Quezon Avenue Cor. Scout Magbanua St.
  Quezon City, Philippines, 1103
  (02) 372-3825 - 44
  [email protected]

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Complex (TCVSC)

tcvsFor the past consecutive years, cardiovascular disease has been ranked as one of the top ten causes of mortality and morbidity in the Philippines. Time and again, the consequences of cardiovascular diseases have pushed patients and their families in despair. Realizing the need for a comprehensive cardiovascular care within the reach of the Filipino people, the Capitol Medical Center has embarked on an aggressive approach to heart and vascular disease.

Dedicated to the delivery of total quality health care, the Capitol Medical Center has set up its own Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Complex (TCVSC), conveniently located at the third floor surgical wing. Complemented by the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, the TCVSC is equipped with the finest surgical instruments hand-picked by CMC’s cardiac surgeon. In addition, the TCVSC supplemented by four cardiac recovery / intensive care units, all of which are enhanced by state-of-the-art cardiac monitors. Capitol Medical Center joins a short list of tertiary hospitals in Metro Manila that offers Cardiac and Vascular surgical procedures. Sympathetic to the economic predicament of the Filipino, medical center offers these procedures at a reasonable and competitive price. Procedures done at the TCVSC include but not limited to:

  •    Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or CABGtcvs3
  •    Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Procedures
  •    Resection of Cardiac Tumors
  •    Epicardial Pacemaker Insertion
  •    Surgical Treatment of Pericardial Diseases
  •    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Trauma
  •    Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  •    Catheter-Directed Removal of Arterial Clots
  •    Portal Vein Decompression Procedures
  •    Inferior Vena Cava Filter Insertion
  •    Central Vein Access procedures
  •    Intraoperative Angiography
  •    Peripheral Artery Bypass Revascularization   Procedures
  •   Temporary and Permanent Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion

Stroke Unit


CMC Acute Stroke Unit offers the latest, most advanced treatment in a highly specialized environment. Our multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to stroke care ensures that patients receive the right intervention at the right time, and all care is delivered by experienced experts in a compassionate and personalized setting.

The unit provides better care to stroke patients manned by a specially trained stroke response team who work closely with our emergency service providers. Together, they quickly and appropriately identify and treat strokes. The designated team immediately assesses the patient's:

  •       Symptoms
  •       Time of onset of the symptoms
  •       Possible contributing risk factors

If the time of onset is less than four and one-half hours, the patient might be eligible for a clot-buster drug called tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). This drug will dissolve the existing clot and restore blood flow to the affected area of the brain. The patient must meet certain criteria to receive this drug, including:

  •       No history of trauma or surgery within the last three months
  •       PT/INR blood levels (coagulation studies) must be within defined parameters to reduce the risk of bleeding

  •       The benefits must outweigh the risks
  •       No history of brain tumor, aneurysms or recent stroke
  •       Blood sugar level between 60 and 400mg/dl
  •       Age greater than 18
  •       Patient and family consent

The CMC Acute Stroke Unit, also provides outstanding care for patients during and after a stroke. Our diagnostic tests help us determine the exact cause of the stroke. If we know what kind of stroke a patient has experienced, we can help prevent another stroke. We also provide education to patients and families regarding:

  •      Risk factors
  •      Lifestyle changes
  •      Signs and symptoms of a stroke
  •      When to get to the hospitalstroke1

Stroke Symptoms

Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, causing brain tissue damage and loss. Stroke symptoms usually happen suddenly and can include:

  •     Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg-especially on one side of the body
  •     Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  •     Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  •     Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  •      Severe headache with no known cause



Department of Medicine

IMCU-MICU Complex,

6th Floor, CMC V Bldg.

(632) 372 38 25 - 44


Lactation Room and Breastfeeding Room

breastroomCapitol Medical Center (CMC) on its 46th year in the healthcare industry has added another feather to its cap of accomplishments. On the exact date of its founding anniversary, the Department of Health (DOH) issued a certification to CMC as a Mother – Baby Friendly Workplace. DOH representatives lauded the facilities and labelled the Lactation Room as a model unit for the private hospitals In Metro Manila.

The Lactation Room located at the 4th floor of the CMC was set aside to allow lactating employees and visitors alike, to breastfeed and express milk during their tour of duty. The room is equipped with breastfeeding appliances, a sink and comfortable seats that provide a conducive and relaxing environment to express breast milk. Reading materials on breast-feeding is also available for those who use the room.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Babies

  •   Breast milk is the Ideal food for newborns and infants. It gives infants all the nutrients they need for healthy development.
  •   It is safe and contains antibodies that help protect infants from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia.
  •    Breast milk is readily available and affordable.

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mothers

  •   Exclusive breastfeeding is associated with a natural method of birth control.
  •   It reduces risks of breast and ovarian cancer later in life.
  •   It helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster, and lowers rates of obesity.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

mri1Capitol Medical Center continues to ensure that their patients receive world-class  healthcare. The institution acquired a new MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, the Philips Ingenia 1.5T, is the first fully digital MRI machine in the Philippines. It offers a faster, more precise diagnosis.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the standard global diagnostic tool and the most modern non-invasive state-of-the-art diagnostic modality used by physicians to obtain vital information about a patient to guide them in their treatment. MRI utilizes magnetic fields, radio waves and computers to generate multi-planar images of the body.

Capitol Medical Center’s Philips Ingenia 1.5Tesla provides the largest and the most homogeneous  field of view in a commercial 70cm wide bore system & an excellent combination of magnet homogeneity & gradient performance. The new MRI system architecture delivers crystal clear images, remarkable speed and technology that makes radiofrequency upgrades a thing of the past.


When are MRI scans used?

An MRI scan can be used as an extremely accurate method of disease detection throughout the body and is most often used after the other testing fails to provide sufficient information to confirm a patient's diagnosis. In the head, trauma to the brain can be seen as bleeding or swelling. Other abnormalities often found include brain aneurysms, stroke, tumors of the brain, as well as tumors or inflammation of the spine.

Neurosurgeons use an MRI scan not only in defining brain anatomy but in evaluating the integrity of the spinal cord after trauma. It is also used when considering problems associated with the vertebrae or intervertebral discs of the spine. An MRI scan can evaluate the structure of the heart and aorta, where it can detect aneurysms or tears.

MRI scans are not the first line of imaging test for these issues or in cases of trauma. It provides valuable information on glands and organs within the abdomen, and accurate information about the structure of the joints, soft tissues, and bones of the body. Often, surgery can  be deferred or more accurately directed  after knowing the results of an MRI scan.




Department of Radiology

Upper Ground Floor, CMC V Bldg.

(632) 3723825 – 44 local 115

Labor / Birthing Room


The Labor / Birthing Room is designed for maximum comfort. The room provides the most modern medical equipment and hand in hand with best trained  doctors, ensure the safest, and painless deliveries. To make the experience more memorable, the husband and fathers-to-be can be present with their wives during delivery and with their newborn during recovery. The Labor / Birthing Room is likewise equipped  with fully automatic birthing bed , piped-in oxygen and fetal monitors. Room amenities include table, tv, telephone, refrigerator, dining table and sofa bed.




Delivery Room

4th Floor Dept. of Ob-Gyn

(632) 3723825 – 44 local 1416


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Quezon Avenue Cor. Scout Magbanua St.
Quezon City, Philippines, 1103
(632) 372-3825 - 44

College of Nursing

No. 4 Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines 1100

Capitol Medical Center - College of Nursing