Mexico: CaboSmiles Mission – Correcting Cleft Lips and Palate DeformitiesFebruary 4, 2023
Date(s) - 02/04/2023 - 02/11/2023
Hospital de Especialidades
This mission has an active presurgical screening team on the ground onsite which continues care for these children between mission visits giving longitudinal care for them with our direction. These children require up to 5-7 reconstructive surgeries during their development years from the ages of one month until 17 years/old. This is done to produce the highest level of medical care and allowing our cases to enter their communities with full functioning abilities to eat, breath, hear, speak, and smile appropriately yielding a functioning young adult. Therefore, the clinics are held twice per year each year and each selected child has a record of each surgery performed and what remains required for them. The medical team also helps them acquire outside specialty care such as dentistry and speech therapy.
Estimated Number of Children to be treated: 60 with 25 children each undergoing multiple reconstructive surgical procedures while under pediatric anesthesia. Hundreds of children screened, and treatment planned.