Entries by herniahelpadmin

Guatemala, November 2012

Led by Dr. Dwijen Misra and his head nurse Dawn Porrit, the HRFU team traveled in early November to the village of San Juan Sacatepeguez about 1-2 hours from the Guatemala City airport. The name of the facility was Salud de Barbara and it is run by Partners in Surgery. Dr. Manuel Torres, a Pediatric […]

Dominican Republic, November 2012

The most recent HRFU Dominican Republic trip was a huge success! Forty two US volunteers and many Institute of Latin American Concerns health care providers (cooperadores) and 4 Peace Corp volunteers cared for more than 200 patients. Two Dominican surgeons were trained as described below. One hundred and fourteen hernia operations and 18 lumpectomies were […]

Ecuador, November 2012

On December 1, 2012, the HRFU team returned from Archidona and by all accounts the patients did well. Although it was the first surgery trip for the Timmy Foundation, lead by August Longino, they did an extraordinary job supporting the team. Dr. Wexler, Dr. Campanelli, and Dr. David Partrick (a Pediatric surgeon) operated on 68 […]

Haiti, September 2012

Overview Thirty six patients were operated upon and three Haitian general surgeons were trained to do Pediatric inguinal hernia repairs and the adult Lichtenstein repairs for inguinal hernias. Team Cynthia Ferris, MD; Rachel Dowd, RN; Theresa Alvarado, RN; Bob Cusick, MD; David Chen, MD; Lesly Manigat, MD HRFU-Haiti2012 from Charles Filipi on Vimeo. Summary The […]