The surgical mission at Mansoura University Children’s Hospital in Egypt was a success!
The team was able to transform the lives of 24 pediatric patients with cleft lips/cleft palates. In addition, laparoscopic surgery was perform on 12 patients who needed significant surgical intervention. All the patients did very well and were discharged with no complications from the surgeries. We were also able to provide education and training to the local surgeons, residents, medical students, and nursing students. In addition, Dr Azita Madjidi gave a presentation on cleft lips/cleft palates, and Dr Sabina Siddiqui did a workshop on ultrasonography. The SVI team was enthusiastically received by the University Hospital have been requested to continue the cooperative efforts in the future.