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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 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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