The first surgeries were scheduled bright and early for 8am. Screenings continued of the remaining patients. This is different than at past missions. Usually surgeries did not begin until afternoon as screenings were performed Monday morning.
All 14 surgeries performed were for repairs of cleft lips. There were 3 surgeons working and they performed 4-5 surgeries each during 10 hours. Normally only 6 surgeries are performed the first day. Congratulations mission team – we are 8 big and bright smiles AHEAD of schedule!