October 25, 2017 – The Haitian People – Integrity in the Face of Adversity

During clinic Dr. Scott Barnes had three patients on October 23rd, two patients on the  24th and one patient today that had advanced disease that had not been cared for and not treatable.  This is a fairly common situation in Haiti because the people are poor and can’t afford the treatment, there aren’t many physicians …

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October 23, 2017 – A Sea of People at the Pierre Payen Hospital This Morning

Unbeknownst to the team Annie Hume from the Gods Children of Haiti orphanage ran a radio campaign announcing the upcoming presence of Operation Medical at the Pierre Payen Hospital beginning October 23, 2017.  This morning when the team walked across the street to the Hospital, we were met by a sea of people! Today at …

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October 22, 2017 – Operation Medical Arrived in Haiti: Unpacking and Prepping for Tomorrow’s Cases

The Team Dr. Scott Barnes, Physicican – Clinic Dr. Lou Boxer, Anesthesiologist (Second Week) Linda Brindle, RN – Operating Room Dr. Morgan Callahan, Resident – Surgeon Christi Catalano, CRNA Dr. Joe Cincotta, Physician – Clinic Dr. Phillip Eck, Anesthesiologist Mirjam Evers, Photographer Carmaine Garner, RN – Operating Room Head Nurse Chip Goodhart, CRNA – Assistant Team Leader Carolyn …

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October 5, 2017 – And The Heat Goes On

Wedesday was a hectic day with more C-sections taking priority for ORs. Operation Medical volunteers continue to care for patients and lend a hand to the local clinical staff. The total count for our procedures from Wednesday is not yet finalized however we’ll update our readers later. Thursday afternoon, a small contingent from Op Med …

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October 4, 2017 – Steady As We Go

It’s hard to believe it’s Wednesday already. Time really flies during surgical camps. The small group of volunteers has a great camaraderie and is staying well. Tuesday’s cases totaled 15, with a wide assortment of diagnosis / procedures. Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital delivers 20 – 30 babies each day on a regular basis, however …

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October 3, 2017 – Nepal – Babies R Us

Monday afternoon was a big baby day at Chitwan Hospital. Much of the day was spent screening patients. Additionally, the Operation Medical Team worked side by side with the local staff and delivered 4 babies in 3 procedures. How can that be? One birth was a set of twin boys. Our gracious host, Prof. Dr. …

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October 2, 2017 – Nepal Surgical Camp Has Started

The Chitwan Medical Hospital Surgical Camp officially kicked off this morning with a briefing for the team and welcome from Dr. Harish Chandra Neopane, Chairman and Professor of General Surgery and Arun Koirala, Administrative Manager as well as comments from Dr. Mukul Parikh, President of Operation Medical. The 18-member volunteer team arrived in Bharatpur Sunday …

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September 13, 2017 – Preparations Well Underway for Operation Medical’s First Outreach to Nepal

On September 29th, a 16-member team from Operation Medical will begin the 20+ hour journey to Chitwan Medical College Teaching Hospital in Bharatpur Nepal to conduct a surgical mission camp.  The  750-bed hospital, also known as CMCTH, is affiliated to Tribhuvan University and serves approximately a quarter of a million people a year from its …

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Valsad India – 2017 Surgical Mission Trip Report

From January 22 to 27, 2017 during a surgical mission trip to Kasturba Hospital in Valsad, India, Operation Medical performed 229 free surgeries, 100 breast cancer screenings and 90 dental procedures changing the lives of not only the patients served, but also the Operation Medical volunteers and the staff of Kasturba Hospital, our surgical camp …

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February 12, 2017 – Global Links Suture Program Aids Operation Medical

Operation Medical is grateful for the opportunity to procure suture from Global Links this year which enabled our organization to perform over 200 surgical cases recently during the Valsad, India 2017 surgical mission camp. In many resource-poor countries, hospitals often lack sutures – surgical stitching material – or they don’t have appropriate or good quality …

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