De Los Santos Medical Center 201 E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, Quezon City
Arthritis Center: (02) 877-38-88



Lilia De Guzman

78 years old
Total joint replacement of both knees  

            At first, I was afraid to have the surgery. But because of the pain and the attractive package price, I decided to have both of my knees replaced. I would highly recommend this package to other patients because of the great service that I received from the joint replacement team, the nurses, the staff, and the rehabilitation team. I feel good now and I could walk with ease. 

Teresita Padilla-Alarilla

79 years old
Total joint replacement of both knees  

            They have a great joint replacement team at Delos Santos Medical Center. Within the first week of having both of my knees replaced, I could already walk. For half the price of what I would have paid elsewhere, my knee problems are now gone. Praise the Lord!

Mercedes Kimwell

77 years old
Total joint replacement, left hip  

            I am happy that I finally decided to undergo a hip replacement operation in order to have again a better quality of life and to regain my independence.                           

             After some research, we decided  that Dr. Jose Fernando Syquia will operate on me at the De Los Santos Medical Center.  For a reasonable package of P265,000, I got the care of top specialists and  trained medical staffs for 6 days. You should see my room, it has all the amenities I needed plus a bed complete with control push-buttons. Twenty hours after my operation ended, I was back on my feet.  Thank you, LORD!

Roy Vergara

62 years old
Total joint replacement, both knees  

            I have been suffering from pain coming from my knees since about 5 years ago. I had undergone knee scopes and PRP injections in other hospitals several times but my pain just continued to worsen. When I learned of the Arthritis Center and its joint replacement package, I was at first anxious. But my anxiety proved to be ill-founded. The room was simply first-class. Service was excellent. My physicians were top-notch. I was back in the golf course in no time at all.                        

             (Mr. Vergara is with his son Ryan, who underwent an ACL reconstruction at DLSMC a few weeks prior to his dad's surgery.)

Emma Lorbes

74 years old
Total joint replacement, left knee  

            My left knee pain started about ten years ago. At first, I thought that it was a normal part of growing old. I took pain medications. But the pain continued to worsen. In 2015, I became incapacitated due to excruciating pain. The wheelchair became my friend. X-rays revealed severe osteoarthritis.

            I consulted Dr. Syquia at the Arthritis Center. He informed me that a knee replacement might be necessary and this initially aroused in me a mixed emotion of shock and depression. My agitation was appeased, however, when I was assured that my mobility would be restored thereafter.

        A few months have now passed since my surgery. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to my very knowledgeable and efficient surgeon and his medical team from De Los Santos Medical Center. I can walk again, free from pain!

Teresita Saprid

75 years old
Total joint replacement, left knee  

            I was surprised at the attitude of everyone in the hospital – from the doctors, nurses, staff, orderlies, and even the security guards. They were very friendly and it made me feel at ease. The medical director even dropped by to see how I was doing. The room was very spacious. I am glad that I chose to have my treatment here at the Arthritis Center of De Los Santos Medical Center. It’s only been a few weeks since my surgery and I can already walk without any assistance.

Fernandita Canare

69 years old
Total joint replacement, both knees  

            For years, I suffered from pain and could hardly walk due to severe arthritis of my knees. Upon the recommendation of my rheumatologist, I went to see Dr. Syquia of the Arthritis Center. Looking at my x-rays, he told me that my joints had a lot of damage. He advised joint replacement as a way to help me get rid of my pain. A few weeks later, I underwent the surgery.

            In a nutshell, I was very satisfied with the results. Aside from replacing my bad joints, my surgeon also corrected by unsightly bowlegs. Now, my knees are straight. Two days after the surgery, I could walk with a walker. Two months after the surgery, I could walk without a walking aid. The pain was gone! My ability to walk and move around just keeps getting better everyday.

          The package was affordable and the quality of the service was great. I stayed in a spacious and comfortable private room. The entire team - the doctors, nurses, therapists, and hospital staff - were courteous, friendly, and efficient. And most importantly, my surgeon and his medical team were FIRST-RATE. 

Arleen Calma

39 years old
Total joint replacement, right hip

             For eight months, I endured the pain of hips damaged by SLE. A friend referred me to Dr. Syquia of the Arthritis Center of De Los Santos Medical Center.  He had replaced her hips a few years ago and she has been happy with the results.

              My doctor took the time to explain what my problems were. We discussed what had to be done. Eventually, a joint replacement was performed on the right. Since the left hip was also hurting due to the effects of SLE, it was decompressed.

              I have been very happy with the treatment. The cost was very reasonable and the entire team – doctors, nurses, therapists, aides – made sure that my stay in the hospital was very relaxing. 


 ADDENDUM (November 2017)

            One year has passed since Dr. Jose Fernando Syquia performed my surgeries - total hip replacement on the right and core decompression on the left - at the Delos Santos Medical Center. I will never forget how nice the people were at DLSMC - from the security guards to the nurses, PTs and doctors. The hospital was very clean and my room was so big that it could accommodate my visitors freely. I would recommend DLSMC and Doc Syquia for your joint problems. He won't be the Chairman of the Philippine Board of Orthopaedics for nothing, with him "You're in Good Hands." 


Claire Rivera

62 years old
Total joint replacement, left hip

            Due to progressive hip pain that made walking very difficult, I consulted Dr. Syquia in January 2017. Based on his examination and on the x-rays, he told me that my left hip was damaged and that a joint replacement would ultimately be needed.

          I underwent physical therapy with only minimal improvement. I also sought the opinions of other orthopaedic surgeons in other hospitals and they all advised a joint replacement.

          However, due to fear and the costs involved, I was very hesitant to undergo the surgery. I spoke with my doctor and he addressed all my concerns. He explained to me that the Arthritis Center of De Los Santos Medical Center has a joint replacement package that keeps the expenses minimal without sacrificing satisfaction and success.

         Two months after the surgery, when classes started, I was able to return to teaching without the need for a cane. My colleagues were surprised! I was able to walk upright with good endurance and strength. I am happy to report that I have no more pain in the hip.

          There is nothing better than renewing our physical selves. Medical science has advanced to the point that the success of a joint replacement, in the hands of a superb team, is almost assured. Thank you Heavens in the Universe. Amen. 

Rowena Adlao

49 years old

Total joint replacement, left hip

I was diagnosed to have osteoarthritis of the left hip during the Covid-19 pandemic. My friend, who is also a pharmacist, directed me to the Arthritis Center of De Los Santos Medical Center.

In March 2022, after carefully considering the risks and benefits of the different treatment options as explained to me by my doctor, I decided to undergo a total hip replacement. I would say that it was worth it! The all-in package of the Center consisted of a 5-day admission in a large private room, OR fees, recovery room fees, physical therapy, all professional fees, and even the implants. I felt relaxed and comfortable during my stay because the medical and nursing teams made sure that I was properly cared for from my admission up to my discharge. 

I already finished 10 sessions of physical therapy and I continue on my road to recovery. I would like to express my deep and sincere gratitude to Dr. Syquia and his team for ensuring that my surgery would be a success. Furthermore, I would like to thank De Los Santos Medical Center for giving me hope and a chance to move forward on my new journey.