Tag Archives: World Surgical Foundation

PREPRINT RELEASE: Abdominal Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids

Abdominal Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Col. Arthur C. Wittich, DO
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Retired)
World Surgical Foundation

In this case, Dr. Wittich performs an abdominal hysterectomy on a 45-year-old female with symptomatic uterine fibroids. This was performed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Open Right Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: The Alvear Technique with High Ligation and Internal Ring Repair

Pediatric Open Right Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: The Alvear Technique with High Ligation and Internal Ring Repair
St. Catarina Hospital, Honduras

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.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Blind Technique for Subclavian Central Line Placement

Blind Technique for Subclavian Central Line Placement
St. Catarina Hospital, Honduras

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Caroll Alvarado Lemus
Pediatric Surgery, Hospital Mario Catarino Rivas
San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Yoko Young Sang, MD
Resident Physician
General Surgery
Louisiana State University Shreveport

This case demonstrates a blind technique used for subclavian central line placement when imaging is not available. It was performed in Honduras on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in a resource-poor environment.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Disease

Open Cholecystectomy for Gallbladder Disease
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Peter F. Rovito, MD
General Surgeon
World Surgical Foundation

Yoko Young Sang, MD
Resident Physician
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 50-year-old male with a long history of gallbladder disease. Here, Dr. Rovito performs an open cholecystectomy on this patient during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Proctocolectomy for Hirschsprung’s Disease

Open Proctocolectomy for Hirschsprung’s Disease
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Lester Suntay performs a proctocolectomy on a 4-year-old male with Hirschsprung’s disease while on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Squamous Cell Carcinoma Excision from Right Forearm with Split-Thickness Skin Graft from the Thigh

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Excision from Right Forearm with Split-Thickness Skin Graft from the Thigh
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD
Plastic Surgery Consultant
Sacred Heart Campus, St. Luke’s Hospital
Allentown, Pennsylvania

In this case, Dr. Hallock performs a right forearm squamous cell carcinoma excision followed by a split-thickness skin graft from the thigh. It was filmed in Honduras on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Basal Cell Carcinoma Excision from Lower Lip with Keystone Flap Reconstruction

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA EXCISION FROM LOWER LIP WITH KEYSTONE FLAP RECONSTRUCTION
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD
Plastic Surgery Consultant
Sacred Heart Campus, St. Luke’s Hospital
Allentown, Pennsylvania

In this case, Dr. Hallock performs a basal cell carcinoma excision followed by a Keystone flap reconstruction. It was filmed in Honduras on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to Flexor Digitorum Profundus (STP) Transfer, Adductor Release, and Z-Plasty for a Pediatric, Stroke-Induced Left Hand Spastic Contracture


Flexor Digitorum Superficialis to Flexor Digitorum Profundus (STP) Transfer, Adductor Release, and Z-Plasty for a Pediatric, Stroke-Induced Left Hand Spastic Contracture
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

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.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bone Graft for Non-Union of Right Thumb Proximal Phalanx Fracture


Bone Graft for Non-Union of Right Thumb Proximal Phalanx Fracture
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

The patient in this case is an 11-year-old female who fractured the thumb of her dominant hand 1 year ago and now has a well-established non-union of the head of the proximal phalanx of her right thumb. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter repair the fracture by harvesting a bone graft from the patient’s iliac crest and transplanting it into the fracture site. This case was performed during a surgical mission in Honduras with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Syndactyly Release of Third and Fourth Fingers


Bilateral Syndactyly Release of Third and Fourth Fingers
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Sudhir B. Rao, MD
Big Rapids Orthopaedics

Mark N. Perlmutter, MS, MD, FICS, FAANOS
Carolina Regional Orthopaedics

The patient in this case is a 1-year-old female with complex syndactyly of the right hand and simple syndactyly of the left hand. Here, Dr. Rao and Dr. Perlmutter release both sides, with the right side involving a full-thickness skin graft taken from the patient’s groin crease. This case was filmed during a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in Honduras.