2016 General Surgery Project
Hernias | Hemorrhoids | Hydroceles
In March and April of 2016 Dr. Alicia Teferi and her husband Moti, along with their son Ezra traveled to Ethiopia. They were going to head up a surgery project that was funded by donations to Here4Them. Donations are used to cover the cost of these necessary surgeries for those living below the poverty line. Dr. Alicia was in the last few months of medical school at Loma Linda University (LLU). She is currently in a residency program at LLU to become a General Surgeon. She would like to return to Ethiopia as a missionary doctor when she has finished that program.
Dr. Alicia reports that, "During our two week surgery project we were able to cover 26 surgeries. We did 5 inguinal hernia surgeries, 1 umbilical hernia, 4 hydrocele surgeries, 11 hemorrhoidectomies, 1 excision of an inguinal mass, 1 hysterectomy for cervical cancer (found after examination for hemorrhoids), and 3 emergency obstetrical surgeries."