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January 2017 – Oculoplastic Surgery

January 2017 – Oculoplastic Surgery

This mission was the third oculoplastic surgery and DCR mission at Oudomxay Provincial Hospital and the first time dacryocustorhinostomy was performed by Endo DCR in Laos. The mission was funded by generous doctors from Bumrungrad, Mettapracharak, Nakhornrajsema, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rutnin Eye Hospitals of Thailand in association with Lao Rehabilitation Foundation from USA. Click here to [...]

September 2016 – Cataract Surgery by Phaco

September 2016 – Cataract Surgery by Phaco

The primary focus for this mission was the training of two local ophthalmologists to perform cataract surgery by phacoemulsification technique on a machine donated by Lao Rehabilitation Foundation.  During this mission, 274 patients were examined and surgery performed on by phacoemulsification on 44 patients. Click here to download the report

January 2014 –  ENT Surgery

January 2014 – ENT Surgery

It took 4 months to prepare the mission and to register patients (hyperthyroid and cleft lip/palate). For hyperthyroid cases, blood test T3, T4, TSH and EKG were done prior to the arrival of the team. Patients were examined before surgery by experts with modern equipment. Surgery was performed when deemed necessary and in order of [...]

September 2013 – Oculoplastic Surgery

September 2013 – Oculoplastic Surgery

With 17 team members that included 4 surgeons from Bumrungrad, Metapachrak and Jaroenkrungcharak Hospitals, 19 patients underwent surgery in September 2013 for severe eyelids diseases, reconstruction, duct obstructions, glaucoma and other eye injuries. This was LRF second oculoplastic surgery mission at Oudomxay Provincial Hospital, Oudomxay, Laos. Click here to download Part 1 and Part 2 [...]

June 2013 ENT Surgery

June 2013 ENT Surgery

LRF funded and organized the surgical mission from June 11-19th, 2013. Winchester Hospital (Boston) and Queen of the Valley Hospital (Napa) donated medical supplies. Ethicon donated medical sutures. America-Cares donated the anesthetics. A glidescope videolaryngoscope by Verathon Medical was on loan for use on this mission. Dr. Luc Janssens, president of the Foundation, organized the [...]

February 2012 ENT/Plastic Surgery

February 2012 ENT/Plastic Surgery

The primary focus of this mission was to collaborate with the Lao physicians and surgeons to provide experience with complex operations so that they can continue the work after the team has left. Over seven days we operated on 30 patients. We trained Lao surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses. All operations were successful and there were [...]

December 2011 – Oculoplastic Surgery

December 2011 – Oculoplastic Surgery

A Lao team from Oudomxay provincial hospital worked together with Thai experts to treat patients with eyelid diseases, lacrimal duct obstruction, and eyelid cysts. Services were free of charge for all patients. Examination and surgery was performed by Thai specialists and a Lao ophthalmologist of the eye unit. Treatment was provided with the best medicine [...]

February 2011 – ENT surgery

February 2011 – ENT surgery

This 7 day mission took place from 2-8 February, 2011. ENT service is an important and necessary health care component of the provincial hospital, however, it has limited functioning due to lack of specialist’s skills and surgical equipment. The LRF provided medical care to local patients and training to local staff. This mission examined all [...]

February 2010 – Plastic/cataract surgery

February 2010 – Plastic/cataract surgery

In cooperation with the Fred Hollows Foundation and Bokeo Provincial Hospital, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation organized and coordinated a plastic surgery and cataract mission in Bokeo Province in the northern part of Laos. We targeted cleft lip/cleft palate, burns and traumatic reconstruction for the surgeries. For the eyes, we performed cataract surgeries where necessary, and [...]

September 2006 – Plastic surgery

September 2006 – Plastic surgery

The Sissatanak Hospital Plastic Surgery Project Since 2004, the Lao Rehabilitation Foundation provided support to doctors at Sissatanak District Hospital for their education in plastic surgery. The foundation sponsored and organized the logistics of sending a team of American doctors to Vientiane to provide further training to local surgeons. The project was complex as no [...]

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