Diawatan said.

Two other senior physicians in the department are maternal-fetal medicine specialists.

These four full-time Ob-Gynecologist-consultants make sure that all sub-specialties are manned, and all doctors working under the department supervised, Dr. Diawatan said.

COMC's Obstetrical and Gynecological Services has two delivery rooms, a spacious nursery room and an operating room—all manned by a three-shift staff. These facilities are equipped with a cryotheraphy machine, an ultrasound, a fetal monitor, and an electrocautery device.

COMC can be reached through Tel. Nos. 711874/711875/711876/728307/721227. (COMC)

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