From having four Operating Room (OR) Theaters in 2020, the Bicol Medical Center has 13 state-of-the-art OR Theaters. Inaugurated last July 27, 2022, eleven of the 13 OR theaters have Laminar Flow technology and High-Efficiency Particulate Air filter.
The tedious planning and construction of the facility were made possible through the diligent work of the OR team, headed by Dr. Joseph Rebulado, Nurse Supervisor Mary Ann Caresosa, and the strong support of the hospital management.
In Shot: Mary Ann Caresosa, Head of the BMC Operating Room Complex Nursing Staff.
In Shot: Dr. Joseph Rebulado, Head of the BMC Operating Room Complex
"This is my dream before." — Orthopedic Surgeon and BMC Operating Room Complex Head Dr. Joseph Rebulado's short and simple statement while looking at the new Operating Room (OR) Complex.
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Operating Room Complex Sterilization Unit
The OR complex is equipped with a fully functional sterilization unit, Central Supply Room, and a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with ten beds for post-operative patients and two rooms for isolation.
In Shot: Bicol Medical Center's Medical Center Chief II Dr. Ronnie Gregorio B. Gigantone III
According to Medical Center Chief Dr. Ronnie Gregorio B. Gigantone, the OR Complex will allow surgical consultants to perform simultaneous surgical procedures in the Department of Surgery and its different subspecialties: General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Hepato-biliary Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Oncology & Transplant, and Organ Donation. In addition, these ORs will also cater to Ophthalmology, Obstetrics-Gynecology, ENT, Dental Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery with its subspecialties.
"Medical and nursing specialists manage each Operating Room. Equipment-wise and supplies alike, I think this is a relatively state-of-the-art Operating room. But we will not stop here. We are developing three (3) Hybrid Operating Rooms, which means it is more high-tech and would enhance the services we 8offer to the Bicolanos—aligned to our goal of becoming a mega-hospital in South Luzon." Dr. Gigantone said.
The OR Complex is located on the 3rd floor of the 8th Storey General Wards Building.