The surgical teams consisted of four surgeons, 3 anesthesiologists, one CRNA, and multiple nurses. We were fortunate to have the participation of several local doctors and nurses, some from Iloilo; others from Roxas City and Kalibo. Mike Hollenback ran a tight ship in the OR, and although the days were very long, in the end, 59 patients received surgery.
The local Rotary Club of Central Iloilo City worked very hard to pre-creen and select over 100 patients for the mission. Of those, some were not cleared for health reasons, and sadly, some were turned away because of time limitations. The Iloilo Provincial Hospital staff was gracious and generous in helping us accomplish the mission. They gave up their routine and selflessly helped us with no complaints.