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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January 27, 2017 – The Camp Comes To A Close

Friday wraps up this year’s camp in Valsad with a case load of about 20. Pending final reconciliation of the week, the team performed 212 surgical cases, approximately 50 dental procedures and hundreds of breast cancer screenings. It’s always an emotional afternoon as the remaining supplies are sorted and packed – some to stay for …

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January 26, 2017 – Republic Day

Case Volume Update: Although Thursday was a national holiday, care for patients did not skip a beat. The OpMed team performed 38 surgical cases and plans to complete over 200 cases by the close of the Valsad mission. Feature Story: Republic Day On Thursday, the team convened on the roof of Kasturba Hospital to observe …

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January 25, 2017 – Thursday’s News

Case Volume Update: Operation Medical continues to exceed projections, completing 46 surgical cases and 14 dental clinic procedures on Wednesday. The team left the hotel at 7:00 a.m. and returned at 7:30 p.m. Breast Services Update: Breast cancer screening and diagnostic services continued, with biopsy patients returning for results and discussion prior to surgery with …

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January 24, 2017 – Operation Medical’s Amazing PACU Nurses

Case Update: Tuesday’s case load was 39 with a start time of 7:45am and last case finishing at 6:30pm. Additionally, the Dental Clinic cared for 21 patients. Breast Services Update: On this, day three of the mammography camp, more women accompanied by their families came to Kasturba for screening, diagnosis, biopsies and discussion with Dr. …

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January 23, 2017 – Breast Cancer Services Offered by Operation Medical In Valsad Camp

Day two of the mission proved to be another very productive day for the team with 36 cases completed. Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy arrived in the early morning hours from the U.S. doubling the ability to perform gynecological cases. Additionally, our team dentist, Dr. Dineshkumar Bhavsar, is seeing 20 – 25 dental cases a day and …

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January 22, 2017 – Day One of Cases Begins

Operation Medical clinicians began their patient cases on Sunday in prolific fashion, with the team arriving at Kasturba Hospital at 7:30am local time and completing 32 procedures before wrapping up the day. There was excitement in the air as volunteers settled into a rhythm working alongside local colleagues. Program veterans were thrilled to collaborate once …

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January 19-21, 2017: Arrivals and Kickoff

Volunteer providers and auxiliary staff arrived in Valsad throughout the day Friday, January 20 and overnight, with some meeting for the first time just prior to the group’s transit to Kasturba Hospital for an opening ceremony around noon on Saturday, January 21. Once at Kasturba hospital, the team worked in unison to unpack roughly 20 …

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