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.