Emory surgical team arrives in Haiti
In the pre-operative ward, third year Emory Medical student, Rachel Webman listens to a patients heart beat. A round of clinic is done before surgeries so the surgeons can determine who are the best candidates for surgery. Photo by Jennifer Browning.
By Jennifer Browning
Hinche, HAITI—Stormy weather and rough roads over mountains and through streams greeted the Emory surgical team on their way to Henche where they will be focusing on mostly prostatectomy surgeries. Apollo MD and West Georgia Health Center Emergency Medicine Physician Dr. Rick Spurlock leads the team including urology surgeon Dr. Viraj Master and general surgeon Dr. Jana MacLeod.
The team will begin with clinic to find their appropriate surgical candidates this morning and then begin surgeries this afternoon. The team will continue with surgeries until Thursday.
This is the first time the hospital in Hinche has hosted a surgical team associated with Project Medishare. By working in Hinche, Project Medishare and Emory are able to reach out to more areas in Haiti, by pulling patients from Mirebalais, Thomonde, Cange, as well as in, around, and outside Hinche.