2014 Cumana, Venezuela
Day 0 & 1: Travel Day
Many of us from San Francisco traveling to Cumana, Venezuela arrived at 1 pm on Sunday October 26 at the San Francisco Airport. Other medical mission members were assembling at the Philadelphia Airport and... Read More »
Day 2: Clinic Day
Up at 6 am for breakfast, bus to Hospital Julio Rodriguez for the new patient Clinic at 7 am. Our task for the day is to register and examine all waiting potential patients. We’ve been informed by ou... Read More »
Day 3: 1st Surgery Day
This young lady was the first patient to register on Tuesday. She is 2.5 years old and needs to have a fistula repaired in her palate. It appears that the surgery was highly successful based upon the expre... Read More »
Day 4: 2nd Surgery Day
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. ... Read More »
Day 6: 4th Surgery Day
This 8-year-old girl underwent a revision of a bilateral cleft lip. The surgery was highly successful and her after surgery (only an hour after surgery) looks excellent. This surgery was performed by the D... Read More »
Day 8: 5th Surgery Day
As of Saturday November 1 we have completed 58 surgeries. On Monday we performed an additional 16 surgeries for a total of 74. On Sunday the Rotaplast Team enjoyed a day off with a Cumana City tour and a B... Read More »
Day 9 : 6th Surgery Day
This young man lives in a small village near Cumana, Venezuela and only recently heard about Rotaplast’s visit to Cumana. He arrived at the very end of our Clinic on Tuesday and was operated on today... Read More »
Day 10: 7th Surgery Day
At the end of our 7th surgery day we had performed surgeries on 111 patients. November 6 will only be a partial day of surgery as we are preparing to have a final clinic of Friday morning and then depart Read More »
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Day 10 – The last f...
The last full day of surgery is a great success. Many patients have been operated on today with complex burns. The total will be 58 patients with 92 procedures/surgery at the end of the mission. This morni... Read More »
Day 9 – a puzzle ev...
Sometimes it is difficult to schedule the operations here in Firozabad. Not because there are no registrations (despite the fact that there may also be some more), but mainly because there are ‘no sh... Read More »