Section of Gastroenterology

Digestive Endoscopy Unit

Tower 1, 2nd floor

Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center

Tel. #: (02) 8711-4141 local 297


Digestive endoscopy aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms like acid reflux, difficulty in swallowing, abdominal pain, indigestion, bleeding, diarrhea, constipation and jaundice. Timely endoscopy can prevent esophageal, gastric and colon cancer by early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions.


The Digestive Endoscopy Unit provides affordable and high-quality gastrointestina endoscopy in a comfortable and safe surrounding.


The Unit’s staff is comprised of board-certified gastroenterologists dedicated to provide expert and compassionate digestive health care. They are ably supported by registered nurses and technicians with specialized training in assisting in endoscopic procedures. Anesthesiologists with particular expertise in GI procedures are on hand to provide deep sedation if necessary.


I.  Diagnostic endoscopy


Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)


Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Balloon-assisted enteroscopy

Capsule endoscopy

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB)

Ultra-thin endoscopy


II.  Therapeutic endoscopy


Control of GI bleeding


Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with stone extraction or lithotripsy;

  •     Biliary or pancreatic stenting

Luminal dilatation and/or stenting

Foreign body extraction

PEG tube insertion

Argon plasma coagulation


III. Interventional hepatology


Liver Biopsy

Aspiration of liver cyst or abscess

Microwave ablation of liver tumors

Your Doctors & Nurses

Adult Gastroenterologists


Jose A. Tan, MD

Arsenio L. Co, MD

Victorio N. Ang, MD

Virgilio C. Lo, MD

Grace R. Gaw, MD

Edward L. Lim, MD

Willy S. Alba, MD

Stephen N. Wong, MD

Jonard T. Co, MD

Frederick K. Tan, MD

Patricia S. Te, MD

Peter Paul L. Uy, MD

Michael Louie O. Lim, MD

Albert E. Ismael, MD

Merle Marie L. Recto, MD

Peter P. Sy, MD

Manley C. Uy, MD

Norberto Estanislao IV, MD

Mary Anne G. Go, MD

Ron Michael M. Tan, MD

Virgilio Lo, Jr., MD

Pediatric Gastroenterologists


Marilou G.Tan, MD

Evangeline Capuli, MD


Surgeon Endoscopist


Alejandro Y. Tan, MD