Vicente Sotto Medical Memorial Medical Center Surgery Spectacle

A 39-year-old homosexual is planning to sue a medical team after he saw in a cellular phone of a friend last Friday a circulated video footage of the operation to extract a perfume canister stuck in his anus during a sexual act.

The operation on the man, who only wants to be identified as “Jan-Jan,” was done at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) last Jan. 3 yet, but the video footage has been circulating through cell phones since then and was even uploaded in the video-sharing web site, YouTube.

The video that runs for two minutes and 28 seconds shows an operating team of more than 10 people laughing, with someone shouting instructions while the operation was going on. It captures individuals with mobile phones and cameras taking footage of the operation. A brief panning motion shows some of the faces of the people involved in the procedure.

Loud cheering and shouting can be heard as the canister that someone describes as a “baby” is slowly pulled out of the anus. One of the staff even opens the perfume and sprays it around. All the time, the patient whose face is not visible in the video, is unconscious.

Dr. Emmanuel Gines, VSMMC spokesperson, said a committee that has been looking into the case since before the Holy Week is still “wrapping” up its probe and may come up with a recommendation this week or early next week. Gines admitted there were also nursing students involved.

The video was reportedly uploaded on YouTube last February and now the video could not be found. What? Is this another conspiracy, cover-up? Or just plain irresponsible?

“The patient-doctor confidentiality is part of the code of ethics of a medical practitioner. The patient has the right to privacy and people trust their doctors”

This should be a lesson to all doctors, nurses and nursing students. Doctors should be old enough to control themselves and as for the nursing studs, they should be aware that they are carrying the name of their school everywhere they go as “interns of sort” and now the reputations of not only the government services, the hospital, the schools, but also the families of the irresponsible individuals who participated in such a disgraceful act. There punishment should be swift, strong and heavy in order to set an example so that such incident won’t be repeated again.

Vicente Sotto Medical Memorial Medical Center Surgery Spectacle Vicente Sotto Medical Memorial Medical Center Surgery Spectacle Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Rating: 5


  1. Tsk tsk. How unprofessional could some people get?

  2. The people who were involved in the operation don't deserve to live. They are not human.

  3. I really haven't seen the alleged video but I condemn what the staff and nursing students did in that operating room.

    But I have to admit that nursing students are actually allowed to take pictures while an operation is going on this is for the sake of documentation which will be later used for future case presentations.

    But whenever i take a picture I make sure that the patient's confidentiality is protected. So the face of the patient or any distinguishing part of the body (like tattoos and birth marks) should not be included in the photo.

    i feel sorry for the patient thought that the video was circulated. If his face was seen then he has the right to sue who ever is responsible for the alleged video.

  4. glad to have found a fellow IE yet again.

    Batch 2005 here. ehehe.

    heard this sa news din. those doctors! i saw the vid & frankly they should be stripped of their license.

  5. Browse the video on youtube by using the keywords, cebu, surgery, rectal, body, spray.

    I'm disappointed with those doctors. They are so unprofessional. They were mobbing the unconcious patient with mobile phones, video cameras and digital cameras, they were laughing and when the doctors got the body spray (which was intact with the cap on), they cheered like animals and even opened the body spray's cap and tested it while the rest were laughing. :(