Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Scenes from Surgery

This past week, the OR team has collaborated to perform nine open heart surgeries, including tricuspid, mitral and aortic valve replacements. On Thursday, the team will complete two more cases, operating on 11 Rwandan patients total on Team Heart's inaugural mission.

Clockwise from top left, after surgery, patient Velaste holds up the box that contained his new mitral biocor valve donated by St. Jude Medical; surgical technologist Jenn Loayza; Luigi Nascimben, MD, with patient Jean-Paul; Vlad Formanek, MD, (at right) and Radhika Dinavahi, MD; and John Connell, MD, (left) and Chip Bolman, MD.


Anonymous said...

Kayla and Team Heart,

What an amazing gift you are giving these people! The smiles on everyone’s face are unbelievable and something that is breathtaking when reading the blog. Keep up the great work. You all are amazing individuals which makes a great team. Keep the pictures coming!


Anonymous said...

Hi Diane:
What an amazing photojournal! Looking at all the pictures, it's hard to imagine you all have only been there for a few days. I am throughly impressed.

Keep up the great photos...Even though we miss you, your pictures help us feel close to you and the amazing work the team is doing.

Take care, and travel safely, Can't wait to hear all about it when you get home. Lu

Anonymous said...

Jenn,Nice Red Sox hat!