The FACES team is preparing for their 2014 return to Lambayeque, Peru, where they plan to complete around 40 cleft lip and palate surgeries. The team is made up of 20 medical professionals – the best surgeons, nurses, anesthetists and technicians from the fields of pediatrics, ENT and facial plastics.
2014 is a big year for the FACES Surgical Team, because this is the first year they plan to branch out to work in two regional hospitals. For the majority of the surgeries they will be back at Belen Hospital in Lambayeque, and for a half day they plan on operating at Hospital Regionale, a large government hospital closer to Chiclayo. The branching represents a major step for FACES and for cleft care in the region. More local providers will be able to work with the team and gain the necessary training to treat cleft lip and palate when FACES is not in-country.
Stay tuned for more news and updates on the surgical trip!