Cleft Palate and Reconstructive Surgery Campaign in Puerto Vallarta
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August 18, 2012

(Photo Source: Operation Smile)

Members of the Medical Society and the Navy Secretariat (SEMARNAT) held a Puerto Vallarta Reconstructive Surgery Campaign at the XII Annual Meeting of Medica Sur, with the assistance of the President of the Medical Society, Juan Alberto Nadar Kawachi.

Surgeries organized by Alfonso Rodriguez of SEMAR Vallarta, which provided technical and logistical support for the campaign, have helped more than 890 patients in the states of Hidalgo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Quintana Roo and Jalisco.

The surgeries are for the reconstruction of lip, palate and nose for patients with cleft lip and palate, scar revision for burn victims, hand surgery and ear restoration.

Surgical intervention offers children with these problems a chance to live better by regaining speech, appearance and helping them to avoid social exclusion which they may be subjected to because of their own health problems.

The Medica Sur is made up of experts in medicine, teaching, research and health promotion, and has held Reconstructive Surgery Campaigns for 12 years in partnership with SEMARNAT for the benefit of those lacking economic resources.

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