Destination Hope Medical Mission 2016

In January 2016, Dr. Bhupesh Vasisht and his colleagues at Destination Hope will once again embark on a medical mission to a provincial hospital in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines. Dr. V, along with his fellow plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott Mosser and Dr. Reza Momeni, as well as anesthesiologist, Dr. Vernon Huang, will be operating on many patients with congenital deformities.

Dr. Vasisht’s Updates from the 2016  Mission:

January 19, 2016:

“Our travel to The Philippines starts today.  We are all very excited to do this important work again this year.  Here is the scene upon our arrival last year:” January 21, 2016:

Ready for our final leg to mission site!  Here we go!! January 22, 2016:

Check out the scene upon our arrival at the mission’s final destination:January 23, 2016:

0600 briefing before heading in to set up our OR’s before the first day! — in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines.January 24, 2016:

We’ve begun to operate. Today we set up our OR’s and will repair cleft lips on four kids ranging from 9 months to four years. January 25, 2016:

Making a new BFF half way around the world! Look at those eyes!January 26, 2016:

Presenting my new and improved BFF, just later that evening. She was tired…had a long day! January 27, 2016:

Destination Hope team #medicalmission#plasticsurgeons #cleftlip&palate — with Raquel Redtfeldt, Bhupesh Vasisht, Reza Momeni, Sally Berg and Vernon Huang at San Jose District Hospital (SJDH) Occidental Mindoro. January 27, 2016:

Mission accomplished! #destinationhope #liferaft — in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines.