Dr. Romeo V. Bato
Cosmetic Surgeon - M.D
  • Introduction
  • 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.” - Dr. Romeo V. Bato M.D
  • 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.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 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.

ARTICLES, PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

LIVE SURGICAL WORKSHOP

  • 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

LECTURES

  • 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

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS ATTENDED

    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.

AWARDS

  • Plaque of Membership “Charter Member” The Philippine Society of Liposuction Surgery, Inc February 24, 2003, Edsa Shangrila Plaza Hotel Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
  • Plaque of Appreciation “Intramuscular Butt Augmentation” The Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery November 25, 2007, Lung Center of the Philippines, Quezon City
  • Service Award “Chairman (FPAAS)” The Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery, Inc March 22, 2006, Rizal Hall, Malacañang Palace, Metro Manila
  • 4th Epic Award The Philippine Academy of Medical Specialist, Inc April 25, 2011, Negros Oriental Convention Center, Dumaguete City
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