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Patients in the clinic waiting room
Older man with a hernia
and WhatsUp we can follow our post op patients from here, and
provide consultation when they come to the clinic.
Most of the surgeries we perform are Hernias (of every type) and
the hernias are very large because of the delay in getting medical
care, also we do minor cases among others: Ganglionectomies,
Hydrocelectomies, circumsicions, lumps and bumps and pediatric
outpatients cases. We operate patients from 8 months old to 90
years old.
Our mission for the last 7 years have consisted of 2
anesthesiologists or anesthetists, 6 to 8 nurses, one or 2 surgeons,
a surgical Physician Assistant, an interpreter and a couple of lay
people for extra help. Our group is composed of professionals
from The Chester County Hospital, Paoli Hospital, Brandywine
Hospital, Southern Chester Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital,
Philadelphia and last year we were joined by nurses from Denver,
Atlanta, and Vail.
We usually stay for a week and operate for 5 days, we perform
between 70 and 98 cases in 5 days (only one operating room until
now).

Young male waiting to have
surgery

This is a labor of love, there is no way to describe the fulfillment
of practicing our profession, in a very needed area without
expectations of financial reward, just for the goodness of our hearts.
For me, who retired from private practice 6 years ago, this is an
opportunity to continue offering what I do, without concerns
about insurance, reimbursement, unnecessary documentation and
bureaucracy that plague our system. There is pure surgery, in a very
welcoming environment by patients that are extremely grateful.
The professionals that come on our mission have to be
responsible only for the airfare to San Pedro Sula.
Our next trip is scheduled for February 15 to February 23,
2020, if you are interested in joining this incredible group or
learning more about it please contact me (George Trajtenberg,
MD) at GTRAJT@aol.com, we are always looking for surgeons,
anesthesiologist, nurses (OR, Recovery Room, Preoperative area)
or just come as a gofer.

Young Honduran girl,
pre-op.

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