We were able to make a difference in the lives of 17 patients and their families, including a seven-year-old orphan girl with severe cleft palate, who had been turned away by seven previous surgical teams.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 10, 2011
Renowned Colorado cosmetic surgeon Dr. Randolph C. Robinson has led a team of medical professionals to Vietnam to offer free facial surgery to indigent patients, it was announced today by Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery. The surgical mission was part of a Face the Challenge effort to provide free medical care and physician training in disadvantaged places around the world. During the Vietnam mission in April, Dr. Robinson and the Face the Challenge team performed 20 advanced surgeries to treat congenital and growth deformities, tumors and facial injuries.
A leading oral, maxillofacial, and craniofacial surgeon at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Denver, Dr. Robinson is the co-founder of Face the Challenge, together with his wife Ginger Holmes Robinson (BSN, RN, Cardiac/Critical Care Nurse), who also traveled to Vietnam. Other members of the Face the Challenge mission to Vietnam included: Patsy King, BSN, RN; Julie Mumaugh, RN; CAPT. BC Shauver, CRNA, USN (Ret.); Jim Shen, MD; and Gabriela Stoeger-Stevens, BSN, RN. The trip to Vietnam marked the 30th international mission for Face the Challenge.
According to Dr. Robinson, “I’m honored to be working with this team of caring and dedicated professionals who give their time and talents to serve those in need. Thanks to their contributions, together with the efforts of the talented Vietnamese physicians and medical staff, and the support of our donors, the Face the Challenge mission to Vietnam was a huge success. We were able to make a difference in the lives of 17 patients and their families, including a seven-year-old orphan girl with severe cleft palate, who had been turned away by seven previous surgical teams. The work here is very challenging, but extremely gratifying.”
In addition to providing surgical care to patients, Dr. Robinson’s team also conducted its eighth Facial Surgery Seminar at the National Hospital of Odontostomatology (NHOS) in District 5, teaching advanced surgical, anesthesia and pain management techniques to about 85 local surgeons, anesthesiologists, anesthetists and peri-operative nurses.
Face the Challenge was invited to return to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for more surgeries and teaching in mid-March 2012.
About Face the Challenge
Face the Challenge is dedicated to providing free medical care for children and adults in developing countries. Since its inception in 1993, Face the Challenge doctors have performed more than 1,100 free surgeries in countries around the world, including Bolivia, China and Vietnam. They have also brought and treated patients in Denver and at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery from Bolivia, Vietnam, the Navajo Nation, the Philippines, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mexico, Malaysia, and Kenya. To find out more about how to get involved with Face the Challenge, visit http://www.facethechallenge.org or call 303-699-7970 (Voice Messaging).
About Dr. Robinson and Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery
Randolph Robinson, MD, DDS, is board-certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and is an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider. He practices oral, maxillofacial, craniofacial and facial cosmetic surgery at Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in the Denver area.
Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery is committed to providing a full range of state-of-the-art plastic surgery and reconstructive procedures, including cleft lip and palate reconstruction, orthognathic jaw surgery, distraction osteogenesis, breast reconstruction, facial plastic surgery, breast enhancement, body contouring and cosmetic injectables. For more information about Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, visit http://www.parkmeadowscosmeticsurgery.com or call 303-706-1100.