Besides helping the wonderful children, one of the main goals of the mission was to teach the ENTs in the Dominican Republic to do airway surgery. Dr. Mirambeaux and his residents to perform airway surgery.
They watched us perform the first case and asked very intelligent and insightful questions.
After that, we were able to walk them through the cases. They did a fantastic job performing the procedures and now understand the basic concepts of airway surgery. It is not only important to understand how to do the procedures but also know what procedure to perform in different scenarios.
Overall, it was very successful mission. We helped some great kids, made some wonderful friendships, and hopefully planted to seed to inspire further missions and dedication to safe airway surgery.