Team Leader: Dr. Mark Hershey, M.D.
Team Type: General and Plastic Surgery
Campaign Summary: For the General Surgery Campaign there were 92 patients triaged. For the Plastic Surgery Campaign there were 32 patients triaged. There were a total of 69 operations.
Highland Street Foundation — Newton, Massachusetts
South Shore Hospital — South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Dr. James Alpers, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Constance Bouvier, R.N., Operating Room Nurse
Douglas Bouvier, Orderly, Sterile Processing
MJ Doherty, R.N., Perioperative Nurse
Dr. Neil Ghushe, M.D., General Surgeon
Emma Hershey, Administrator, Translator
Judith Hershey, N.P., Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Mark Hershey, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Andrea Hong, N.P., Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Roy Hong, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
Heather Horan, R.N., Operating Room Nurse
Dr. Vinod Narra, M.D., General Surgeon
Ashley Nehiley, R.N., Perioperative Nurse
Lisa Nolan, R.N., Perioperative Nurse
Michele Reagan, Surgical Technician
Susan White, R.N., Operating Room Nurse
Surgical Technician Michele Reagan, Surgeon Dr. Vino Narra, M.D., and Anesthesiologist Dr. Jim Alpers, M.D. Performing Surgery
Dr. Ghuse Removing the First Gallbladder of the Trip with Dr. Alpers, Judy Hershey, and Michele Reagan Assisting
The Boston group completed its 7th annual medical mission to the Kausay Wasi Clinic. Sixteen volunteers from four different hospitals performed 69 operations. The team performed 18 laparoscopic cholecystectomies, 29 umbilical and inguinal hernias, six lipoma excisions, and 16 assorted plastic surgery cases which included scar and burn revision over the five clinical days.