Yesterday we did surgery on 15 patients and an additional 16 are planned for today.

Our PACU (Peri-Anethesia Care Unit) is where patients are brought immediately after surgery for recovery from anethesia. The PACU is staffed by two RNs – Elizabeth Brown – with 14 years experience in PACU and on her 5th medical mission with Rotaplast and by Susan Prulhiere with 18 years nursing experience. Elizabeth and Susan are assisted by Cyndie George a Rotarian from the San Jose Club who is on her 7th medical mission. 


This little girl had a palate repair. The thread extending from her mouth is attachet to her tongue to allow the tongue to be easily manipulated to prevent airway blockage.