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 […]
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2015 HRFU Guatemala Trip Summary This was HRFU’s first mission in Guatemala. We were fortunate enough to work in collaboration with the Hospital Niño Jesús, Fundación Pediátrica. This facility is a five story, narrow, high-rise in downtown Guatemala. Our local host was Ariel Marroquín, Director of Operations of Partners for Surgery and Asociación Compañero Para Cirugía. […]
2015 HRFU Dominican Republic Salcedo Trip Summary The week of May 24th, 2015 was the first HRFU trip to Salcedo, DR. A team of 16 volunteers from the USA, 3 volunteers from the Peace Corps, and Dr. Lesly Manigat our on-site coordinator, descended upon Hospital Regional Dr. Pascasio Toribio Piantini. This trip would not have been […]
University of Nebraska HRFU Hernia Mission 2015 Through the auspices of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and with the help of Dr. Filipi 3 surgeons, Dr. Sammy Cemaj the team leader, Dr. Keely Buesing and Dr. Vishal Kothari and Dr. Allyson Hascal chief of Anesthesia performed free hernia surgery on 13 in need […]
HRFU Dominican Republic Trip Summary The most recent HRFU Dominican Republic was a huge success! A team of 50 US volunteers plus 7 Institute of Latin American Concerns health care providers (cooperadores) and 2 Peace Corp volunteers provided care for over 250 patients and two potential HRFU team leaders, Dr. Mark Reiner and Dr. Antoine […]
2014 HRFU Dominican Republic Mao Trip Summary The trip to Mao as a new site for HRFU in the Dominican Republic trip was truly a success. From November 17th-21st; 66 hernia operations were performed and numerous other patients were examined and referred for additional medical and cardiac workups pre-operatively. As always the team members were […]