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Teaching in Ukraine

Thursday 30th August 2012

Mikulov, Ukraine

Trainers & surgeons
Trainers & surgeons

Maciej Smietanski, assisted by Yaroslav Feleshtnysky and Tamaz Gvenetadze, lead a groundbreaking Operation Hernia mission to Mikulov Ukraine to teach advanced techniques in an under-resourced healthcare system


First use of mosquito net mesh in Europe!

Monday 12th September 2011

Soroca District Hospital , Moldova

Pioneering surgery in Easter Europe
Pioneering surgery in Easter Europe

During a mission to Moldova, Europe's poorest country, Operation Hernia surgeons routinely used mosquito net mesh for the repair of inguinal and incisional hernias. The surgeons at Soroca District Hospital were taught mesh hernioplasty techniques with this affordable material. See full Report on the page "2011 Missions"