Under the direction of Team Leader, Veronique Diriker, the 2015 mission was a huge success.
At the hospital, our plastic surgeons worked with Nicaraguan surgeons and residents in training to correct congenital and acquired deformities in children and breast reconstruction in adult women.
Roberto Clemente Clinic
In the clinic, our plastic surgeons performed minor procedures such as scar revisions and the removal of skin lesions, lipomas and sebaceous cysts. Our other medical providers treated urgent care problems, including acute infections and arthritic joints, many of which we treated with steroid injections. Also, our dentist extracted many diseased teeth and filled cavities, which enabled individuals afflicted with debilitating dental caries to obtain normal, healthy nutrition.
Our community outreach team visited the homes of our neighbors in Managua and provided scholarships for students of the Marilac School.
THE 2015 TRAVELING TEAM:
Christopher Pellegrino, Jr
SPONSORS FOR 2015:
Jesse Gaul Foundation
The Gaskill Family
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Allergan USA, Inc.
Audrey and Aidan Lang