A team of ten volunteers with Global Surgical Expedition will travel to Belize City on Saturday, May 14th to complete upwards of 40 surgical procedures for urological and gynecological patients of this underserved country.
The week-long surgical mission will take place at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and include one full day of pre-screening consultations followed by four days of surgical operations based on the most critical cases identified. Surgeries will be performed for conditions including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, urinary retention, bladder stones, and kidney cancer, among others.
The team volunteering their services for this trip includes Drs. David Rapp, Timothy Bradford, Erik Grossgold, Mark Stoltzfus, and Mei Tuong. Additionally Brooke Nelson, CRNA, Melissa Gillespie, RN, Keith Lenhard, RN, Michelle Little, PT, and Jeanice Mitchell, PT will work together to prioritize critical surgical and physical therapy care to the women and men of Belize.
“The impact these otherwise standard procedures has on the patients we care for as well as their families is always life changing,” said Dr. Bradford, Urologist in Richmond, VA. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors as well as the Karl Heusner hospital team, Global Surgical Expedition is able to deliver state-of-the-art surgical care in addition to bringing with us the essential medical supplies and medications that allow us to perform otherwise unattainable surgical procedures for these patients of Belize.”
With only one urology care provider serving the country of Belize, expertise is limited when it comes to various urological and gynecological conditions. Each $50 donation helps GSE fund another one of these life-altering procedures. For more information about the work the GSE team is doing in Belize, visit globalsurgicalexpedition.org or follow along on social media as the embarks on this life-changing surgical mission.
Comprehensive Surgical Care (CSC) recently opened its flagship ASC in Gilbert, Arizona. This best-in-class facility features three operating rooms, one fitted as a Cath lab with a Siemens Artis Zee ceiling mounted C-ARM and the others with Siemens Cios Alpha Mobile C-Arms, six PACU beds, and a hot lab for Y-90 procedures. In addition to CSC, the space houses Comprehensive Integrated Care, a multi-specialty clinic with 11 exam rooms, three ultrasound rooms and two bariatric rooms. This 15,000 square foot space was formerly a Walmart Neighborhood Store.
This premiere facility is part of a 20 ASC expansion plan in which CSC and its real estate partner have committed over 125 million dollars to develop the facilities. Over the next 24 months, these turn-key ASCs will open across the country beginning in California, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Facilities range in size from 10,000 to 40,000 square feet, many with medical office space available. The centers will employ 15 to 20 nurses, radiology techs, medical assistants, and support staff.
Dr. Joel Rainwater, MD, founder of CSC, recognizes the advantages to both surgeons and patients, of performing surgery in a state-of-the-art ASC that is able provide a low cost, high-quality alternative to the traditional way healthcare is delivered. “We started CSC because we wanted to provide physicians with an environment where they would never have to compromise on the quality of the environment and the availability of the operating suites,” says Rainwater. CSC is fulfilling that expectation and other physicians are eager to participate in this type of environment.
CSC is able to provide excellent care, with increased efficiency and reduced costs, offering a favorable option to hospital-based surgery. Because it is physician owned and controlled, it attracts and brings the finest surgeons, nurses, techs, and staff to an environment designed to ensure the best possible experience for patients. Recognizing the importance of value-based medical care, CSC is fulfilling the need with AAAHC certified ASCs, experienced staff, and a patient-first philosophy.
About Comprehensive Surgical Care
Comprehensive Surgical Care, founded by Dr. Joel Rainwater, is headquartered at 838 W. Elliot Road, #102, Gilbert, AZ, 85233. Through our state-of-the-art, multi-specialty facility and patient-first philosophy, we offer the highest level of outpatient surgical services to those in our care. We diligently work to overcome the barriers to quality care by offering clinics and surgical centers which provide a safe and comforting environment that is trusted by both patients and our highly skilled board-certified physicians. For more information, call (866) 668-8766 or visit www.cscasc.com.