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August 2, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 4

Day 4: Murphy Strikes Breakfast was like the calm before the storm; no one truly knew what was going to happen, but we knew it would be a busy day. We had planned one instrumentation and fusion and one posterior lumbar instrumentation and fusion for the morning, and occiput (bone…

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July 27, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 2

Day 2: Exactly how much did we pack? The morning was pretty typical to trips in the past; some got up early and worked out, some took care of emails and everything, and others slept in until the last possible minute before the standard team breakfast, where we’d discuss the…

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July 25, 2018 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 – Day 1

Day 1: Oh, the places you’ll go After many hours of international air travel, landing us in Doha, Qatar for a night, a majority of team 1 was able to reunite. Attending team 1 was Dr. Isador Lieberman, Dr. Michael Hisey, Dr. Jaime Villerreal, spinal fellow, all from Texas Back…

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July 23, 2018 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2018 Preview

The Uganda Spine Surgery Mission Trip is underway, here are a couple of preview photos from the trip so far! Drs. Hisey and Lieberman flying the Texas Back Institute Flag on the trip!   The 2018 Uganda Spine Surgery Mission Team!

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 3

Day 3: I’m Feeling the Pressure A typical morning; for some, a run. For others, more sleep. Close behind, group breakfast with warm food, and a fresh cup of coffee or tea. Shortly after, we jumped into the van with some bags and headed off. We arrived at the hospital,…

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February 5, 2020 | Texas Back Institute

Why This Texas Doctor Received “Physician of the Year” Honors for Life-Changing Work Halfway Around the World

A selfless spine specialist at the renowned Texas Back Institute travels halfway around the world every year with a team of dedicated volunteers to Ethiopia to perform some of the most complex spine surgeries in the most challenging of circumstances. For his relentless pursuit of life-changing surgery to patients who…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission2017 – Day 4

Day 4: Now Begins the Long Days One of the simple pleasures of this trip thus far has been having breakfast together every morning; Eggs, maybe French toast, sausage, tomatoes and tea. We laugh every morning and simply enjoy everyone’s company before we begin the work we came here to…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 5

Day 5: Where’d that Patient Go? As a premed student, there isn’t much I (Adam) can do in the operating room, but I’ve found other things to do. Taking notes on patients and keeping electronic copies of their records on a laptop, keeping track of possible surgical candidates, and probably…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Meet Markos and Tamirat Bogale. It’s Their First Visit to America and Their Lives Will Never be the Same.

It is more than 8,300 miles between Dallas/Fort Worth and Ethiopia and Dr. Ted Belanger, a spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, has made this trip many times since 2010, when he began his mission to help youngsters in this third world country overcome the ravages of scoliosis. While there…

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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 9

Day 9: Let’s Get Cracking! Every morning is an early morning with a team breakfast. 6:30 am rolls around, and we all begin to trickle down from our rooms to eat and plan the day in more detail than we did the day before; two fusions were planned for the…

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