Met with the very nice Dr. Catalina Morales yesterday evening to talk about Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.. Oh – and did I mention hand and maxillofacial surgery..
She’s very enjoyable to interview because she’s one of those people who really finds pleasure in what she does.. She likes to help people with reconstructive surgery, and she enjoys the satisfaction her aesthetic practice gives her patients..
Planning to go to the OR with her today – so we will re-visit the smiling, talented Dr. Morales later this afternoon..
Update: In the operating room with Dr. Catalina Morales, at Clinica de Marly 7 May 2011
Dr. Catalina Morales at Clinica de Marly
Dr. Morales at Clinica de Marly during hand surgery
I also interviewed Dr. Casallas Gomez over at Santa Fe de Bogota, read about it in another post..
When we first met Dr. Celso Bohorquez, he was donating his time and surgical skills for the repair of congenital facial malformations in Chia, Colombia as part of Operacion Sonrisa.
I went back, yesterday, to Clinica Shaio, to learn more about the man, and the surgeon that so generously contributes to improving the lives of the less fortunate.
Dr. Celso Bohorquez, plastic surgeon
We spent the day in the operating room, watching Dr. Bohorquez perform several techniques including a case with facial endoscopy as part of a face-lift. The results of the cases were striking.
In other news, we are discussing pre-operative and intraoperative risk reduction for peri-operative/ post operative MI (along with the high incidence of missed diagnosis) over at our sister site.
Dra. Constanza Moreno is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and microsurgery. She specializes in the treatment of traumatic injuries such as digital and limb re-attachment, reconstructive surgery and correction of congenital deformities. Next week she is traveling to Atlanta, Georgia to give a presentation at the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society on the Hand Transplant Program she is developing at Santa Fe de Bogota. Her aim is to restore limbs (and functionality) to the lives of Colombians affected by landmines.
I hope to follow her to the operating room when she returns.. Look for more exciting news from this gracious physician in the future..
Colombia and Landmines
21 April 2011 – since I originally posted, I’ve received a lot of questions about hand tranplantation.. Here’s a Yahoo article discussing a recent hand transplant.