2016 Sylhet, Bangladesh
Arrival Day – Day One
Dr. Angelo Capozzi with team members displaying a thank you card that was given, along with bags of children’s toys, from the Emirates Airline flight crew. After 36 hours of very hard travel, the team fi... Read More »
Day Two – Pre-Operative Clinic
We are ready to start our clinic screening and expect to see about 200 potential surgery patients. “Organized chaos” best describes the pre-operative clinic. The team arrived at the hospital early Wedn... Read More »
Day Three – First Day of Surgery
The first day of surgery is always an exciting time on a Rotaplast mission. Though it is the crux of the mission, it does not come without a great deal of preparation. OR nurses and anesthesiologists take ... Read More »
Day Six Sylhet – Day Four of Surgery
It’s Sunday, typically the day off for the team; however, due to some delays earlier in the week, the team decided to work today so that the schedule could be fulfilled. Good team. The surgery schedule t... Read More »
Day Seven – Fifth Day of Surgery
This morning got off to a good start with the first two patients on the OR table and ready for surgery. The first case was a two-year-old with a cleft palate. She was shy and became even more uneasy wh... Read More »
Day Eight – Fifth Day of Surgery
This is the third Rotaplast mission to Sylhet in as many years. There is a significant need here for the services of Rotaplast and the Rotary Club of Jalalabad is committed to making a difference by hostin... Read More »
Quiet Stares Five-month-old Rahim was born with a very wide cleft lip and palate. The wide eyed little baby had the first of several surgeries yesterday, a partial repair of a cleft lip that will allow h... 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 »