Dominican Republic Mission 2017

Dominican Republic Mission 2017

On Wednesday, May 3rd, I came back to Santa Domingo, two years after my last Operation Airway mission to the Dominican Republic. Once again, I was there to help Dr. Marcos Mirambeaux, a wonderful, kind, and competent surgeon, to teach him more about complex airway...
From the Nurses

From the Nurses

As a rule in the ICU patients do not get out bed so we had to ask specifically for a safe chair. The only one available was one from the MD Call room which they were happy to share. Despite the language barrier, the nurses were open to allowing us to help and were...
Teaching Airway Surgery

Teaching Airway Surgery

Besides helping the wonderful children, one of the main goals of the mission was to teach the ENTs in the Dominican Republic to do airway surgery. Dr. Mirambeaux and his residents to perform airway surgery. They watched us perform the first case and asked very...
Third Day in the Hospital in the Dominican Republic

Third Day in the Hospital in the Dominican Republic

Today was our final day of operating in the hospital. The plan was to fix an airway on a young man who had a history of a car accident and head trauma. Again, after having a tube in his airway for 18 days, he developed a lot of scarring. He had some kind of tracheal...