No one really gets excited about being confined in the hospital. Though you get cured for your illness, most of us feel that we cannot heal properly in an environment that has a built-in stigma. No matter how comfortable a medical facility can be, it’s still far from the warmth and familiarity of our own homes.
Being in one’s own home always hastens the healing process. For one, it holds familiarity—from your favorite pillows and bedsheets to having a washroom that you’re really comfortable in. At home, you are surrounded by the people you love, including your pets. We all know that a loving support group and familiarity works miracles. Being in our own home also lessens the emotional burden of being sick, it often softens the hard truth of what you are going through.
The University Physicians Medical Center (UPMC) recognizes this and has capitalized on technology which provides utmost comfort to their patients. UPMC developed a “No Confinement Surgery,” a procedure which allows endoscopic surgeries to be performed with small incisions with tissue injury and pain. With the “No Confinement Surgery,” patients may be sent home even right after the procedure. The advanced technology, coupled with a complete range of sophisticated yet affordable diagnostic procedures, gives patients better value for their money. Patients also get the privilege of being able to heal at home.
UPMC is located in the patient-centered environment of the newly-renovated UPM-PGH Faculty Medical Arts Building (FMAB) in Manila.