Dr. Ted Belanger, Spine Surgeon at Texas Back Institute has been leading a medical team to Ethiopia for the last several years. Their mission is to help people with severe spinal conditions with the latest in medical technology and techniques. Continue to follow their journey here on our blog.
Day 2 – 5/19/2017
Today was a great start, Dr. Belanger saw most of his patients who are on the surgery schedule for this year in the clinic and added 3 more to the surgery schedule. The first surgery was completed by Dr. Belanger and Dr. Santarosa on a 13-year-old girl who now has some new hardware in her back and is a couple of inches taller! With the help of a lot of Ethiopian coffee we got through our first day of work and are looking forward to seeing what is to come. Tomorrow a 12-hour surgery is on the schedule so please pray that it goes smoothly and that a life is changed!