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May 31, 2019 | Texas Back Institute

Robotics Surgery for Spine Cancer Gives Adrianna Her Life Back

Adrianna Mogollon seemed like a happy and healthy young woman, with her entire life ahead of her. She had a loving family, a passion for snowboarding and a zest for life. Everything seemed great until it didn’t. After the sharp back pains became too much for her to endure, she…

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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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December 28, 2017 | Texas Back Institute

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2017 – Day 1 and 1.5

Day 1 and 1/2: Arrival in Uganda Whenever you travel, there’s always the concern about baggage; Did it all make it on the right flight? Did it arrive? Was it searched? Can I retrieve it? It’s a little different on a mission trip such as this, in the sense that…

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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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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

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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August 14, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Days 1 and 2

Arrival in Uganda! August 9 and 10, 2019 Day 1 and 2   After a long two days, Team 1 has finally arrived at the Lake View Hotel in Mbarara, (mostly) in one piece. On this team is Dr. Mark Kayanja, Dr. Nathaniel Schaffer, Jason Ash, scrub technician, Ashlee Gentile,…

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August 22, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 Day 11

It’s Go Time… Again! August 19, 2019 Day 11   This morning started with a 5:15am wake-up call for those that wanted to do some Pilates led by Dr. Lieberman. Or some extra sleep for the others. We all met up for a good breakfast at 6:30 before heading out…

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August 15, 2019 | Phillip Slaughter

Uganda Spine Surgery Mission 2019 – Day 3

Team No Sleep August 11, 2019 Day 3  We arrived at the hotel this morning at 7am and hit the ground running (or maybe it was more like jogging, due to the iffy sleep quality these past few days). We started with a big breakfast to last us all day…

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