Lima, Peru 2016 Group Photo. What a great team, led by medical director Dr. Angelo Capozzi.Four-month-old Joaquin traveled from nearby Lima to have his cleft lip repaired by Rotaplast surgeons.
Dr. Sam Maurice examines a patient’s cleft palate during triage on the first clinic day.
Head nurse Sandra Swiatek, RN keeps the entire show running. She facilitates the clinic flow on this first busy day and makes sure everything stays organized and moving. Grandmother of a patient prays the rosary while her grandson is assessed.
Orthodontist Dr. Paul Helpard photographs a patient’s smile during his dental assessment.
All the families and patients from the first clinic day wait to see their names on the list of surgeries. The sense of expectation is palpable. Most of these patients will be accepted to have surgeries. Many of the families expressed so much gratitude when they leave the clinic area anticipating surgery in the coming days. Some of these patients have had prior surgeries, and are awaiting revision.