For over 25 years, physicians and staff of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Plastic Surgery have participated in annual medical mission trips to South America for the purpose of providing surgical services, specialty care and medical collaboration and education to underserved areas.
Bucaramanga, Colombia is a common mission destination. During the most recent mission trip to Bucaramanga in November 2007, more than 90 reconstructive procedures were performed by plastic surgeons, residents, and hospital staff. These medical mission trips allow our residents to be exposed to a wider variety of surgical procedures than they may encounter in the United States, as well as offer our physicians a means in which to give needed services to deserving patients.
Department of Plastic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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