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Center for Advanced Skills, Simulation and Training Innovation (CASSTI)

The Medical City’s Center for Advanced Skills, Simulation and Training Innovation (CASSTI) is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary and surgical training facility that was officially launched on September 12, 2014. It aims to provide surgical expertise and the ideal environment for skills acquisition for healthcare professionals.

About Us

The Medical City’s Center for Advanced Skills, Simulation and Training Innovation (CASSTI) is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary and surgical training facility that was officially launched on September 12, 2014. It aims to provide surgical expertise and the ideal environment for skills acquisition for healthcare professionals.


This modern facility is designed as an interactive environment for training and instruction and an ideal venue for helping medical professionals advance and improve their skills and proficiencies.



Services

CASSTI is a multispecialty training center that involves the following clinical disciplines through the use of varied simulation modalities (live animal, animal tissue, inanimate and virtual reality models):

• General Surgery

• Colorectal Surgery

• Head and Neck Surgery

• Airway Management

• Orthopedics

• Breast Surgery

• Ophthalmology

• Gynecology

• Gastroenterology

• Intensive Care/ICU


The center features five video endoscopic stations for live surgery on animal models as well as a virtual reality simulator – the first in the country. It has the capability for live operating room transmission to and from the operating suites and the center or from The Medical City (TMC) to remote locations such as any of the TMC hospitals (i.e. TMC Iloilo, TMC Clark or Guam Regional Medical City). It is equipped with video and teleconferencing capabilities that can be utilized for regular teleconferencing meetings by high-speed internet connection. With these capabilities tele-surgery as well as real time teleconferencing lectures and courses can be conducted.


CASSTI courses


The Center for Advanced Skills, Simulation and Training Innovation offers a line-up of short courses that are open to practicing clinicians, fellows and residents from The Medical City as well as from other training institutions. These courses are also open to Operating Room (OR) nurses, technicians, and medical students. The Center also welcomes consultants who seek to strengthen and refine their clinical and surgical skills.


Our Team

Consultant-Director


Deogracias Alberto G. Reyes, MD, MMAS, MBA-H, FPCS, FPSGS, FPALES

Consultant-Director, Center for Advanced Skills, Simulation and Training Innovation (CASSTI)

Chief of Section, Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Medical City

Chairman, AD HAC Committee on Revision of Curriculum, Philippine Society of General Surgeons

Associate Professor, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health


Course Directors


Ma. Cecilia Mayuga-Añes, MD, FPOGS, FPSREI

Gynecologic Surgery

Chief of Section, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, The Medical City


Emmanuel R. Asedillo, MD, FPCS, FPOA

Orthopedic Surgery

Chief of Section, Joint Replacement, Department of Orthopedics, The Medical City

Assistant Residency Training Officer for Surgical Affairs, Department of Orthopedics, The Medical City


Carlo Angelo C. Cajucom, MD, FPSGS, FPCS, FPSCRS

Colorectal Surgery

Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Association of Training Officers in Surgery

Member, Board of Trustees, Philippine Society of General Surgeons

Training Officer, Quirino Memorial Medical Center


Peter Simon R. Jarin, MD, FPSO-HNS

Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Faculty, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health

Treasurer, Philippine Academy of Rhinology

Chief of Section, Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Medical City


PieretteY. Kaw, MD, MSc, FPCS, FPSGS

Breast Surgery

Clinical Faculty, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health

Secretary, Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Surgery

Marketing Liaison, Department of Surgery, The Medical City

Head, Research Committee, Department of Surgery, The Medical City

Liaison, Breast Center Unit, The Medical City


Enrique Ian S. Lorenzo, MD, FPUA, FPCS, FPALES

Urologic Surgery

Head of Training and Research, The Medical City Robotics Program


Jose Emmanuel M. Palo, MD, FCCM

Critical Care

Consultant Director, Intensive Care Unit, The Medical City

Chief of Section, Adult Critical Care, Department of Medicine, The Medical City


Michelle Marie B. Reyes, MD, FPBA

Airway Management and Critical Care

The Medical City


Jason D. Rosca, MD, FPCS, FPSGS,FACS

General Surgery

The Medical City