Consultant and Teaching Hospital for the Lake and Western zones of the United Republic of Tanzania
::Bugando Medical Centre
15 PATIENTS UNDER PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.
Bugando Medical Centre was joined by Mission: Restore for a third surgical training trip on Reconstructive & Plastic Surgery.
It was a successful week of operations, interdisciplinary team training and surgical skills building & learning.
Dr. Peter Biribwa, a Ugandan Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon trained in Nairobi, Kenya led the trip.
The training started Monday 27- November 2017 with patient clinic and a two-hour lecture on Wound Care and Postoperative Management
by Dr. Peter. This was joined by an audience of 36 for the lecture consisting of Assistant Medical Students from throughout the region,
Burn Unit Staff (surgeons, physiotherapist, and nurse), Bugando Registrar & Residents, Tanzania Rural Health Movement Staff & Nurses.
However, the training included patients from the Burn Unit and focused on burn wounds and one orthopedics case.
Over the course of four days, the team operated on 15 plastic & reconstructive cases.
In contact to that the training consisted of skin graft procedures, scar excision, post-burn contracture release cases,
ectropium release, and a series of flap procedures (groin, pedicle scapular, and rotational).
11 of the 15 patients were under the age of 10 years old, and all sustained injuries that impaired patient functionality.
Participants of the week-long hands on training in Reconstructive & Plastic surgery included: Dr. VIhar Kotecha (General Surgeon);
Dr. Phillip R. Makoye (Registrar, Head of Burn Unit); Dr. Alyoces Nuri (Registrar); Dr. Dino Mwaja (Resident); and Dr. Peter Kitenyi (Resident).