Team Type: General Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Team Leader: Dr. Mark Hershey M.D.

Campaign Summary: There were 34 surgical procedures performed in the main operating rooms by Dr. Von Gryska and Dr. Vinod Narra. Some of the procedures they performed were laparoscopic cholecystectomies, inguinal hernia repairs and umbilical hernia repairs. Dr. Roy Hong from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation completed over 25 local procedures in a clinic room which included excisions of scar contractures, lipomas, and skin cancer.

Supporters:
Newton Wellesley Hospital – Newton, Massachusetts
Highland Street Foundation – Newton, Massachusetts

Team Members:
Iolanda Camara RN, Perioperative Nurse
Sara Coyle-Caruso RN, Operating Room Nurse
Taylor Frazier RN, Perioperative Nurse
Debra Gora CST, Surgical Technologist
Dr. Paul Von Ryll Gryska, M.D., General Surgeon
Emma Hershey, Translator
Judith Hershey NP, Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Mark Hershey M.D., Anesthesiologist
Heather Horan RN, Operating Room Nurse
Steve Horan, Administrator
Andrea Hong NP, Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Roy Hong, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
Noel Lagare RN, Operating Room Nurse
Alicia Luongo RN, Perioperative Nurse
Catherine Pucell Gryska, Translator
Dr. Vinod Narra M.D., General Surgeon
Dr. Martha White M.D., Anesthesiologist

Narrative:
2017 marked another successful trip to the Kausay Wasi Clinic in Coya, Peru with team members primarily from Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Vinod Narra, a general surgeon from North Shore Medical Center was an amazing addition to the team.

We had four team members who are bilingual this year – Emma, Iolanda, Catherine and Martha. This was a key element in providing wonderful patient care.

Capitol City Medical Teams is a 501c3 Public Charity

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