Living My Ecuadorian Dream: Palacios Part II

So I began to work alone. Nobody. No resident. No intern. Nobody. And I began to see the patients, burn patients. There were at that time children staying in the hospital, so I began to see many other things. And I saw there were patients who needed care for burns. The way the hospital was, the burn patient wasn’t taken care of.

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My Subconscious Wins: Interesting Cases Are More Important Than $$$

As alluded to above, my professional career at Stanford University School of immersed me in an area of patient care and clinical experiences of high value...Gender Dysphoria Syndrome.

Bob Bell: Interplast Airforce Captain

Something good always comes from a bad thing. After fifty thousand operations without any mortality at all, the one case that died taught us a lesson worth fifty thousand lessons. The record 1:50,000 is a superior record compared to certified United States and developed world hospitals. In December 19, 1983, a child Pablo Ramirez age … Continue reading Bob Bell: Interplast Airforce Captain

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Re-Entering the Box: Surgery, Society, and Recovery

We saw the patient again on three occasions -6 weeks and 6months and 6 years after surgery. Of course we memorialized with photography. We found out that after a three-year interval she had rehabilitated. She had gone to stenography school, learned a trade, had had a job since the surgery, and already had three children. This was a wonderful case and I was so happy.

This Boat is Going to Sink

Words of Late Lars Marcelius Vistnes, from Stavanger Fishing City, Norway and now Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic, and Interplast "faculty" at Stanford Honduras program At this particular time it was the moment of ecstasy of our new program.  Designed to solve a problem, it was the grand fix to remedy the relative dearth of patients with … Continue reading This Boat is Going to Sink