Transformative Healthcare Achievements in Cabo Verde!
We are thrilled to share the remarkable outcomes of our recent mission trip to Cabo Verde, where our dedicated teams in Praia and Mindelo achieved groundbreaking milestones in just five days. This journey was not just a medical mission; it was a testament to our commitment to advancing healthcare and making a lasting impact.
Orthopedics: Pioneering Sports Medicine and ACL Reconstruction in São Vicente
In São Vicente, our orthopedic team embarked on an innovative venture, initiating a Sports Medicine program and successfully performing ACL reconstructions. This marks a significant step forward in providing specialized care and elevating orthopedic services in the region.
Surgical Advancements: Laparoscopy, Surgical Oncology, and General Laparoscopy
Building on our laparoscopy program launched in April in Praia, we continued our efforts, furthering the field of minimally invasive surgery. The inception of a surgical oncology program and advancements in general laparoscopy signify our commitment to comprehensive and cutting-edge surgical care.
Emergency Medicine: Assessments, Symposia, and Cardiovascular Management
Drs. Joseph and Antonio Gomes undertook a thorough assessment of emergency medicine in Praia and São Vicente. This initiative was complemented by a symposium in São Vicente focused on the management of cardiovascular emergencies, contributing valuable insights to emergency medical practices.
Surgical Symposiums: State of the Art in Surgery and Future Goals
In collaboration with the Order of Physicians and the College of Surgeons, we organized symposiums in both Praia and São Vicente. The Praia symposium delved into the “State of the Art in Surgery in Cabo Verde” and outlined future goals, fostering a collaborative vision for the advancement of surgical practices.
A Trail of Firsts
First Shoulder Surgery:
Witness the historic moment as our team successfully performed the first-ever shoulder surgery, introducing new avenues for specialized orthopedic interventions.
First Laparoscopic Liver Surgery:
Breaking new ground, our laparoscopic team achieved the first-ever laparoscopic liver surgery, showcasing our commitment to cutting-edge surgical techniques.
First Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration:
Another milestone in minimally invasive procedures, our team performed the first laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, setting a precedent for advanced gastrointestinal surgeries.
Our mission trip was not just a series of medical interventions; it was a symphony of firsts, a testament to the transformative power of collaborative healthcare.
We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who supported and believed in our mission.
Together, we are redefining healthcare in Cabo Verde.