Another story on the tireless efforts and surgical excellence of Bogotá surgeons – this time, Dr. Giovanni Castano, an opthalmologist. While I have never had the opportunity to interview Dr. Castano personally, I am not surprised that he donates his time and services to patients in remote parts of Colombia.
This tireless dedication to service is an integral part of Colombian medicine and Colombian surgeons themselves. As part of their health care training, Colombian doctors and nurses spend anywhere from several months to a year in rural parts of Colombia as part of a government service program. This serves as a foundation for a lifetime of service for many of these individuals and is a hallmark of the care I witnessed and received during my time in Bogotá.