We arrived at the public hospital in Tamayo, Dominican Republic. Three surgical teams evaluated over 350 patients. Our teams are plastic surgery, general surgery and orthopedic hand surgery. The plastic surgery candidates presented with congenital anomalies, burn injuries, soft tissue masses, and disfiguring scars. Over 150 patients were scheduled for surgery, forty for plastic surgery.
This was our first day of surgery. Over thirty operations were performed. Plastic surgery procedures included removal of duplicate small fingers, release and skin grafting of a severe left arm burn scar contracture, repair and skin grafting of a lip burn scar, excision of a finger mass, and excision of multiple soft tissue masses.
There is so much to tell, but the hour is late. I will let the photos tell the story.