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Surgery on Sunday: Omaha, NE, October 2014

Background:                 Inguinal hernia is one of the most common ailments known to mankind. When symptomatic it can severely affect the patient’s quality of life. Nevertheless, the vast majority of inguinal herniorrhaphies are elective and, therefore, not available to uninsured patients who do not have the financial wherewithal to pay for the […]

Sao Paulo, Brazil September 2014

Sao Paulo Brazil September 2014 Background:         Brazil is massive country with excellent surgeons and modern medical facilities.  Mesh repairs for inguinal hernia repair are commonly performed in urban areas and mesh is provided by the government for all patients rich or poor.  However, in rural areas the Lichtenstein mesh repair is less popular with the […]

Paraguay, August 2014

Asuncion Paraguay Background Hernia Repair for the Underserved worked with Dr..Juan Carlos Alvarenga Ibanez and the Paraguayan Ministry of Health on a hernia repair mission in August 2014 with the dual purpose of providing care to the underserved and fostering sustainability through training and collaboration with local Paraguayan surgeons. This was our second trip to […]

Dominican Republic, November 2013

2013 Dominican Republic ILAC Trip Summary The most recent Dominican Republic trip was a success.  One hundred and eight hernia operations were performed and numerous other patients were examined and treated medically. As always the team members were grateful for the experience. Dr. Robert Cusick and Dr. Lao were the Pediatric surgeons, Dr. Campanelli and […]

Haiti, November 2013

Pignon Haiti Hernia Repair for the Underserved Mission Trip summary The team of Cynthia Ferris MD, Rachel Dowd RN, Theresa Alvarado RN, Libbie Choquette RN, Mary Drouillard RN, Bob Cusick MD, Bob Fitzgibbons MD, Hal Kaftan MD and Lesly Manigat MD traveled to Pignon via the ILAC center in Santiago Dominican Republic.  Here they are […]

Dajabon, October 2013

HRFU Dajabon hernia team trip summary – first draft Our mission in Dajabon started on Sun. Oct. 10th 2013.  On the way to Dajabon, on an ILAC bus, we met Dr. Lesly Manigat and together with him we arrived at the guest house of the textile factory CODEVI.  The textile factory is located on the […]

Ecuador, October 2013

Archidona, Ecuador   Background Hernia Repair for the Underserved collaborated with Timmy Global Health on a hernia repair mission in October 2013 with the dual focus on providing care to the underserved and fostering sustainability through training and collaboration with local Ecuadorian surgeon partners. This was our second trip to this site in Archidona, a […]