As a team we worked tirelessly to treat as many people as possible, operating till the late hours of the night. Our team members would be exhausted but would continue to work just to operate on one more person,
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2012
Babak Larian, MD FACS, a renowned head and neck surgeon from Beverly Hills, CA, lead a team of doctors and nurses on a medical mission to Joyabaj, Guatemala last week. Dr. Larian and Helps International, a charitable foundation to help to those in developing countries, provided medical attention to over 1,500 patients in Guatemala.
“As a team we worked tirelessly to treat as many people as possible, operating till the late hours of the night. Our team members would be exhausted but would continue to work just to operate on one more person, so much so that we had to force them to go to bed and stop working. This is how I had imagined being a doctor would be,” said Dr. Larian.
Over the course of 10 days, Dr. Larian and a team of approximately 90 doctors, nurses and volunteers treated over 1,500 patients and performed more than 130 surgeries.
The goal of the medical mission was to alleviate medical problems in one of Guatemala’s rural indigenous areas. By providing United States hospital standard healthcare from highly trained physicians, many Guatemalans, who in normal circumstances would not have access to a doctor and medical attention, received life changing medical care.
“We had a very diverse population of patients. We removed gallbladders, performed hysterectomies and caesarian sections, treated head and neck cancers, repaired hand deformities to make them more functional, and reconstructed Cleft lips and palates, among many other surgeries,” said Dr. Larian.
Dr. Babak Larian, the Chairman and the Director of the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, is a highly experienced and reputable, board-certified ear, head and neck surgeon, specializing in ear, nose and throat surgery. Dr. Larian is nationally renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery techniques in the treatment of sinus, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands and throat disorders.
For more information about the CENTER please visit http://www.LarianMD.com.