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University of Nebraska Surgery on Sunday: Omaha, NE, June 2016

UNMC Bellevue Charitable Hernia Mission 2016 The Surgery on Sunday model was used and after University of Nebraska Medical Center administrative approval and multiple organizational meetings a date was set, June 3.  Dr. Hans Dethlefs at the One World Clinic evaluated all patients pre-operatively and eventually we performed 11 hernia operations in one.  Dr. Sam […]

Mao, Dominican Republic, November 2015

2015 HRFU Dominican Republic Mao Trip Summary The trip was held in Mao at the Luis L. Bogaert Hospital for a second straight year. This repeat site for HRFU in the Dominican Republic trip once again was truly a tremendous success.  During 5 consecutive days in November we performed approximately 72 hernia operations on 66 individual […]

Dominican Republic, November 2015

HRFU ILAC 2015 Mission trip The team functioned well in the outstanding ILAC facility.  New surgeons included Dr. Brian Jacobs, a Pediatric surgeon, Dr. John Murphy, Dr. Alex Schroeder from Hamburg Germany and Dr. Kal Nandipati.  Many team members returned and we performed 88 hernia operations.  One patient with a very large hydrocele was challenging […]

Ouanaminthe, Haiti, November 2015

2015 HRFU Haiti Ouanaminthe Trip Summary Hernia Help’s trip to Haiti last November was full of the usual adventures and misadventures customarily encountered on such missions to desperately poor countries. Two of them are worth the retelling as they bracketed both the beginning and the end of our journey. Can you imagine our surgical team checking […]