Domingo Alvear, MD Founder, World Surgical Foundation
Yoko Young Sang, MD Resident Physician General Surgery Louisiana State University Shreveport
In this case, Dr. Alvear performs an open right inguinal herniorrhaphy on a 1-year-old male using his own technique involving high ligation of the hernia sac and internal ring repair. This was filmed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.
Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics
The patient in this case is a 15-year-old female who had a stroke several years ago and now has a left hand spastic contracture. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter perform an STP transfer, an adductor release, and a Z-plasty to lengthen the flexor tendons of the hand and repair her thumb-in-palm deformity. This case was performed during a surgical mission to Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.
Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation
Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons
In this case, Dr. Alvear performs a bilateral open inguinal hernia repair on the second of two twin babies while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in the Philippines. On one side, the ovary was trapped within the hernia sac. Here, Dr. Alvear demonstrates his technique for preserving the ovary in this setting, which is effective, much quicker, and much safer with fewer complications for anesthesia.
Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
Philippine Children’s Medical Center
In this case, Dr. Castillo with the World Surgical Foundation performs a posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) on a 9-month-old male as the second of three operations to treat his imperforate anus. The first was an initial diversion sigmoid colostomy, and the third will be to close the colostomy 6-8 weeks following the PSARP.
Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This case centers around a young male patient with a 1-year-old burn scar on his volar index finger that keeps the finger flexed and prevents it from being straightened. Here, Dr. Friedstat releases the contracture and places a full-thickness skin graft from the right groin crease. A K-wire was also used to prevent flexion of the finger during the healing process.