Surgical Mission Dates: November 18 to December 5, 2015. Departure Airport: YVR in Vancouver, BC Canada
Expected # of patients to be screened: 200+
Expected # of surgeries: 80 to 100 – depending on the complexity of each surgical procedure. Plastic surgery is as much an art as a science and our surgeries are all about quality. Our volunteer surgeons are amongst the best in the world and they each practice their craft with perfection as their goal. They joined ORC because we believe that each child deserves the best and the most beautiful smile that we can provide.
Location: Hansot in the Province of Gujarat, India. Hansot is a rural area. The closest city is Ahmedabad.
Languages spoken in Gujarat: English and Gujarati
Host Hospital: Kaka-Ba Hospital
Travel Agent: LTA Holidays (Canada) Ltd.
Mission Coordinator: Doreen Lore, RN
Lead Surgeon: Dr. Kimit Rai
Pediatrician: Dr. Naz Bhanji
Operating Room Lead: Nikki Williams, RN
Administrator: Rakesh Patel, CA
Mission Team: Complete – 3 surgeons, 2 Anesthesiologists, 1 Pediatrician, 1 Plastic Surgery Resident – sponsored by the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1 Pediatrics Resident, 1 Anesthesia Fellow, 4 OR Nurses, 3 Recovery Room Nurses, 1 Administrator, 2 volunteers
How you can help:
- Make a donation to help a child receive a free surgery. ORC is a registered Canadian Charity and Canada Helps – our provider, can issue an instant tax receipt.
- All our mission team members fundraise for a portion of the expenses for the trip. If you would like to dedicate your donation to help with an individual mission member’s fundraising, select the name from the ORC donation drop down list
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