While the team was in Nyakato the surgical team was
performing 3, 4 and 5 surgeries per day.
They performed 29 surgeries, mostly removing goiters and tumors
and changing the lives of their patients in a major way.
The pictures below are graphic in nature
but surgical areas have been blurred so you won't be grossed out.
Dr. Mark and Dr. Mike work on a patient while Dr. Charles looks in.
Crystal and Lynn keep things in line out in the lobby of the Birthing Center.
The BBC was transformed into a surgery center
while the KC surgical team was there.
Cassie, a nursing student with Judy, a seasoned surgical nurse.
Lindsay helps Kurt to put on his gloves.
Dr. Mark makes the opening incision of a goiter removal
with anesthesiologist, Steve and Dr. Charles.
Steve and Dr. Charles.
The whole gang is taking part in this one.
Dr. Mike, Dr. Mark and Dr. Catalina.
The three of them working together.
Surgical nurse, Lindsay supporting the docs during surgery.
During the lunch break
Kurt and Mark are perched above the group.
Most days the surgery team had lunch delivered to the BBC
so they could quickly eat between surgeries.
Dr. Mark, Dr. Mike and Dr. Dhaval chatting about important stuff
like the upcoming NBA draft.
Back in surgery, and it looks like Erica has joined her husband for this one.
In this surgery, Crystal is making the opening incision with Dr. Mike looking on.
Steve, our anesthesiologist from Florida,
was able to join our team at the last minute
when the original anesthesiologist from KU Med
wasn't able to make the trip.
Crystal working with Dr. Mike.
Surgical nurses, Lindsay, Judy and Crystal -
the backbone of the surgical team.
Lindsay looking in as the docs are finishing up.
Crystal and Kurt assisting as Dr. Mark closes.