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Dr. Romeo V. Bato, Hair Transplant Surgeon

docDr. Romeo V. Bato is considered to be one of Asia’s and the Philippines leading expert in FUE and FUT transplant. Inarguably, he is a pioneer in the field of hair restoration. He performs both high-quality follicular unit transplantation (FUT) through strip harvesting and advanced follicular unit extraction (FUE) with excellent results.

Being  the resident surgeon of NuHart Hair Transplant Philippines clinic since 2005, he already  handled a wide array of cases on hair restoration surgeries. He has performed over a thousand hair restorations to clients of different nationalities, celebrities included. A good number of his clients seek his expertise to correct most blunders done by other hair restoration surgeons using traditional procedural techniques.

He conducts a wider scope of cosmetic surgery procedures including rhinoplasty breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), face lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lifts, arm lift (brachioplasty), liposuction and fat grafting. Apart from facial and body contouring and rejuvenation, he also performs minimal to non-invasive skin rejuvenations such as Botox®, rhytidectomy, laser resurfacing, contour threads, filler treatments and others.

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.
 Trained in cosmetic surgery under the renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Wilfredo Salapantan, he also took his medical specialization  in hair transplantation at the NuHart Hair Clinic New York and Pittsburgh. He is a member of the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), International Member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH), Fellow of Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery (PAAS), Fellow Philippine Association of Medical Specialists (PAMSINC) and Philippine Society of Liposuction Surgery. Most importantly, he is also a member of the Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a  Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute diplomate.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

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, Bangkok, Thailand, July 28-29, 2012
Society Affiliations
  • 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 Affiliations
  • Active consultant – St. Dominic Medical Center, Bacoor, Cavite
  • Active consultant – Las Piñas City Medical Center, Las Pinas City
  • Active consultant – Perpetual Help Medical Center, Las Pinas and Biñan Campus
  • Hair Transplant surgeon – Nuhart Hair Clinic, Legaspi Village, Makati City
  • Cosmetic Surgeon/Proprietor – 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, Department of Cosmetic Surgery, Perpetual Help Hospital, Binan, Laguna
  • First Vice President and Auditor – Pan Pacific Aesthetic Institute Foundation Inc. – 2008 to present
Cosmetic Surgery Induction 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
Research 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

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

Buttock 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

Eyebrow Transplant
Mid-year Convention, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery
Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City
May 9, 2015

Surgical Demonstrations

Submuscular Buttock Augmentation, Philippine Academy of Aesthetic Surgery, Lung Center of
the Philippines, November 2007

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

Follicular Unit Transplantation, World Citi Medical Center, March 2009

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

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

International and Local Conventions

Third World Congress in Cosmetic Surgery
Shanghai, China
October 26 – 29, 2002

4th World Congress on Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery, Asia-Pacific Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery
EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City
December 2003

International Congress on Advanced Cosmetic Surgery,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
August 14 – 16, 2004

6th APACS World Congress in Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery Innovations and
Controversies
Makati City, Philippines
March 2 – 4, 2007

11th Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Congress
Cebu City, Philippines
November 16 – 19, 2008

17th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery
Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 22 – 26, 2009

18th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
October 21 – 24, 2010

21st Congress International Society for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
Geneva, Switzerland
September 18 – 23, 2012

3rd Condensed Fat Grafting and Cell-Assisted Surgical Forum
Bangkok, Thailand
March 30, 2013

21th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery
San Francisco, California, USA
October 23 – 26, 2013

22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 8 – 11, 2014

ISHRS Asian FUE Hair Transplant Workshop, AK Clinics
New Delhi, India
Feb 27 – Mar 1, 2015

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