Surgical Safari: Low Resources, High Complexity

What do you do when the nearest surgeon is HOURS away?  In this breakout session, Dr. Long will discuss the disparities in surgical availability in Sub-Saharan Africa, including an assessment of the feasibility and effectiveness of’s ambulatory surgery center as a model for building capacity.  Additionally, Dr. Long will examine some of the clinical and ethical challenges of providing highly complex surgical interventions in this setting and discuss how forming sustainable community partnerships are essential to long-term success in the mission field.  Finally, Dr. Long will review the unexpected, never-boring challenges that come with venturing out on a “surgical safari” as helps you “Take the First Step” towards a surgical mission trip!