Dominican Republic, November 2017

HRFU ILAC 2017 Mission trip

The team functioned well in the outstanding ILAC facility.  New surgeons included Dr. Rigoberto Alvarez, and Dr. Alejandro Pena from Guadalajara Mexico.  Dr. Larry Raynor was the new head of anesthesia and did an excellent job.  Many team members returned and we performed 105 hernia operations.  One patient with a large inguinal scrotal hernia did have an early postoperative hematoma and required re-operation.  There were challenging new customs equipment restrictions that were surmounted at the last minute with much effort.

The entire 2017 team

The Pre Op Team with Sylvia the cooperadora

One of our classic Dominican older patients