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Filipino Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Romeo V. Bato is a creative, consumate, and trailblazing cosmetic surgeon committed to providing the ultimate point in cosmetic surgery, hair restoration surgery, skin care and aesthetic medical services in the Philippines in a pleasant and efficient atmosphere. “I want my patients to feel comfortable in sharing their concerns and anxieties about renewing their image. We have created here a venue to facilitate this with the end goal of creating lasting friendships and total satisfaction in all our clientele. Our greatest reward is the definitive transformation in the lives of our clients and the trust they have placed upon us is simply priceless.”

Career Highlights

Dr. Bato attended medical school at the University of the East – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Manila and completed his residency in General Surgery at the San Juan De Dios Hospital.

He undertook training in cosmetic Surgery under the renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Wilfredo Salapantan and also specialized further in Hair Transplantion at the Nuhart Hair Clinic in New York, U.S.A.

He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery, Philippine Association of Medical Specialists, Philippine Society of Liposuction Surgery and International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery.

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Romeo V. Bato

Address: 164 Cittadella Ave. Cittadella Executive Village, Las Pinas City.

Educational Background:

    • B.S. Biological Sciences- University of the East, Manila , 1974
    • Doctor Of Medicine- UERMMMC ,1978
    • Post-Graduate Internship- Medical Center Manila, 1979
    • Residency Training- General Surgery- Hospital de San Juan de Dios, 1987

Additional Training:

    • Cosmetic Surgery Preceptorship under Dr. Wilfredo Salapantan, 1996
    • Hair Transplant- (FUT) Nuhart Hair Clinic, Manhattan, New York, USA under Dr. Mark Boles, 2006
    • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) – Nuhart Hair Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Oct 29-30 2010
    • Autologous Fat Stem Cell Therapy, use of Adistem Technology, July 28-29, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

Society Affiliation:

    • Life Member, Philippine Medical Association.
    • Fellow, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery.
    • Diplomate, Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute.
    • International Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
    • Member, International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery.
    • Charter Member, Philippine Society for Liposuction Surgery.
    • Fellow, Philippine Academy of Medical Specialists.
    • Fellow, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation Inc.

Hospital and Clinic Affiliation:

    • Active Consultant- St. Dominic Medical Center, Bacoor, Cavite.
    • Active Consultant- Las Pinas City Medical Center, Las Pinas City.
    • Active Consultant- Perpetual Help Medical Center, Las Pinas and Binan.
    • Hair Transplant Surgeon- Nuhart Hair Clinic, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
    • Cosmetic Surgeon/Owner – RVB Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care Center.
    • Consultant, Hairmaxx Hair Restoration, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Positions Held:

    • Past President, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery -2008.
    • Chairman, Dept. of Cosmetic Surgery, Perpetual Help Hospital, Binan, Laguna.
    • First Vice President and Auditor – Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation Inc. – 2008 to present.

Active Faculty, Cosmetic Surgery Training:

    • Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery – 2005-2008.
    • Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute. -2006 to present.
    • Vice President, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery -2007.
    • Training Officer, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery- 2006.
    • National Chancellor, Cosmetic Surgery, Philippine Academy of Medical Specialist.

Human Amnion: A Study in Versatility. A 31/2 Year Experience.
Published in Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties, Vol. 42 No. 4
October-December 1987

Human Amnion: A Study in Versatility. A 31/2 Year Experience.
Presented and won 1st Prize at Interhospital Research Contest
St. Luke’s Medical Center
November 1985

Amnion Banking and Its Clinical Uses in Surgery.
Presented and won 1st Prize at 3rd Annual Surgical Research Forum
San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pasay City
October 1986

Subclavian Vein Catheterization.
Presented and won 1st Prize at 4th Annual Surgical Research Forum
San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pasay City
November 1987

Aesthetic Blepharoplasty
3rd Post Graduate Course, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery
EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City
November 24, 2001

Abdominoplasty and its Complications
AFP Medical Center, Quezon City
September 25, 2003

Calf and Thigh Augmentation
Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery Annual Convention
AFP Medical Center, Quezon City

Butt Augmentation
14th PAMS Annual Convention
Fiesta Pavillon, Manila Hotel
November 24,2008

Lower Lid Fat Repositioning Blepharoplasty
PAAS/PANSA Blepharoplasty Course
Cherry Blossom Hotel, Ermita Manila
December 4, 2010

Management of the Aging Lower Eyelid
2nd Annual Convention, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute
Marriott Hotel Manila
October 2011

Issues in Hair Transplant Surgery
5th Annual Convention, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation Inc.
Edsa Shangri-la Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 3, 2014

Submuscular Butt Augmentation, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery,
Nov. 2007, Lung Center of the Philippines

Intramuscular Butt Augmentation, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute, July 2008
Lung Center of the Philippines

Follicular Unit Transplantation, World Citi Medical Center March 2009

Chin Augmentation, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute, September 2008, Saint
Dominic Medical Center.

Lower Lid Fat Repositioning Blepharoplasty, 2nd Annual Convention, Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute,
Lung Center of the Philippines, October 2011

  1. Third World Congress in Cosmetic Surgery, October 26-29, 2002, Shanghai China.
  2. 4th World Congress on Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery
    Asia-Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    December 2003
    EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City
  3. International Congress on Advanced Cosmetic Surgery
    Ho Chi Mihn City (Saigon), Vietnam
    August 14-16, 2004
  4. 6th APACS World Congress in Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery Innovations and Controversies,
    March 2-4, 2007, Makati City, Philippines
  5. 11th Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Congress, November 16-19, 2008, Cebu City, Philippines.
  6. 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, July 22-26, 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  7. 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, October 21-24, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  8. 21st Congress International Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, September 18-23, 2012, Geneva , Switzerland.
  9. 3rd Condensed Fat Grafting and Cell-Assisted Surgical Forum, March 30, 2013, Bangkok , Thailand
  10. 21th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, October 23-26 2013, San Francisco California, USA.
  11. 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, October 8-11, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.