Surgery in Bolivia

Surgery in Bolivia

In most developing countries, access to qualified surgeons and hygienic surgery suites are typically reserved for the wealthy. If surgical specialities are available in developing countries, the procedures are usually cost-prohibitive for those with low economic means. MMI’s Surgical Program delivers healing to patients whose conditions have been left untreated, often for many years. Minor problems become huge life-threatening issues when left untreated. The Project Teams and Partnering Health Centers work together to ensure a variety of surgical services are available and accessible, regardless of a person’s ability to pay. In addition to the surgeries, MMI provides training for local surgeons designed to strengthen continued care in these communities. Surgical services include: abdominal, bones & joints, breast, colorectal, extremities, gynecology, head & neck, obstetrics, plastic & reconstructive, thoracic, urology, and vascular.

SURGICAL PATIENTS in 2017

 
2,464 Adults

126 Children

 

major surgeries in 2017

  • Head & Neck (79)
  • Obstetrics (7)
  • Plastic & Reconstructive (25)
  • Thoracic (2)
  • Urology (89)
  • Vascular (26)
  • Abdominal (387)
  • Bones & Joints (6)
  • Breast (34)
  • Colo-Rectal (10)
  • Extremities (48)
  • Gynecology (149)

SURGICAL SERVICES PROVIDED ON MMI PROJECTS IN 2017: 6,663

Total Direct Funding in 2017: $403,404