Day 3: First Day of Surgery

Posted on: 10/03/2016

Author: Morgan, Ms. Mackenzie

   Today was day one of surgery. We were excited to be able to get started on the first of four days of on-going procedures. We were able to perform surgery on 13 patients total, seven gynecological procedures and six general surgery procedures. Dr. Cox spent a grueling four hours in surgery with his first patient after a gall bladder removal took an unexpected turn. Thankfully, Dr. Cox and his team were able to apply their well-developed medical skills and complete the surgery successfully. We’ve enjoyed many opportunities to interact with the patients and experience their gratitude as we have served them. Many of the patients we have treated come from rural areas several hours from Hilario Galindo and would not otherwise be able to receive the care they need without the help of Faith in Practice and the many volunteers that make their mission a reality.