The surgical services are enhancing its capability to provide service. A complement of experts remains readily-available and the equipment and facilities have been continually expanded. A unique diagnostic service that the department currently provides is the Suction Rectal Biopsy (SRB). This procedure enables biopsy to be done at bedside or an out-patient basis precluding the need for a full thickness posterior rectal wall biopsy performed in the operating room under anesthesia. Referrals from other medical center for this procedure are continuously being accommodated.
Apart from these developments, the section has continued to provide excellent service for patients requiring expert surgical care in General Pediatric Surgery, Neuro-surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Orthopedics and Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Urology and Ophthalmology.
The division conducts and participates regularly with the Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons meetings and community - related activities like “Operation tuli” and “tanggal bukol and kulogo”, PCS Midyear Convention, Interhospital conference quarterly, Open Heart Surgery mission, Hernia Mission with GMA Kapuso Foundation, PCS Annual Convention, and Surgical /Medical Missions and Outreach sponsored by LGU.